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PPM’s Summer Instagram Contest Finals

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PPM’s Instagram contest has been in full swing this summer! We have seen some truly amazing pictures from our truly amazing residents. From pool side fun, to Chicago architecture and scenery, and some really wonderful Chicago events. You all have made the most out of summer 2016 and we’ve loved seeing them! Now that we [...]

Best Chicago Beachside Cafes

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August is here in Chicago, and that brings the hottest month of the year! So what’s the best solution to beat the heat? Well, two words, Lake Michigan! That’s right, cool off at one of Chicago’s many beaches along the lake. If you’re a PPM resident, then your just steps away from many of the [...]

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

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Blue Door Kitchen and Garden 52 W. Elm 312.573.4000 bluedoorkitchenchicago.com Let’s be honest, we all love the concept of fresh farm to table cuisine, BUT we also know that usually involves a hefty bill. That is NOT the case with Art Smith’s new Blue Door Kitchen & Garden @ Elm & Dearborn (across the street [...]

Last Music Festivals of the Summer

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Last Music Festivals of the Summer The end of summer is approaching and with that comes the end of many music festivals. With Lollapalooza behind us, we only have a few more festivals until next summer! You don’t want to miss these last festivals, trust us! Here are the last few festivals you should see [...]

Food Delivery Services in Chicago

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Food Delivery Services in Chicago There are times when the weather in Chicago is too bad or you are simply too tired to walk to grab a bite to eat. Luckily, there are many apps and services that will pick up your food. Then they will deliver it right to your door if you’re favorite [...]

Healthy Eating In Chicago

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It can be challenging to make flavorful meals and snacks that are healthy. Yet, here in Chicago, we have many options to help us get those nutrients we need! We looked for the best healthy restaurants throughout Chicago and even found some right by our very own buildings. Here are our top 5 picks for [...]

Blue Angave Tequla Bar and Resturant

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Blue Angave Tequla Bar & Restaurant 1058 N. State St Blueangavechicago.com There are times when you simply crave Mexican Cuisine. It’s nice to have such a cool laid back authentic Mexican Restaurant right here in the Gold Coast – of course we are talking about Blue Angave @ 1050 N. State (across the street from [...]

Indoor Chicago

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While we should cherish these hot summer days in Chicago, sometimes we need to catch a break from the sun. Luckily, there are many alternatives to spending a day on Oak Street Beach. Whether you want to go to an art museum or see a show with friends, Chicago has it all! Here are our [...]

Ahjoomah’s Apron

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Korean Soup is all the craze these days in Chicago, why not, it’s amazing and tasty. Though finding the right place can be a bit of a challenge especially if you’re new to it. So we ventured into Chinatown this week to find the best Korean soup in town. Let us tell you, we found [...]

ROCKS In Lakeview

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ROCKS, located in Lakeview near so many of our properties. It opened about five years ago and is still packed every night. Stop by this neighborhood spot to grab a delicious snack, drinks with friends, or dinner! With their large outdoor seating right on Broadway and spacious indoors with a bar, it appeals to everyone. [...]

Beginners Guide To Chicago Tours and Sightseeing

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If you haven’t noticed yet, we here at PPM love Chicago. We love the city, the Museums, our residents and we love dogs. What we also love is visitors and we know for many the city can be a bit overwhelming. We put together two a little guide for first timers as a way to [...]

Pokémon Go In Chicago

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Pokémon Go is the biggest craze happening all over the world and Chicago is no exception. I mean what’s not to like? It gets you outside, moving, and socializing with fellow Pokémon trainers, it’s a blast! Who hasn’t felt the nostalgia, it brings back childhood memories of watching the morning show or whipping out your [...]

Trails in Chicago

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Summer in Chicago is usually short, so it is important to get out and enjoy the warm weather while you can! There are many paths and places to walk in Chicago, however, these three places are some of the best. They offer wonderful views of the city, a great place to relax or exercise, or [...]

Food Trucks in Chicago

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In the past few years, food trucks have been popping up all over Chicago. They’re mainly located in the Loop, yet some spread to locations in Lincoln Park. Food trucks are becoming more and more popular each year and the Chicago Food Truck Festival helps to expose the trucks to new customers. The annual festival [...]

Lollapalooza Must See After Shows

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Lollapalooza Must See After Shows Can’t get a ticket to Lollapalooza? Or, can’t get enough? Each year, Lollapalooza offers multiple after shows across the city throughout the week of the festival. It is one of the most popular festivals in Chicago, which makes it difficult for everyone to get their hands on a ticket. This [...]

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