From the West Hills all the way down to the Willamette River, the neighborhoods of Northwest Portland are living snapshots of the city’s earliest days. Grand Victorian homes overlook the eclectic neighborhoods of Nob Hill, the Pearl District, Old Town Chinatown, and the civic and cultural regions of Downtown Portland. Read on to explore the museums, performance theaters, art galleries, distinctive architecture, boutique shopping and five star restaurants of these historic neighborhoods.
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 […]
Bridging the gap between tradition and modern tastes can be a tricky culinary adventure, but at Andina Restaurant, the Pearl District’s renowned Peruvian restaurant, this challenge has surely been met, with delicious results. This is thanks to a menu that offers the best of Criollo comfort food and the modern Novo-Andean cuisine that reflects the country’s burgeoning […]
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 […]
The Chinese New Year is upon us and I’m all set to enjoy the rich culture found in one of Portland’s oldest communities, the Northwest District’s Chinatown. Portland’s Chinatown was a busy center of West Coast immigration in the late 1850s, attracting thousands Chinese and Japanese workers and making the 14-block area in Old Town […]
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 […]