When your family and friends descend on Portland this holiday season, you're going to need somewhere to put 'em--and you're not fooling anybody with that fold-out couch. We've picked Portland's best hotels for picky parents, hip siblings, and even your artsy friends. (Photo: Ace Hotel Room by Flickr user Nick Richards)
So last night you had a few too many local beers, sustainable distilled spirits, and none of our tasty local water? Now that the cold gray light of morning has hit, you'll need to consult our list of hangover helpers--a list of the best brunch spots and more in Portland to forget what happened last night. (Photo: Brunch at Petit Provence by Flickr user CommandZed.)
Brewing your own coffee is cheap and easy, but in Portland--holy land of the roasted bean--paying someone else to do it is way more fun. Check out our guide to the best coffee shops in Portland--whether you're hunting for that perfect crema or just looking for a strong cup of joe to accompany your pie. (Photo: Water Avenue Coffee by Flickr user Michael Allen Smith)
In Portland, the bartenders all have doctorates in mixology, and the cocktails tend to be infused with something akin to tamarind reduction or elderberry essence. But there's no need to go east for a straight-up, by-the-book Manhattan. We've put together a list of Portland bars that don't fix what isn't broken--the classic cocktail. (Photo: Cocktail at Teardrop Lounge by Flickr user scaredy_kat)
A glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away? Okay! Start by pulling up a stool at these Portland wine bars. With a swig, a stumble and a dash of sophistication, you'll work your way toward a healthy heart all year long.
During a recession, people are quick to give up luxuries like manicures and vacations. But economic downturns do not have as much of an effect on the bar world. We got to keep our morale up somehow, right? In 2010, Portland welcomed a handful of great new bars. For your boozing convenience, we chose the seven new watering holes that shone brightest.
In choosing Portland's best restaurants of 2010, we looked back at a year of very good dining. Rustic customs refined. Comfort food with global influences. Handmade pretzels, red pork stew for brunch and big-eye tuna rich with lardo illustrate the decadent comfort that diners craved and raved about in 2010. (Photo: Flickr user telepathicgeorge).
Too old to trick-or-treat? Halloween for grown-ups is a whole other bag. Whether you're looking for some of Portland's famous burlesque, or hoping to catch a Dia de Los Muertos parade, we'll not only help you find a costume, but tell you where to wear it on Halloween in Portland. (Photo by Flickr user Tim Gage)
Over the mountain and through Portland`s hoods, to Montavilla we go. Just over Mt. Tabor lies what was once a working-class rural suburbia and is now a working-class neighborhood with a hot strip of dives, cocktail lounges, restaurants and boutiques. Take a Sunday drive and explore all the up-and-coming action this historic enclave has to offer. (Photo: Flickr user Christmas w/a K)
PDX hearts bacon, from Cochon 555 to BaconFest to a frenzied obsession with Voodoo's maple-bacon bar. To help you find out where to indulge your taste for bacon, we've selected a handful of local spots that have taken bacon to a new realm--out of the savory and into the sweet. (Photo credit: Flickr, Ron Diggity)