The best things to do, places to shop, and food to eat in this bustling Portland neighborhood
December 18, 2008
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Drop in for a vinyasa class at the Hub building’s Yoga Shala: Its dynamic flow will help you sweat out the holiday excess. Portlanders can sign up for a series of 20 hatha-style Shadow Yoga classes to help clear your mind.
$14 drop-in fee, $170 Shadow Yoga series; 3808 N. Williams, Ste. B
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Order a cup (or better yet, buy a bag) of coffee at newcomer Ristretto Roasters (pictured; $; 3808 N. Williams, Ste. 125; 503/288-8667), which serves organic espresso and single-origin coffees. Or dig into a sprightly salad of locally grown baby lettuce, Honeycrisp apples, and chanterelles next door at Lincoln ($$$; 3808 N. Williams, Ste. 127; 503/288-6200) ― and watch the bike commuters whiz by.
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Energize your home
Beat back the winter blahs with green ideas from Ink & Peat, where you’ll find punchy organic bedding, succulents in vintage enamelware, and blooming branches.
Closed Sun; 3808 N. Williams, Ste. 126; 503/282-6688.
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Pedal between raindrops on the Waterfront Bike Loop along the Willamette River: the 10.3-mile bike and pedestrian path traverses 1,200 feet of floating walkway between (and over) the Steel and Sellwood Bridges.