The Zinester’s Guide is a locally-produced travel guide for visitors and residents alike, focusing on low-to-no cost things to do and places to go to in the Rose City, and is built on contributions from people in the community.
Yes, that new edition (minus Bobby Brown) will come out sometime in 2010. What really helps move it along is getting fresh new submissions! Some of the listings on here are starting to mold, and on top of that, there’s a bunch of new places that have opened up!
When’s the new edition going to be out? Sometime in summer 2010, cross yer fingers!
*Andrew Coltrin of the Look For Signage collective writes up a sweet review for Tucson based Bookmans.
- Read an interview with editor Shawn Granton on the Powells blog! The Zinester’s Guide was the number one seller at Powells in January!
- Here’s a review from the February 8, 2007 edition of the Portland Mercury
- And…an article in the Oregonian, Portland’s daily newspaper, about the “Indie Rock Block” (aka “The Wedge”, the block between SW Oak, 9th, 10th, and W Burnside) featuring the Zinester’s Guide and editor Shawn Granton
Updated 26 September 2009
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- North Portland / Bicycle Shops
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- Bye and Bye
- Northeast / Restaurants
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- Blackwood Cafe
- Outer NE / Coffee & Teahouses
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- Microcosm Publishing Store
- Southeast / Books, Zines, Comix
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- Grilled Cheese Grill
- Northeast / Late Night Eats
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- Bitch Media Community Lending Library
- Northeast / Books, Zines, Comix
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- Knittn' Kitten
- Outer NE / Thrift Stores
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- Bai Yok NE Montavilla
- Outer NE / Restaurants
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- Bui Natural Tofu
- Northeast / Small Grocery Stores
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- Staccato Gelato
- Northeast / Donuts
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- Happy Sparrow Cafe
- Southeast / Coffee & Teahouses
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- Black Star Bags
- Northeast / Bicycling in Portland
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