Visitor Guide to Downtown Portland, Oregon

Things to do in Downtown Portland Escape the daily grind in Portland, Oregon. Mapping out routes and pre-planning restaurants and activities ensures a great Portland day visit. The narrow downtown streets create a vehicular parking challenge in Portland. However, a good map and a full tank of gas are great companions for a day visit […]

Funky Portland Restaurants & Cafes

Fun, Cool, & Unique Places to Eat in Portland, Oregon When Visiting Pick an interesting restaurant when eating in Oregon’s Rose City. For a quick snack or a truly unique experience, both can be found at these funky favorite eateries. Any day in the fun, funky, and beautiful city of Portland, Oregon is a unique […]

Best Funky Portland Coffee Houses

Visiting Oregon: Portland’s Coffee Shops & Espresso Cafes Guide to Portland, Oregon’s unique artsy coffee houses for casual business meetings, chatting with friends, a relaxing mid-day getaway, or a good morning hot cup of java. Rain or shine, a good cup of coffee almost anywhere in the beautiful, funky city of Portland, Oregon is a […]

Portland, OR Restaurant Review: Rovente Pizza

Rovente Pizza on SE Hawthorne at 32nd Pl Raised in an Italian household with plenty of roots back in New York, finding the best pizza in any given town is like a life pursuit. You can search for years without ever finding something that really satisfies, whether you’re used to an old-time family recipe or […]

Portland, OR Restaurant Review: Cup and Saucer Cafe

Cup and Saucer Cafe on SE Hawthorne Blvd. at SE 35th Ave I didn’t realize it at the time mostly because I’ve stuck primarily to my current neighborhood since moving here, but apparently Cup & Saucer Cafe is a bit of a franchise, with two other locations spread around the city. Now, I’m all for […]

PDX Cocktails: History and Recipes for Five Classic Cocktails

Old-Fashioned Cocktail, History, Recipe and the Best in Portland Aptly named, the Old Fashioned is possibly the first cocktail on the books. In fact, the earliest documented definition of the word “cocktail” (dating back to 1806) states that a cocktail is a potent mix of spirits, bitters, water, and sugar—the basic ingredients of what we […]

Restaurant Review: Veggie Grill, Beaverton OR

Veggie Grill on SW Cedar Hills Blvd. in Beaverton Portland, OR Restaurant Review: Veggie Grill in SW Portland, Lunch Plotted along some kind of mathematical equation, I’m sure the chart that documents the flavor development and overall availability of vegan cuisine from the 70s to now is a slow-building, upward-trending line that begins in the […]

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