Portlandneighborhood's Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend
First of all, to know Portland is to know that it is not a city. Portland is a culture. We may not always be on the same page, but together we're writing a really good story. Ultimately, it's a story about America, the way it used to be - before every corner block in every city offered the same three restaurants, before driving out of one town and into another became an indistinguishable experience, before the illusion of choice became mistaken for freedom.
But this ebook isn't a political manifesto. It's a celebration. It's an exaltation about the way in which Portlanders have banded together to rejoice in difference. In the process we couldn't help but set ourselves apart. The purpose of this ebook then is simply to share the ways in which the unique and special are manifested within Portland's distinct and inimitable neighborhoods, their businesses, and their people.
Rather than simply list and review establishments, however, we thought you might find yourself better able to navigate the plethora of options available in our fine burg of over four-score individually styled neighborhoods if we devised a pattern of approach. In other words, we've attempted to make Portland more mentally accessible, possible to wrap your mind around, by conceiving every chapter as representing a different hypothetical weekend, each with its own theme.