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.
“‘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 […]
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. […]
Portland has been undergoing a great transformation over the last few years. Our borders are expanding in every direction and the city’s distinctive profile is changing right along with it. Only the rivers remain unchanged—although, there’s been a recent addition that proves “Bridgetown” is looking toward the future as it redefines itself as a 21st […]
When I want to enjoy a film on the big-screen surrounded by brightly-lit vintage marquees, barrel arches, ornate wrought-iron fixtures, brilliant mosaics and velvet-draped walls, I head to one of these five movie theaters. Independently owned and sprinkled throughout Portland, these historic gems were all originally built as movie houses or live theaters and opened […]
Who wants to stay inside during this beautiful weather? Not me! Last Sunday, in the middle of running from one activity to another, we made a stop at Arrosto Mediterranean Rotisserie on Northeast’s Sandy Blvd. for a quick, delicious, and healthy lunch that we enjoyed picnic-style at their outdoor dining area. Located on the west side of Providore Fine […]