Question: How do I use Google to search a specific location?
Google customizes search results based on user search history, device usage and current location – especially if local intent is present.
In order to see past customization and view search results as they would appear if you were in another location a little tweaking is in order.
Use the near command to check Google search engine results for a city or location that you are not actively located in, plan to visit or are interested in.
Example: Search Google for coffee shops near a specific location.
Search Google for "coffee shop near Portland".
You can even be more specific "coffee shop near downtown Portland".