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Powell's City Of Books

5.0 Stars
( 3 Reviews ) Tags: books

What you go to Portland for. ...view spot

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Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

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( 3 Reviews ) Tags: cafe, coffee, dessert, music

Whimsical coffee and live music. ...view spot

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Voodoo Doughnut

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( 3 Reviews ) Tags: donut, donuts, food, voodoo

Unusual and delicious donuts. Very cool atmosphere! ...view spot

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Saburo's

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: best sushi, cheap sushi, huge sushi, sushi

A sushi favorite, cheap, low-key, but anticipate a line up at 5:00pm opening. Very unassuming ... ...view spot

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Microcosm Publishing

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: anarchist, bicycle, books, hangout, independent, radical, zines

Zine store and reading room ...view spot

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Montage

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( 1 Review ) Tags: cool, drinks, fun, hip, hungry, lively, tourist, youthful

restaurant ...view spot

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Omsi

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( 1 Review ) Tags: children, family, imax theater, interactive, museum, science

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry ...view spot

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Escape From New York Pizza

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( 1 Review ) Tags: amazing, cheap, food, nw 23rd, pearl, pizza

Cheap, good pizza ...view spot

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: ace hotel, coffee, drink, espresso, read, sit, stumptown

in the Ace Hotel ...view spot

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Pioneer Courthouse Square

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( 1 Review ) Tags: center, courthouse, downtown, eat, living room, pioneer, portland, sit, square, urban

Portland's Living Room.. seriously. ...view spot

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South Park Blocks

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( 1 Review ) Tags: art, downtown, museums, nature, outdoors, park, university

beautiful urban park blocks ...view spot

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House Of Vintage

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( 1 Review ) Tags: awesome, huge, shop, shopping, vintage

the largest vintage store in the northwest ...view spot

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Sunnyside Piazza

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( 1 Review ) Tags: art, intersection, neighborhood, paint, project, street

Painted intersection ...view spot

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Underground Tours

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( 1 Review ) Tags: tour, tunnel, underground

tour through the shnaghai tunnels under the city ...view spot

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Ken's Artisan Bakery

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: bakery

The best bread and sandwiches in the land. Seriously. ...view spot

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Q Is For Choir

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: hospitality, independent, music, tea, used records, zines

Worker-owned record store and zine shop ...view spot

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Reading Frenzy

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: books, crafts, diy goods, independent, magazines, small press, zines

"An Idependent Press Emporium" ...view spot

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Dots Cafe

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: drinks, food, kitsch, pool table, velvet walls

Best little American food dive bar. ...view spot

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Sushi Ichiban

4.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: cheap, sushi, train, vegetarian

Cheap sushi restaurant with choochoo train ...view spot

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Pepinos Mexican Grill

4.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: big portions, grill, mexican

Quick Mexican food with heaving cheap portions! ...view spot

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Powell Butte

4.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: outdoors, parks

Big Open Space ...view spot

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Bombshell Vintage

4.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: shopping, vintage clothing

Great vintage for cheap. ...view spot

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Albina Press

4.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: cafe, coffeehouse

Comfortable Coffee House ...view spot

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters

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( 1 Review ) Tags: coffee, fair trade, famous, hipsters, independent, local, organic

Best Coffee in Stumptown! ...view spot

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Rose's Deli & Bakery

4.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: bakery, deli

Super yummy deli ...view spot

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Mag Pie

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( 1 Review ) Tags: clothing, consignment, shopping, used, vintage

Vintage, Consignment Clothing ...view spot

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Cc Slaughters Nightclub

3.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: dance, divas, fun, gay, lesbian, loud, party, queer

Gay club with huge dance floor ...view spot

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Ace Hotel

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( 0 Reviews ) Tags: arty, bohemian, budget, hipster, hotel, mod, old west, vintage

Budget mod-vintage-hipster boutique hotel chain ...view spot

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Bailey's Taproom

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Great selection of rotating taps, free wifi ...view spot

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Doug Fir Lounge

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Awsome Bar, Resturant, Outside Patio ...view spot

Top Neighborhoods in Portland

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Downtown

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West of the Willamette River, South of Burnside. This is the main downtown area of ...

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Old Town/Chinatown

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Old school neighborhood holding fast against the encroaching Pearl District.

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Pearl District

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This area has a lot of new buildings, art, architecture, condos, and restaurants

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Belmont

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Another one of Portland's avenues full of cafes and shops.

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Hawthorne District

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Tags: art, food, hawthorne, hipsters, oregon, portland, shopping, vintage

The Hawthorne District is concentrated along SE Hawthorne Blvd. The street is packed with vintage ...

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Northwest

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North of Burnside, West of the Willamette River

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Sellwood

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Beautiful Southeast neighborhood that overlooks the Willamette. Its greatest assets are the beatdown amusement park ...

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Clinton Street

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This is a micro neighborhood technically in the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood. The neighborhood is focused around ...

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Alberta

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The Alberta Arts District is located along Alberta Street, between NE 12th and NE 33rd ...

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Kerns

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A large swath of gritty city bisected by Sandy Boulevard. The neighborhood's yuppy revitalization is ...

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North Portland

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Residential and young neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Full of colleges and universities, great river views ...

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Saint John's

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Residential area in North Portland.

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Central Eastside Industrial District

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A 681-acre industrial/warehouse zone on the east side from I-84 to Powell and from the ...

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Description of Portland, OR. 1 3296 8 years, 6 months ago by Damian (view)

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While rent isn’t as cheap as it used to be, it’s still an easy life in Portland, Oregon. Everyone seems to get by working only a few hours a week as a dishwasher at a hip greasy spoon. This leaves plenty of leisure time for band practice and craft night. Just putting on your goulashes and braving the rain is enough to give the average 20-something Portlander a sense of accomplishment. And this feat doesn’t go unrewarded: Pabst Blue Ribbons all around at the local pirate or eighties-themed dive bar.

The weather plays a big part in the city’s overall mood. Nine months of gray drizzle fosters a culture of artisan beer drinking and coffee consumption. When summer finally rolls around, the atmosphere changes drastically. The streets are suddenly filled with sweaty bicycle riders and the parks with merry picnickers rejoicing in the sunshine. Downtown, bathers crowd the public fountains and Powell’s is nearly empty. People don’t feel like jumping off the town’s many bridges anymore.

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