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Hempstalk boasts 'better vibe,' but still faces controversy in downtown Portland

There's a feeling of deja vu at this year's Hempstalk. Portland's original cannabis festival is back at Waterfront Park, after another year of …

The Portland, Oregon, Farmers Market: Your Source For Hyper-Local Treats and Souvenirs

The Portland Farmers Market on the grassy campus of Portland State University is one of the largest and best greenmarkets in the country, running …

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Cronuts, cloth filters and coffee shops: a taste of what we like this week at Cook

Dominique Ansel is as close as it gets to a rockstar in the pastry world. The Cronut – his insanely popular croissant-doughnut mashup – was one of Time’s 25 best inventions of 2013. People still queue for it outside his New York bakery. There have been live reports from the Cronut queue, advice on …

How to Shower in a Coffee Shop in Portland

<i>by Matthew J.X. Malady</i><p>Portland coffee shop: “You can shower in our bathroom but don’t use Herbal Essences.” @meaghano help<p>— Mike Dang (@reportermike) …

Shop the Portland Flea Like a Pro

Some of Portland, Oregon’s best shopping for vintage clothes, jewelry, and home goods is at the Portland Flea, held at the Union/Pine event space in …

Top 10 food carts in Portland - Ruby

The genesis of the food cart phenomenon in Portland was unexceptional. A few street corner hot dog carts that grew into randomly placed burrito and …

At These 11 Strip Clubs in Portland, OR, the Food Is Actually Pretty Good

Portland, OR, has more strip clubs per capita than Tampa or Vegas. The most surprising thing? You can actually eat pretty well at some of them!<p>It was 7:30 a.m. and I was munching on steak and eggs when I heard a voice purr, “Whatcha doin’?” A curly-haired woman wearing only a plaid skirt was …

Move Over, Voodoo: Blue Star Is Portland's New Doughnut King

While Voodoo Doughnut may be the best-known purveyor of the holey treat in Portland, a relative newcomer is starting to achieve doughnut dominance. Meet Blue Star Donuts.<p>Portland has attracted food tourists for several years now, and when word got out about this bacon-maple bar you just had to try, …

Why Portland Might Be America's Best City to Eat Out in

Portland, Oregon has slowly become a capital for everything from coffee to produce to wine and now restaurants. With a fiercely loyal community of chefs and a legion of fans across the country, more and more people are starting to discover that Portland is a true dining destination.<p><b>For more food,</b> …

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Gluttony at Portland’s food trucks

STANDING AT THE corner of 9th and Alder in the core of the downtown district, I was completely overwhelmed with the number of food carts.<p>There were …

Peet's Buys Stumptown Coffee; Every Important Portland Cocktail Bar, Mapped

<i>PORTLAND</i> <i>—</i> When word got out that <b>Peet's Coffee & Tea</b> would buy Portland's beloved <b>Stumptown Coffee</b>, people were divided: Some were shocked, while others said the TSG investment firm's 2011 acquisition of Stumptown Coffee had already transformed the company. Now it's confirmed.<p><i>PORTLAND</i> <i>—</i> The Portland …

Serial killer sent to death row 3 times faces 4th sentencing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three times Dayton Leroy Rogers has been sentenced to death, and three times his sentence has been overturned.<p>Rogers, one of …

Police ID Human Remains as Wanted Fugitive

PORTLAND, Oregon — On Tuesday October 13, 2015, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives learned that remains found in December 2014 in rural …

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56 Homeless People Died On Portland's Streets In 2014

A study out of Multnomah County finds that 56 homeless people died in Portland last year.<p>The county started counting homeless deaths in 2011. Since …

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12 reasons why living in Washington is better than living in Oregon

<i>Sunday update: Although the Huskies lost to the Ducks on Saturday, it is believed that the premise of the following post remains viable,</i> …

Portland police investigate fatal shooting downtown

<b>UPDATE:</b> Police identify man shot and killed outside Dante's in downtown Portland<p>Portland police are investigating a fatal shooting near Southwest …

The 16 coolest new businesses in Portland

From a boutique where everything's free to a startup that powers drones and a custom piñata shop, we rounded up 16 of the coolest new businesses in Portland, Oregon, focusing on those that opened in the last five years or so.<p>Scroll down to check them out.

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10 Reasons Portland Is The Coolest City In America

Earlier this month I finally checked Portland off my travel bucket list only to discover that I want to check it off again and again. This city is effortlessly fascinating and everything from the gritty street art to the farm to table culinary scene tops the charts. If you're from Portland you …

Top 3 Healthy Restaurants in Portland, OR

Here are some of our favorite healthy restaurants in Portland's sea of great food.<p>In F&W's survey of America's Favorite Food Cities, you chose …

Why Portland Is Building a Multi-Modal Bridge That Bans Cars

The first of its kind in the U.S., the Tilikum Crossing will reflect the city's enduring transit culture.<p>PORTLAND, Oregon—It's an early-summer morning at the construction site for Portland's first new bridge in a generation, the Tilikum Crossing, and Dan Blocher is feeling good about its progress. …

My Street Grocery: Amelia Pape Puts Fresh Food on Wheels in Portland

Fresh fruits and vegetables actually don't necessarily cost more than burgers, fries and sodas.<p>My Street Grocery from Dark Rye on Vimeo.<p>Eating well is often a privilege reserved for people who can "afford" it, with the working class getting placed into a fast-food funnel. The only produce they can …

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25 Inspiring Tiny Homes for Portland Residents Who Earn $15,000 or Less

The tiny home revolution has reached Portland, Oregon, as the city nears approval for a massive new tiny house community. The project, which is …

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Whitecaps shut out in critical game against Portland Timbers

In one of the most important games of the season, the Vancouver Whitecaps suffered one of their worst Major League Soccer losses.<p>The Portland Timbers took advantage of several Vancouver defensive blunders to rout the Whitecaps 3-0 Saturday night and leap-frog over Vancouver into the final playoff …

A Foodie Guide To Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon, is possibly the most sustainable city in America. Farm-to-table isn't a trend, it's a given. Carbon neutral and energy-efficient building models aren't trends, they're the norm.Artisans work together instead of cut-throat competing in order to create interesting products and a …

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How Portland Lives With, Not Against, Its Rats

The city's local, artisanal pest-control efforts have helped keep diseases in check.<p>To understand the rats around you, look in the mirror. Every human society determines how rats live among them. Portland, Oregon, made choices early in its history that have resulted in a more benign relationship …