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Akâdi brings the Ivory Coast to Portland

Spices from scratch, sauces from scratch, slow-cooked goat and whole-fried tilapia: Akâdi, which means “tasty” in Bambara (a Mali-originated language), is a restaurant in Portland’s Albina district that lives up to its name by serving homemade West African food from chef-owner Fatou Ouattara’s native Bouaké, Ivory Coast. Ouattara, who immigrated to the U.S. to attend […]

Community / August 5, 2021

Comfort Food at a Gastro-Bistro

Looking for date night dining on a budget in Portland for meat-lovers? Or maybe a great comfort food brunch? Green gravy for Saint Patrick’s Day? And and and….?  We recommend the Leaky Roof for meat lovers (but if there’s a vegan onboard, you might look elsewhere). The hometown vibe and cheerful faces make the Leaky […]

Brunch Spots / May 28, 2021

Finding Love at Oaks Park

So where to find love in Portland? Start with a perfect date! Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood has hosted everything from roller derby events to competitive beer miles to holiday festivals. Along the way, the 114-year-old park has helped more than a few Portlanders find love. Why? Their new showstopper is the over-the-top thrill ride […]

History / May 21, 2021

Meet the Duo Behind a Podcast That’ll Move You — Or At Least Try

Can you imagine a Portland with more bikes and public transit on the road than cars? Because it might not be far away. As things stand now, roughly half of Portlanders commute to work alone by car, while 33 percent walk, bike, carpool, or ride public transit to work. (The remaining 17% work remotely, carpool, […]

Changemakers / May 13, 2021

Meet the Man Behind the @Portland Instagram

Marcus Harvey is a Portland-born, Nike-loving, Oregon Duck alum with his own apparel brand that celebrates Portland pride. “I loved the Blazers and Timbers, but the logos weren’t ‘Portland’ enough for me,” Marcus said, “so I just came up with Portland Gear.” He also created the @Portland Instagram handle, which now has over 375,000 followers. […]

People / April 20, 2021

Best peruvian food in Portland

From Peru to Portland: Authentic Peruvian Cuisine

Authentic Peruvian Cuisine in Portland Andina’s will re-open soon, but in response to Covid, they are still serving up great Peruvian fare in their new patio concept restaurant 👉  Chicha As a more playful spinoff from Andina, Chicha explores the traditional street foods of Lima and Callao (Peru’s historic port city). From classics such as basted […]

Dinner Spots / March 19, 2021

The Circus Project

Join the circus—without leaving town

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The Pearl District THE PLACE: The Circus Project began as a training company to help youth experiencing homelessness, but it now offers classes to both beginners and future pros. Plus, it’s a proud partner of Cirque Du Soleil.  Located inside a converted warehouse in the Pearl, the Circus Project spearheads “The Voice Project,“,a […]

Health + Fitness / March 13, 2021

Cookie Dough Cafe

Go Ahead: Eat This Raw Cookie Dough, Portland

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The Pearl District WHAT IS BETTER? Oreos or Cookie Dough? Or you can’t decide? Well, you don’t have to decide. THE PLACE: Remember sneaking cookie dough batter from the mixing bowl as a kid? Or maybe… more recently? Now there’s a spot where you dig into dough guilt-free. The Cookie Dough Cafe, became […]

Dessert Spots / March 6, 2021

PSU Students Convert Any Car to Carbon-Free

Portland State University students Blake Turner and Sean Krivonogoff have a plan to make driving emissions-free, and it doesn’t involve equipping the whole world with Teslas. “Instead, their big idea is to convert existing cars from gas guzzlers to green machines that run on hydrogen — a switch that would cost a fraction of buying […]

Environment / February 28, 2021

Swift and Union Pork Chops

Swift and Union Pays Homage to ‘Cow Town’ Kenton

Portland is considered one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the U.S., but once upon a time, the area now known as Kenton was actually a company town built around meat. Today, the legacy of the Union Meat Company — which was purchased by Swift and Company in 1906 — lives on at a popular […]

Drink / February 1, 2021