ISSUE 40  |  North by Northwest

5 Favorites: An Insider’s Guide to Portland, OR

October 05, 2012 3:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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Who better to ask for an insider's look into the city than Donald Kenney, manager of the Ace Hotel, purveyor of Portland cool? Read on for a rundown of his current favorite haunts.

Above: Kenney likes cult coffee shop Sterling Coffee Roasters: "those guys have some style."

Above: The facade of Sterling Coffee Roasters.

Above: Lowell, a small shop-cum-dining spot of sorts sells a mix of unique items for the home. "I am loving this place right now, right around the corner from Beam & Anchor (featured earlier today)."

Above: "A great new place next to us recently opened, Animal Traffic. They mix thrift store finds with well curated glamping wear."

Above: On the food front, "Evoe located inside Pastaworks, the European-sStyle deli on Hawthorne, is the best, always." The Bollywood Theater on Alberta, next to Salt & Straw, also gets a nod: "nicely done and great food."

Above: When he's not quaffing the Ace Hotel's in-house Stumptown brew, you might find Kenney at Coava located on Grand Avenue.