Many of Portland's neighborhoods have bloomed during the time we spent abroad. The transformation of unkempt streets, abandoned buildings and deteriorating homes into welcoming, funky, and popular areas is incredible.
Clothing boutiques, thrift shops, home decor stores and ice cream parlors are popping up one strip of Williams Avenue in north Portland. Trendy restaurants and cocktail bars now serve everything from Jewish food to Peruvian eats. We went for brunch here recently and took a walk around Williams to see what we could see.
What new neighborhood can we explore next?