How to visit, enjoy, explore—and understand—Portland.

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Seattleites Guide to PDX

The Most Portlandy Hotel Rooms in Portland

Yes, you can even sleep in a caravan.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 02/01/2014
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Seattleites Guide to PDX

Portland v. Seattle: Stuff Seattleites Envy...and Stuff We Don't

We'll pump our own gas, thanks anyway.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 02/01/2014
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Seattleites Guide to PDX

Portland v. Seattle: A Tale of Two Food Towns

Our reputations may be neck and neck, but size matters.

  • By Cassie Sawyer
  • Published 02/01/2014
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Seattleites Guide to PDX

Fact-Checking Portland Stereotypes

Do they really put a bird on it? Yep—check out any boutique in town. But what about the other things Portlandia taught us? And how does it compare to the Emerald City?

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 02/01/2014
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Seattleites Guide to PDX

Portland v. Seattle: An Architectural Tale of Emeralds and Roses

When it comes to architecture, the contrast couldn’t be more plain: The Emerald City likes the shiny new gems; Portland likes perennials.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 02/01/2014
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Seattleites Guide to PDX

Portland Checklist: Top 10 Restaurants

We asked Portland Monthly restaurant critic Karen Brooks for her top restaurant recommendations for PDX visitors. Her advice? Leave downtown behind and head to the city's Southeast neighborhoods.

  • Published 02/01/2014
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Seattleites Guide to PDX

Portland Checklist: 10 Things to Do in Portland Parks

Hike, bike, and commune with nature in Portland's lush parklands.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 02/01/2014
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Seattleites Guide to PDX

Portland Checklist: Top 10 Sights in Portland

The Rose City's can't miss destinations, plus: the city's nicknames explained.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 02/01/2014
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Seattleites Guide to PDX

Portland v. Seattle: Team Rivalries

Each city cares about the other for more sincere reasons than you might expect from rivals.

  • By Jason Notte
  • Published 02/01/2014
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Seattleites Guide to PDX

Instagrammable Portland

Where to find Portland's iconic signs, views, and artworks.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 02/01/2014