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Monthly Archives: June 2014

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True Portland: Urban Wineries

Wine Country Comes to Town

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Portland has an association of wineries happily producing wine in The City. An “urban winery” means crushing grapes and making wine right here —in Portland — from grapes grown all over the Pacific Northwest.

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The members of PDX Urban Wineries make a variety of different wines, not just Pinot Noir. Many of make wines from grapes like Syrah, Tempranillo, Pinot Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, among others, as well as unique red and white wine blends.

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Oregonian’s Top 40 Portland Restaurants for 2014

The best of the best whether you’re a first-time visitor
or a longtime resident

Listed alphabetically …

  • Apizza Scholls
  • Ava Gene’s
  • Aviary
  • Beast
  • Biwa
  • Bollywood Theater
  • Castagna
  • Cocotte
  • The Country Cat
  • Evoe
  • Firehouse
  • Grüner
  • Imperial
  • Ken’s Artisan Pizza
  • Laurelhurst Market
  • Le Pigeon
  • Levant
  • Lincoln
  • Little Bird
  • Mextiza

  • Nak Won
  • Navarre
  • Ned Ludd
  • Noisette
  • Nostrana
  • Olympic Provisions NW
  • Ox
  • Paley’s Place
  • Park Kitchen
  • Podnah’s Pit
  • Pok Pok
  • Ringside
  • Roe
  • Smallwares
  • St. Jack
  • Tanuki
  • Taste of Sichuan
  • Toro Bravo
  • The Woodsman
  • Tavern
  • Xico

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Roses in Bloom

 June is the month when Portland roses reach their peak


Photos taken at the Portland Rose Garden
by our guest and friend Dawn-Marie Lasley

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True Portland: Naked Bike Ride

Once a year thousands of Portlanders take to the streets in the buff

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 A “Naked Bike Ride”, what more needs to be said?
“Keep Portland Weird!”


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True Portland: Public Art at the Lloyd Center

Love is in the air!

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In surprising places all over Portland you find Public Art. This sculpture is just off Broadway in the walkway between Safeway and Newport Seafood Grill at the Lloyd Center. These Lovers always make me smile … especially in Spring time.


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