If you've yet to try poutine, don't worry: You will. Poutine--the Quebec diner staple consisting of French fries topped with fresh cheese curds and brown gravy--is poised to take off in Portland. Whether you prefer your poutine served in an upscale-casual restaurant or like eating it at a picnic table outside the city's favorite French fry food cart, we've got the scoop on places that bring this Canadian favorite across the border. (Photo by Keith Wagstaff)
When the leaves change color and fall from the trees, it's time to put those mojito and margarita binges on hold for another day. Your replacements: a spice-laced punch, a showy Spanish coffee and an eggnog that will change the way you think about the boozy concoction forever. (Photo: Shutterstock/Anyka)
Portland might lack a professional football team, but that doesn't mean locals can't satisfy their craving for stadium-style grub at local pubs and bars. Whether you're looking for a post-game bite after watching the Vikes play at PGE Park or looking for a bar that serves nachos and wings in a flat screen-filled lounge, here are the best places to fuel up on football season favorites.
It's time to chow down. Whether you're a foie gras-chewing foodie or never satisfied until you're smeared in barbecue sauce, Portland has plenty of great places to grab a bite. We're kicking off our Best of Citysearch campaign to seek out your favorite places to eat around town. What's the name of that sushi place you keep raving about? Where's that happening lunch spot you hit every Friday? Just go to that business listing on our site, click on the "Nominate for Best of Citysearch" tab and vote! To get you in the spirit, here are a few of my personal favorites.
There's no reason kids should have all the fun now that back-to-school shopping in Portland is in full swing. Let them stick to the big box department stores in their search for picture-perfect ensembles while we adults revive this annual shopping tradition at the city's top boutiques. Here, the best places to find fall essentials from sturdy boots to stylish trench coats to help you usher in your own back-to-cool wardrobe.
From wine tasting to hiking to dining out, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in Portland. But when you desire an activity that truly showcases the local spirit, you need to look beyond the ubiquitous experience you could have in any other city. Here, we share the destinations that provide a true taste of Portland's flavor from a jaunt through the city's famed farmers market to a doughnut shop that promises that life in Portland could never, ever be boring. (Photo: Shutterstock/Gary Gilardi)
It's not often that new restaurants crop up in Portland, so when a decent one opens, locals are going to pounce. Be they casual date spots or fine dining boites, these newcomers are worth your time, money and even a return visit.
One glance at your cracked heels and jagged fingernails and it's clear: Your nails are in dire need of pampering. Fortunately, Portland has a full slate of nail care businesses from budget-priced pedicure spots to men-only service shops where guys can get a manicure in a masculine environment. Whether you need to look polished for your next job interview or need to get a pre-wedding pedicure before you say I do, we've rounded up the best nail care businesses in town.
Your friends call you the social director of the group. Your job: Sniffing out the hottest bars (and clubs, if you're into that thing) in Portland for nights of debauchery and the best-laid drunken plans. From low-key neighborhood taps to pretty people lounges, we've got you covered with our list of the best new spots for boozing in Portland.
Just blocks from hipster Hawthorne, you'll find Belmont--a laid-back neighborhood with a distinctly homegrown feel. The main drag of Belmont is just a few blocks long but you could easily spend an hour or more sampling the boutiques, bars and coffee shops situated along the stretch. From a boutique with an in-house cupcake bar to nightlife locales, we've gathered the best of the bunch on Belmont. (Photo: Courtesy of PortlandNeighborhooddotcom)