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2529 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, USA
There is no shortage of good Italian food in Portland. Crossing the line into "great" territory tends to involve innovation and localization, sometimes to the detriment of the cuisine. Chef Enzo Lanzadoro is a Southern Italy native who has...
701 SW 6th Ave #196, Portland, OR 97204, USA
When my partner and I visit a city, we love to study the public transportation. We lived in Asia for a few years, and we learned the value of understanding the subways, buses, and the trains. We loved the light rail in Portland! I highly recommend...
1155 SW Morrison St #102, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Doughnuts are to Portland what coffee is to David Lynch, both essential fuel and calling card. While there are many pretenders to the title of the city’s best doughnuts—Voodoo Doughnuts certainly sells the most Instagrammable food...
1889 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201, USA
Portland's food cart scene is obscene. There are so many "pods"—small to large groups of carts at a single location—it's impossible to keep track of what's located where. That's the kind of obscenity any community would love to have out in the...
3971 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97212, USA
Box Social is about as close as you'll ever get to a classic speakeasy—small, nondescript, curtains drawn, and upon arrival you'll wonder if you need a secret password to enter. Deemed Portland's premiere drinking parlor, the Box is all about...
1639 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209, USA
We have so much great food in Portland, innovation is no longer just about creating exceptional tastes and using the highest quality ingredients. When Scott Dolich's NW tavern concept, Bent Brick, unleashed chef Will Preisch in the kitchen, PDX...
1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, USA
If you are looking for locally-sourced Pacific Northwest cuisine in a beautiful room, then look no further than Castagna. Order off the menu or try the 10-course tasting menu for a sampling of all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Everything...
807 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Mingo has been a stalwart in Italian cuisine here in Portland for decades. Small, intimate, homey, it's like my grandmother's kitchen growing up. But grandma didn't have the level of sophistication the chefs at Mingo bring to the table every...
2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212, USA
What was I thinking, accepting an invitation to dine with carnivore friends at Ox? OK, I'm more a vegetarian with a perchance for bacon and anything that swims. All my dining pals would judge the meat portions. Verdict? This Argentinean/PDX fusion...
1012 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Before leaving for Portland, I spent some time looking into the best vegetarian restaurants in the city. Habibi was recommended repeatedly so two friends and I (a vegetarian, a vegan, and a carnivore) had lunch there on a lovely Saturday...
1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Chef Vitaly Paley is one of the best chefs in town. I recommend his restaurant in the NW 23rd area to all of my out-of-town friends. Great intimate dining room and not-to-miss desserts. Check them out on Wine Wednesdays for a special treat.
310 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA
Northwest 23rd offers an array of fine dining and casual fare for the PDX food scene. Bamboo Sushi is a transplant from the Eastside and is a bustling sushi bar destined to grow more outlets. The fish and philosophy drive the menu at Bamboo, and...
22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA
Best doughnuts ever! Really. The cultish doughnut shop in the city of Portland is a must-eat. It's really gained some fame over the past few years since appearing on TV, so expect a 25-50 minute wait. And make sure to bring others so that you can...
923 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Right around the corner from Powell's Bookstore and Sizzle Pie, the vibe here is fantastic. The walls are kind of spartan, there’s a record player in the corner, and you can roam on free Internet to your heart’s content. These guys definitely know...
240 N Broadway #129, Portland, OR 97227, USA
When traveling, I love to spend Saturday morning at the farmers market. There's no better way to meet the locals and get to know the town culture. What produce do they love? What coffee do they sip? What's the overall mood? One of the best...
639 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Before I went to Portland I had never heard of a "food cart" before. I quickly learned that it's one of the biggest tourist attractions! All over the downtown area you can find clusters of food carts with options available for all diets (including...
36 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA
Right beside Voodoo Doughnuts, this modern, sleek restaurant has some really kick-ass pizza. We had the Margharita. It was simple but so right. The crust was perfect—thin but not too thin (this is also how I like my men). The cheese was gooey and,...
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
The Portland Art Museum has been a fixture of the Rose City for longer than you’d expect—it’s the oldest art museum on the West Coast, opened in 1892. The current location, on the South Park Blocks, debuted in 1932 with a design...
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
This is where everyone stops to smell the roses in the Rose City. Celebrating its centennial in 2017, the International Rose Test Garden is the nation’s oldest continually operating rose test garden (where varieties are evaluated for...
410 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
I'm a big fan of happy hours. This was my first time visiting Bastas Trattoria, and I will be a repeat customer when I'm back in Portland. Food and wine were all very tasty. Don't let the outside of the building fool you. Go inside.
Palace Embankment, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
Built in the mid-18th century by Peter the Great's daughter Empress Elizabeth, the Winter Palace was the principal residence of Russia's czars. It has also been the home of the Hermitage collection since 1764. From an initial purchase by Catherine...
Garden St, 7, Pushkin, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 196601
Pushkin, a charming suburb of St. Petersburg, is home to the Tsarskoe Selo estate where two of the czars’ most famous and fabulous palaces can be found. The Catherine Palace is named after Peter the Great’s wife (not his more famous...
Fontanka river embankment, 21, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191023
Jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé’s most famous works were exquisite Easter eggs, enameled and decorated with pearls and gems. The Russian czars and St. Petersburg’s elite were fond of giving them as gifts. For decades after the Revolution, however,...
St Isaac's Square, 4, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
St. Petersburg’s fascinating and conflicted history is evident in St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the fourth-largest cathedral in the world. Its design in 1818 by a French architect proved controversial, with a formal neoclassical plan and no onion domes...
Nevsky avenue, 53, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191025
The grand boulevard Nevksy Prospekt is St. Petersburg’s main thoroughfare, intended by Peter the Great to be the beginning of a road linking the city to Moscow and Novgorod. It is still St. Petersburg’s principal shopping and entertainment...
Vosstaniya Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Vosstaniya Square, one of St. Petersburg’s main squares and transport hubs, lies on Nevsky Prospect. Its name translates as “uprising,” as it was the site of many demonstrations of the Russian Revolution in 1917. Most of the buildings surrounding...
St Petersburg, Russia, 197046
This is where St. Petersburg began. After Peter the Great conquered the region from Sweden, his first priority was to build a fortress. The fortress was never used to defend the city, though it did serve as an infamous prison under the czars....
embankment river Moyka, 94, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
On the banks of the Moika River, the Yusupov Palace is one of two pre–Revolutionary palaces owned by the same immensely wealthy and important family. The Yusupov Palace is perhaps most famous as the site of the murder of the "mad monk" Rasputin,...
St Petersburg, Russia, 198096
Some of St. Petersburg’s most stunning sights are deep underground. The city’s metro system dates from the 1950s, and with its ornate decoration, crystal chandeliers and extravagant use of marble, it was intended as a showpiece for the Soviets....
Nevsky prospekt, Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa, 1/7, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
Touted as the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the city, L’Europe is an elegant, old-world classic with a glittering Art Nouveau interior and caviar bar. But it’s also fun: Friday is Tchaikovsky Night with a ballet performance, and jazz...
Nevsky avenue, 15, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
Taleon maintains an impeccably elegant mood. Located in a dazzling 19th-century palace, the restaurant offers Russian and international cuisine perfectly complemented by an extensive wine and brandy selection. Taleon is a more formal destination...
Ulitsa Vosstaniya, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191014
Named after one of the founders' grandmothers, Stolle is a local chain of pierogi (pie) shops, but each feels like a one-of-a-kind bakery. Cozy interiors are filled with the aroma of baking pies, both sweet and savory, or hearty, as they like to...
Bol'shaya Morskaya Ulitsa, 39, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
A favorite of local elites, Davidov is a comfortable yet elegant restaurant that transforms traditional European and Russian dishes into exquisite cuisine. Like the food, tradition is updated with a keen eye toward design and presentation, and the...
Kazanskaya Ulitsa, 3А, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
The menu for Terrassa offers a multitude of great dishes—American, Italian, French and Asian cuisine and French desserts—but the restaurant's most distinctive feature is its location at the top of the city center’s tallest building. Kazan...
Nevsky avenue, 153, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 193167
What began as a small fashion boutique has now grown to three floors of shopping, offering over 50 of the world’s top designers. Babochka still retains the feeling of a boutique, with most brand showrooms separated into smaller, elegant...
Nevsky avenue, 35, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
A historic department store and arcade, the Bolshoy Gostiny Dvor is a prime example of St. Petersburg’s 18th-century neoclassical design, as well as the Russian tradition of featuring a primary department store (Gostiny Dvor) in each major city....
Dumskaya Ulitsa, 4, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191011
This arcade houses a great combination of local and international shops, such as arts-and-crafts vendors and an Apple Store. But it’s the Soviet-era memorabilia that charm both locals and visitors who go looking for small busts of Lenin and...
Sadovaya St, 13, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191011
Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, this majestic canal city dubbed the Venice of the North was the imperial capital for 200 years and remains Russia’s artistic center. This is where Fabergé eggs were bejeweled, Russian classical ballet moves...
St Petersburg, Russia, 197341
Locals call it the ‘Udelka’, and everyone refers to it as one of the largest flea markets in the world. It’s an amazing array of goods, the selection of antiques and Soviet-era collectibles can seem overwhelming, and bargaining is necessary. Go...
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