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Portland, OR: Most Popular Articles

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9 Best Free Things to Do in Portland
Learn about places to visit without spending a cent in Portland.
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.
Top Ten Portland Attractions
What you need to know about Portland's most popular gardens, museums, and other attractions.
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.
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.
Where to Shop in Portland, Oregon
Explore the best Portland shopping malls and shopping centers.
Your Best Guide to Oregon Radio Stations
Get a listing of the Portland area's radio stations and formats.
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.
A Month-by-Month Guide to Portland Weather
Get a sense of the weather in Portland, Oregon—including average temperatures and rainfall.
Portland Public Transportation
Learn how Portland's public transportation system works. Get tips on riding TriMet buses, MAX trains, and the Portland Streetcar.
Portland International Airport
Portland's airport is easy to fly in and out of. Find out what you need to know before you go.
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.”
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 for Lesbians
A go-to guide for lesbian life in Portland, Oregon, including bars, coffee shops, bookstores, and groups and organizations.
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.
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.
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.
Portland Thrift Stores
A Portland Shopping Guide: Best Thrift Stores
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.
International and Cultural Festivals in...
Celebrate cultures from around the world without leaving Portland.
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.
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.
Outdoor Concert Venues in Portland
The best places to see outdoor shows in and around Portland, Oregon
Discover Portland's Best Employment Agencies
Find Portland jobs through one of Portland top Employment agencies.
Free Computer Classes at Portland Public...
Gain valuable computer skills at one of the libary's FREE classes.
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.
The Portland Red Bull Flugtag Takes Flight...
Forty teams will compete in quirky, human-powered flying contraptions in the 2015 Red Bull Flugtag on August 1st, 2015.
Movie Night at Pix Patisserie
Watch a flick and nibble on some delicious treats every week at Pix.
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.
Portland's WhiskeyTown USA Event, in Photos
WhiskeyTown USA returned to Northwest Portland's North Pearl neighborhood to create a whiskey festival, music festival, and slice of Americana that was greater than the sum of its parts.
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.
The Pearl District
Discover the many reasons why locals and visitors alike flock to this hip hood.
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.
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.
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.
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 Shopping Tour - Photo of Shoes at Ether. Page 5.
Portland's International Rose Test Garden Puts...
Washington Park Portland International Rose Test Garden is the oldest public test garden in the United States, and helps give Portland its title of City of Roses.
Kid-Friendly Portland Restaurants
Eating out with the kids should be fun. Where are the best places to take the kids to eat?
A Weekend at Cannon Beach
Places to go and things to see in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
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.
Lloyd Athletic Club
This neighborhood gym is a great place to get moving.
Get Oriented in Portland
Learn how to find your way around Portland, Oregon.
Behind the Scenes at Trailhead Coffee Roasters...
Coffee shops, roasters and just caffeine options in general pervade in Portland. Trailhead is a cool small batch roaster that opens its doors to the public for tastings from Tuesday through Friday. Come check it out, sample some brews, and learn about the process along the way.
Top 10 Portland Blogs
Check out some of the best weblogs written by Portlanders.
Portland Street Fairs
Find out about the neighborhood street fairs in Portland, Oregon.
Red Light Intersection Cameras in Portland
Find out which intersections in Portland, OR, have red light cameras.
Healthy Portland Restaurants
When you don’t feel like cooking but you’re watching what you eat, Portland has some tasty options.
Portland Shopping Tour - NW 23rd Avenue
A shopping tour of Portland's best shopping street, NW 23rd Avenue.
Portland Date Ideas
Get Portland date ideas here.
Portland Things to Do for Foodies
Find out how to explore the culinary side of Portland, Oregon
Best Indoor Things to Do with Kids in Portland
Where to take your kids in Portland, Oregon.
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.
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
The Best Chocolate Shops in Portland
Where to find the best chocolates in Portland, OR
Portland Rose Garden
What you should know before you go to Portland's most loved garden.
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.
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Romantic Portland Bars
Get a drink in an intimate atmosphere at one of these romantic Portland bars.
Portland's Historic Amusement Park
Go Roller Skating or ride the rides at Oaks Amusement Park in Portland, Oregon
Discount Movie Tickets in Portland
Find out how to get discounted movie tickets and find listings for free movie events in Portland, OR.
Three More Monkeys
Portland Shopping Tour - Three More Monkeys. Page 9.
Salt & Straw: Portland's Leading Ice Cream...
Salt & Straw's food-to-cone philosophy has created an ice cream explosion in Portland.
Formerly Amphitheater at Clark County
See what shows are playing at the Clark County Amphitheater this season.
Portland Breweries
Want to see where Portland beer is made? Get a list of the Portland breweries worth visiting.
Kitchen Kaboodle
Portland shopping tour - Kitchen Kaboodle. Page 4.
NE Portland Restaurants
With all the restaurants on Alberta, find out which ones are worth eating at.
Romantic Portland Restaurants
Planning a special night out? Check out one of these ten romantic Portland restaurants. No special occasion needed!
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.
Zelda's Shoe Bar
Portland shopping tour: photo of Zelda's Shoe Bar. Page 8.
Portland Shopping Tour - Photo of Ipnosi. Page 6.
Organic Produce Delivery
Get fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to your house.
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.
Top 10 Places to Search for Portland Jobs
If you're looking for employment in Portland, start here.
Portland shopping tour - Lush beauty products. Page 10.
Hello Portland
Portland Shopping Tour - Photo of Hello Portland. Page 7.
Portland Hikes
Discover ten places for Portland hikes. Explore our beautiful city.
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.
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.
Pepper Box food cart brings amazing, inexpensiv...
Pepper Box brings a taste of New Mexico to Portland -- complete with fantastic red and green chile, and breakfast tacos that rival those served in their home state.
Best Pizza in Portland
Find out where to tet the best pizza in Portland
Outdoor Movies in Portland's Parks
Get the 2009 schedule for movies in Portland's neighborhood parks.
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.
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.
Down and Dirty: Cyclocross Races in and Around...
While most cyclists yearn for spring and summer, in Portland a good contingent prays for puddles and achieves peak fitness in the fall for cyclocross. The sport of cyclocross is growing rapidly across the country, but nowhere is it as popular as in Portland, where race participation often tops 1,500.
Portland Saturday Market
Portland Saturday Market is a weekly event that features crafts from local artisans, an international food court, and live entertainment.
Top 6 Portland Gyms
We'll help you decide which health club is best for you.
Restoration Hardware
A photo of the distinctive lighting at Restoration Hardware. Page 3.
Pottery Barn
Portland Shopping Tour - Photo of Pottery Barn. Page 2.
Play Portland Table Tennis
Find a listing of bars with ping pong tables in Portland, Oregon
Oregon Distillers Festival: Celebrate A...
Celebrate A Spirited Summer in Troutdale at the Oregon Distillers Festival at McMenamins Edgefield.
Portland Voting FAQ
Frequently asked questions about voting in Portland, Oregon.
Portland Libraries
Did you know the library offered free movie and audiobook downloads or that they'll deliver books to you if you're homebound? Find out more about these fabulous library perks.
Where to Get Halloween Costumes
Where to shop and rent costumes for Halloween in Portland, 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.
Portland Concerts at the Oregon Zoo
Get the 2011 schedule for summer concerts at the Oregon Zoo.
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.
Hoda's Middle Eastern Cuisine
A review of Hoda's Middle Eastern restaurant in Portland, Oregon.
Downtown Portland Restaurants
Which downtown Portland restaurants are worth visiting?
Oregon Food Products
Where to go for Oregon-based food products.
Portland Japanese Gardens
Explore one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside Japan.
Cyclepedia Iconic Bicycle Design & World Naked...
Cyclepedia hits the Portland Art Museum from June 8th through September 8th. Forty bicycles will showcase this amazing form of transportation's many purposes as well as its evolution, and a plethora of cycling-themed events from lectures and discussions to the huge World Naked Bike Ride and Bicycle Big Top and Rat Trap Circus will add to the festivities throughout the duration of the show.
Patagonia's Worn Wear Clothing Repair Tour...
Learn how to repair damaged clothing -- whether you have some in need of fixing or just want to pick up some rehabbed gear -- all courtesy of Patagonia's Worn Wear program.
Regal Cinemas Portland
Find the Regal Cinemas theaters in Portland, Oregon.
Photo - Playful yet functional toasters discovered on a Portland shopping tour.
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.
An Evening at Zoolights
Experience one of Portland's favorite holiday traditions, Zoolights.
Get Free Tax Help in Portland
Find resources for free tax help in Portland.
Concerts at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA
Find out who's coming to this beautiful venue in Washington State.
The Secret Society
Get a spot at one of Portland's most sought-after bars: The Secret Society.
Portland's Hippest Neighborhood: The Pearl...
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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!
Blossoming Lotus: Raw, Vegan, and Amazing
Find out what makes Blossoming Lotus one of the most innovative restaurants in Portland, OR.
Downtown Portland Hotels
Best places to stay overnight in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Portland Classical Chinese Garden
Experience incredible beauty of Portland's Classical Chinese Garden.
Portland Coupons and Discounts
Find out where to get discounts and coupons for Portland restaurants, entertainment, and shopping.
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.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters: Portland's Iconic...
Stumptown Coffee Roasters, one of the oldest small-batch roasters in Portland, maintains its iconic status with its downtown location.
Mayor Hales Launches Portland's Ugly Sweater...
Portland brings unique flavor to Pioneer Courthouse Square with live yarn bombings of a dozen statues and ugly sweater events.
Top 5 Reasons to Shop at Powell’s Books
Learn why the locals love to shop at Powell's books.
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.
BrewCycle's Pedal-Powered Portland Pub Tours
BrewCycle, Portland brew pubs, Portland beer, microbrewery, bicycle tour
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.
OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Learn about Portland's science museum, OMSI.
Pop Up Cinema Series: Free Films in Style!
Hotel deLuxe kicks off the free Pop Up Cinema series in September 2013. The Screening Room will offer guests an intimate setting to revisit classic films while enjoying happy hour prices on food and beverages from the hotel's stylish cocktail lounge, The Driftwood Room.
A Festival of Local Food, Drink, and Entertainm...
A Photo Tour of the Bite of Oregon
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.
Riverplace Athletic Club
This downtown health club is one of Portland's premier places to get fit.
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.
Portland Ice Skating Rinks
Find out where the Portland ice skating rinks are.
The Best Portland Sandwiches
Where to get the best Portland sandwiches
Gorge Roubaix: Oregon's Spring Classic Bicycle...
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Portland Cracks Top Three in Healthiest Cities...
Thanks in large part to an abundance of urban parks, commuters walking, cycling or using public transportation, and a whole lot of farmers' markets, Portland slotted in as the third healthiest city according to the American Fitness Index.
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
Resources for First-Time Home Buyers
The Portland real estate market is booming. Learn about resources available for first-time home buyers. Get in on Portland real estate.
Portland Haunted Houses
Find out about the scariest haunted houses and other spooky attractions in Portland, OR.
New York Style Pizza in Northwest Portland
Escape from New York has been serving slices to Portlanders since 1983, and the pizzeria continues to do so with East-Coast flair at its Northwest 23rd location.
SE Portland Breakfast on Belmont
Get a delicious breakfast on SE Belmont Street in Portland, Oregon.
Portland Neighborhood – North Mississippi...
See what's happening on one of North Portland's most hoppin' streets.
Laurelhurst/28th + Burnside
A profile of one of the Portland's quickly flourishing eastside neighborhoods.
This isn't just a gym, it's a complete sports complex.
NW Portland Happy Hour - Pearl District
Get deals on eat and drinks in Portland's swanky Pearl District.
Portland Cocktail Bars
What's your favorite cocktail in the city? Here are some ideas for thirsty Portlanders.
Portland Oktoberfests
Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Portland, OR
Eastside Distillery Review
Eastside Distilling, a member of Distillery Row PDX, is among Portland's leaders in the city's micro-distillery movement. Increasingly more bars and restaurants are carrying local micro-distillery's offerings -- and based on the quality and prices, with good reason.
Third Annual TOAST International Craft Spirit...
Portland has had artisan distilleries for decades, but the scene has gained some serious momentum in the past several years. TOAST brings together many of the region's -- and the world's -- top craft distillers under one roof for tastings, chatting and merriment as attendees can support one of the city's coolest trends.
What are the best companies to work for in...
Find out which companies get the highest marks from employees.
Review: Ruby Jewel Ice Cream
Ruby Jewel uses gourmet, local ingredients to craft top-notch ice cream at affordable prices.

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