01: Sure, the frozen treats are sublime at Gorgeous Gelato, but don’t overlook this Fore Street nook for the best cup of coffee in town. The Italians do it best! 02: Suger is my go-to Commercial Street boutique for easy, sustainable apparel that transitions from season to season and holds up like new for years. 03: J’s Oyster Bar is a Portland icon with the coldest beer and the best fish sandwich in town. 04: Some like it hot (raises hand), and for me, nothing beats a heated vinyasa sweat sesh with my fellow yogis at Greener Postures Yoga in SoPo. 05: I lived on Commercial Street for years, and a huge perk was the ability to get from my living room to Peaks Island in less than half an hour. Pro tip: Walk the island, then cap it off with a sunset dinner at Cockeyed Gull. 06: D. Cole Jewelers has the best bling in town. Handcrafting beautiful pieces since 1981, this Exchange Street classic was a no-brainer when my husband proposed and let me choose the ring (wink).
Article by Emily Harradon
Originally published in Portland City Lifestyle