My loft is on N. Williams Avenue in inner NE and walking distance(2-3 blocks) to Open Tandoor, Vendetta, Coco Donuts, Phillipe's Bakery, Hopworks Bar and much more. My place is between the Alberta district and Mississippi Ave. neighborhoods. Moda Center & Convention Center is approx. 2mi.
You will love my loft for the 18ft high ceiling, the open space urban loft feel, the modern minimalism decor, the recently updated kitchen, bathrooms, fireplace, and floors. My place is great for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.
The decor is a mix of Brooklyn sensibility, Mid-century modern , and Scandinavian simplicity.
The neighborhood is called N. Williams Ave. biking corridor. A preview of cool Portland is nearby, if you walk steps from my front door onto N. Williams head south, you will find many restaurants, bars, micro-brewery pubs, coffee shops, retail shops, hair salons, barre/yoga studios, and New Season gourmet grocery store.
Mississippi Ave. and Alberta Arts neighborhoods are nearby too.
I do have internet/wifi in the unit.
The 32in. Vizio tv has on air channels(no cable). The tv allows you to stream netflix, instant amazon etc.
In order to view online streaming, you need to download the vizio SmartCast app on your phone, tablet, etc. to enable smartv features. The tv also includes digital antenna.
Portland City permit no. 16-281712-000-00-HO
My personal recommendations on what to see and eat in Portland. This is a quick overview of the most popular spots closest to my loft. If you want, I have more suggestions for other neighborhoods farther away, just ask. The city is divided between east and west by the Willamette River and divided between north and south by Burnside St. The street names will notify you of this, for example, NE Wygant etc.
WHAT TO SEE
If this is your first time to Portland and want an incredible view and feel of the city, you need to see the view from the Pittock Mansion in the NW hills off W. Burnside St. You don't need to pay for a free view, just walk towards the back of the mansion, you will notice why this city is also called Bridge City, there are 12 major bridges. On a clear day, you will see our glaciers- Mt. Hood, Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Jefferson.
A short jump from Pittock is the Japanese Garden in Washington Park, nominal entrance fee but worth it for some zen and a little hike/stroll. During the summer, nearby is the famous Rose Garden, also in Washington Park, free to see and smell many varieties of roses.
If you want to see what is grown in Oregon, go to the city's biggest farmers market at Portland State University in downtown, open all year-round, every Saturday. You can also have cooked food and coffee here. Try the handcrafted, antibiotic free salumi at Olympia Provisions, one of my faves to sample.
For Art, the Portland Art museum in downtown has a permanent collection of Asian art. The only gallery I have been to and exhibits Pacific Northwest artists is Duplex Gallery for modern art, between old town and chinatown, check its website for its hours.
Forget Voodoo donuts unless you like processed donuts!
Go to Blue Star donuts on Mississippi Ave, it only uses natural ingredients and a french brioche for its dough, there are other locations including inside the airport, go early during the day, expect lines on the weekends and once they run out, they close for the day.
If you like unusual ice cream flavors, go to Salt and Straw on Alberta St., there are two other locations, expect long lines during warmer temperatures.
If you can make happy hour, you must go to Bamboo Sushi, the closest to my loft is on Alberta St. There are other locations too.
For dinner on N.Williams, Kayo Ramen, the shoyu ramen has the best broth I've had in pdx. I like Open Tandoor for Indian, Bollywood on Alberta St. too. Toro Bravo for tapas on NE Russell St.
If you like beer, Hopworks Bike Bar on N. Williams has 20 types of beer that they microbrew on tap. Nearby is Box Social for cocktails and across the street is TeSoAria, a wine bar and restaurant.
For lunch, go to Lardo on SW Washington in downtown or SE Hawthorne, it has the tastiest creative sandwiches including a double burger, you can also ask to make these into salads if you're on a starch-free diet.
I like Boke Bowl in SE Water ave or on NW 18th for Asian Fusion. Grassa for handmade pasta on NW Washington(downtown) or NW 23rd.
If you can make it to breakfast/brunch/lunch go to Milk Glass Market on NE Killingsworth not too far from loft.
We have a new food hall, Pine Street Market in downtown on SW 2nd Ave., It has several places to eat, coffee shop, and soft-serve ice cream. So far I have eaten at Pollo Bravo, Kure, wizbangbar, brass bar Barista.
Please check the websites for places I've mentioned to see their hours and if they're still open for business. Also check Yelp for reviews and other places to checkout.
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