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  • Local Breeze Patio Cafe – A Breath of Fresh Air in Downtown Phoenix

    Local Breeze Patio Cafe is one of the coolest restaurants you'll ever visit in Downtown Phoenix! more >

  • Little Black Dress Worthy: The Orpheum Theatre

    Some places are just as magnificent as the ticketed events themselves. The Orpheum Theatre is definitely one of those places. Maybe that’s why it’s so little black dress worthy. more >

  • Phoenix Facts

    Think you know Downtown Phoenix? These little nuggets of knowledge offer a closer look at the urban heart of Arizona. more >

  • Stepping Through The Wardrobe: The Heard Museum

    So how do you get two tween kids to visit a museum? Hint: Don’t use the word museum. Call it an adventure. more >

  • Downtown Mishap Turned Adventure!

    The plan was to start at 1130, a bar in the Arizona Center that advertised $5 cosmos and $3 wines, go to the show and laugh, and then go to whatever bar looked fun. more >

  • Tequila and Art: Heard Museum’s Monte Vista Club

    I wanted to make one of my first official blog entries for DowntownPhoenix.com about two things I really like: tequila and art. Let’s face it, who doesn’t? more >

  • Crazy Good Phoenix Food

    This blog is about Phoenix history and lore told with a twist—through fascinating conversations and glimpses into Arizona’s past from the unique perspective of a group of my native Phoenician in-laws, specifically three formidable women affectionately called the “Crazies” in our family (more on that later). more >

  • We Have Liftoff

    We’re very excited to launch the all new www.downtownphoenix.com, and we hope you come to think of this as your site. Just as the downtown area has evolved into the urban heart of Arizona, this portal to all things downtown is embracing the future. more >

  • First Friday Fun

    It's July 3rd, First Friday night! There are so many different groups, and this is why I love Phoenix's First Friday. There are Goths, followed by a family, then a high school couple, then a street show featuring roller blades and tutus. Watching the crowds go by is better than watching TV. more >

  • My Downtown

    When I first moved to Phoenix, I only came downtown once a quarter. On those visits, I would just do my business and leave the area. Nowadays, I visit the area a couple of times a month and stay for a spell. The addition of the light rail gives the area a little extra oomph, although I’m still trying to navigate my way through the labyrinth of one-way streets and construction zones. more >