West or East River North? There’s a Big Difference

There’s plenty to do this summer in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, everything from free movie nights in A. Montgomery Ward Park to the annual Taste of River North food fest and high-end shopping along the Magnificent Mile.

To the outsider, it might look like River North is one large area of restaurants, condo towers, shops and office buildings. But there are nuances to River North. It’s Western half, though still dotted with restaurants and shops, is a quieter, residential neighborhood.

But the Eastern half of River North is where the real retail and restaurant action is. This is the home of the Magnificent Mile and its stretch of shops and restaurants. This is where the tourists flock, especially on weekend nights. Continue reading “West or East River North? There’s a Big Difference”