A diverse mix of some of the city’s most historically affluent and working-class neighborhoods, Northeast Portland is located across the Willamette River from Northwest, between N Williams Avenue, E Burnside Street and the Columbia River. Years of gentrification and urban renewal dollars have revitalized the Alberta Arts District, the Hollywood District and the Lloyd District, which are now filled with locally-owned shops, galleries, cafés and eateries. In the Rose Quarter, one of city’s expo and sporting hubs, are the Portland Convention Center, Moda Center and the Memorial Coliseum.
Feed your curiosity with a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Portland’s food factories. From freshly baked bread to artisan chocolates, these working facilities regularly welcome visitors to tour and taste. Most are free; all are located in the Portland Metro Area. photo: Creo Chocolate Creo Chocolate This bean-to-bar craft chocolate factory and café offers two […]
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 […]
“‘Tis the season to indulge—fa, la, la, la—I want more chocolate!” It’s the busiest time of the year and we all need a respite from holiday stress from time to time. For me, that means indulging in the decadent taste of creamy, dark chocolate, which is why I recently found myself at three of Northeast […]
Clothing, furniture, food and, of course, beer! The Rose City is home to thousands of creative artists and artisans, making it one of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite shopping destinations. Many of these artists show off their wares at the great markets you’ll find around the city. Last weekend I visited three to get a jump […]