Situated across the Willamette River from downtown, Southeast Portland begins along the eastern banks of the Willamette River, stretching to W Burnside Street in the north, Clackamas in the south and Gresham in the east. Read on to learn more about its neighborhoods, a blend of renovated industrial warehouses, vintage shops, top-notch eateries, artisan distilleries, urban cideries, microbreweries, historic theaters, interurban train tracks, cider cone buttes, Craftsman houses and blue-collar roots.
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 […]
Colorful stained glass windows, intricate masonry, and wide verandas—I’ve always admired the beautiful Victorian buildings that fill Portland’s tree-lined avenues. Their owners, the Rose City’s original entrepreneurs, put a lot of pride into their homes. They employed the best architects, used the best materials, and hired the most talented artists to create dramatic, stately homes […]
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 […]
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. […]
At the corner of a dark grey building in Portland’s Central Eastside, I step through the unassuming glass door into a sanitizing foot bath. This cleans any bacteria from the soles of my shoes. Then I tuck my hair into a bright blue hairnet. Around me, a half-dozen fellow journalists and writers do the same. […]
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 […]