Page 1




Table of Contents CITY MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


HISTORY OF THE CITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


TRANSPORTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


HOTELS AND LODGING . . . . . . . . . . . .


ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


ATTRACTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


SITES TO SEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 VEGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


COFFEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 BREWERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23

2018 City Guide


City map 405

r Bu

t. eS d i ns





N 405

W 2018 City Guide


5 5


Portland Oregon dge Broadway Bri


sites to See Steel



84 restaurants

Burnside Bridge






Activities e Bridge Hawthorn


Bridge Marquam



History of Portland Portland is known for having a dynamic downtown, natural scenery, majestic views, and local and hip restaurants. CITY & LOCALS In 1843 William Overton was floating down the Willamette River and stumbled upon what is now Portland, OR. Overton eventually sold half of the 640 acres he owned and began to build the first roads and buildings in this area. He later sold half to Francis Pettygrove. In 1845 Pettygrove and Lovejoy flipped a coin and agreed on the name “Portland” for this beautiful new city. It was then incorporated in 1851. Major industries of the past include shipping docs, lumber, fishing, wheat, and produce. In current day Portland is the third largest export to the west coast. They are known for international air service, intercontinental railroad services, electronics, and are still one of the biggest distributors.

“Keep Portland Weird.” The people of Portland are friendly, down to earth, original/ unique, creative, witty, and working hard toward something bigger and better. Locals have a distinctive look of tattoos, thrify clothing, piercings, no use of umbrellas, walking and biking everywhere or an eco-friendly car, PNW gear, and bold styles

2018 City Guide


Transportation MAX LIGHT RAIL The MAX Light Rail Trail is the cheapest and easiest way for traveling through PDX. There are 97 stations and around 60 miles of track connecting the city, airport, and surrounding regions. An adult ticket costs $2.50 and youth costs $1.25 and you can take all of your luggage with you. Full day passes are also available for an additional cost. There are ticket validator machines available on site, or the app also gives an easy electronic online payment on any device.

2018 City Guide

MAX Lines Blue-Hilsboro/ City center/Gresham Green- Clackamas/ City Center Red- Airport/City Center Yellow- Expo Center/ City Center Orange- Milwaukie/ City Center

Almost all of Portland public transportation options are able to conveniently connect with each other. TAXI CABS/ SHUTTLES Although not as popular these days you can still find taxi cabs and shuttles especially at the airport to get you wherever you need to go!

BUS Portland’s bus system is referred to as the TRI-MET which consists of 8 lines that connect with the light rail, WES commuter rail, PDX streetcar, and the Aerial tram. >7.2% of consumers in Portland bike vs. drive



>350 miles of designated bikeways

Besides public transportation Best for traveling there is always through the heart rental cars, uber/ of downtown. Portland Streetcars lyft, bikes, and scooters to explore run sixteen miles through Portland’s your way throught central city. Rates the city. run $2.00 per two and a half hours.


Hotels & Lodging URBAN BARN

Live like a local in this rentable home apartment. This 800 sq foot, two bed barn house is located in SE portland and is next to all of the local foods and shopping. Averaging $200 a night, book in advance because rooms go quick! 2060 SE Taggart St, Portland, OR 97202


Upscale, lux, and European decor. Located in the heart of downtown, close to all major museums, restaurants, and breweries. With luxury does come a cost of about $200 a night. 808 SW Taylor St, 97205


This redesigned sailors hotel is located in Old town and is full character. Stay the night and learn the history of the town for as low as $55-155 nightly. 203 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209


This affordable accomodation for only $100 a night will give you all of the comfort you might need. Located by the breathtaking japanese gardens. 203 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209


The theater district is home to this intimate and romantic hotel. From the fresh gardens to the courtyard hotel Moderna will draw you in for a $150 price tag 515 SW Clay St, Porltland, OR 97201

2018 City Guide

PDX divided in districts Downtown-Pearl district-Oldtown-NW Pdx-LloydAlberta Arts District-Central Eastside-DivisionBelmont Hawthorne-Sellwood


What is more hipster than a tiny home? A whole hotel of tiny homes! Pick your favorite one to settle down at and spend more time exploring the wonderful city. Although tiny, these houses are fully equipt with all the amenities you might need. These homes run for $175/night 2646 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232

MCMENAMINS CRYSTAL BALLROOM HOTEL The Pearl district is home to this rock and roll hotel. Late nights of fun and music in this hipster hotel. Stay in a music themed decorated room for about $155 a night. 303 SW 12th Ave 97232


Activities OMSI

1945 SE Water Ave Portland, OR 97214

The Oregon Museum and Science Industry is full of special exhibits and learning labs. Check out their Kendall Planetarium, Empirical theater, or motion simulator. Super fun for all ages. General admission starts out at $14.50.

PORTLAND WATERFRONT 98 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97207

The waterfront consists of 36 acres of land along the Willamette river. You can do all sorts of activities such as walking, jogging, biking, skateboarding, and boat watching. On Saturdays the market is set up just across the street. Rain or shine it’s a happening place.

2018 City Guide


4001 SW Canyon Rd Portland, OR 97221

While a little chilly in the winter months, the Oregon Zoo is home to many beautiful creatures and a perfect stop to add to your trip. All of the animals will be out to play! Adult $17.95/ Youth $15.95


(2 of many stations) >993 NW 22nd Ave Portland, OR 97210 >203 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Stop by the numerous Nike Bike stations throughout the city and cruise around. Sign up for a BIKETOWN membership on the mobile app or use the kiosk for single use. Claim your code and you’re on the road! This is a great way to adventure through the town of pdx.


Attractions MODA CENTER 1 N Center Ct St Portland, OR 97227

Home of the Portland Trail Blazers the Moda Center is where all of the big games are hosted! Basketball season is a busy time for PDX! Plan ahead and purchase your tickets in advance before they sell out!

2018 City Guide

OREGON LOCAL CONVENTION CONCERTS CENTER 777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd Portland, OR 97232

This event center hosts Comic con, craft fairs, concerts, and business events. Be sure to check out the Oregon Convention Center during your visit to the city of Portland because there is always something happening here!

Wonder Ballroom 28 NE Russel St, Portland, OR 97212

Bunk Bar Water

1028 SE Water Ave 97214

Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St 97214

Sites to See AERIAL TRAM 3303 SW Bond Ave Portland, OR 97239 Hours-weekdays (5:30am-9:30pm) weekends (9am-5pm)

See sky high views in the Aerial Tram system. 500 feet in the air, the tram stretches across 3,300 ft starting at south waterfront all the way to Marquam Hall. 79 people per cabin which run every six minutes.

PITTOCK MANSION 3229 NW Pittock Dr. Portland, OR 97210

Take a tour of the historical house museum and learn about Portland’s transformation from pioneertown to present day industrialized city. Tickets: $11 per person, profits go to supporting Portland Parks.

Japanese Gardens 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97207

Explore twelve acres of the beautiful Washington Park in the West Hills of PDX. Wander through multiple botanical gardens and ponds of exotic fish. Come visit any day of the week between noon and 7pm. 15

Restaurants THE HIGH DIVE American/Bar $ 503-384-2285 3605-1406 SE 12th Ave Portland, OR 97214

Come grab a drink and some delicious food at the rustic chic bar and restaurant. Go chill out on the heated patio. Gluten free and Vegan options available.

PRODUCE ROW CAFE American $$ 503-232-0835 204 SE Oak st, Portland, OR 97214

From soup, to salad, to burgers, to steak, or the famous produce bowl, Produce Row Cafe has a wide variety of meal options. The were voted greatest bourbon bar and have some of the best craft beers.

2018 City Guide

PINE STATE BISCUIT Southern Breakfast & Sandwiches $ (503) 477-6605

With three locations and sold at the farmers markets, Pine State Biscuit is a local favorite. Enjoy fresh baked biscuits, sandwiches & come fill your belly with some warm homemade food. 2204 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97214 1100 SE Division, Portland, OR 97202 125 NE Schuyler St, Portland, OR 97212

CLYDE COMMON Modern European/ Wine Bar $$ 503-228-3333 1014 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

Come to this restaurant for its casual yet energizing decor and mouth watering food. With Class A chefs and a Pastry Chef you can’t go wrong here! Stop in for brunch, happy hour, or just to grab some dinner!

VINOTOPIA New American/Wine Bar $$$ 503-889-0679 2037 NW Miller Rd, Portland, OR 97227

Great service and fresh cutting edge ingredients. A romantic setting and outdoor fireplace is exactly where you want to be! Finest wines from California are served here.


Vegan A large % of pdx locals live a vegan lifestyle. BACK TO EDEN BAKERY Bakery/Vegan $$$ 503-477-5022 2217 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Voted Best Bakery in 2016 & 2017. 100% plant based, vegan, and gluten free. No dyes, colors from natural ingredients such as beets and tumeric.

NEXT LEVEL BURGER New American $ 503-719-7058

Next Level Burger provides every burger you can think of all while being one hundred percent plant based and organic. They focus on good food, good people, and doing what is good for the planet. Come try one of these delicious and juicy burgers at any of the four locations! 414 SE Grand Ave 810 NW 12th Ave 3151 SW Moody Ave 617 SW Morrison st

2018 City Guide

GREEN LEAF JUICE CO. Juice Bar/Vegan $$ 414 SE Grand Ave 810 NW 12th Ave 3151 SW Moody Ave 617 SW Morrison St

Boost your immune systems with 100% fresh organic plant based ingredients. They serve squeezed juices, acai bowls, quinoa bowls, and much more.

BLOSSOMING LOTUS Vegan $$ 503-228-0045 1713 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They have a wide range of food from exceptional salads to select cocktails, small or large plate options.Their stylish room and casual atmosphhere will make you feel right at home.

JAM ON HAWTHORNE Breakfast $$ 503-234-4790 2239 SE Hawthrone Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Warm your belly with a yummy breakfast from Jam. It's the best breakfast in Portland served every day of the week! Sip on a bloody mary and enjoy the art on display of the restaurant. 19


An iconic business to OR, Dutch Bros originated in Grants Pass and has made it up to PDX. With over 13 locations in portland Dutch provides the city with delicious coffee, exceptional service, and laid back atmosphere.

OVATION 941 NW Overton St, Portland, OR 97209

Located in the Pearl District Ovation serves a range of Moroccan coffee, espressos, and teas. Their glass walled shop give a modern look and feel. Enjoy a drink along with a fresh pastry.



1300 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

3356 SE Belmont St Portland, OR, 9714

This coffee company

serves premium coffee and roasts their own beans. The shop give an industrial chic feel. The focus on quality vs quantity so you won't find much added flavors, but the ones you do will be homemade and delightful. 2018 City Guide

This direct trade coffee company concentrates on taste, source, and roast of the beans. Along with flavorful coffee they are stoaked to provided you with new brewing gear. They sell all of their kinds of coffee offered in whole bean in store.




210 NW 21st Ave 97209

939 SE Belmont St 97217

Casual and inviting Kells brewery sticks to its Irish traditions. They offer house brewed beers. Quality and culture attracts its regulars. Make sure to visit in march for the Irish Beer Festival!

“Pucker up and join the Sour Revolution� is what this rad brewery goes by. They offer a street front patio and serve the mighty handcrafted barrel aged sour beers.

10 BARREL 1411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209

This popular bar and brewery is a fan favorite among portlanders. They have a rooftop patio which is the perfect hang out. One of their most popular items is the delicious 10 beer taster for only ten dollars! Come check out this hipster spot.

2018 City Guide

LUCKY LABRADOR BEER HALL Finally a bar you can bring your furry friend to! This brewery allows you to bring all of your doggo friends while enjoying a cold one. The renovated warehouse gives a rustic vibe. Try a wide variety from the brew hall of homemade beers. 1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209



o r e g o n

Issuucitygb layout sbjorge  

Portland, Oregon City Guidebook 2018

Issuucitygb layout sbjorge  

Portland, Oregon City Guidebook 2018