Aside from obvious made-for-kids attractions like the Portland Children's Museum, OMSI and the Oregon Zoo, kid-friendly activities in Portland can be found in unexpected places. Adventures for you and the little ones include swimming, hiking, movies, soccer, planes or cars. We've got a list of summertime outings with the kids to please you both.
Sure, Portland parties for the 4th of July like the rest of the country: with fireworks, barbecue and alcohol. But this July 4, why not pay homage to Portland's transportation ethos and ditch the car? Whether you're biking, walking, or taking advantage of Portland's remarkable public transportation, here's a list of 4th of July spots in Portland for fireworks and fun that are easily accessible by alternative modes. (Photo: Flickr user David Owen)
He might bring home the bacon; he might hold down the fort. Either way, Dad deserves a day of his own, a day free of responsibility or household chores. Whether he swoons over fine cigars, gets his kicks white water rafting or finds inspiration in a blank canvas, we've got plenty of ideas for spoiling the father(s) in your life.
Five: The number of fingers on your hand, the number of days in an average work week--and the number of all-night happy hours in Portland you've been missing out on. From avocado daiquiris in NoPo to catfish corndogs in Southeast, here's the game plan for a week's worth of eating and drinking that will leave you a little something in the piggy bank.
In the Pacific Northwest, the distance from farm to table seems to get shorter every day as some of Portland's chefs have decided to cut the commute altogether by growing their own gardens on-site. From the South Waterfront to Wine Country, check out how these local chefs are using the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor.
Portland may not be famous for its sunshine, but we've got frozen desserts down cold. Here's a list of Portland's best ice cream, frozen yogurt and gelato that will make you taste summer, regardless of the weather. (Photo: Flickr user Eyeliam)
If everything old is new again, then fermentation is cutting edge and we like to be on top of things, so we found the best fermented foods in Portland for you. Viewed early on as a natural way to counteract spoilage, humans soon began to manipulate and encourage the fermentation process to produce some of the world's most delicious, nutrient-rich food and drink. We've explored Portland to find those who've put a modern spin on some ancient techniques, with everything from kimchi quesadillas to fermented pineapple water. And the results are surprisingly delicious. (Photo: Flickr user Yoppy)
The days of little ones being seen and not heard are long gone--and because so many parents are now toting their kiddie with them, we've compiled a list of kid-friendly restaurants in Portland. Today's parents demand an equal dining experience for their kids and plenty of great restaurants are happy to oblige. We found dining spots that appeal to P-town's youngest diners in more ways than one, offering everything from wholesome home cooking meals to flip-your-own-pancakes.
If you're dying to explore your crafty side and check out the world of DIY Portland, but embroidering with Aunt Edna sounds painful, you're in luck. If there's anything that Portlanders know how to do, it's combining the art of drinking with making things. We've found some funky, fun craft nights that bring new meaning to the term craft beer. (Photo by Flickr user AnnaKika)
Most of Portland's beefy elites have been written up ad naseum. But we've compiled a handful of forgotten hamburger favorites and sleeper hits to help you discover the city's meaty underworld and lead you to the belief that no two burgers are created equal.