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Established in 2006 as a historic district to protect its unique mix of architectural styles, the Miami MiMo District has transformed from a decaying urban wasteland of the 1980s to a thriving community at the top of many residents' and developers’ lists of destinations to invest in.

MiMo gets its name from a style of mid-century architecture known as Miami Modern, so it is first and foremost an architectural neighborhood. With its primary construction having taken place from the 1920s-1950s, its buildings reflect the trends of that era, featuring a mix of Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and, of course, the post-war Modern styles of the 1950s.

Many businesses today are seeing the value of MiMo’s history and architectural bones. In the past 10 or so

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 Given that it’s home to at least 153 brewhouses and often pegged as the Craft Beer Capital of the U.S., it should be no surprise that San Diego loves its beer. And while delicious craft beer can be enjoyed in any setting, there’s nothing quite like drinking a cold, frosty brew straight from the source. That said, with so many options at your disposal, it’s tough to narrow ‘em down to the best of the best. Fortunately, you don’t have to because we did it for you.

The next time you have a hankering for a fresh and frothy beer, check out one (or all) of the following tasty microbreweries. 

Belching Beaver

In just six short years since it opened in 2012, Belching Beaver has become a massive favorite in the San Diego brewery scene. In fact,

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Founded in 1886, the Los Angeles neighborhood of Angelino Heights is equally rich in history and beautiful architecture. The neighborhood is located atop a 502-foot hill and falls within Echo Park and Chinatown proper.

Formerly spelled Angeleno Heights, this neighborhood boasts the second-oldest district in Los Angeles, with Downtown being the first. It’s also the first City of Los Angeles-recognized historic district, established in 1983, which means unsympathetic remodeling of historic houses in the ‘hood is prohibited and all new construction must resemble the neighborhood’s original architecture in material, scale, and massing.

The neighborhood’s founders, William W. Stilson and Everett E. Hall, capitalized on its

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The first European settlement in California, Old Town San Diego dates back to 1769 when a Catholic priest, Father Junipero Serra, founded a Spanish mission there. By the 1860s, though, the majority of settlers moved to what’s now known as Gaslamp Quarter, leaving Old Town behind to be closer to the water and all of the goods and services water access brings.

These days, taking a trip to Old Town is to journey back in time. The charming neighborhood is rife with historic architecture, shops that sell Mexican-inspired artisan goods, and a bevy of free museums celebrating the region’s history. Not to mention a haunted house or two. If you’re looking to make the most of your visit to Old Town, check out our favorite things

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Deepwell: A Brief History

Among the oldest neighborhoods in Palm Springs, Deepwell was founded in the 1920s and received its name from the endeavors of scientist Henry Pearson. Pearson purchased an apricot ranch in 1926 and drilled himself a well on the property that descended more than 600 feet, hence the name, Deepwell.

In 1928, Charlie Doyle bought Pearson’s property and converted it into the Deepwell Guest Ranch, which featured accommodations for 22 guests and informed much of Deepwell’s present day activities, such as horseback riding. Fast forward to 1952 and the luxurious ranching retreat became part of a subdivision comprised of 369 homes, including 19 Biltmore residences, and was dubbed the Deepwell

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Due to its sprawling nature, there are many different sides to Los Angeles depending on what you’re looking for. But if you’re looking for a hip neighborhood with trendy stores and delicious eats housed in buildings donning funky graffiti, then look no further than Silver Lake.

But Silver Lake hasn’t always been a go-to destination for hipsters and trend seekers. The neighborhood has seen a lot of change over the decades. In the 1950s and ‘60s, Silver Lake was largely a middle-class Latin community comprised of workers from downtown LA’s manufacturing hub. But many of these workers later lost their jobs to global outsourcing to places like Taiwan and China, causing the neighborhood’s demographic to drastically

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When a lot of people think of Palm Beach, the term “retiree" typically comes to mind before “hipster”. And while Palm Beach still holds onto elements of a retirement-friendly culture, there’s also a growing hipster scene that’s bringing a slew of trendy restaurants, late-night bars, and art galleries along with it.

Whether you’re completely averse to the term “hipster” or you secretly identify as one, you’re sure to find a good time at the following Palm Beach indie treasures.

Eat

Grilled Cheese Gallery Palm Beach

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imoto

Most Palm Beach residents are familiar with imoto’s sister restaurant, Buccan, but the lesser-known imoto, with its lack of signage and unique Japanese speakeasy vibe is a

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Named after Irish philosopher, George Berkeley in 1866, Berkeley, California has a reputation for being a free-spirited college town with a hippie-infused feel. And there’s good reason for that: The city has a rich history of social activism, most prominently in 1964 when the University of California - Berkeley banned political literature, sparking a massive protest by students that would later be dubbed the Free Speech Movement. Shortly thereafter, the Vietnam War ensued, inviting much opposition from Berkeley students and residents who continued the city’s history of protest by regularly protesting the war and its activities.

Fast forward to today and you still see a city with a healthy level of student activism and a free-spirited culture, but

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Miami is well-known for its equally bustling beach and nightlife, rife with flashy clothes, kitschy design, and an endless stream of tourists popping in for special occasions, like Art Basel, New Year’s Eve, and bachelor/bachelorette parties. And while that’s all good and well, some people—namely developer Craig Robins and his real estate company, Dacra—are aiming to take the city to new cultural heights, particularly in the Design District.

The Miami Design District looks much different than the traditional Miami described above. Thanks to around ten years of pointed development from Robins, an increasing number of properties in this district have transformed from low-rise, largely abandoned warehouses into

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If you’ve spent any time in Portland, then you know that it’s overflowing with delicious bites from every type of cuisine you can imagine. But few meals are as fresh, flavorful, and all around delicious as those at farm-to-table restaurants.

Dining at a farm-to-table restaurant means that your meal was sourced locally, with seasonal ingredients at peak flavor, and more often than not, organically-produced. That means that not only is your dinner going to be more tasty, but it also supports the local farmers and producers in your community. And, fortunately for Portland residents, the city is full of unforgettable farm-to-table options and we’ve listed 10 of the best for you to enjoy.

Beast

Beast Restaurant in Portland Oregon

Offering two seatings per night, at 6 and 8:45 pm,

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