Designer Michelle Ruber and her Dutch craftsman husband, Klaas, showcase their knack for clever earth-friendly remodels in the three bedroom “Ecohuis” near Alberta Street. The Mid-century style house melds clean lines with clever touches, making for a great stay, not to mention design ideas to bring you back to your own “huis.” A better-than-typical day in Northeast Portland might start with a leisurely locavore’s brunch at Tasty n Sons. Plot your next meal while strolling along Mississippi Avenue, eventually working your way north and then east to the heart of the Alberta Arts District. Warm up with a hot stone massage at ZenSpace or hot cocoa from Random Order. When dinner beckons, you’ll find no shortage of options for fresh, local cuisine. Ned Ludd has perfected the art of wood-fired fare with a menu that’s always changing. Natural Selection serves up vegetarian dishes that will win over even die-hard carnivores. Of course, with so many artisan food shops in the neighborhood, dining in is just as appealing. Pick up wine, cheese, fresh pasta and other gourmet essentials at Pasta Works, then top it off with tarts and tortes from Pix Patisserie.