Is Your Favorite Portland Place in the ‘Local’s Guide to Portland’?
The Washington Post just published 'A Local's Guide to Portland', written by NH native Kate Gardner who moved to Portland in 2004.
She includes a place for every purpose in her list of the not-so-touristy hot spots. She's found a place for being in *or out* of the action, eating any meal of the day, relaxing or getting a little wild!
I learned a thing or two looking over this list, as Kate does a great job of characterizing spots I already knew of as exactly the genre they fit into.
If I were to write an Insider Guide I would include the Nickelodeon (especially $5 Tuesdays!), Flea for All, and Maps, my favorite underground, low-key bar that offers a menu full of different grilled cheese varieties.
What I love most about this city is the endless number of hidden finds of every variety. You can discover something new every day.
Is your favorite Portland place on the list? I hit up Arcadia at least once a week, having moved into an apartment on the same street.
Here's the list: What would you add to it?
The Old Port: The place to get in the action
The West End: The place to relax
Coffee ME Up: The place for breakfast
Local 188: The place for brunch
Sisters Gourmet Deli: The place for lunch
Bao Bao Dumpling House: Another lunch spot
The Highroller Lobster Co.: Lobster linner?
Roma Cafe: Dinner!
Arcadia National Bar: Dranks and games
The Portland Zoo: A laid-back night out
Arts District: The hip neighborhood to peruse
Industrial Way: The brewery spot!
Print: A Bookstore: You guessed it... a bookstore.
Back Cove Trail: The place to walk off all that food you just ate
Washington Avenue: The brewery and restaurant and shop stop
'Find' Vintage: All the perfectly-worn-in clothes you been dreaming of
What would you add to this list? Or would you rather keep your local knowledge local?