The ultimate insider's guide to PortlandFeatures interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guidesPart of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwideAppeals to both the local market (more than 2.2 million people call Portland home) and the tourist market (more than 8.6 million people visit Portland every year )Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs 'Keep Portland Weird' is just the tip of this delightfully bizarre city's iceberg. Though the City of Roses has experienced its fair share of changes in recent years, the spirit of 'Old Portland' lives in the shadow of gourmet donut shops and farm-to-table restaurants, and that's where the real adventure begins.Summon spirits at a haunted pizzeria. Let it all hang out at a nude beach on the Columbia River. Get your kicks at the world's only vegan strip club, and visit the world's smallest park (blink and you might miss it).Throughout these pages, you'll learn about Portland's (at times sordid) past; relive the pioneers' grueling trek to Oregon; discover the strangest museums you've ever heard of, and get the scoop on the restaurants, bars, and coffee shops that don't come with an hour-long wait. Whether you're a frequent visitor or first timer; recent transplant or Portland native, you will discover 111 hidden places that prove Portland is weirder than you could have ever imagined.
About the Author
Katrina Nattress has been writing professionally since 2008, but her love for local culture began long before then. Born and raised in the Portland area, Katrina has always been fascinated with exploring the nooks and crannies of her city. There are still hidden treasures that have stayed under the radar despite the city's rapid growth, and these are the places she holds dear to her heart and is excited to share with others curious to unearth the secrets of Portland. Jason Quigley is a self-taught freelance photographer. He learned just about everything he knows by photographing concerts and musician portraits, and he foolishly quit his engineering day job in 2013. He lives with his beautiful wife and two daughters in Southeast Portland, Oregon, and thanks them profusely for their patience and support.