Portland, OR

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See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters. In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces resembled cathedrals. They lured moviegoers with polished-marble foyers, ceilings glowing with tiny s...
See our slideshow of The Hottest Hotel Rooftop Bars. Take an outdoor rooftop pavilion, add a sleek, see-and-be-seen bar, a sparkling pool, and stellar views for miles, and you’ve got the makings of one perfectly fabulous night. Nothing quite say...
intoxicating retreat Les Sources de Caudalie takes its cue from the hills of Bordeaux. The 29-room hotel, which opened in July, is a spirited homage to France's finest harvest, with grapevines adorning the lobby and "vinotherapy" treatments in the...
To get a sense of the vaunted "livability" of Portland, Oregon, you can visit the city's west side, with its flourishing downtown and leafy Park Blocks, its lovely Rose Garden and festive Saturday Market. But while Portlanders use the west side, t...
Until recently, the Portland, Oregon, neighborhood of Lower Burnside was best known as an after-hours hangout for unsavory types. In the past few months, however, the strip—concentrated between Northeast Grand Avenue and Sandy Boulevard—has been b...
In a 1940 American Magazine article entitled "Camps of Crime," FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover waged something of a war against motels, which he labeled "a new home of crime in America, a new home of disease, bribery, corruption, crookedness, rape, w...
I haven't thought seriously about becoming a zookeeper since I was, perhaps, six. But when I was recently given the opportunity to trade in my regular job—which ranges from writing books and articles to, when the going gets tough, selling things o...
See our slideshow of the Best New Green Hotels. As concern for the environment grows, travelers are increasingly looking for ways to lessen their carbon footprint without having to rough it à la Swiss Family Robinson. With that in mind, Travel +...
"You begin an Outward Bound course the day you sign up." -- Sandy Kobrock, Outward Bound instructor Signed up for OB's Rogue River trip today. Reviewed brochures, medical forms, etc. Interested to learn that six to eight weeks of preconditionin...
A swallow flutters about the rafters of the Oregon Zoo band shell and out over a vast green meadow as Thomas M. Lauderdale—the pianist and artistic director of Pink Martini, everyone's favorite postmodern cocktail-lounge orchestra—strolls through ...