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Boutique abodes: Portland’s best hotels

by CraiSBower June - last edited September

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From Benson’s French Second Empire threads to the original steel-framed Ace, here’s our bushel of Portland’s best hotels.

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A Neighbourhood Guide to Portland’s Artisan QuarterPortland’s heavy industrial zone serves as prime example of the transformation of America’s urban centres from train tracks and warehouses to streetcars and lofts. For travellers, these former “no go” environments have become the new must-see urban spaces, be they in Brooklyn, Kansas City, or PDX’s Central Eastside, aka The Artisan Quarter. Here’s a handy guide to Portland’s coolest district.

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The Craft Beer Lover's Portland Growler Tour

by CraiSBower June 2014 - last edited September

The Craft Beer Lover's Portland Growler Tour

Portland has lately launched more national trends than it has bridges. So grab your Portland growler and become an early tap adapter. 

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Portland: A Cyclist’s Guide to America’s #1 Biking City

One need only unfurl a bike map of Portland to realize this is not your typical cycling city. As with its European cycle-centric brethrens, Copenhagen and Amsterdam, the Portland cycling scene is the best way to capture the local spirit. Consistently listed as America’s friendliest cycling city, here's our guide to why you should get on your bike in Portland!

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The Best Backcountry Ski Lodges in Oregon

by CraiSBower February 2014 - last edited September

The Best Backcountry Ski Lodges in OregonSnowbound in the backcountry. The very thought of such isolation, an impassable road, snow covering up the windows, has spawned nightmares and horror stories. Today however, it seems like everybody in the Pacific Northwest craves a backcountry experience. 

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True Grit: A Beginner's Guide to Portland

by CraiSBower January 2014 - last edited September

True Grit | A Beginner's Guide to PortlandThe first general observation one makes about Portland is a pervasively cool grittiness. Seattle and (especially) Vancouver have doggedly scrubbed their “skid row” self-images, but Portland still takes great pride in its rougher edges, preferring to maintain its historical image as the ragged-cuffed logger.

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