Portland city guide. By Summer Allison Gibson, a Californian lifestyle blogger who nowmakes her home in theOregon capital. Visitdesignismine.blogspot.comtoreadwhat she has to report.
A sparkling fresh and eco sustainable American town, capital of the state of Oregon. The hometown of filmmaker Gus Van Sant, a hub for artisan beer culture, organic food and outdoor bicycling. Once a sleepy port city where old hippies and artists took a famously laidback approach to pursuing the American Dream, today – thanks to a tangible rebirth in all neighborhoods – Portland is a pole of attraction for young designers, painters, intellectuals and web artists.
Built on the Williamette River, the city is divided in blocks following cardinal points. Each area has unique