Portland

Imagine traveling from Seattle to Portland in half the time it takes to get from downtown Seattle to Bellevue in rush-hour traffic. A University of Washington team of 35 engineering students is working to make this a reality with Hyperloop, a transit system that could zip Seattleites to Stumptown at up to 760 mph

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock these past five years, you’ve likely heard of Feast: Portland’s massive

Portland’s Salt & Straw is one of the country’s most cult-favorite, chef-driven ice cream shops.

Where: Portland, Oregon, about a three-hour drive south of downtown Seattle.

!--paging_filter--pstrongThis weekend, the biggest and best Northwest food festival is taking place in Portland./strong Seventy food media and at least that many star chefs--from Philly, New York City, Charleston, Austin, LA and Seattle--are takin

Road trippin’ down to Portland is always such a pleasure and a wee bit of pain. Because as much as I adore SEA, the nifty Rose City almost always brings on pangs of Portland envy.

At any food festival, there's the big, daytime tasting event. Usually wineries and restaurants, serving up little sips and bites, very similar to our own Taste Washington.

Downtown food-cart clusters, like the mighty pod at SW Ninth and Alder, have been around since the 1980s, but new pods with names like Cartopia and Good Food Here bring fusion fare and fries to parking lots in more remote neighborhoods.