Taking visitors to incredible Spanish tapas in a gas station makes me feel like such a Miami veteran- El Carajo (Coconut Grove, Restaurants)

I get really really competitive and almost obsessed with making sure that friends and family that visit me fall in love with Miami. I love this city and I think it has so much to offer and is a place that is what you make it. One way I try and get people to rave […]

Read More Taking visitors to incredible Spanish tapas in a gas station makes me feel like such a Miami veteran- El Carajo (Coconut Grove, Restaurants)

Ground bacon, doughnut buns, guava jelly, and more make for some fascinating burgers!- LoKal (Coconut Grove, Restaurants)

A really good friend of mine was back home in Miami for a long weekend from New York and our group of friends had plans to hang out at several points throughout the weekend. One night we made dinner and beer/cider plans and decided to meet in the Grove, which is roughly halfway between his parents’ […]

Read More Ground bacon, doughnut buns, guava jelly, and more make for some fascinating burgers!- LoKal (Coconut Grove, Restaurants)

I’d be a proud citizen of the “Nearby Republic of Coconut Grove (Neighborhood, Sights)

Pretty much since my earliest days in Miami I’ve loved Coconut Grove (“The Grove”). It’s not only really walkable with a lot to do, but it has charm and character. It feels more to me like a medium city’s town center than a neighborhood of a big city. Back before the bars in Wynwood developed, […]

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Coral Gables Architecture Tour (Merrick House, City Hall, Miracle Mile) + The Barnacle (Coconut Grove)

After starting off strong with the checking out the Biltmore (http://portlandermiamian.com/2012/04/01/historic-and-iconic-the-biltmore-hotel-coral-gables/) we drove down Coral Way (which is absolutely beautiful through Coral Gables) and stopped by the Merrick House. George Merrick was the visionary behind Coral Gables developing it and giving it a strict housing code that gave it a lot of its great charm […]

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Walkable Miami- Where To Live

Many people moving from other big cities are used to living in places that are very walkable, even living car-less, and might be looking for something similar in Miami. It’s important to note that Miami is definitely designed for driving, however I think there are several places to live where you can minimize, perhaps greatly, […]

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