The neighborhoods of Portland’s Southwest region are made up of close-knit communities with a focus on families. From its northern border along Hwy. 26 down to the communities surrounding the I-5 corridor, Southwest Portland is filled with miles of well-maintained trails, verdant parks, outdoor adventures and kid-friendly activities. Join us as we explore the communities, attractions, parks and family-oriented businesses and restaurants that thrive along the tree-lined streets of Southwest Portland.
Vintage music, whimsical creatures, sparkling lights – for families in the Portland area craving inexpensive, old-timey fun, these five carousels, all located within about an hour and a half of Portland, will have you and the kids twirling with delight. Most are open daily year-round and cost $1.50-$4.00 per ride. Photo: Jeff Muceus via Flickr […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lions, tigers and bears—oh, my! The Oregon Zoo has always been one of Portland’s most popular family attractions, and it’s only getting better! With five major collections housing 232 species of animals in 23 specially designed habitats, visitors can get up close to birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects from all around the world. […]
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. […]