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.
When I moved to Portland one of the first places I heard about was The Grotto at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. This 62-acre Catholic shrine is the result of a combined vision between its founder Fr. Ambrose Mayer and the creators of British Columbia’s Butchart Gardens, Robert and Jennie Butchart. It’s a peaceful place for reflection that welcomes visitors […]
From urban cideries creating their own small-batches onsite to cider houses with 20+ taps from around the Northwest, Portland’s five (and counting) cider-centric establishments are a place where you can relax, chat with friends and sample a variety of excellent ciders. Portland’s first and original cider pub is Bushwhacker Cider. Opened in September 2010 by […]
One of my favorite foodie hot spots in Portland is North Williams Avenue, home to a bustling bike corridor, unique shops, eco-friendly offices and acclaimed restaurants. Five of the avenue’s excellent eateries are located within strolling distance of one another in the Boise neighborhood, on the two blocks between NE Beech Street and NE Shaver […]
Independent micro-distilleries, dubbed Portland’s Distillery Row, are creating high-quality artisan spirits in Portland’s Central Eastside neighborhood. While touring the Row, I quickly discovered that these eight distilleries aren’t actually situated in a row but sprinkled over several or more city blocks. Their tasting rooms are open to the public and offer over 40 (and counting) […]