Six of the best Asian bakeries in Portland

Oregon’s largest city has a wealth of Asian-owned bakeries turning out Filipino pandesal, Vietnamese banh mi and much more.

My Life in Cities: Michael Palin

As part of National Geographic's Cities Special, the travelling Python talks about his fondness for Calcutta, the excitement of Istanbul – and the two British cities he’s called home.

Oregon: Portland's darker side

One of the hippest cities in the US, Portland wasn’t always quite so forward thinking, as a dip into the seedier side of its past proves

View from the USA: Coolness matters

In the country that invented cool, Portland is raising the stakes and defining 'hipster' as a bearded, eco-friendly, sustainable pioneer

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