PORTLAND LIST

We often get emails with questions about what to do in Portland; where to eat, what to see, where to stay, etc. We've compiled a list of my favorite "go-to" Portland eateries as well as fun things to do in and out of the city. You can usually find us at any of these places on the weekends (hint: keep checking back - as this list will update as there are always new restaurants opening up around the city).

Eat/Drink

Breweries
Apex
Ex Novo
Green Dragon
Hopworks Brewery and Hopworks Bike Bar
Migration Brewery

Breakfast/Brunch
Cafe Nell
Harlow
Irving Street Kitchen
Kerns Kitchen
Olympia Provisions
Pine State Biscuits
Screen Door
Tasty n Sons and Tasty n Alder

Lunch
Food carts (Our favorite food cart pod is on SE 23rd & Division!)
Lardo
Little Big Burger
Lovejoy Bakers
Pepinos (Holly's favorite Mexican restaurant in town!)

Dinner
Ataula
Ava Gene's
Bollywood Theater
Cabezon
Fireside
Grain & Gristle
Grassa
Lechon
Luc Lac (Luke's favorite lunch spot!)
Mediterranean Exploration Company
Nostrana
OX
Pono Farm Soul Kitchen
P.R.E.A.M.
Por Que No
Tasty n Alder (Holly's favorite dinner spot!)
Taqueria Nueve
Yakuza Lounge

Sweets
Blue Star Donuts (best donuts in town!)
Salt & Straw (If the line is long, here's a tip: go to the front of the line + you can purchase a pint instead of individual scoops - this has saved us a 45 minute wait)
Nuveri

Sleep

Airbnb (Our favorite anywhere we travel!)
Ace Hotel
Jupiter Hotel

See / Do

Brewery & Distillery Tours
Eastbank Esplanade (If you're looking for a bit of exercise with city views, this is the perfect spot for a walk/run)
International Rose Test Gardens
McMenamins Edgefield
Multnomah Falls
PSU Farmers Market
Hike the 4T Trail
Day Trip to Wine Country
Day trip to Hood River
Day trip to the Oregon Coast

2 comments:

  1. I highly recommend trying out Ava Gene's in Portland. It's one of the best restaurants I've ever been to!

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    1. It's funny that you mention this because we actually ate here for the first time the day you commented on this :)

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