The hipsters at XLR8R — an online magazine “Accelerating Music and Culture” — sure seem to love Portland. They’ve done individual profiles of Portland artists and musicians in the past, and now they’ve added Portland to the short list of cities they’ve produced guides for.
XLR8R’s City Guides are consumable in eleventeen (well, at least four) ways:
- On the main XLR8R website (Note: The online guide is not compatible with Internet Explorer — use Firefox or Safari.)
- As downloadable video podcasts (Note: There’s some strong language in the video City Guide to Portland.)
- As an iPhone app
- As an Android app
The video City Guide to Portland has a lot of focus on one of our favorite topics — the local food cart scene.
Check out the XLR8R City Guide if you are looking for an alternative take on Portland from what traditional travel writers offer up. Since one of my many disguises is “alternative scenester,” I think the rough-around-the-edges approach to a regular guide to our city is pretty cool.