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Six Cities to Bike Share to a Bookstore

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Six Cities to Bike Share to a Bookstore

Here in Portland, a new bike-share program hosted by Nike called Biketown has been recently rolled out. These rentable bikes are stationed all over town and are a great way to get from point A to point B, whether it’s for a scenic bike ride down the waterfront, to meet a friend at a coffee shop downtown, or, our favorite, to get to a bookstore. With Biketown, we can use all of these conveniently-placed bright orange bikes to get to Mother Foucaults in the SE, Cameron’s Books & Magazines, the oldest bookstore in Portland, Daedalus Books in the Alphabet District, or the perennial...

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See How France Views Portland in this Le Monde Article

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See How France Views Portland in this Le Monde Article

Ever wondered how other countries view American cities? Thanks to this article by French newspaper Le Monde featuring Overcup author Matt Wagner, you can see for yourself what quirky aspects of Portland particularly stick out to those abroad. Image Source It seems that what Le Monde appreciates the most about our city is our artist community, our doughnuts, our bridges, and our naked bike race. If you don't happen to be fluent in French, see a complete translation of the article below! You loved San Francisco? You’ll love Portland Bridges, street art, and bikes, the capital of Oregon seems like a Californian metropolis with...

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Celebrate Bastille Day the Best Way: With French Art and Wine!

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Celebrate Bastille Day the Best Way: With French Art and Wine!

Thursday, July 14th, is Bastille Day, the French national holiday celebrating the Storming of the Bastille—a pivotal event in the French Revolution of 1789. This year, with the recent publication of Matt Wagner’s The Tall Trees of Paris, we are celebrating Bastille Day in style—with a wine pairing! Join author Matt Wagner and Overcup Press at Pairings Wine Shop and Bar in NE Portland this Bastille Day at 5pm for a fun flight of French fancy. Fifteen dollars will get you a flight of five wines from contemporary French winemakers that have been painstakingly paired with five amazing French artists...

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Bartender Spotlight: Jasper Adams on Beer City's Cocktail Scene

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Bartender Spotlight: Jasper Adams on Beer City's Cocktail Scene

Despite its title as “Beer City, USA,” Asheville, North Carolina is more than just a craft beer destination. The Southern city celebrated “Asheville Cocktail Week” last month to highlight its local mixology talent and vote for the best Bloody Mary in the city. According to Imperial Life bartender Jasper Adams, Asheville has a high concentration of impassioned bartenders, ardent food professionals, and a great selection of wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails. Imperial Life has adopted techniques like hand-cut ice and barrel-aged cocktails to provide a richer customer experience for its patrons. From percolation to maceration, every new technique offers a way...

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3 Absolutely Outstanding Cafes to Visit in Paris

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3 Absolutely Outstanding Cafes to Visit in Paris

Cafés have always been bastions of egalitarianism in Parisian culture—spaces accessible to all for a small fee. But because many of those most frequented by Parisian’s literary and visual artists of the past, such as La Closerie des Lilas and La Palette, are now far more expensive, we looked to the artist's handwritten surveys in The Tall Trees of Paris: 42 Independent Artists Share Their City and Their Work by Matt Wagner to point us in the direction of modern cafés that are affordable on an artist’s budget. So, if you’re planning a trip to Paris this summer, whether you require a...

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