Top 5 Places to Eat When Visting Portland, Oregon

Keilan Sayer

  1. GRAVY

Many people may not know about Gravy, as it’s off the beaten path of best restaurants in PDX. However, come to this breakfast place and you’ll realize why it’s so great that it’s stayed a hidden gem. Located in the Boise-Eliot district of Portland, Gravy serves both breakfast and lunch in a quaint, small little restaurant that’s nothing to write home about. The food, on the other hand, is another story.

At Gravy, you can get challah french toast the size of your head, or oatmeal that’s been bruleed to perfection. Sweet not your thing? Try the generous omelets, or the homemade biscuits slathered in gravy (hence the fitting name). They don’t take reservations, so be prepared for a wait. Its worth it.

2. SALT & STRAW

Feeling something sweet? Head to Salt & Straw, Portland’s favorite ice cream shop. With multiple locations down the West Coast, Salt & Straw has made a household name of itself in Portland due to it’s delicious, creative flavours. Flavors range from wonderful, like Strawberry Tres Leches, to wacky, like bagel flavored ice cream. Whatever the flavor, this ice cream keeps people coming back for more. There is almost always a line. Want to skip the wait? Grab a pint from the freezer and head straight for the register. Less waiting, more ice cream eating.

3. LARDO

If you want to get a sandwich in Portland, don’t try and go anywhere but Lardo’s. Named after a type of meat cured with rosemary and other spices, Lardo’s sandwiches like its Petey Pablo Burger are piled high with tender, delicious meat. Not enough meat? Try their hand-cut fries, cooked in bacon fat and coated in herbs and parmesan. If that doesn’t make you hungry, I don’t know what will.

4 . BAMBOO SUSHI

Bamboo Sushi, located in the Northwest district, not only provides amazing sushi but does so with the mindset of using sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices. Bamboo Sushi is the only certified sustainable sushi restaurant. However, this sushi is not for the picky eater. With rolls like the Kimono, a sushi roll with crab, apple, and cucumber, diners will have to come with a healthy appetite and an open mind. Feeling adventerous? Try the chef’s flight, where you give the chef freedom to surprise you with what he feels for the night.

5. POK POK

Pok Pok is known for one thing only: wings. What makes these wings so good? These wings have Thai flare to them, coated in ingredients like fish sauce to give them that extra little kick. I know, seems silly to go out of your way for wings you might get anywhere. Trust me, these wings will blow those out of the water. Juicy, crispy, full of flavor, and spiced with just the right amount of heat, these are wings you’re going to want to try.

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Sexiest Men Alive: Silver Fox Edition

Like fine wine, some things just get better with age…

By: Natalie Drozdz

Here are 10 HAWT silver foxes. Enjoy.

George Clooney

Age: 58

The phrase “silver fox” was created for this daddy.

Pierce Brosnan

Age: 66

A fine lad from Ireland.

Eric Dane

Age: 46

Is it just me or is it getting “McSteamy” in here?

Patrick Dempsey

Age: 53

It’s a beautiful day to see McDreamy here.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Age: 53

I’d say he’s easy on the eyes.

Anderson Cooper

Age: 52

The finest newscaster the world has ever seen.

John Slattery

Age: 57

As dapper as they come.

Jeff Goldblum

Age: 66

Just remember Jeff wearing those leather pants in Jurassic Park…

Matt LeBlanc

Age: 52

Hey, how YOU doin?

Steve Carell

Age: 57

He is Beyonce, always.

Glacier National Park

The view from Lake Macdonald is truly incredible

The trip to Glacier National Park was an incredible experience. Being able to take a step back from life and experience the natural wonders of the world is exactly why you need to visit this exceptional part of the world. Go see what the world has in store for you. Get off the couch ! Get off your phone !! life doesn’t happen on a screen !!

Top 5 Breweries in Missoula, Mt (Must have Beers)

Craft Beer is the best beer

By Joshua Smith

Breweries in Missoula are gaining national acclaim for excellence and unique tastes, and if you have ever tried their brews this isn’t surprising. From the Bayern Brewery to Highlander Brewery, Huckleberry Als to the finest chocolate stout.

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Great beer, good pizza, and a fantastic patio and outside area and good inside kid’s play area.”

Business website
highlanderbeer.com

Phone number
(406) 549-8193

Get Directions200 International Dr
Missoula, MT 59808
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Excellent craft cocktails and some of the tastiest gin & vodka you can buy.. friendly staff and trendy ambiance
montgomerydistillery.com

Phone number
(406) 926-1725

Get Directions129 W Front St
Missoula, MT 59802
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The brews are tasty, the staff is friendly, and the brewery does tons of community focused events.

151 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT 59802

Phone number : (406) 926-1251
Business website imaginenationbrewing.com
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Because sometimes you want a Bavarian style beer – one of the world’s classic styles – and you can’t fly all the way to Munich to taste it.

bayernbrewery.com

Phone number
(406) 721-1482

Get Directions1507 Montana St
Missoula, MT 59801
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Needless to say, I stocked up quite a bit on the Cold Smoke to tide me over till the next time I wander over to the downtown area.
313 N 1st St W
Missoula, MT 59802


Phone number (406) 728-1660

kettlehouse.com

Top 5 things to do in Missoula

Missoula is a vibrant and super friendly place filled with great activities. As an exchange student basically everything you do is new and exciting, but I wanted to highlight these five things. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

1. Hike the M. This is the number one thing to do whilst you are here. The views are spectacular and if you enjoy doing this, you’ll be tempted to try out the other hiking places in Missoula too.


2. Go watch a Griz game! American sports culture is something else and this is an experience you don’t get anywhere else. The atmosphere is amazing and the Grizz community is hilarious. And the best thing is that you have a variety of sports to choose from: football, soccer, volleyball, basketball…


3. Water sports. Rent a tube from rec center (uni students) or buy one, and then go float the Clark Fork river. If you are into different kind of water activities there’s plenty of rafting, canoeing and paddle opportunities. On a warm summer day there’s probably nothing better to do than this.


4. Build a bike! You can do this at the http://www.freecycles.org/ and I guarantee that that you’ll love it. You volunteer for 4 hours and then you get to make your own bike with the help of oh-so-wonderful volunteers. This place truly is a community.


5. Downtown events. Missoula has different kind of festivals, music events, brewery tours etc. You can find more about them here: https://www.missoulaevents.net/. Check at least Caras Park and Roots Festival. You will be able to access all these with you brand new bike too!

By: Eleonora Schirmer