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.
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 […]
Consisting of a jewel-colored, two-story building filled with locally-owned shops as well as an open air plaza with eight food carts, Portland Mercado is a public Latino market, kitchen and hub. It brings together a continent of diverse and vibrant cultures, traditions, entertainments and foods for all visitors to enjoy. The Mercado is a grass […]
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 […]
For a festive family adventure this holiday season, climb aboard the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation’s (ORHF) annual Holiday Express in Southeast Portland. While the vintage steam train chugs along the Oregon Pacific Railroad through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, you and the kids can ride in fully decorated c. 1950s passenger cars, listen to holiday music, […]
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) […]
Celebrate Oregon’s railway history at Portland’s Oregon Rail Heritage Center (ORHC). Completed in 2012, the ORHC is both a railway museum and enginehouse, offering a fun and interactive experience for train enthusiasts, history buffs and families of all ages. Watch as the engineers work on the locomotives, tour a vintage 1950s caboose and enjoy a […]