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Alexsandra’s guidebook

Alexsandra
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Membro dal 2013
Alexsandra

Alexsandra’s guidebook

Favorite Restaurants
Love the mussels - appetizer size is more than enough for a great dinner, and for me there are leftovers for lunch the next day.
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Gino's
8051 SE 13th Ave
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Love the mussels - appetizer size is more than enough for a great dinner, and for me there are leftovers for lunch the next day.
Basque food: Pinchos, tapas and entrees. Happy hour. Covered patio with fire pit and heaters for cool, damp days. Love this place!
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Bar Casa Vale
215 SE 9th Ave
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Basque food: Pinchos, tapas and entrees. Happy hour. Covered patio with fire pit and heaters for cool, damp days. Love this place!
Another Basque restaurant that can't be beat. Great wine selection - again a favorite.
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Urdaneta
3033 NE Alberta St
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Another Basque restaurant that can't be beat. Great wine selection - again a favorite.
Wine Wednesday- half price bottles. Plus decent food at a moderate price. There are several locations around Portland.
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Pastini
2027 Southeast Division Street
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Wine Wednesday- half price bottles. Plus decent food at a moderate price. There are several locations around Portland.
Peruvian food, Pisco Sours - great location in the Pearl. A bit noisy and worth the price.
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Andina
1314 NW Glisan St
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Peruvian food, Pisco Sours - great location in the Pearl. A bit noisy and worth the price.
Great place in the Pearl - nice happy hour.
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Bluehour Restaurant
250 Northwest 13th Avenue
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Great place in the Pearl - nice happy hour.
Love this place. There's a sweet fireplace, just room for two comfy chairs, so go early, wait for your chance and enjoy a cool and rainy winter day.
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Irving Street Kitchen
701 Northwest 13th Avenue
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Love this place. There's a sweet fireplace, just room for two comfy chairs, so go early, wait for your chance and enjoy a cool and rainy winter day.
Some of the most fabulous desserts you'll ever have. This is the original location, the best I think and a great covered patio for outdoor dining where I always feel like I'm in France or Italy.
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Papa Haydn
5829 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue
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Some of the most fabulous desserts you'll ever have. This is the original location, the best I think and a great covered patio for outdoor dining where I always feel like I'm in France or Italy.
Tapas, pinchos, and raciones. Busy, will probably have to wait. Opens at 5. A must have: the piquillo peppers - I love them.
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Toro Bravo
120 Northeast Russell Street
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Tapas, pinchos, and raciones. Busy, will probably have to wait. Opens at 5. A must have: the piquillo peppers - I love them.
Another great neighborhood restaurant, housed in a former mortuary, it has an excellent out door patio for the warm months.
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Relish
6637 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue
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Another great neighborhood restaurant, housed in a former mortuary, it has an excellent out door patio for the warm months.
World's first certified sustainable sushi restuarant! And it is delicious.
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Bamboo Sushi
310 Southeast 28th Avenue
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World's first certified sustainable sushi restuarant! And it is delicious.
Some of the best pizza, done by the same people as the bakery. Super good crust!
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Ken's Artisan Pizza
304 SE 28th Ave
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Some of the best pizza, done by the same people as the bakery. Super good crust!
Farmer's Markets
Wednesdays, May through October, 2:00 - 7:00 PM. Vegies, fruit, music, take-way food - a chance to live and shop like a local.
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Moreland Farmer's market
6894 SE 14th Ave
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Wednesdays, May through October, 2:00 - 7:00 PM. Vegies, fruit, music, take-way food - a chance to live and shop like a local.
Sunday Mornings til 2:00 pm, just a few minutes away on Hiway 99.
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Milwaukie Farmers Market
2000 SE Harrison St
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Sunday Mornings til 2:00 pm, just a few minutes away on Hiway 99.
The Park Blocks and PSU campus, Saturday mornings til about 3 pm. One of the biggest Markets in the area. Lots to see and do. Amazing food to purchase, and sit and eat on the lawn. Truly a must visit while in town.
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Portland Farmers Market
1831 SW Pedestrian Trail
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The Park Blocks and PSU campus, Saturday mornings til about 3 pm. One of the biggest Markets in the area. Lots to see and do. Amazing food to purchase, and sit and eat on the lawn. Truly a must visit while in town.
Wine Bars
Local hangout, I always see someone I know when I am there. Extensive list of wines for sale. Wine by the glass and beers on tap or by the bottle.
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The Portland Bottle Shop | Sandwiches, Wine & Beer
7960 Southeast 13th Avenue
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Local hangout, I always see someone I know when I am there. Extensive list of wines for sale. Wine by the glass and beers on tap or by the bottle.
Flights, tastings, super prices by the case. Very knowledgeable owner - get on his mailing list for great comments and deals. Bring your baguette and cheese and sit outside while you taste.
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Vino
137 Southeast 28th Avenue
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Flights, tastings, super prices by the case. Very knowledgeable owner - get on his mailing list for great comments and deals. Bring your baguette and cheese and sit outside while you taste.
Food Carts
I'm nuts for their red beans and rice.
Mumbo Gumbo PDX
6200 SE Milwaukie Ave
I'm nuts for their red beans and rice.
Get a cone, or take some home - they have lovely ice cream.
Hurry Back Ice Cream
Get a cone, or take some home - they have lovely ice cream.
Many choices for Mexican, Guatemalan, and other Latin inspired food.
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Portland Mercado
7238 Southeast Foster Road
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Many choices for Mexican, Guatemalan, and other Latin inspired food.
Grocery Stores and Bakeries,
Local chain with several locations. Bakery, deli, meats - lots of gluten free, dairy free products, and organic products.
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New Seasons Market
1214 Southeast Tacoma Street
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Local chain with several locations. Bakery, deli, meats - lots of gluten free, dairy free products, and organic products.
Great bakery, local chain, B corporation (gives back to the community). Try the Monkey rolls - I call them caramet, sticky buns. They're great!
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Grand Central Bakery
7987 Southeast 13th Avenue
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Great bakery, local chain, B corporation (gives back to the community). Try the Monkey rolls - I call them caramet, sticky buns. They're great!
Fabulous bread, served at some of the great Portland restaurants. Also serves sandwiches, yummy desserts. Definitely worth a trip to Northwest 21st Ave in Portland to get.
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Ken's Artisan Bakery
338 Northwest 21st Avenue
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Fabulous bread, served at some of the great Portland restaurants. Also serves sandwiches, yummy desserts. Definitely worth a trip to Northwest 21st Ave in Portland to get.
Garden Favorites
Peaceful, and beautiful. The only Japanese Garden in the US recognized by Japan as authentic.
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Portland Japanese Garden
611 Southwest Kingston Avenue
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Peaceful, and beautiful. The only Japanese Garden in the US recognized by Japan as authentic.
An authentic Ming Dynasty style garden, built by Suzhou artisans, that takes up an entire block of the city’s historic Chinatown district. Since the garden’s opening in 2000, its covered walkways, bridges, open colonnades, pavilions and richly planted landscape framing the Zither Lake have created an urban oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony.
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Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 Northwest Everett Street
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An authentic Ming Dynasty style garden, built by Suzhou artisans, that takes up an entire block of the city’s historic Chinatown district. Since the garden’s opening in 2000, its covered walkways, bridges, open colonnades, pavilions and richly planted landscape framing the Zither Lake have created an urban oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony.
Wonderful place to walk, the botanical garden is located in southeast Portland (SE28th and Bybee Blvd). The garden, covers 9.49 acres, is named for the numerous springs within the garden.
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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
5801 SE 28th Ave
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Wonderful place to walk, the botanical garden is located in southeast Portland (SE28th and Bybee Blvd). The garden, covers 9.49 acres, is named for the numerous springs within the garden.
Located in Washington Park, thousand of roses to enjoy. View of the city from one of the terraces.
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International Rose Test Garden
400 Southwest Kingston Avenue
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Located in Washington Park, thousand of roses to enjoy. View of the city from one of the terraces.
Neighborhoods
Quirky shops and restaurants, it's a great neighborhood for wandering. One of my favorites, Por Que No?, for tacos and other Mexican inspired food located there as well as on SE Hawthorne. Good Margaritas too.
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North Mississippi Avenue
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Quirky shops and restaurants, it's a great neighborhood for wandering. One of my favorites, Por Que No?, for tacos and other Mexican inspired food located there as well as on SE Hawthorne. Good Margaritas too.