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Address: Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97210
Phone Number: 503 275 8355
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: A grocer from San Francisco opened a store on NW 23rd over a hundred years...
A grocer from San Francisco opened a store on NW 23rd over a hundred years ago and named it after the uppercrust S.F. neighborhood.
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Live in the area and retired, and am I prejudiced? Yes. Everyone comes to walk around. Interesting stores. Good restaurants. Lots of action all the time. Many coffee shops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Live in the area and retired, and am I prejudiced? Yes. Everyone comes to walk around. Interesting stores. Good restaurants. Lots of action all the time. Many coffee shops. If you like Greenwich Village of old there is a touch of it here in Portland.

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Bremerton, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

This is the place to stroll, be seen, shop and eat. It's a fun area to be for a few hours. Worst part is the parking. Best part is the people watching.

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Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

NW 23rd is a unique area of Portland with its many different architectural homes and the cool part is how close they have built these houses next to each other. Great walking around the residential areas and down 21st and 23rd. A great number of delicious and diverse restaurants, stores, pubs, martini bars and even the Aveda Spa.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a great area to walk around, check out cute boutiques (no Target here), get some tasty treats, decorate your home and do a lot of Christmas shopping. 21st and 23rd are the core shopping streets, and one can make an easy loop of the parallel streets. Some of my favorites: *Kitchen Kabodle - think Sur La Table but... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

So many great shops around this area--NW 23rd is the best for that. Ether and Sloan Boutique are some of my favs. There's also a great butcher shop off 23rd called Phil's Uptown Meat Market. I highly recommend.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My favourite district of Portland. You can spend hours in The Meadow salt shop, tasting and smelling the variety of salts (black truffle on popcorn-ridiculous) Salt & Straw ice-cream, this little gem does not disappoint. Lavender Honey was outstanding! Tons of funky shops and an amazing $25 pedi at Elegant (ask for Christine-best message ever)!

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Grand Rapids, MI
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I covered quite a bit of ground in one week of our stay in near downtown Portland. We tried to cover as many neighborhoods as we could. Our best one, hands down was the Nob Hill District. How delightful!! First the setting is leafy and well shaded. Second, the food selection is wide and good. Third, the... More 

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Hell, Michigan
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445 reviews 445 reviews
127 attraction reviews
476 helpful votes 476 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stayed here twice in 3 months and enjoyed the restaurants in this area. This is a very walkable neighborhood and I was out late at night and early in the morning since my body clock was messed up with the 3 hour time zone change.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

My sister lives here. The 23rd St restaurant area is wonderful, great walking-around area, very safe, restaurants of all price ranges. I can personally recommend Basta, Blue Moon, Serratto, and Cafe Nell! Area is lovely in Fall, beautiful old trees changing colors. Love the NW!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My sister lives in NW, lovely mix of houses and apartments, so many very good restaurants, fun bars, LGBT welcoming community. A neighborhood yet fun for us visitors. Wine bars, lots of ethnic restaurants, a very pleasant mix of day or night fun!

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