This is Portland

This is Portland Author Alexander Barrett
ISBN-10 9781621065203
Year 2014-11-29
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Microcosm Publishing

This is Portland is a first-hand look at a city that people can't seem to stop talking about. It's a guidebook of sorts, but not to restaurants and sightseeing. Instead, Alexander Barrett is your friendly guide to the quirky characters and atmosphere of Portland, Oregon and how fun, beautiful, and ridiculous it can be. With its approachable, often hilarious tone, this book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about bikes, beards, beers, rain, and everything else important about the city you've heard you should like.

Portland Noir

Portland Noir Author Kevin Sampsell
ISBN-10 9781933354798
Year 2009
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Akashic Books

From the Downtown streets littered with strip clubs and gutter punks to the north side where gentrification and old school hip-hop collide, Portland, Oregon is a place that seems straight out of a David Lynch movie. It's a city full of police controversies, hippie artist houses and overzealous liberals, where even its fiction blurs with its bizarre realities.

Moon Portland

Moon Portland Author Hollyanna McCollom
ISBN-10 9781631212796
Year 2016-05-10
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

Longtime resident Oregonian Hollyanna McCollom covers the best of the Portland area—including the Cultural District, the Alphabet District, and Alberta Street. McCollom provides a variety of travel strategies, such as The Best of Portland, Pint-sized P-Town, and Rainy Day Portland. McCollom covers the most popular sights: Ankeny Square, Skidmore Fountain, Union Station, and the Alberta Art Walk. Complete with expert tips on the best dining, as well as the best bars and nightclubs, Moon Portland gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Insiders Guide to Portland Oregon 7th

Insiders  Guide   to Portland  Oregon  7th Author Rachel Dresbeck
ISBN-10 9780762774777
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. Portland, Oregon Savor outdoor adventure, culture, and everyday civility. Linger in parks, neighborhoods, bookstores, cafes, and pubs. Smell the roses in America’s most livable city. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities


ISBN-10 9781259081354
Year 2009
Pages 962
Language en
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill Education

This revised edition follows provisions of IS 456:2000 as well as related current codes and the advanced development that have taken place in the field of Reinforced Concrete Design. Written for students and engineers, this book lays great emphasis on conceptual clarity through state-of-the art coverage of all required topics.

The Portland Edge

The Portland Edge Author Connie Ozawa
ISBN-10 1559636955
Year 2004-10-05
Pages 321
Language en
Publisher Island Press

Annotation Portland, Oregon, is often cited as one of the most livable cities in the United States and a model for "smart growth". Leading urban scholars who have lived in and studied the region present a balanced look at Portland today, explaining current conditions in the context of the people and institutions that have been instrumental in shaping it.

Secret Portland Oregon

Secret Portland  Oregon Author Ann Carroll Burgess
ISBN-10 9781550225860
Year 2003
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher ECW Press

"This intimate pocket-sized guide to the City of Roses features quirky eccentricities known only to locals, such as the weather machine in Pioneer Courthouse Square, the International Rose Test Garden, and the only three-door elevator west of the Mississippi. Also included are details about a bookstore that occupies an entire city block, bus routes, and sites for science fiction aficionados."


Portland Author John Moon
ISBN-10 0738565172
Year 2009
Pages 95
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing

With a population of 65,000, Portland is a small but very cosmopolitan city situated on the southern coast of Maine at Casco Bay, and it offers something to residents and visitors alike. Architecturally, the Portland seen today is predominantly a 19th-century city, built in the days of its greatest prosperity as a seaport and railroad center.

Greater Portland

Greater Portland Author Carl Abbott
ISBN-10 9780812204148
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001 It has been called one of the nation's most livable regions, ranked among the best managed cities in America, hailed as a top spot to work, and favored as a great place to do business, enjoy the arts, pursue outdoor recreation, and make one's home. Indeed, years of cooperative urban planning between developers and those interested in ecology and habitability have transformed Portland from a provincial western city into an exemplary American metropolis. Its thriving downtown, its strong neighborhoods, and its pioneering efforts at local management have brought a steady procession of journalists, scholars, and civic leaders to investigate the "Portland style" that values dialogue and consensus, treats politics as a civic duty, and assumes that it is possible to work toward public good. Probing behind the press clippings, acclaimed urban historian Carl Abbott examines the character of contemporary Portland—its people, politics, and public life—and the region's history and geography in order to discover how Portland has achieved its reputation as one of the most progressive and livable cities in the United States and to determine whether typical pressures of urban growth are pushing Portland back toward the national norm. In Greater Portland, Abbott argues that the city cannot be understood without reference to its place. Its rivers, hills, and broader regional setting have shaped the economy and the cityscape. Portlanders are Oregonians, Northwesteners, Cascadians; they value their city as much for where it is as for what it is, and this powerful sense of place nurtures a distinctive civic culture. Tracing the ways in which Portlanders have talked and thought about their city, Abbott reveals the tensions between their diverse visions of the future and plans for development. Most citizens of Portland desire a balance between continuity and change, one that supports urban progress but actively monitors its effects on the region's expansive green space and on the community's culture. This strong civic participation in city planning and politics is what gives greater Portland its unique character, a positive setting for class integration, neighborhood revitalization, and civic values. The result, Abbott confirms, is a region whose unique initiatives remain a model of American urban planning.

Biking Portland

Biking Portland Author Owen Wozniak
ISBN-10 9781594856532
Year 2012-08-14
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Mountaineers Books

CLICK HERE to download an easy, a medium and a difficult ride free from Biking Portland * Quick-reference tables help you find the ride best suited to your fitness level and interests * Turn-by-turn riding directions provided As anyone who's ever rolled two wheels into the City of Roses knows, biking is an undeniable part of Portland's identity. Biking Portland: 55 Rides from the Willamette Valley to Vancouver, offers routes from downtown Portland along the river, into the greenways of the Tualatin basin, through the Clackamas countryside, and across the Columbia to destinations like Cedar Creek and Cape Horn. Features include a detailed map for each Portland bicycle ride, 75 photographs, a keying of each ride by “type” -- residential, urban, rural, non-motorized -- and public transit directions to the start of all 55 routes in addition to standard driving directions. Each cycling route features turn-by-turn descriptions, mileage logs, photos, maps, and elevation profiles, while sidebars throughout the guide showcase Portland's rich biking heritage with fascinating anecdotes. Rides range across skill levels with a balance between easy, moderate, and strenuous--here you’ll find routes for families, Portland newcomers, and seasoned Oregon road warriors.

Walking Portland Oregon

Walking Portland  Oregon Author Sybilla Avery Cook
ISBN-10 9780762794119
Year 2013-04-02
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

It includes step-by-step descriptions and detailed maps of 22 excursions--from half-mile strolls to more rigorous four mile jaunts.

Cheap Bastard s Guide to Portland Oregon

Cheap Bastard s   Guide to Portland  Oregon Author Rachel Dresbeck
ISBN-10 9780762775781
Year 2011-11-22
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

Cheap Bastard's Guide to Portland, OR details endless free and inexpensive opportunities available in The City of Roses from theater, concerts, and museums to wine tastings, yoga classes, haircuts, and massages––for native and visiting cheapskates alike. Written in a fun, humorous tone, this unique guide offers sound advice on how to live the good life on the cheap!

Creating Portland

Creating Portland Author Joseph A. Conforti
ISBN-10 158465449X
Year 2007-08
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher UPNE

The only comprehensive study of Portland s history, culture, and people."

Peaceful Places Portland

Peaceful Places  Portland Author Paul Gerald
ISBN-10 9780897329385
Year 2012-11-06
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Menasha Ridge Press

Everybody knows about Portland’s food scene, its outdoor recreation, its bike lanes, beer pubs, and coffee shops. Whether you call it Stumptown or Bridgetown — or even PDX — Portland has been mocked as the city where young people go to retire. But seemingly every weekend there’s a festival, organized bike ride, political march, or something else clamoring for participation. In short, Portland is a happening town. Seeking out the places or times when the crowds will be elsewhere, Paul Gerald give travelers the essence of what each place is about — what makes it peaceful or inviting. But he does not stint on also giving readers all the detailed info they need to get there at the crowd-free time. The theme that carries throughout the book is a simple one: Portland is a great city, but it’s still a city, and sometimes folks just need a break.

Best Bike Rides Portland Oregon

Best Bike Rides Portland  Oregon Author Lizann Dunegan
ISBN-10 9781493014262
Year 2016-09-15
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

Written for cyclists of all stripes, Best Bike Rides books offer a diverse array of scenic tours in and around some of America's largest urban destinations. Road rides, rail rides, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures. Each book features 35 to 40 rides with color photos, maps, point-by-point miles and directions, and GPS coordinates of starting and finishing points.