Magazine article Sunset

Kerns

Magazine article Sunset

Kerns

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PERFECT DAY

Portland's east side has no shortage of buzzy hubs (we're looking at you, Division/Clinton). In the past, residential Kerns-with its charming, treeshaded bungalows-wasn't really one of them, but that's changed. Beneath the glowing marquee of an art deco movie theater, a madein-Portland bazaar has blossomed. Now you might find long lines of people clamoring for a taste of the latest viral food trend, while envelopepushing art galleries wait at the ready to take in the spillover. It's enough to make you think of Kerns as the nice kid in high school who went unnoticed for years- then came back from summer vacation a total catch.

10 A.M. In a town that practically worships coffee, Crema Coffee + Bakery (cremabakery.com) is an unfussy place to start the day, with single-origin beans for purists and Caramel Sutra lattes for the less righteous.

11 A.M The show Portlandia may poke fun at the goofiest facets of the homegrown DIY culture, but it's true: People here like to make things. Head to Wolff Gallery (wolffgal lery.com) to discover works by female artists who are driving the local art scene. Farther north on 28th Avenue, you'll find handmade toys at Polliwog (polii wogportland.com), and a chocolate chip cookie with a cult following at Alma Chocolate (alma chocolate.com).

12:30 P.M Grab a torta at Güero (gueropdx.com), the food cart turned brick-and-mortar restaurant that some say is singlehandedly responsible for the city's interest in Mexican-style sandwiches. …

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