A guide to local favorites in the Central Eastside
- By Jon Shadel
- Photos by Leah Nash
Portland’s DIY spirit comes to life in the industrial Central Eastside, a warehouse district where a new generation of craftspeople work in reclaimed ateliers and street artists color walls with murals. Grab a bike or set out on foot to explore this gritty artisan corridor, which encompasses small-batch distilleries, coffee roasters, a printing studio and designer-focused shops. The streetcar can take you across the Willamette River from downtown.
Meet Jon Shadel
JD Shadel is an independent writer and editor, who covers culture, travel, technology and LGBTQ+ life. Originally from Maryland and based in Portland, Oregon since 2013, Shadel frequently travels to report stories for national and niche media outlets. Wherever they go, they always bring a can of Old Bay Seasoning.
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