Category: Portland

The Four People You Meet In Portland

The Four People You Meet In Portland

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014 |

It’s no secret that Portland is an eccentric place. At its best it can be eye-opening, and at its worst it can be eye-rolling. Though I know that it is unfair to cut stereotypes out of the hodgepodge of a city’s culture, I am not wandering far from the truth when I tell you: there […]

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Getting Around Without the Car: A Guide to Portland’s Transportation

Getting Around Without the Car: A Guide to Portland’s Transportation

[ 0 ] December 9, 2013 |

When I first moved to Portland, I was a naïve California boy with a gas-guzzling van. After a few jousts with parking tickets, traffic jams, and gas prices, I began to seek alternatives to what I previously thought was the common sense way to get from A to B. What I found was an incredibly […]

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Surf, Sawdust, and Solitude: A Day Trip to the Oregon Coast

Surf, Sawdust, and Solitude: A Day Trip to the Oregon Coast

[ 0 ] November 15, 2013 |

Portland is often renowned for its progressive atmosphere and “Keep Portland Weird” mantra, but with its close proximity to the mountains and coast, many Portlanders are also devoted outdoorsmen. The land here is dense, green and largely undeveloped, leaving the explorer’s mouth agape and eyes wide open. In order to gain a deeper appreciation for […]

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Kay’s: Filling Conversation Bouyed by Budget Burgers

Kay’s: Filling Conversation Bouyed by Budget Burgers

[ 0 ] November 13, 2013 |

It’s a place of comfort any night of the week: paneled walls, double-negative neon signs of deceased beer brands and perhaps a few too many mirrors. At the end of the shoebox-shaped room is a mural of regulars—spotting them at the bar is generally the most excitement you’ll have on a weeknight in Kay’s, which […]

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A Walk on Alberta: Discovering Portland’s Thriving Arts Neighborhood

A Walk on Alberta: Discovering Portland’s Thriving Arts Neighborhood

[ 0 ] November 4, 2013 |

The past decade has been flourishing for the Alberta Arts District in NE Portland, Oregon. What was once a desolate neighborhood of poverty and crime has transformed into a lively arts community centered around the beloved Alberta Street. Alberta Street is a 20-block promenade of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, art galleries, and some truly funky small […]

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