Astoria, Oregon – A Guide | เที่ยวแอสทอเรีย โอเรกอน

A friend is going to Astoria, Oregon, and asked for my advice, hence an excuse to repurpose this story I have published in Thai a while ago. Astoria is a port town, a cannery town, and a town where the cloudy mist is perennial. People who like it sunny and vibrant might find this place too wet and sludgy. But if you like it murky, dreamy, rainy, and cloudy, and adore the squeaky sounds of the squeegees, Astoria will be a perfect choice for a do-nothing, laid-back, staring-in-the-clouds kind of vacation. ABOUT ASTORIA, OREGON Astoria – as you might have guessed – was named after John Jacob Astor of the Astors and the beginning of all...

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เที่ยวพอร์ตแลนด์ โอเรกอน – อาหารเช้าที่ Byways Cafe, Portland, OR (TH)

Read English version of this review หากจะพูดแบบทั่วๆ ไป อาหารเช้าของอเมริกันนับว่าเป็นสิ่งอลังการงานสร้างมากที่สุดแห่งหนึ่งของโลก ลองเดินทางไปแถบยุโรป ที่คนส่วนใหญ่ทานแต่ขนมปัง ครัวซองค์ และเครื่องดื่มร้อนๆ ซักแก้ว...

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เที่ยวพอร์ตแลนด์ โอเรกอน – Courier Coffee Roasters, Portland, OR (EN)

You can’t visit Portland, Oregon and miss out on their great coffee scenes. After all, this town, after Seattle, is the ground for great hand-roasted coffees and everything else that involves this staple drink. When I came to the US Pacific Northwest for the first time back in 1995, Seattle’s Best Coffee was on a roll. A big roll. Seattle was during its soul-searching period about coffees with lots of people exploring the world of hand-roasting coffees and the bean selections that drove up the numbers of independent coffee shops across the city. The coffee-drinking culture in Seattle was also making its way southward to Oregon. Back in...

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เที่ยวพอร์ตแลนด์ โอเรกอน – Kenny and Zuke’s Delicatessan, PDX, OR (EN)

There’s something going on in the food scene of Portland, Oregon. Relatively a newer state when compared to others, especially those in the Eastern side of the country, Oregon is known for being the ‘Wild Wild West.’ Its beautiful and abundant natures still trump the architectures. Its big trees still the big draw. Its clean air and friendly atmosphere still the unique fantastic native characters. However, when it comes to food, people here are totally creative and wild. Take this downtown Jewesih Delicatessan for example. Homegrown from a passionate kitchen, Kenny and Zuke’s Delicatessan is now probably Portland’s only...

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เที่ยวพอร์ตแลนด์ โอเรกอน – Breakfast at Byways Cafe, Portland, OR (EN)

It would take me a whole month to write about every breakfast we had in PDX. For there, we stayed for 31 days and liked every single morning. Rain or shine, dry or puddle, warm or chill, Portland, Oregon – the small town cordially called after its airport code as ‘PDX’ – is the land of food plenty. For us, this place is a tasty utopia, and here is one meal that I single out this time to showcase the fact. If I have to rate the place that I like most for breakfast, the first has to be ‘Byways Cafe’ in the Pearl District which is a short walk away from our place on Washington and 11th. Byways, small and lined with...

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เที่ยวพอร์ตแลนด์ โอเรกอน – A Guide to Portland, Oregon (EN)

After five fabulous days in Seattle, it’s time for us to pack our bags and make a move southward to our beloved city of Portland, Oregon. Our plan is to be totally unpacked and spend a whole month living an easy-paced vacation consisting a lot of eating, walking, dog-watching, reading and perhaps doing some tax-free shopping. 😀 Our transportation of choice, since we vow not to drive this time in the US, is, of course, the Amtrak train which takes about 3 hours. One thing about Amtrak is that if you book ahead enough, chances are that you could get the extra comfort of the business class at the price of the economy. So book ahead if you do...

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