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?

02/01/2014 Edited by Allison Williams

Northwest Travel

Seattleites Guide to PDX

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

02/01/2014 Edited by Allison Williams

The Dark Side

Paint it Black: Northwest Designers in NYC's Bunch Magazine

Looking for twee Portlandians and the wooly urban woodsmen archetype? Not here. This is a different side of style from Seattle, Portland, and B.C.

12/27/2013 By Laura Cassidy Photography by Elizabeth Rudge

Northwest Travel Dispatch

Winter 2013 Travel News

What’s happening where, from Canada to Oregon to the end of the road.

12/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Extra Fizz

Extra Fizz: Bike Lane Opponents for Murray; Last Night's Mayoral Debate; and Clark Against Loo Deal

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED.Extra fizz: The mayor's race, density, and the loo debate.

10/01/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Main Attraction

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring mistakes, developers, fundraisers, totals, and polls.

09/24/2013 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Tuesday Jolt: McGinn and McKibben, McGinn and Loos

The day's winners and losers.

05/28/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

Unusual Experiences

Portland Hotel Invites Guests to Jog with the Staff

You have to be in pretty decent shape to complain about turndown service while running.

05/09/2013 By Allison Williams


You Now Need a Passport to Visit Portland

But it's not because Portlandia is actually a foreign country. (It's because they have some cool freebies to give you.)

01/30/2013 By Allison Williams

Critic's Notebook

It’s Only Monday, But I’ve Got Your Friday Plans

Restaurant critic extraordinaire Karen Brooks reads from her smart new book about the Portland restaurant scene, 'The Mighty Gastropolis,' at Book Larder. You’re welcome.

01/14/2013 By Kathryn Robinson


Culinary Smackdown

All right, once and for all: Does Portland or Seattle have the better dining scene? For goodness sake don’t ask Karen Brooks.

12/19/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

'The Mighty Gastropolis: Portland'

The book you’ve been looking to get for the Northwest food connoisseurs on your list? Comes out next week. Here’s why you’ll like it.

12/03/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

Genetically modified food, a national critic bags on Seattle, and Hot Pockets.

11/08/2012 By Seattle Met Staff


Slide Show: Inside the Ace Hotels

Hip design, photo booths, swimming pools, and turntables: Inside the stylish world of the Ace Hotels.



A Guide to Northwest Travel Classics

We broke down the region’s most popular destinations into a quick-reference guide—where to go, where to stay, and when to pack your bags.

09/19/2012 By Allison Williams

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Socialism, Taxes, and Transit

Our daily roundup.

08/28/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Road Trips

BoltBus Brings Dollar Fares to Seattle

Can you spare a buck to visit Portland?

05/01/2012 By Allison Williams

City Hall

Portland Beats Seattle on Street Food. But Why?

Street food: Seattle vs. Portland edition.

03/20/2012 By Josh Feit

Cultural Travel

Portland Goes Rothko

Visit Rose City for a modern-art bonanza.

02/17/2012 By Allison Williams

On Other Blogs

Portland Police Make Changes After DOJ Smacks Seattle

Portland police, also facing DOJ investigation, make changes after feds clobber SPD.

01/04/2012 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee