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When people think of Louisville, Kentucky, most tend to think of things like basketball and horse racing. It's not inaccurate to have these thoughts appear when the city is mentioned, but they are far from the only things that make this one of the world's greatest cities. I would know, as I've been visiting here for many years. I remember coming here with my parents when I was a child to visit my father's cousin and his family, and it was always a great time. I traveled to Louisville for work several times on my old job, but regrettably I never had any time to take a look around the place for myself. I recently took a new position and was thrilled to hear that one of the places I'd be traveling to regularly was Louisville. I decided on a different approach for my travels there going forward. I would find 24 hours for myself somehow and choose one neighborhood to explore. On my most recent trip, I chose to spend my time in the Portland neighborhood. I would find my lodging with my HotelTonight app. It would find me a Portland Louisville hotel room in seconds.

The History

Portland is located on the banks of the Ohio River, and for many years it was a separate city. Given its location, it served as a port not only to Louisville but also to nearby communities. Since it was so busy receiving, housing and shipping goods, an entire business community slowly grew around it and it became a bustling river town. Eventually, it grew into Louisville and became part of the overall community, but a lot of its history is preserved in an historical museum that gives a great look into what life was like here back then.

The Art

I didn't expect to see a lot of influence from the world of art when I was in Portland, but that's exactly what I ran into that day. My first stop on my unscheduled art tour was at an enormous art gallery that was dedicated to featuring contemporary works. It was inspiring to see all of this, so much so that I decided to continue with my artsy day by walking through a few of the many galleries that you'll find here in Portland. I was taken aback by the overall look of what was being offered in these places.

The Cuisine

I spoke to a nice couple at one of the galleries, and they told me about a family-run place nearby that served traditional southern fare. That sounded good to me so that's where I went to eat that night. I love fried chicken, and they did it right in this place. It was crispy, juicy and with just enough spice to give it a little kick. The collard greens and the cornbread were also perfectly prepared, making the entire feast memorable.

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I had enjoyed my day, but I was full and spent and ready to rest. I opened my HotelTonight app and it found Portland Louisville hotel rooms for me in seconds. I chose one, booked it and made my way quickly towards what I knew was going to be a big night of sleep.