Beyond Portland: Things to do in Cannon Beach

With 232 miles populated by more than 50 state parks, recreation and scenic areas, there’s no place quite like the Oregon Coast. Located about 90 minutes from Portland, Cannon Beach feels more like Northern California than Washington, and is popular with locals and visitors alike. … Continue reading
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On business in Portland

The green accolades Portland amasses annually could fill a recycling centre. A first time business visitor might assume all this green focus means higher visitor costs, but MAX, the World-Class transit system, alternative meeting spaces, and an absence of state sales tax combine to keep … Continue reading
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The best Oregon wineries

The Willamette Valley has served as savoured destination since the first wagons rolled in from the Oregon Trail. Though Henderson Luelling first planted grapes here in 1847, his fellow pioneers never could have imagined that their homesteads would transform into one of North America’s premier … Continue reading
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Boutique abodes: Portland’s best hotels

“If you come, they will build it” has become the mantra in Portland, where a neighbourhood barely registers on the hipster scale before another scruffier, trendier set of streets takes its place. Independent hotels serve as indicator species for an area’s vitality. Check out the … Continue reading
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Central Eastside: A Neighbourhood Guide to Portland’s Artisan Quarter

Portland‘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 … Continue reading
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The Craft Beer Lover’s Portland Growler Tour

We might think the City of Roses, née City of Hops, would pride itself on offering more than one brewery for every week of the year (57 at last count). But this is Portland, where a mass of microbreweries has given way to the “hyper-microbrewery,” … Continue reading
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Portland Cycling: The Best City in America for Bicyclists

One need only unfurl a bike map of Portland to realize this is not your typical cycling city. Sure, the multi-use paths, greenways and shared roadways are highlighted, but so are the “˜difficult connections’ and “˜difficult intersections’, those frightening obstacles that elevate the focus of … Continue reading
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