It's lively, festive, friendly, and NOT pretentious. Such a relief to see a city neighborhood that is worth checking out that is not like a rich people's playground. This is not Georgetown or Soho. It's a real community with real people. Fun bars and taverns, beautiful people (both in terms of attitude and personality and in terms of appearance...people really take care of themselves here). It has a little too much Portuguese and Brazilian food, and it would be nice to see more other cuisines offered. My favorites are Altas Horas (Brazilian fast food), Mom Pou (Portuguese/Spanish trendy food), Adega (Portugues formal plus a bar), but there are so many places to try.
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