Author Archives: Steve Unger
Does your city have its very own Kethcup?
While savoring the Parmesan Sprinkled Calamari and Housemade Onion rings with friends at the patio of the Hawthorne Fish House, I couldn’t help but notice the ketchup bottle. Portland’s very own ketchup. Really?
The ketchup is served at restaurants around The City and you can enjoy the ketchup (and yellow mustard) at home by ordering online in 6 and 12 packs, or a 2.5 gallon container (for true ketchup fanatics).
So move over Voo Doo donuts, Portland Ketchup is here.
Our local burrito shop has a very colorful delivery truck
Just a block away from the Lion and the Rose, Aztec Willie’s serves up burritos, tacos and salsa dancing. When their delivery truck was attacked with graffiti, in the spirit of “True Portland” it became an “Art Truck” — a through back to the 1960’s.
3 days in Portland from the Travel section of the Boston Globe
“This city of charming neighborhoods reflects the values of its hip young residents, especially its thriving community of active, outdoorsy, progressive families. It has more than 370 miles of bike paths and lanes, an easy-to-use light rail and streetcar system, preserved historic buildings and ones constructed from reclaimed materials, and a close connection to its green spaces and to all things quirky and weird.”
“Portland has 200 parks within city limits, including Mill Ends Park, which Guinness Records proclaimed the world’s smallest dedicated park at 24 inches in diameter (Forest Park ranks as the city’s largest at 5,156 acres).”
“Everything from the science museum to brewpubs to independently owned shops caters to kids, offering special play areas and nooks for little ones. And whether your children are tots or teens, you will find plenty to do.”
“Here are some of our top picks” …
Portland’s surreal St. Patrick’s Day boxing match
“Cheers, shouts and billows of cigar smoke wafted through the warm streets of Portland Friday night. They all came from Kells, one of the city’s premier Irish pubs, but even if you stood in front if their ornate downtown building you might not know what exactly was going on. …”
3-Course Meals for $29
In addition to being a great time to eat your way around the city, a donation is made to the Oregon Food Bank with each online reservation made using the link to the left. Plus, spin the Wheel of Deliciousness on Downtown Portland’s Facebook page for help choosing a restaurant and enter to win dinner for a year!
Special offer for Guests of the Lion and the Rose
Guests who purchase a set of Comphy Sheets during their stay or in the 30 days after their stay, will receive a Gift Coupon for 50% off a future 1-night stay at the Lion and the Rose.
Our friend David gave us a special tour of the basement and attic
Today’s Electric Panel
Original Electric Panel
Original Furnace (Saw Dust & Coal)
A Central Vacuum System in 1915 (who knew?)
Courtesy of the Peggy Hoag Group and the Portland Business Journal
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