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.
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 […]
Every year during the holidays Portland’s famous neon “White Stag” sign transforms from the prancing deer we love into Santa’s famous red-nosed reindeer, Rudolf. It’s a festive change that many Portlanders look for during the Christmas season, but it’s not the first time the iconic sign has been adapted to fit the times. When the […]
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. […]
From the stylish to the scrumptious, the picturesque streets of Nob Hill’s 23rd Avenue in the Northwest District is home to some of the best shopping found in the Portland. Tucked away in quaint boutique shops you’ll find high-end and Bohemian fashion, top chefs, and handmade gifts created by people near and far. In other words, […]
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 […]