How awesome is Alberta St. in Portland? So awesome! It a place where you can do so many things without burning through all the daylight – especially great if you’re short on time. You can go grab brunch at the Tin Shed, walk a bit to Green Bean Books for books or cute toys and then pick up some sweet patches or happy birthday cards at Darling Distraction around the corner. There’s also Ampersand, a unique art gallery and art book shop all in one! Right next door is Cord, where you really have to watch your wallet if you love traveling or camping. If you don’t have a wallet, you can buy one there – they have it all! While you’re walking on Alberta St., make sure to take a look at all the amazing murals put up by Forest for the Trees (then come back in the summer months to watch them paint more!) Need more art? Stop by the Antler Gallery for prints, artist good, and make sure to check out the gallery display space in the back. All this, plus cozy coffee shops and trendy lunch spots, on one street!
Oh man, Ground Kontrol. Forgive me if I sound like a salesperson, but I can sing praises for this place forever. Love classic arcade games? They have those. Want to relive the glory days of pin ball? You can. Don’t care about games and just want to hang out? They have drinks and a neat hang-out space – check out their website for DJ and upcoming event schedules. Oh by the way, they are expanding, you lucky Portland people.