World Travel This Week: Oregon, Asia, Jamaica and Portland Foodies
(Portland, Oregon) – What’s new in the travel world? This week, at Oregon Coast Beach Connection’s sister site OregonTravelDaily.com, much is ado about traveling around the world and in Oregon, with some items of particular interest to foodies in the Portland area.
Eastern and Oriental Express Start Journeys to SE Asia This November, Orient-Express is introducing the Chronicles of Southeast Asia
The Eastern & Oriental Express (E & O) has long offered travelers the opportunity to experience the Golden Age of train travel through one of the world's most beautiful and exotic regions. This November, Orient-Express is introducing the Chronicles of Southeast Asia - four new journeys that enable guests on the E & O to experience the region in even greater depth. The new itineraries will take passengers in comfort to places off the beaten track and essentially turn the train into a touring hotel - a window onto the world of Southeast Asia. To ensure ultimate exclusivity and a more personalized experience, capacity on each trip will be limited to 60 guests and only presidential and state carriages will be in use. A whole bundle of special packages and destinations are available. More here....
Traffic Restrictions and Changes for Albany, Oregon Coast Problems near Florence and changes in lanes in Albany. A traffic obstruction near Florence should be taken care of already. ODOT discovered a void beneath chunks of Highway 101 just north of Sea Lion Caves, resulting in a lane closure.
Meanwhile, in Albany, ODOT is alerted Albany motorists to be aware of a change in traffic patterns along Pacific Blvd (OR 99E) between Madison Street and the bridge over the Standard Pacific Railroad tracks.
A federally funded, $620,000 improvement project is almost complete and crews will began striping the new travel lanes this past week.
Drivers will be now in the left and middle lanes on Pacific Blvd. from Madison Street to the SPRR overpass and use the right lane for a right turn onto the Jackson Street ramp. This new traffic pattern will utilize the right and middle lanes as through lanes. The left lane will merge into the middle lane and there will be a new right exit lane for turning onto the Jackson Street ramp. More here...
SW Portland Eatery Finds Delicious Ways to Cool Off The heatwave hitting Portland and northwest Oregon is only providing inspiration for one tiny eatery in the Beaverton area.
Canyon Grille, On SW Canyon Road, in the “auto row” district, is digging into local gardens to cool the heated palates of those in the Raleigh Hills/West Slope area with a bundle of fresh fruits turned into refreshing liquids.
Among the new offerings are their fresh lemonades or the strawberry lemonade, in which you’ll find large chunks of real strawberries gracing the bottom of your glass. Served in a pint glass, the strawberry concoction is an especially enticing thirst quencher, with a minimum of the sugar overkill that usually comes with such drinks, and lots of that real and natural sugar vibe.
There’s more in the story about their fabulous milkshakes made from real fruit, and about the secret that this section of Portland can’t keep, like their amazing breakfasts.
Summer Travel: Jamaican Beaches Beckon with Temperate Climates, Specials Many special packages are offered throughout the summer and fall months. There are other ways to escape the heat of summer - in Jamaica, of all places. The sandy beaches and temperate climate there are calling as the island is offering some of its greatest deals yet. Take advantage of one of the many special packages offered throughout the summer and fall months.
Getting to Jamaica is easier than travelers realize. Jamaica is now served by all major U.S. carriers, with nonstop service available out of many U.S. gateways. These routes also offer convenient connections from cities across the U.S.A.
Nonstop service to Jamaica includes:
American Airlines from Miami, New York (JFK), Dallas and Chicago (ORD); AirTran Airways from Atlanta, Baltimore and Orlando. Continental from Newark and Houston; JetBlue from New York (JFK) Boston and Orlando. Delta from New York (JFK), Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis and Minneapolis. Air Jamaica from New York (JFK), Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale; US Airways from Charlotte, Phoenix and Philadelphia; Spirit from Fort Lauderdale; Apple Vacations from Chicago (ORD) and St. Louis; FunJet from St. Louis.
Then there a bundle of eye-popping specials listed in the article from a variety of Jamaican hotels.
Yacht Tours Of Turkey, Greek Islands Announced. The tours explore the coast of Turkey and Greek islands of the Aegean - the Turquoise Coast. Togas are optional.
Summit for Foodies Comes to Portland The popular Foodportunity networking event hits the road this fall to venture into Portland's hot food scene
Seattle's popular Foodportunity networking event hits the road this fall to venture into Portland’s hot food scene. Portland food professionals and food lovers can meet face to face with local chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, food photographers, food companies, PR professionals and food journalists and bloggers. Want to ask Castagna’s Matt Lightner what it was like to meet José Andrés at the Aspen Food & Wine festival or Philippe Boulot to divulge his favorite “steelhead” fishing hole? Or what about Gabe Rucker’s foie gras profiteroles and behind the scenes at Iron Chef America with Naomi Pomeroy?
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