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Pearl District Restaurants
Pair fish tapas with fine wines at this upscale Peruvian restaurant, or try refined Novo-Andean entrees like duck leg confit with cilantro-beer-infused rice.
Specializing in the flavors of the Pacific Northwest, this celebrated wine bar serves a prix fixe menu of elegantly plated dishes like roast lamb neck with miso butter corn. Order wine pairings for each course to complete the experience.
Craving pasta? Stop by Grassa for a plate of fresh, hand-crafted carbonara or bucatini served in a casual atmosphere, alongside refreshing salads and creative cocktails.
The Hairy Lobster
Sit down in a dining room inspired by traditional British pubs at this quirky family-style restaurant, where you can dig into Oregon-foraged mushroom bisque, Hawaiian sashimi-grade tuna, or whole Maine lobsters.
Museums and Culture
Lan Su Chinese Garden
This serene courtyard, pavilion, and teahouse showcase 16th-century Chinese architecture styles, as well as hosting art galleries, tai chi classes, and more.
Portland Art Museum
Tour a 50,000-piece collection of Asian, American, and graphic art at this landmark museum, which contains over 112,000 square feet of gallery space. It also hosts the Northwest Film Center, which hosts regular screenings, retrospectives, and classes.
Portland International Rose Test Garden
More than 10,000 rose bushes dot the landscape at America’s oldest continuously-maintained rose test garden, a beautiful park where you can view 650+ varieties of the plant. It’s a must-see on your visit to the “City of Roses.”
Portland Japanese Garden
Visit the sand and stone garden, attend a traditional tea ceremony, or view exhibitions of Japanese art at this meticulously maintained green space.
Oaks Amusement Park
Ride the ferris wheel, perform trick shots on the mini-golf course, or head to the roller rink at a local institution that’s stayed open since 1905.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Bring the kids along to learn about science firsthand at more than 200 interactive exhibits, including physics and paleontology labs, or take in captivating shows at the planetarium. Adults can head back later for OMSI After Dark, where you can enjoy drinks and food and watch science demonstrations.
See bald eagles, cheetahs, lemurs and more at this 64-acre zoo, which is divided into five different habitats representing ecosystems around the globe.
Portland Children’s Museum
Located next to the zoo, this museum’s hands-on learning experiences include a clay studio, a 1.3-acre Outdoor Adventure space, a theater, and a make-believe pet hospital.
Located 7 blocks away to the home to both Portland’s Timbers and Thorns where you can experience Major League Soccer premier teams.
Multnomah Whiskey Library
Distinctively elegant surroundings house rare bottles of whiskey, fine conversation, and a collection of more than 2,000 bottles of spirits from around the globe. Treat yourself to a Hall Pass and indulge your curiosity.
Fifth Avenue Food Cart Pod
The only thing better than discovering new street food spots is knowing they’ll stay in the same place so you can tell your friends where to find them. This pod features international flavors and is conveniently located along the MAX Light Rail line.
Portland Art Museum
The PNW’s oldest museum spans 2.5 blocks. Its two buildings celebrate distinctly different architectural styles, and its outdoor sculpture court is a great place to gather and plan your tour of the museum or of the cultural district in general.
From Apple to Zara, these five floors of shopping and dining in the walkable heart of the city are right on point. Instead of a cookie-cutter food court, you’ll find Roots Food District, proudly serving the newest and best from local brands.
Now devoted to Major League Soccer, this venue has hosted sports and other entertainment for nearly a century and still retains some of its original seating. If catching a game is your goal, you’re in the right place.
Artists Repertory Theatre
ART uplifts and enriches with diverse local artists, a commitment to creativity, and dedication to developing talent. Take in a show while you’re in town. ART prides itself on being accessible, from digital FM hearing systems to pricing accessibility.
Open green spaces, spots for picnicking, nature trails, gardens, outdoor statues and memorials, museums, an arboretum, a zoo—explore all these and much more on 400 acres.
Inhabiting 64 acres in Washington Park, the zoo houses species from habitats worldwide. You’ll find a rainforest, a savanna, and more. There’s also a wildlife garden that offers tips and tricks for attracting pollinators.
Ken’s Artisan Bakery
As sweet and savory as the city itself, Ken’s has earned international raves. Stop by for a local coffee, a croissant or cookie, or a simple sandwich or soup. Tip: They close when they sell out, so give a shout before heading over.
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Local brews, locally sourced pub grub, and a rooftop patio: It sounds like the perfect place to kick back and relax because it is. P.S. The company also partners with local nonprofits and makes monthly donations to give back to the community.
Oven and Shaker
Get your noms on with wine, beer, and some of the best pizza this side of Sicily. Seasonal outdoor seating is available.
Powell’s City of Books
Is it the biggest new and used bookstore in the world? Yes. Does it have an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly staff? Yup. Should you make a point of stopping by while you’re here, even if it’s just to grab a gift card for someone? Definitely.
Let this place work its magic on you. Choose from more than 50 traditional and upstart varieties, including vegan options. Voodoo makes a point of giving back to communities both locally and nationally.
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Discover the tranquility that flows from a perfect marriage of the natural and the manmade. The outdoor walled garden includes hundreds of plant species from traditional Chinese horticulture, and the teahouse serves light refreshments.
Portland Saturday Market
This long-running, bighearted market is a great place to wander, to uncover locally made for eating, wearing, or looking at, or to just sit back and do some people watching in the open-air space.
Harvey’s Comedy Club
Relax with a hugely varied comedy lineup and a satisfying dinner menu in a casual, comfortable atmosphere.
If the outdoors are calling, these 5,200 acres might be just the thing. The park includes some 80 miles of trails, including several one-way loop trails, and is home to more than 100 species of birds.
In true Portland fashion, this tapas spot combines heritage and modernity to create something new. The chef and his team make the most of regional ingredients to craft unforgettable small plates firmly rooted in Spanish traditions.
Paley’s Place Bistro & Bar
An integral part of the farm-to-table movement in Portland, Paley’s champions seasonal ingredients, a thoughtful wine list, and upscale dishes, all housed in a repurposed Victorian home.
Northwest 23rd Avenue Shopping
From local boutiques to well-known brands, NW 23rd is a shopper’s paradise, even if window shopping is what you’re most in the mood for. This tree-lined, pedestrian-friendly stretch is pure Portland and super photogenic.