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True Porltand: Hawthorne Fish House

A neighborhood place with a unique recipe

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Dana and Greg Boyce opened the Hawthorne Fish House (at SE 44th Avenue and Hawthorne) based on customer demand after the success of their Corbett Fish House in Southwest Portland.

Besides their Fish & Chips, we love their Calamari, Grilled Salmon and Caesar Salad with Salmon.

They use 100% rice bran oil — the tastiest of all the cooking oils — which is not hydrogenated and contains no trans-fats. They filter the oil twice a day to keep it clean.They simply bread the fish in brown rice flour, not a batter, so their Fish & Chips and Calamari are Gluten-Free.

The combination of clean, high-quality oil and a light dusting of rice flour creates a delicious and healthful serving of fish. This process actually seals and steams the fish. Done correctly, deep frying is a dry cooking technique that produces elegant, greaseless foods with crisp coatings and succulent interiors.

Link to the Hawthorne Fish House


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Ture Portland: Portland Ketchup

Does your city have its very own Kethcup?

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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.

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Aztec Willie’s Art Truck

Our local burrito shop has a very colorful delivery truck

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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.


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Spring has Sprung at the Lion and the Rose

Our flowering Magnolia is on the bloom

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Museums, zoo, biking — plenty to do in Portland

3 days in Portland from the Travel section of the Boston Globe

Portland sign with red-nosed deer. Photos by Torsten Kjellstrand/2011

“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” …

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True Portland: Plaza Clearers Helps the Unemployed

Plaza Cleaners on NW 21st has a very special offer

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Ture Portland: Kells Irish Pub Smoker

Portland’s surreal St. Patrick’s Day boxing match

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“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. …”

Read full article in the Oregonian


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March is Dining Month in Portland

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!


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Comphy Sheets from the Lion and the Rose

Special offer for Guests of the Lion and the Rose

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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.

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True Portland – Behind the Scenes at the Pittock Mansion

Our friend David gave us a special tour of the basement and attic

Today’s Electric Panel

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Original Electric Panel

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Original Furnace (Saw Dust & Coal)

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 A Central Vacuum System in 1915 (who knew?)

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