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It’s green. It’s rainy. It’s known for its gray skies, eclectic vibes, and for being the whitest major American city. But Portland is also home to growing Vietnamese, Latinx, and Somali communities, in addition to the Black families who have called this city their home for generations. Our guides—made up of locals and transplants—will show you their vibrant city of makers, thinkers, and builders.

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Good, Clean Fun: Sober, Under 21 Nightlife in Portland

Good, clean fun without the booze.

Jagger Blaec

Jagger Blaec


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Soak It Up: Hot Springs Around Portland

Take a steamy dip in the relaxing springs of Mother Nature.

Emilly Prado

Emilly Prado


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Portland’s Best Dance Parties for Queer Women of Color

Get weird at these monthly LGBTQ events.

Ashley Duchemin

Ashley Duchemin


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Three Trailblazing Minority-Operated Dispensaries in Portland

A guide to cure your cannabis craving.

Emilly Prado

Emilly Prado


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A Thrifter’s Guide to Portland

We've been pawing through thrift-store racks since forever.

Emilly Prado

Emilly Prado


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Six Spots to Get Boba Tea in Portland

In this town rich in coffee shops and independent roasters, my friends and I started meeting for bubble tea instead.

Amy Lam

Amy Lam


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Where to Find Hip-hop, Soul, and R&B in Portland

Where to turn up!

Jenni Moore

Jenni Moore


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A Guide to Portland’s POC Film Festivals

Cinephiles of color, rejoice!

Emilly Prado

Emilly Prado


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How I Became a Pinball Queen

Emilly Prado

Emilly Prado


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Five Things I Miss about Portland When I’m Gone

Jenni Moore

Jenni Moore


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Six Latinx-Owned Restaurants in Portland You Need to Visit

My picks for favorite Mexican eateries in Portland.

Emilly Prado

Emilly Prado


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How Portland’s Clothing-Optional Beaches Made Me Feel Confident about Being Naked

What was there to be shocked about, after all?

Jenni Moore

Jenni Moore


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The Most Chill Portland Parks

Your guide to getting grounded.

Uriah Boyd

Uriah Boyd


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So, You’ve Decided to Move to Portland?

Well, it can be a deeply complex vortex for people of color to call home.

Uriah Boyd

Uriah Boyd


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Need Black Hair Care in Portland?

There are more options than you’d think.

Jenni Moore

Jenni Moore


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A Guide to POC-Owned Food Trucks

Your guide to supporting POC owned food trucks, in a town that’s famous for them.

Amy Lam

Amy Lam