2) NW 21st Street, NW 23rd Street, Portland, Oregon
Among Portland’s many attractive features are these two walking/dining/shopping streets in the city’s picturesque northwest district. Once an exclusively residential area, the streets were developed to be pedestrian-friendly attractions for locals and visitors alike. With great cafés and restaurants, and local hand-crafted beers, this is a perfect place to spend the day. Also, just five minutes by car, literary fans will not want to miss Powell’s, one of the world’s largest and most famous independent bookstores. With four stories of rooms of new and used books on every subject imaginable, Powell’s will keep book lovers occupied for a good long while. It’s located near downtown in Portland’s renowned Pearl District. Once a waterfront area for warehouses and industrial storage, the Pearl was completely renovated, and made into a high-visibility residential/commercial area. And, for lovers of great sounds, Portland is also known for its thriving music scene, with plenty of cafés and nightspots to hear great live jazz, rock or folk music.
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