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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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The Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Portland

Courtesy of the Peggy Hoag Group and the Portland Business Journal

#1 Lake Oswego 97034

$644,726 Average Sales Price

#2 Nob Hill 97210

$559,548 Average Sales Price

#3 Irvington/Grant Park 97212

$525,417 Average Sales Price

#4 Sylvan/Bridlemile 97221

$524,698 Average Sales Price

#5 Portland Heights/Downtown 97201

$484,632 Average Sales Price

#6 Goose Hollow 97205

$481,524 Average Sales Price

#7 SW Hills 97239

$481,524 Average Sales Price

#8 Pearl District 97209

$433,625 Average Sales Price

#9 West Linn 97068

$430,509 Average Sales Price

#10 Forest Heights 97229

$429,395 Average Sales Price

#11 Ladds Addition/Hawthorne 97214

$427,494 Average Sales Price

#12 Raleigh Hills 97225

$420,459 Average Sales Price

#13 Forest Park 97231

$410,299 Average Sales Price

#14 Laurelhurst 97232

$408,233 Average Sales Price

#15 Lake Oswego 97035

$392,114 Average Sales Price

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Looking for Great Tea

Some of Portland’s Best Tea Houses According to Yelp


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Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants

  • 724 NE 22nd Ave.

Townshend’s Division Street Teahouse

  • 3531 SE Division St.

The Hazel Room

  • 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

The Tao of Tea

  • 3430 SE Belmont St.

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True Portland: Hannah – The Pet Society

Pet Parenthood. Redefined.

One monthly fee covers it all:

– Pet Purchase

– Food & Supplies

– All Veterinary Care

– Training & Ongoing Support

Link to the Hannah Pet Society
 Link to Hannah FAQ


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Did you enjoy our robes?

Lion and the Rose now offers its Micro Plush Robe

MPR3000 121k

Lounge in Luxury …

Guests love our Chadsworth & Haig Robes. Soft and silky, lilghtweight micro fiber on the outside. Plush minx on the inside for cozy comfort.

  • 7 beautiful colors.
  • Classic shawl collar.
  • Double needle stitching.
  • Satin piping.
  • Pleated pockets.
  • Dries quickly when you wash.



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From Wine Spectator

Portland Restaurants with the Best Wine List


 ***   Click here to see who has the best wine lists in Portland   ***


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Fifty Licks (Ice Cream & Sorbet)

All the world is not “Salt & Straw”


Fifty Licks
2021 SE Clinton Street
Portland, OR 97202

Current Ice Cream Flavors …

  • Candied Yam with Toasted Marshmallow Swirl
  • Butternut Squash with Spiced Apple Swirl
  • Buttermilk Blood Orange Creamsicle
  • Stumptown Coffee
  • Jasmine Rice with Fragrant Pandan Leaf
  • Cherry Bourbon
  • Toasted Milk
  • Caramelized Apple
  • Tahitian Vanilla
  • Jasmine Tea with Apricot

Don’t panic, the cones are deliciously gluten-free!


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Portland Comicon 2013

2 of our Trekie guests have photo op with William Shatner

Beam us up Scottie …

Guests with William Shatner

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Cool Nature and Wildlife Tours

Check out volcano Lands Nature Tours and Workshops

 Learn more about Volcano Lands Nature Tours and Workshops

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Yelp – Portland’s Top Bites 2013

What’s hot in food according to Yelp

2013 was a heck of a year. Our soccer team shamed Seattle, the Blazers came in like a wrecking ball, and the restaurant scene exploded like a shaken PBR. So your friends at the Weekly Yelp decided to poll Yelpers for the best things they put in their mouth over this past year. Behold Yelpers’ top Portland picks for 2013!

weekly yelp

Salt & Straw (Alberta Arts) The fantastic flavors from Salt & Straw got more votes than any other PDX bite. Stephanie A confirms: “there’s clearly nothing missing from this ice cream. Every flavor is thoughtfully crafted and balanced to perfection. Surely there’s a flavor you’ll love and it’s well worth the visit.”

Tasty ‘N’ Alder (West End – Downtown) The Korean Fried Chicken scored mad Yelp love, but many dishes are in the mix of mentions. Michelle H gets mesmerized by “plate after plate of delicious food.” No matter what you order you’ll be “seriously satiated on all fronts. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect.”

Shut Up and Eat (Eastmoreland) Yelpers love the Broad Street Bomber, which James D H declares is a “must have. This sandwich is a monster. Fresh baguette filled with beef, peppers, onions, and cheese. Glad I’m a big boy. This sandwich is a monster. Mm-mm. Gotta stop writing. Must destroy sandwich!”

Grassa (West End – Downtown) While Yelpers are split on what to order here, Peerantath C would probably say it doesn’t matter. He’s “had just about everything on the menu, and has been satisfied, if not extremely pleased with each of the experiences.” And that hand-made pasta? “Perfectly al dente.”