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Old 02-23-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Portland has its problems but it is maybe the best neighborhood architecturally in the city. Just the Marine Hospital and Canal Manager's house are two of the best old buildings anywhere. I used to get off the River Walk bike trail and ride through the neighborhood when I was younger and was really surprised by how nice some areas looked. Now that I'm older I wouldn't consider living there myself but I'm glad enough urban lovers are moving in to start improving the area.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:39 PM
 
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Hey Peter,

Another update.

Big Momma's. Yes. And McQuixote is a wonderful addition to Portland. They do great coffee and sandwiches, their book collection is very well curated and nice ambiance. I've tried a slew of places you mentioned including Vietnam kitchen. I also want to add Nam Nam Cafe to the list. Also Safier for middle eastern in the downtown area. mmh mmh.

Most of my neighbors in Portland have been more than just welcoming. They are happy I am here, even if our politics or religious views don't align, and have been nothing but actively supportive since I've moved in.
Blisstone...welcome! Glad you are enjoying being an urban "pioneer." Portland is actually a great area. It just needs a little love. I may actually be doing some investing down there. PM me and we can chat. Southwestern Parkway is honestly still in great shape, looking very similar to Eastern Parkway and very well kept!

There is now a coffee window:

'Hot Coffee' opening up in Portland Neighborhood

Karter Louis: Opening a Hillbilly Tea in Portland will be a catalyst for change - Insider Louisville

And I think 2 or 3 more restaurants are opeing there.

You mentioned Nam Nam....the best Vietnamese is in South Louisville. Places lie Annie Cafe and Pho Binh Minh in what I call "little Vietnam."
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:04 PM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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McQuixote is my new go-to place in Louisville. I Make a point of doing a pit-stop there whenever Im in town.
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:24 PM
 
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McQuixote is my new go-to place in Louisville. I Make a point of doing a pit-stop there whenever Im in town.
Dayton...what do you think of the new attached art gallery?

I am personally more excited at the growth in Old Louisville,Oak st, and near UofL (where there is a huge housing boom and TONS of new construction) than I am about Portland. But I think Portland will get there....the catalyst will have to be Waterfront park west and the river road expansion....when that happens, the 15th st warehouses will be fixed up and it will be a real force.
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Portland isn't hopeless and there are a couple big projects that could happen in just a couple years that would really improve some parts of it. Opening the side lanes of the Portland to New Albany RR bridge to pedestrians and expanding Waterfront Park westward are being seriously talked about and could happen soon. The Warehouse district is adjacent to Museum Row and has great redevelopment potential. New Albany becoming a hipster haven will also help as Portland becomes a bridge between two urban hotspots rather than the edge of civilization.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:00 PM
 
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Opening the side lanes of the Portland to New Albany RR bridge to pedestrians.....
I really wish this would happen. It would make it much easier to bike from NA into Louisville since now there is no way across Silver Creek without riding on a major road. I think the railroad company is extremely against it though, so it's not looking like it will happen soon. Hopefully that changes though.
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:15 PM
 
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Try Dizzy Whizz Burgers downtown! Best hole in the wall in the city! haha
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I visited Louisville today and had a great time. Fell in love with the city hall building and the cathedral Church also the sculptures over there and by the river... So historical and sophisticated... Downtown is very clean and cute. 4th street has nice bars or was it 3rd street? people are so sweet and everybody smiles and asks how you are doing.... I am so impressed . Belle of Louisville wasn't operating so couldn't ride it but river and the bridges are so cool. Took lots of pictures and upload it to my Facebook and all my friends are jealous. I am so happy to see this city and I cannot wait to visit again
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:53 PM
 
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I visited Louisville today and had a great time. Fell in love with the city hall building and the cathedral Church also the sculptures over there and by the river... So historical and sophisticated... Downtown is very clean and cute. 4th street has nice bars or was it 3rd street? people are so sweet and everybody smiles and asks how you are doing.... I am so impressed . Belle of Louisville wasn't operating so couldn't ride it but river and the bridges are so cool. Took lots of pictures and upload it to my Facebook and all my friends are jealous. I am so happy to see this city and I cannot wait to visit again
Glad you enjoyed it. I really love downtown and it is improving but....like Chicago, the beauty of Louisville is in her neighborhoods. Try to get to Old Louisville, Nulu, Butchertown, Clifton, Crescent Hill, and Highlands at the very least on your next visit. Shoot me a message and I will show you around.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Glad you enjoyed it. I really love downtown and it is improving but....like Chicago, the beauty of Louisville is in her neighborhoods. Try to get to Old Louisville, Nulu, Butchertown, Clifton, Crescent Hill, and Highlands at the very least on your next visit. Shoot me a message and I will show you around.
Thank you so much... That would be awesome! It is only 2 hour drive so I will try to visit soon and definitely let you know!
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