Visitors need all the help they can get navigating the more than 600 registered food carts dishing out all sorts of tasty vittles in Portland. Fortunately, the dedicated folks at FoodCartsPortland.com (who have been diligently tracking and cataloging the carts since 2007) have introduced an iPhone app thatís sure to help. The 99-cent Food Carts [...]
I’ve written before about all the barrel-aging occurring in Portland these days — most breweries have at least some suds on wood now. The barrel-aging trend moved over to cocktails with mixologists like Jeffery Morganthaler of Clyde Common aging entire drinks for months at time. However, even I was surprised when I stumbled upon barrel-aged [...]
I’ve been spending a lot of time exploring the Central Eastside Industrial District lately, preparing for the arrival of the new Portland Streetcar in September.
In high school, I would often flee campus and hightail it to Little Caesar’s for what I thought was good pizza. What I lacked in pizza IQ back then, I more than made up for in passion and commitment. Fortunately, those days are long gone and I now think of myself as somewhat of a [...]
Travel Oregon Ė the stateís tourism office Ė hosted a group of bloggers exploring the state earlier this month, and they spent a great deal of time in Portland during an event called ďFull On Oregon.Ē The video above was made by the lovely couple behind the blog Smithbites about their experience during the event. [...]
“In the spring time, the only pretty ring time, When birds do sing, hey ding a ding; Sweet lovers love the spring.” So wrote William Shakespeare ages ago, and I think the sentiment holds today. As we emerge from a long, wet spring into summer, the love endures, and it’s time to head outdoors. In [...]
Though many here in Stumptown still mourn the loss of our AAA baseball team, the Portland Beavers, it’s hard to deny the huge following of our new Major League Soccer team, the Portland Timbers. Here’s a video of the beginning of a recent Timbers game at the newly renovated Jeld-Wen Field in downtown Portland. Whether [...]
Iíll be the first to admit that the idea of sour beer doesnít necessarily entice the palate, but thatís exactly what the latest trend in Portland beer is and itís every bit as sour as it is delicious.
I am a man of many talents, if only in my own mind, but one talent Iíve never claimed is a penchant for shopping. Unless itís a grocery store or they sell electronics, my shopping window lasts about 10 minutes. Max. So while I hardly consider myself a sultan of shopping, I can still recognize [...]
In coffee-crazy Portland there is always something new brewing. Bad puns aside, it’s completely true, and just when you think you’ve found your favorite roaster, blend or bean, you stumble on something new. I’ve always been a fan of the much-lauded Stumptown; I love the espresso at the Spella Caffe cart at Ninth and Alder; [...]