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Sense Of Place: Portland - Map Points

RESTAURANTS

  • Broder
    Site: broderpdx.com
    Map:2508 Southeast Clinton Street
    Description: Peter Bro pays homage to his Scandinavian heritage with smoked trout hash and golden, airy aebleskiver (small pancakes).
    Recommended By: The World Cafe staff
    Media: Video
  • Bunk Sandwiches
    Site: bunksandwiches.com
    Map: 621 Southeast Morrison Street
    Description: Bunk Sandwiches is owned and operated by good friends and sandwich aficionados, Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood.
    Recommended By: Jimi Biron (booker for McMenamins Crystal Ballroom)
    Media: Video
  • Clyde Common
    Site: clydecommon.com
    Map: 1014 Southwest Stark Street
    Description: An European style tavern serving delicious food and drinks in a casual and energizing space. Clyde Common was a 2012 nominee for a James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program.
    Recommended By: Colin Meloy
    Media: Photo
  • Dots Cafe
    Site: dotscafepdx.com
    Map: 2521 Southeast Clinton Street
    Description: A one-of-a-kind Portland icon where you can enjoy rotating art, junk food and a frosty PBR!
    Recommended By: Jimi Biron (booker for McMenamins Crystal Ballroom)
    Media: Video
  • Le Pigeon
    Site: lepigeon.com
    Map: 738 East Burnside Street
    Description: Serves French-inspired food, and a selection of exciting wines in a cozy dining room. Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon (and Little Bird) Won the 2011 James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year Award.
    Recommended By: Colin Meloy
    Media: Photo
  • Little Bird
    Site: littlebirdbistro.com
    Map: 219 SW 6th Avenue
    Description: Order a lavish, multi-course meal, a juicy burger or a signature cocktail concocted using French liquors. Gabriel Rucker of Little Bird (and Le Pigeon) Won the 2011 James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year Award.
    Recommended By: Colin Meloy
    Media: Photo
  • Olympic Provisions
    Site: olympicprovisions.com
    Map: 107 Southeast Washington Street
    Description: American Charcuterie using local, high-quality ingredients for grocery stores, restaurants and wine bars around the region.
    Recommended By: Colin Meloy
    Media: Photo
  • Picklopolis
    Site: picklopolis.com
    Map: 6320 SW Capitol Highway
    Description: David Barber's pickles include naturally fermented garlic dill pickles as well as vinegar-brined orange and fennel flavored beets.
    Media: Photo
  • Pok Pok
    Site: pokpokpdx.com
    Map: 3226 Southeast Division Street
    Description: Serving fiery noodles, sweet pork wonders, and charcoal-blasted game hens that send taste buds soaring.
    Recommended By: Tucker Martine
    Media: Photo
  • Portland Farmers Market
    Site: portlandfarmersmarket.org
    Map: SW Park Ave & SW Montgomery Street
    Description: Provides a direct connection to over 250 vendors including farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat, seafood and cheese makers.
    Recommended By: Colin Meloy
    Media: Video
  • Ruby Jewel Scoops
    Site: rubyjewel.net
    Map: 3713 North Mississippi Avenue
    Description: Handmade Ice Cream Sandwiches using only the freshest, all-natural, local ingredients.
    Recommended By: WXPN’s Kim Junod
    Media: Photo
  • Voodoo Donuts
    Site: voodoodoughnut.com
    Map: 22 Southwest 3rd Avenue
    Description: Hand made Donuts come in all shapes and sizes and full of surprises.
    Media: Video

Venues

  • Bagdad Theater
    (McMenamins)

    Site: mcmenamins.com
    Map: 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Boulevard
    Description: Mediterranean/neon persona and daily films have made it an icon of Portland's vibrant Hawthorne District.
    Media: Video
  • Crystal Ballroom
    (McMenamins)

    Site: mcmenamins.com
    Map: 1332 W. Burnside Street
    Description: Any evening at the historic Crystal Ballroom is literally a multi-tiered experience.
    Recommended By: Colin Meloy, Jennifer Ransdel (co-owner of Dot's Cafe), and Terry Currier (owner of Music Millennium)
    Media: Video
  • The Doug Fir
    Site: dougfirlounge.com
    Map: 830 East Burnside Street
    Description: A swank yet comfortable, the interior of the club draws on 50's modenism, with generous original woodwork, one of a kind glass design and a full range menu
    Recommended By: Tucker Martine, Members of Typhoon, Terry Currier (owner of Music Millennium), and Jennifer Ransdel (co-owner of Dot's Cafe)
    Media: Video
  • Edgefield
    (McMenamins)

    Site: mcmenamins.com
    Map: 2126 S.W. Halsey Street
    Description: Built as the county poor farm in 1911, now carefully restored with cozy interiors, gardens, great food, drink and live entertainment.
    Recommended By: Tucker Martine
    Media: Photo
  • The Kennedy School
    (McMenamins)

    Site: mcmenamins.com
    Map: 5736 N.E. 33rd Avenue
    Description: Here you can have a pint in a classroom, enjoy an aged whiskey and a cigar in detention, enjoy a movie in the old auditorium.
    Recommended By: Tucker Martine
    Media: Video
  • Mississippi Studios
    Site: mississippistudios.com
    Map: 3939 North Mississippi Avenue
    Description: This studios prides itself on offering the best sound in an intimate concert setting and also operates ‘BarBar’ a cocktail and burger lounge.
    Recommended By: Tucker Martine, Kyle Morton (of the band Typhoon- he also works there)
    Media: Video
  • Roseland Theater
    Site: roselandpdx.com
    Map: 8 Northwest 6th Avenue
    Description: Acts such as Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Miles Davis, Jerry Garcia, and Prince have graced the Roseland stage.
    Recommended By: Colin Meloy, and Terry Currier (owner of Music Millennium)
    Media: Video

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