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Portland, OR: Most Popular Articles

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Portland's 11 Best Bike Shops
Portland couldn't be the best bike city in the country without a full host of excellent bike shops. Here are our 11 favorites.
9 Best Free Things to Do in Portland
Learn about places to visit without spending a cent in Portland.
Portland Oregon's 10 Biggest Celebrities
Celebrities love Portland, and some were even born here. Here's our top-ten list of famous musicians, actors, and authors with Portland connections.
A Month-by-Month Guide to Portland Weather
Get a sense of the weather in Portland, Oregon—including average temperatures and rainfall.
5 Best Portland Shopping Streets
Instead of heading to the mall, why not hit up one of Portland's shopping streets? You'll support local businesses, find more interesting merchandise, and get to know a Portland neighborhood a little bit better.
Top 10 Ways to Meet People in Portland
Expand your circle of friends or find someone special to date. These clubs, social groups, and dating events are sure to help you meet people in Portland.
Top Ten Portland Attractions
What you need to know about Portland's most popular gardens, museums, and other attractions.
Where to Shop in Portland, Oregon
Explore the best Portland shopping malls and shopping centers.
Where to Get Halloween Costumes
Where to shop and rent costumes for Halloween in Portland, Oregon.
Your Best Guide to Oregon Radio Stations
Get a listing of the Portland area's radio stations and formats.
Portland Haunted Houses
Find out about the scariest haunted houses and other spooky attractions in Portland, OR.
Portland Halloween for Kids - Trick or Treating...
Where to Take the Kids to Celebrate Halloween - Portland
Portland for Lesbians
A go-to guide for lesbian life in Portland, Oregon, including bars, coffee shops, bookstores, and groups and organizations.
Portland International Airport
Portland's airport is easy to fly in and out of. Find out what you need to know before you go.
Discover Portland's Best Employment Agencies
Find Portland jobs through one of Portland top Employment agencies.
Portland Thanksgiving - Where to Eat
Make reservations for Thanksgiving dinner in Portland, whether you're hungry for a traditional turkey dinner or something out out of the ordinary.
Where to Find Portland's Best Live Music
Portland is known for its incredible music scene. Here are the top ten venues to see the big names and up-and-coming talent.
Everything You Need to Know about Parking in...
Learn how to use public parking in Portland, Oregon.
Portland Public Transportation
Learn how Portland's public transportation system works. Get tips on riding TriMet buses, MAX trains, and the Portland Streetcar.
Portland Breakfast
Ten breakfast spots in Portland, Oregon that are worth the wait, including Mother's Bistro, Zell's and the Tin Shed Garden Cafe.
Cycling the Historic Columbia River Highway:...
The Historic Columbia River Highway offers spectacular views and little traffic -- making it a favorite route for cyclists. Now a new segment of bike path makes it possible to ride all the way to Cascade Locks, Oregon, without needing to navigate Interstate 84.
Private Colleges and Universities in Oregon
Oregon’s private universities offer a wide range of courses and degrees. Use this list of links to learn about your options from over 25 opportunities.
Portland Oktoberfests
Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Portland, OR
Portland Farmers Markets - Schedule for...
Portland’s Farmers’ Markets have freshest produce in the Northwest. Find the market closest to you, from downtown to the suburbs.
Portland Comedy Shows
Spend an evening at a comedy club in Portland, Oregon, and laugh your way all the way home. Here are the best Portland comedy shows and attractions.
The Best Tea Houses in Portland, Oregon
Portland may be famous for its coffee, but great tea venues abound. Check out the top tea-sipping destinations in Portland, Oregon.
Hawthorne District - Southeast Portland's Hotspot
See what makes the Hawthorne District one of Portland’s favorite neighborhoods, including how to get there, shopping, and best restaurants.
Enjoy Tax-Free Shopping in Oregon
Not only are there great stores in Portland, but the shopping is tax-free! Here are the rules that apply to Oregon residents and visitors.
Best Independent Movie Theaters in Portland,...
While Regal Cinemas runs most of the first-run movie theaters in Portland, there are many wonderful independent movie theaters with great perks.
Top 10 Places to Search for Portland Jobs
If you're looking for employment in Portland, start here.
Pumpkin Patches around Portland
Find out where to go around Portland to pick your own pumpkins, find your way through a corn maze, and hop on a hayride.
International and Cultural Festivals in...
Celebrate cultures from around the world without leaving Portland.
Portland Holiday Activities
Looking for family-friendly holiday activities in Portland? Enjoy these events with your friends, family, and visitors. Portland is a great place to find holiday activities to celebrate with your family this year.
SE Portland Restaurants
A culinary walking tour of SE Division Street.
Portland Shoe Stores
Find out where to shop for men's and women's shoes in Portland, Oregon.
Alberta Arts District
Get familiar with one of Portland’s liveliest neighborhoods to live, work, shop, and play. Find out how to get there, nearby schools, and where to eat.
Free Computer Classes at Portland Public...
Gain valuable computer skills at one of the libary's FREE classes.
Touring Portlandia: Locations Featured in the...
Check out some of the more prominent locations featured in seasons one and two of IFC’s satirical hit show “Portlandia.”
Car2Go: A New Way to Car Share
Car2Go is making an impact in Portland since launching in March 2012. The service sets itself apart by offering one-way rentals and allowing drivers to terminate their rental and leave the Smart Cars anywhere in central Portland.
Best Disc Golf Courses and Resources in and...
Disc golf courses abound all around Portland, Oregon and the Northwest. It's a low-cost, low-key and super-fun way to spend your day in a park with friends.
The Pearl District
Discover the many reasons why locals and visitors alike flock to this hip hood.
Get Oriented in Portland
Learn how to find your way around Portland, Oregon.
Portland Running & Walking
Running and walking are very popular ways to stay fit in Portland. Joining a local running group is a great way to get involved.
North Portland Restaurants - Where to Eat on N....
North Portland restaurants are popping up quickly. Find out where to fill your belly along North Mississippi Avenue, a street that's making a name for itself in the Portland restaurant scene.
Portland's Cycling Businesses and Brands
Portland has a well-deserved reputation as the bicycle capital of America. Here's a roundup of some of the most prominent bike businesses in and around the city.
Portland Thrift Stores
A Portland Shopping Guide: Best Thrift Stores
An Evening at Zoolights
Experience one of Portland's favorite holiday traditions, Zoolights.
Top 6 Portland Food & Drink Blogs
Love to read about food? Tap into the best food and drink blogs in Portland.
Portland Shopping Tour - NW 23rd Avenue
A shopping tour of Portland's best shopping street, NW 23rd Avenue.
Kid-Friendly Portland Restaurants
Eating out with the kids should be fun. Where are the best places to take the kids to eat?
NE Portland Restaurants
With all the restaurants on Alberta, find out which ones are worth eating at.
A Weekend at Cannon Beach
Places to go and things to see in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Bar & Restaurant Review: Pope House Bourbon...
The Pope House Bourbon Lounge offers Portland's best whiskey drinking experience in a unique, welcoming Victorian house.
Lloyd Athletic Club
This neighborhood gym is a great place to get moving.
Holiday Lights in Portland
Find the best professional lighting displays in Portland this holiday season. Portland hosts all kinds of places to see holiday lighting, so find one near you and bring the family.
Portland Saturday Market
Portland Saturday Market is a weekly event that features crafts from local artisans, an international food court, and live entertainment.
The Best Chocolate Shops in Portland
Where to find the best chocolates in Portland, OR
Portland Breweries
Want to see where Portland beer is made? Get a list of the Portland breweries worth visiting.
Romantic Portland Restaurants
Planning a special night out? Check out one of these ten romantic Portland restaurants. No special occasion needed!
The Ins and Outs of Oregon Marijuana Law:...
Oregon voters passed a measure making recreational marijuana growth, possession and use legal. Here's a primer on marijuana in Oregon.
Portland Hikes
Discover ten places for Portland hikes. Explore our beautiful city.
Portland Date Ideas
Get Portland date ideas here.
Oregon Food Products
Where to go for Oregon-based food products.
NW Portland Happy Hour - Pearl District
Get deals on eat and drinks in Portland's swanky Pearl District.
Frequently Asked Questions About Zipcar
Learn about Portland's car-sharing program, Zipcar.
2014 Major League Soccer All-Star Game Comes to...
Portland, Oregon hosts the 2014 MLS All-Star Game, where Major League Soccer's brightest stars will face off against the 2013 FIFA Club World Champions, Bayern Munich
Where to Shop for a Car in Portland
The best places to look for a car in the Portland area.
Portland's Historic Amusement Park
Go Roller Skating or ride the rides at Oaks Amusement Park in Portland, Oregon
Organic Produce Delivery
Get fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to your house.
Play Portland Table Tennis
Find a listing of bars with ping pong tables in Portland, Oregon
Skiing, Sledding and Tubing Around Portland
Find out what you need to know before you head out to ski, sled, and tube at the Sno-Parks near Oregon’s Mount Hood.
Portland Voting FAQ
Frequently asked questions about voting in Portland, Oregon.
Portland Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving:...
Northeast and Southeast Portland house some of the finest restaurants in the city -- and the country. Maybe you'd like to spend your time enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday and socializing with family and friends, rather than cooking and cleaning. Here are some of the best east-side options for holiday dining.
Top 6 Portland Gyms
We'll help you decide which health club is best for you.
Healthy Portland Restaurants
When you don’t feel like cooking but you’re watching what you eat, Portland has some tasty options.
Portland Volunteer Opportunities
Where to donate your time during the holiday season in Portland, Oregon.
Top 10 Portland Blogs
Check out some of the best weblogs written by Portlanders.
Alberta Arts District in Photos, Part 1: Art,...
The Alberta Arts District, located in Portland's inner Northeast section, is one of the city's prime destinations. The neighborhood has a bit of grit and funk to go with its great galleries, restaurants and shops, and NE Alberta Street features about 25 blocks of great walking explorations and people watching.
Movie Night at Pix Patisserie
Watch a flick and nibble on some delicious treats every week at Pix.
Red Light Intersection Cameras in Portland
Find out which intersections in Portland, OR, have red light cameras.
Portland Cocktail Bars
What's your favorite cocktail in the city? Here are some ideas for thirsty Portlanders.
Portland Ice Skating Rinks
Find out where the Portland ice skating rinks are.
Plaid Pantry Stores Provide Bike Essentials...
Oregon-based convenience store chain Plaid Pantry now offers Bicycle Aid Stations at each of its 109 locations throughout Oregon and Washington, complete with flat repair kits, basic tools and a floor pump.
Barista Coffee Serves Award-Winning Pours in...
Barista Coffee is an award-winning shop with four locations in Portland. Using a variety of small-batch roasts sourced both locally and abroad, the baristas - who have won numerous competitions - pour perfect shots, every time.
Salt & Straw: Portland's Leading Ice Cream...
Salt & Straw's food-to-cone philosophy has created an ice cream explosion in Portland.
Best Indoor Things to Do with Kids in Portland
Where to take your kids in Portland, Oregon.
A Festival of Local Food, Drink, and Entertainm...
A Photo Tour of the Bite of Oregon
Portland Shopping Tour - Photo of Shoes at Ether. Page 5.
Portland Things to Do for Foodies
Find out how to explore the culinary side of Portland, Oregon
Downtown Portland Restaurants
Which downtown Portland restaurants are worth visiting?
The Best Portland Sandwiches
Where to get the best Portland sandwiches
OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Learn about Portland's science museum, OMSI.
Formerly Amphitheater at Clark County
See what shows are playing at the Clark County Amphitheater this season.
Portland's Best Brew Pubs: Eastside
Portland isn't called Beervana for nothing. The Pacific Northwest is very much at the heart of the microbrew craze that picked up momentum and continues to pick up steam right through the current day, and Portland now claims in the neighborhood of 50 brew pubs in the city alone. We've featured some of our favorites here, and have split the listings into Eastside (below) and Westside.
Top 4 Ideas for Buying Gifts Locally
Give locally this season. Discover the best places in Portland to shop for your friends and family.
Multnomah County iTax FAQ
What you should know about the personal income tax.
Thirst Fest 2014 LGBTQ Wine, Beer, Spirits...
Thirst Fest will bring national and local distilleries as well as wine and beer labels together with members and friends of Portland's LGBTQ community.
11th Annual Filmed by Bike Festival
Back for the 11th time, Portland's Filmed by Bike Festival assembles short films from around the world that celebrate the bicycle in all its forms and for many of its diverse uses.
Public Gardens in Portland
Find out which gardens to visit in Portland, OR
Portland Winter Activities
There's a chill in the air. Time to get outside and enjoy the Portland winter.
Portland Farmer's Market
A photo tour of the Portland Farmer's Market
Northeast Portland Coffee Shops Capture Unique...
While Portland’s Downtown has many independent coffee shops to draw both worker and tourist alike, some of “Stumptown’s” oldest shops sprouted on the other side of the river, in the neighborhoods of Northeast Portland. Here we survey the best of these Northeast shops.
Little Boxes 2013 Means Big Business to Local...
Little Boxes is a two-day Black Friday alternative shopping event that unites more than 200 small, independent Portland businesses in an effort to keep more of the city's money right here in the community.
We All Scream for Portland's Ice Cream!
Portland has gone from a dearth of good ice cream options to having a plethora of some really exciting, delicious options. Join the ice cream revolution, spoon (or cone) in hand.
July 2013 Events Calendar
The Fourth of July ramps up the month with plenty of festivities, color bursts and booms, but there are plenty of other events all month long to make the summer of 2013 a memorable one. There's an amazing assortment of free events this summer with a dizzying array in July, including OPS Shakespeare Fest, Free Movies in the Park, Free Concerts in the Park, Sundown at Ecotrust, two beer festivals and several street fairs. Good luck with keeping up with it all -- but it's a great problem to have!
Top 5 Reasons to Shop at Powell’s Books
Learn why the locals love to shop at Powell's books.
Kizuna: the Rebirth of Mashiko Ceramics...
The Kizuna: the Rebirth of Mashiko Ceramics exhibition comes to Portland's Japanese Garden from June 6th through July 5th, 2015
Portland Coupons and Discounts
Find out where to get discounts and coupons for Portland restaurants, entertainment, and shopping.
Portland's Hippest Neighborhood: The Pearl...
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Discount Movie Tickets in Portland
Find out how to get discounted movie tickets and find listings for free movie events in Portland, OR.
LA Fitness
LA Fitness is giving 24-hour fitness a run for its money.
Zelda's Shoe Bar
Portland shopping tour: photo of Zelda's Shoe Bar. Page 8.
Restaurant Review: Oregon Public House Pours...
The Oregon Public House in Northeast Portland's Woodlawn neighborhood pours pints -- and serves food -- for charity. Net proceeds go to one of 8 to 10 rotating charities the pub is working with at any time, and customers get to pick which one to support with each purchase. It's a cool new model, and the quality beer, great vibe and pub grub doesn't hurt the initiative, either.
Portland Tattoo Expo
The fifth annual Portland Tattoo Expo brings together tattoo artists. associated vendors, and various contests and prizes for the tattoo artists and recipients. Whether you're looking for artwork for yourself, or you're just curious about the craft, the Tattoo Expo is the place to go. Tattoo rtists will be performing their work on the spot.
Top 6 Portland Happy Hours
A guide to some of Portland's best happy hours.
Winter and Summer Whale Watching Weeks in Oregon
Head to the Oregon coast during the spring or winter Whale Watching Weeks to witness the gray whale migration.
Three More Monkeys
Portland Shopping Tour - Three More Monkeys. Page 9.
Where to Watch Fireworks in and Around Portland
Where will you be when the sky lights up with fireworks this July 4th?
National Websites for Finding Portland Jobs
Use these national sites to browse thousands of Portland job listings.
Outdoor Concert Venues in Portland
The best places to see outdoor shows in and around Portland, Oregon
Beaverton 2013 Summer Farmers Market Kicks Off...
The Beaverton Farmers Market is the biggest all-agricultural market in Oregon. For 2013 the market will expand with a rotating cast of local wine makers, distillers and brewers, and will also add a dog sitting service so pooches can tag along as well.
Woodlawn Neighborhood Photo Tour: Walking,...
The Woodlawn neighborhood, in Portland, Oregon's inner Northeast section, is an up and coming area that offers everything from great morning coffee and baked goods to excellent microbrew beers. This photo essay points out some of the highlights; come take a stroll for yourself to see what Portland has to offer when you get off the well-trodden paths.
Alberta Arts District in Photos, Part 2: Art,...
The Alberta Arts District, located in Portland's inner Northeast section, is one of the city's prime destinations. The neighborhood has a bit of grit and funk to go with its great galleries, restaurants and shops, and NE Alberta Street features about 25 blocks of great walking explorations and people watching.
Romantic Portland Bars
Get a drink in an intimate atmosphere at one of these romantic Portland bars.
Portland Holiday Activities: Theater!
Portland holiday theater: the top shows to see in Portland this holiday season
Portland Japanese Gardens
Explore one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside Japan.
April 2013 Events
Wear tweed and ride bikes, tiptoe through the tulips (in wooden shoes), quaff beer in Silverton, or Soul Bowl to disco and B movies. Or maybe you're more into beans, or Portland's Largest Garage Sale? That's just a sample reel, and adds are there are at least a few things that will tickle your fancy in Portland in April.
Fresh Pot Mississippi Maintains Tradition in...
Fresh Pot Coffee, on Northeast Mississippi Avenue, has been a staple of this rapidly-changing district for over 15 years. Enjoy fantastic coffee at good prices while you tap into your inner bohemian.
Christmas Ships Sail in Portland throughout...
The annual Christmas Ships events illuminate the Willamette and Columbia Rivers with a parade of independently owned and operated, festively lighted vessels.
Swift Watch: Thousands of Vaux's Swift Birds...
Tens of thousands of Vaux's Swifts descend into the Chapman Elementary School's chimney in Northwest Portland every evening in September. It's a very cool spectacle unique to Portland that's well worth checking out.
June 7th is Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon to...
June 7th is Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon to celebrate the cult classic ’80s film The Goonies.
Concerts at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA
Find out who's coming to this beautiful venue in Washington State.
Downtown Portland Hotels
Best places to stay overnight in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Arbor Lodge Coffee House Commits to Neighborhoo...
Arbor Lodge is a community-based shop serving the Arbor Lodge neighborhood near the Interstate and Rosa Parks junction. Local artwork rotates on the walls, Tanager Coffee fills the carafes, and delicious treats from Nuvrei Pastries and Bowery Bagels accompany your drink.
2013 Portland World Naked Bike Ride in Photos
Close to 10,000 cyclists took to the streets for the annual Portland World Naked Bike Ride to advocate for cyclists' rights, speak out against reliance on oil and usher in the new Cyclepedia exhibit to the Portland Art Museum.
Peninsula Park Rose Garden a Hidden Portland Gem
Tucked away in a corner of Northeast Portland, at the intersection of Rosa Parks and NE Albina Street, sits
Portland's Best Brew Pubs: Westside
Face it, beer fans are super spoiled here in Portland. In fact, we had to split up our list of best brewpubs into an Eastside group and a Westside contingent (read about those below). We'll also be featuring in-depth reviews of as many of these brewpubs as we can.
Portland Hotels
Which downtown Portland hotels are worth staying in?
Portland Classical Chinese Garden
Experience incredible beauty of Portland's Classical Chinese Garden.
Portland's Best Beer Festivals
Portland has beer festivals ranging from the biggies -- the 25-plus-year-old Oregon Brewers Fest and Holiday Ale Fest -- to the pinpoint specific -- such as Puckerfest, Rye Beer Festival and Fruit Beer Festival.
Portland Marathon
Details about the yearly Portland Marathon
Portland shopping tour - Lush beauty products. Page 10.
Shop the Neighborhoods
Find unique items at shopping events in Portland's neighborhoods.
Portland Concerts at the Oregon Zoo
Get the 2011 schedule for summer concerts at the Oregon Zoo.
Olé Latte Brings Rural Charm to Downtown...
In the cart villages on SW Alder and PSU, Olé Latte offers charm, conversation and one-of-a-kind syrups to the coffee connoisseur.
Portland Water Remains Fluoride-Free
Voters in Portland, Oregon, struck down a proposal to add fluoride to the city's drinking water, making Portland the only of the biggest 30 metropolitan areas in the country to remain fluoride free. This marks the fourth time that Portland voters have struck down such a measure, dating back to the 1950s.
BrewCycle's Pedal-Powered Portland Pub Tours
BrewCycle, Portland brew pubs, Portland beer, microbrewery, bicycle tour
Regal Cinemas Portland
Find the Regal Cinemas theaters in Portland, Oregon.
Portland Bicycling Clubs
Find a group of Portland biking enthusiasts and ride into the sunset.
Portland's Bike to Work Week 2013
May 13th through 17th of 2013 is National Bike to Work Week, and Friday is the big target: National Bike to Work Day. Have you been meaning to give bike commuting a try, or perhaps you've let a good habit fall by the wayside? Now's your chance to get back in the swing, and add some exercise while lessening your stress on the way to and from the office.

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