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Winding Pathway Offers Unforgettable Journey Through Portugal’s Stunning Natural Landscape

The Paiva Walkways hug the banks of the Paiva River in Arouca, Portugal, offering world-class views of some of the country's stunning natural scenery. The 8-km (about 5-mile) stretch of infrastructure provides a unique opportunity for visitors to experience the breathtaking landscapes, waterfalls, …

Escape Plan: a Wine Lover's Tour of Portugal

<b>When the haze</b> of summer heat subsides and the swell of tourists follows suit, Portugal becomes poised for exploration in the early autumn.<p>Lisbon …

Art Therapy Jobs | Masters Degree in Counseling and Art Therapy

<b>Southwestern College</b> offers a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy/Counseling, allowing our graduates to be licensed both as Art Therapists and Counselors …

Unmasking the agony: Combat troops turn to art therapy

The skull’s left corner is gone, leaving a jagged, diagonal edge drenched in red. The eyes are black and frantic. All of it resembles the Iraqi man who, in his final minute alive, stared up at Maj. Jeff Hall.<p>For five years, that face tortured Hall, once a sharp Army leader later shoved to his own …

Art therapy hits the WEB: Internet app uses masterpieces to improve your mood - whether you're stressed, anxious or angry

• Users select categories based on what they are worried about including politics, love and work<br>• They then choose the most relevant sentence that …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Hangover Helper: Corncakes and Honey Pie at Sweedeedee in Portland, OR

The food scene in Portland, Oregon, often feels split between two objectives: one-upping the status quo with dishes you don't often find here, and reinforcing an obsession with comfort food. At Sweedeedee, a newish brunch spot in North Portland that entered my radar when Michael Russell of the</i> …

Why Hospitals in Portland Are Banning Early Births

<i>Induced labor and c-sections are all the rage among patients and doctors alike. They're also more expensive and dangerous than the alternative.</i><p>Were health outcomes improving, the extra expenditure would be worthwhile. But needless cesarean sections are actually harming women and babies alike. …

The top 10 bike-friendly cities in America: Yes, Portland coasts to the top of the list

Well, I guess the stereotypes of Portland are true. (At least as they relate to the city’s famous bike culture).<p>According to a new ranking from …

This Portland House Perches on a Pedestal Among the Trees

Over in Portland, Ore., the well-treed land of indie bliss and Pacific Northwest architectural gems, sits this contemporary "treehouse" for grownups, a swoopy residence ensconced in the forest canopy. To compensate for the plot's steep pitch, architect <b>Robert Harvey Oshatz</b> built the …

Top 10 restaurants in Portland, Oregon

Le Pigeon<p>In Portland's Lower Burnside you can hop from brewpub to strip club to wine bar to gallery to live music venue to Le Pigeon – one of …

Top 10 cultural hotspots in Portland, Oregon

Laurelhurst Theater<p>Laurelhurst Theater is a piece of Portland's history, and unmatched in its wide selection of contemporary, indie and art house …

Top 10 live music venues in Portland, Oregon

Mississippi Studios<p>Mississippi Studios used to be a Baptist church, and if you have ears, or very recently had ears, the expertly designed acoustics …

Top 10 roadside attractions from Portland to San Francisco

The drive along the Pacific coast from Portland to San Francisco offers vistas of towering trees and, well, more towering trees. Nature has gone a …

Seattle and Portland: best blogs for travellers

<b>PORTLAND</b><p>If you don't fancy what's on the menu at a street food cart in Portland, just turn the corner: there's bound be another one waiting, ready to …

Delightful Desserts Cap a Meaty Meal at Ox, Portland

<b>Ox</b> in Portland is getting well-deserved acclaim for its grilled meats, seafood, and roasted vegetables. You may have heard people talking about the Asado Argentino sampler plate, which provides a nice introduction of grilled short ribs, house chorizo and morcilla sausages, skirt steak, sweetbreads, …

A local's view of Portland - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/jun/06/portland-usa-in-pictures<p>720<p>Portland, Oregon, is one of the quirkiest and most forward-thinking …

Hungry in Portland? Pull up to a food truck

It's a wonder anyone ever cooks at home in Portland, Ore., what with the hundreds of food carts putting down roots in parking lots and vacant spaces across the city.<p>"It's hard to, you don't need to," says Bo Kwon, founder of the popular Koi Fusion (koifusionpdx.com), which early on brought Korean …

Sugar Rush: Animal Truffles at Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe, Portland

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>One lesson I quickly learned during my three day trip to Portland is that it pays to make note of a few places where you can duck out of the drizzle. When you've already had your fill of coffee and it's too early for a beer,</b> …

Sugar Rush: Jasmine Buttermilk Tart at Revel, Seattle

We recently asked Laura Pyles, pastry chef at Revel in Seattle, to share her favorite desserts in the city. But as she was recently crowned The People's Best New Pastry Chef for the West Region by <i>Food & Wine</i> magazine, we'd be remiss to overlook her own creations.<p>Revel's dessert menu changes …

Seattle Oddities and Unusual Attractions

01 of 12<p>Archie McPhee is the most novel of novelty shops you’ll likely ever find - and certainly the queen of novelty shops in Seattle - filled with …

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Amazon proposes a colossal biospherelike Seattle campus

The latest fad for tech companies' new office buildings seems to involve making them as far-out and avant-garde as possible. And Amazon is the newest firm to jump on that train.<p>The e-commerce giant and gadget maker unveiled a slew of new drawings (PDF) on Tuesday that reveal a series of colossal, …

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Images: Amazon.com wants to build a massive biosphere in Seattle (perfect for workers and mature trees)

Amazon.com is charting a new course for one of its proposed downtown Seattle office buildings, unveiling new drawings this week which show a massive …

Amazon Proposing Biospheres For Downtown Seattle Project

Amazon Biospheres<p>Someone at Amazon (or their architect, NBBJ) has been watching a lot of Pauly Shore movies. How else do you explain plans for their upcoming campus that include <b>"a massive spherical greenhouse-like structure capable of housing multiple forms of plant life as well as mature</i> …

Twitter road trips USA: send us travel tips for Seattle, Portland and San Francisco

Next Monday (27 May), the Guardian will begin the second of its <b>road trips in America</b>, pitching up in a part of the country without any plans, …

Top 10 restaurants and cafes in Seattle

The Walrus and the Carpenter<p>Seattle is nearly surrounded by water, and there's no better place to sample the region's wealth of seafood than the …

Top 10 budget hotels and hostels in Seattle

Hotel Deca<p>The Deca opened as the Edmond Meany Hotel in 1931 as part of a national exhibition of art deco architecture. A $2m renovation in 2007 …

Top 10 live music venues in Seattle

The Showbox at The Market<p>Located just across the street from the picture-perfect Pike Place Market, the Showbox at the Market is a Seattle legend. It …