Walking Portland

Walking Portland Author Becky Ohlsen
ISBN-10 9780899976822
Year 2013-03-10
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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From a massive urban forest to the tiniest brewpub, Portland offers a huge variety of entertainments within a surprisingly compact area. Organic coffeeshops line the streets at the foot of an extinct volcano, and independent bookstores nestle up against food-cart pods. Already famous for its great beer, the city has become a center for serious dining on a reasonable budget. And thanks to years of progressive urban planning, Portland's layout makes it a walker's nirvana. In Walking Portland, devoted local Becky Ohlsen guides you through the Rose City's many charms, from idyllic waterfront fountains to the more obscure and out-of-the-way pockets of cool. On each walk, you'll discover hidden gardens, historic landmarks, award-winning restaurants, old-school taverns, oddball shops, and edgy warehouse galleries in some of the Northwest's most exciting neighborhoods. You'll cross bridges and graveyards, wander a Smithsonian-honored boulevard, see experiments in urban renewal (some inspiring, some dubious) and be regaled with stories of the city's colorful past. Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll full of shopping and snacks or a vigorous trek over tree-covered hillsides, grab this book, step outside and . . . walk Portland.

Portland City Walks

Portland City Walks Author Laura O. Foster
ISBN-10 1604691573
Year 2008-10-14
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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From the inspired creator of the beloved Portland Hill Walks comes a rich collection of twenty eye-opening walks exploring the backstreets and back stories of the neighborhoods of Portland and five nearby towns. Laura Foster's new walking routes are easy to follow, self-guided, and accessible by public transportation. They also include plenty of snacks and offbeat treasures along the way. From Goose Hollow to Garden Home, Laurelhurst to Lake Oswego, Forest Grove to Vancouver, walks range in length from 2 to 6 miles, with alternate loops for flexibility. Want to explore architecture and engineering? Walks include a centuries-old farmhouse nestled in a city neighborhood and a track made from 20,000 Nike athletic shoes. Interested in the stories of historic Portland businesses? Walks include fun facts about Captain John Couch, William Lair Hill, Fred Meyer, Guy Carr, and Michael Powell. Portland City Walks lets readers peel back the layers of history as they walk the stories of a city's neighborhoods and experience its joys as never before.

An Architectural Guidebook to Portland

An Architectural Guidebook to Portland Author Bart King
ISBN-10 0870711911
Year 2007
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher
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Portland strikes a unique balance between the rich architectural traditions of the past and the cutting-edge creative developments of modern architecture. Within a small downtown area can be found 19th-century cast-iron-front buildings, skyscrapers, old brick warehouses, a landmark 1890 train station, historic bridges, and a distinguished assortment of museum, government, and retail buildings. Its civic planning, historic preservation, and overall attractiveness make Portland a place that natives revel in and visitors admire. Written for both layperson and professional, An Architectural Guidebook to Portland is filled with history and photos that demonstrate why this city is one of the most admired in the nation. The Guidebook's first edition was praised for its readability and usefulness as a reference book. It has now been revised and updated to reflect Portland's explosive growth in the 21st century. New features include an added focus on the development of "green buildings" and sustainable design in Portland, a chapter on downtown bridges, expanded coverage of the city's vibrant neighborhoods, and a glossary of architectural terms. With over 250 entries that tell the stories behind Portland's celebrated cityscape, this comprehensive guide is an indispensable resource for visitors and Portlanders alike.

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
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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!

Walking Portland Oregon

Walking Portland  Oregon Author Sybilla Avery Cook
ISBN-10 9780762794119
Year 2013-04-02
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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It includes step-by-step descriptions and detailed maps of 22 excursions--from half-mile strolls to more rigorous four mile jaunts.

Portland Hill Walks

Portland Hill Walks Author Laura O. Foster
ISBN-10 9781604695380
Year 2013-03-26
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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Portland Hill Walks features twenty-four miniature adventures stocked with stunning views, hidden stairways, leafy byways, urban forests, and places to sit, eat, and soak in the local scene. The revised and updated edition offers five new walks in addition to the well-loved classics, with new contemporary and historical photos and easier-to-follow directions. Whether you feel like meandering through old streetcar neighborhoods or climbing a lava dome, there is a hill walk for every mood. New walks take you up to Willamette Stone State Park, across the St. Johns Bridge, down to the South Waterfront (with a ride on the aerial tram), along a stream in Gresham, and up Mounts Talbert and Scott. Portland is a walking city, and Portland Hill Walks will inspire you to enjoy it to its fullest!

Portlandness

Portlandness Author David Banis
ISBN-10 9781632170002
Year 2015-10
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Sasquatch Books
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In 150 infographic maps of Portland, Oregon, two leading geographers explore unexpected topics like city chickens, wild coyote encounters, food-truck trends, and coffee culture.

City of Weird

City of Weird Author Gigi Little
ISBN-10 9781942436249
Year 2016-10-11
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Forest Avenue Press
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City of Weird conjures what we fear: death, darkness, ghosts. Hungry sea monsters and alien slime molds. Blood drinkers and game show hosts. Set in Portland, Oregon, these thirty stories blend imagination, literary writing, and pop culture into a cohesive weirdness that honors the city’s personality, its bookstores and bridges and solo volcano, as well as the tradition of sci-fi pulp magazines. Including such authors as Rene Denfeld, Justin Hocking, Leni Zumas, and Kevin Sampsell, editor Gigi Little has curated a collection that is quirky, chilling, often profound—and always perfectly weird.

Frommer s Portland Day by Day

Frommer s Portland Day by Day Author Donald Olson
ISBN-10 1628873000
Year 2016-08-16
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Frommermedia
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Packed with color photos, this bestselling guide offers dozens of itineraries that show you how to see the best of "Stumptown" in a short time with bulleted maps that lead the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of thematic and neighborhood tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor information, "Frommer's Portland day by day" is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip. Inside this book you'll find: - Full color throughout with scores of photos and dozens of maps - Sample one- to three-day itineraries that include Portland with Kids, Rainy Day Portland, Offbeat Portland, and more - A thorough discussion of side trips to the Willamette Valley (Portland wine country), Mount Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, the Hood River, and the Oregon Coast - Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants, and attractions--all to clue readers in on great finds and values - Exact pricing so there s never any guessing - A tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet, as well as bulleted maps throughout."

Insiders Guide to Portland Oregon

Insiders  Guide   to Portland  Oregon Author Rachel Dresbeck
ISBN-10 9781493028221
Year 2017-03-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Insiders' Guide to Portland, Oregon is a beautiful full-color guide and the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals to this ever-growing city. Written by a local (and true insider), Insiders' Guide to Portland, Oregon offers a personal and practical perspective of this location that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their hometown.

Portland Oregon Chef s Table

Portland  Oregon Chef s Table Author Laurie Wolf
ISBN-10 9780762787111
Year 2012-07-17
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Celebrating Portland's best restaurants and eateries with recipes and photograph, Portland, Oregon Chef's Table profiles signature “at home” recipes from over 40 legendary dining establishments. A keepsake cookbook for tourists and locals alike, the book is a celebration of Portland's farm-to-table way of life.

Out about with Kids Portland

Out   about with Kids Portland Author Nelle Nix
ISBN-10 1570615950
Year 2009
Pages 269
Language en
Publisher
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For parents traveling to Portland or residents looking for new things to do, this indispensable guide features hundreds of opportunities the whole family can enjoy. The emphasis here is on activities that are fun as well as of cultural and educational interest. From neighborhoods, outdoor parks, and indoor playgrounds to museums, children's theaters, and sports arenas, this guide has it all. Also included are family-friendly restaurants, complete with tips on which host birthday parties. This revised edition contains maps to the city and downtown, a guide to free activities for kids, and fully updated information on individual neighborhoods.

Brew to Bikes

Brew to Bikes Author Charles Heying
ISBN-10 1932010327
Year 2010
Pages 337
Language en
Publisher
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From transportation to restoration, zines to greens, and yes, microbreweries to custom-made bikes, Portland's local industries form a strong artisan economy. Brew to Bikes takes an insightful and intellectual look at these urban businesses.

Frommer s Portable Portland

Frommer s Portable Portland Author Karl Samson
ISBN-10 0470537701
Year 2010-04-26
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Frommers
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An ultra-portable and concise guide to a city known for its friendly vibe and its rich culture. Our author, a longtime resident ofOregon, knows Portland inside and out, from its famous gardens to the newest microbreweries. He regularly visits all the city's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget. In the spirit of Portland's affinity with its breathtaking location, our author covers the wide variety of outdoor activiities available both within city limits and further afield. You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of Portland's ever-growing dining scene; a detailed walking tour; accurate neighborhood maps; advice on planning a successful family vacation; and side trips to the Columbia Gorge, the Oregon Coast, and Mount St. Helens.