Articles by Lia Del Priore

Summer in Portland Voted #1 by Travel & Leisure Magazine!

Summer in Portland Voted #1 by Travel & Leisure Magazine! July 1, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Yes, it’s true, Portland was voted the #1 vacation spot by Travel and Leisure Magazine!  Travel and Leisure Magazine has been a reputable vacation resource for many years, but only recently have they begun polling favorite summer spots.  This year, Portland has won the Best Summer Vacation Spot...

A Night of Off-Beat Belly Dancing

A Night of Off-Beat Belly Dancing June 24, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Words fail to do justice to the Off-Beat Belly Dancing show at the Blue Monk.  Located in the heart of Southeast Portland, the Blue Monk is always a fantastic spot for happy hour drinks, deliciously fresh meals, and a hopping atmosphere.  But this is upstairs.  Downstairs, deep in the basement and...

A Day on the Shore

A Day on the Shore June 24, 2010 | What's New | Read More
If you grew up the 90’s, you’re probably familiar with a little ol’ movie called The Goonies.  Made in 1985, the Goonies was about a group of teenage boys from Astoria, Oregon, who embark on an adventure to find the buried treasure of the pirate One-Eyed Willy.  A classic coming-of-age-story,...

The Naked Bike Ride: Dare to Bare in Portland!

The Naked Bike Ride: Dare to Bare in Portland! June 18, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Ever wanted to participate in the World-Wide Naked Bike Ride?  Well in Portland, you can!  Join us at 10:00pm tomorrow night in Southeast Portland.  Bring a bike, shed your clothes, don some fantastic knee socks, and bare all as you bike across Portland!  Don’t worry if you’re a little...

Portland Chow Under $5

Portland Chow Under $5 June 17, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Just because you’re expecting great food doesn’t mean you need to spend big bucks.  Regardless of what section of Portland you find yourself in, cheap Mexican food abounds.  If you’re new to the Portland chow, don’t miss El Grillo; with burritos starting at $4.25.  El Grillo...

Where to Watch World Cup Soccer in Portland

Where to Watch World Cup Soccer in Portland May 28, 2010 | What's New | Read More
*Attribution to BrandSouthAfrica For those unfamiliar with the world of competitive soccer (me until a few hours ago), the World Cup is currently set to be played in South Africa.  It is officially the first World Cup ever to be held in Africa.  There are 32 teams total competing for the title, and...

The Portland B&B Scene: It’s All Coming Up Roses

The Portland B&B Scene: It’s All Coming Up Roses May 23, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Ever wanted to stay in a quaint bed and breakfast during your travels?  Portland has many of these beautiful old homes to make your own during the duration of your stay.  Close to Downtown and Portland’s light rail, the Lion and the Rose is a great stay for those who want a beautiful hotel but...

A Night of Dancing in Portland

A Night of Dancing in Portland May 16, 2010 | What's New | Read More
*attribution to Inger Klekacz Ahh…. the Crystal Ballroom… owned by the McMenamin’s brothers, this local venue is happening after hours spot for all Portlanders.  It’s here that you’ll find great entertainers, concerts, and dance parties. *attribution to PhotoJG . . The...

Snazzy Accommodations Abound

Snazzy Accommodations Abound May 16, 2010 | What's New | Read More
*attribution to GaryL The historic Hotel Vintage Plaza is an accommodation unlike any other.  Built in 1894, this historic hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Portland.  *attribution to memsphere Since the hotel is centrally located, you can easily hoof it to the Pearl District, Nob Hill, and...

The Portland Saturday Market

The Portland Saturday Market May 6, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Portland’s lively Saturday Market has so much to gander at you’ll be surprised how the time flies.  A local secret: The Saturday Market is open both Saturday and Sunday.  Start out in the morning at Cafe Umbria, a fantastic local coffee spot, serving literally the best cappuccino...