Shaped like a hitchhiker’s thumb, North Portland juts out from the city center to the point where the Willamette River meets the Columbia. NoPo’s neighborhoods—Hayden Island, St. John’s and Overlook, to name a few—have long served the people working the docks and warehouses along its shores, making the Port of Portland the fourth busiest international port on the West Coast today. Learn more about our city’s working class history in these bustling communities that are filled with international restaurants, food cart pods, renovated “dive” bars and more.
Spring has sprung in the Rose City and there’s no better place to enjoy this beautiful weather than Portland’s many waterfront parks and trails. Get outside and take a walk on the banks of the Willamette River.
For most travelers, vacation begins the minute you grab your bags off the conveyer belt and head out of the airport at your final destination. At Portland International Airport (PDX), where the terminal is filled with culinary, shopping and entertainment experiences, you might just want to start your vacation right after you leave the ticket […]
Cider season 2017 is here! In Portland on March 25, the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) launched the region’s 2017 cider events season with the annual Cider Rite of Spring, a cider-tasting extravaganza. It was held at The Evergreen, an elegantly renovated c. 1908 ballroom in the Buckman neighborhood. photo: Carrie Uffindell There, 31 veteran and […]
Ever since I first dipped my first chunk of crusty bread into a warm ceramic pot filled with gooey Emmentaler and Gruyére cheeses, I’ve been a goner for this classic alpine dish, which originated in the mountains of Switzerland centuries ago. Today, fondue can encompass any melted cheese, desert, broth or oil dish that’s served […]
Gourmet donuts, chocolates, candies and cupcakes – Portland certainly loves its high-end treats. And what could be sweeter than a decadent, frosting-topped cupcake? Sprinkled throughout the Portland Metro Area, these six independent, brick-and-mortar bakeries create some of Portland’s best cupcakes (many of which are filled, flavored and decorated by hand) using top-notch ingredients. photo: Carrie […]
Tea lovers, rejoice! Portland may seem to run on coffee, but more and more high-quality teahouses and teamakers are setting up shop in the Rose City. Here’s a list of five of my favorites. All offer high-quality teas, herbals, tea ware and specialty tea drinks, so you’ll never run out of fine blends to sample. […]