The 31 Places to Go This Summer

The NY Times names Portland, Oregon as one of the 31 places to visit this summer:

Michael Rubenstein for The New York Times

A chef prepares a smoked duck breast Paley’s Place in Portland.

As far as foodie havens go, Portland has been better known for its vegan cafes and eco-hippie cooperatives than for restaurants with gastronomic ambitions. But an emerging locavore movement has changed that. Drawn by the city’s low rents and artsy vibe, young chefs are breaking the culinary mold and tapping into the Northwestern bounty of local fisheries, small meat purveyors and artisanal farms. Sample the heat at places like Clyde Common (Southwest 10th and Stark; 503-228-3333; www.clydecommon.com), which serves novel dishes like crispy pork belly with blood orange marmalade.

Included in the list are Highway 101, Oregon, Owyhee River, Oregon and Pacific Northwest (By Rail)

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