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Paradise awaits at hundreds of Portland parks. Find our favorites on pg. 26.
7 Wonders of the Gorge
A river adventure through Downtown Portland is the perfect way to relax. Choose from lunch, brunch, dinner, sightseeing, 80’s dance and more.
Travel through the Columbia Gorge on an authentic sternwheeler replica. Choose from brunch, dinner, landmarks and heart of the gorge sightseeing.
Experience the natural wonders of the Columbia Gorge on a fully narrated 3-hour cruise. Daily departures from Washougal, Washington. New for 2020
Year - round
May - October
July - August
CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE Portland Spirit Cruises and Events
A jet-boat excursion filled with bridges and landmarks. Educational Bigfoot narration created by Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” star, Cliff Barackman.
Travel from Portland to the historic Willamette Falls in Oregon City. A fully narrated 3.5-hour cruise including locally sourced brunch cuisine. New for 2020
Enjoy the Portland skyline, illuminated bridges, freshly prepared cuisine and your own private table. This cruise is sure to please locals and tourists alike.
June - September
July - September
Year - round
Plan your Northwest getaway in the enchanting forests of Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tualatin Valley. We invite you to get off the grid and experience our scenic landscapes, hiking trails, craft beer and wine country. Come find us between Portland and the Oregon Coast to explore a weekend you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know you needed. Explore more at tualatinvalley.org
For information on lodging & ordering a FREE visitors guide, call or visit: +1 800 537 3149 | tualatinvalley.org Check out our collection of friendly towns that offer the perfect stay during your Tualatin Valley getaway. Aloha | Banks | Beaverton | Cornelius | Durham | Forest Grove | Gaston | Helvetia | Hillsboro | King City North Plains | Scholls | Sherwood | Tigard | Tualatin | Wilsonville
Born out of a hope that the experience of peace can contribute to a long lasting peace. Portland Japanese Garden is a place to experience peace through the art of craft, connection to nature, and cultural exchange.
There are only two seasons in Cannon Beach: summer and the magic season. Guess which one we prefer?
Something for every fun. mthoodterritory.com #OMHT
MT. HOOD SKIBOWL WINTER & SUMMER RESORT
WORLD OF SPEED MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM - A POCKET TRIP
Go from the roar of the traffic to the rhythm of the river. Estacada is a onestop shop for wilderness, culture and community—a historic city ready to be re-discovered. #visitestacada
America’s largest night ski area: 36 night runs and 68 day runs. Horse-drawn sleigh rides, kiddy & adult snowmobiles, world’s only Cosmic Tubing™. When the snow melts, enjoy 20+ summer attractions.
Oregon’s newest and coolest experience for all ages in Wilsonville. Cruise through an impressive car and motorcycle collection at the World of Speed Motorsports Museum.
503-630-3483 • visitestacada.com
503-222-BOWL (2695) • skibowl.com
503-783-7529 • explorewilsonville.com
MT. HOOD CULTURAL CENTER & MUSEUM
CLACKAMAS COUNTY FAIR & RODEO
SWAN ISLAND DAHLIAS
MT. HOOD MUSEUM - World Ski Museum. Pioneer History, Local Art Exhibits, Gift Shop. Fun for kids! Open 9am–5pm Daily.
Join us for Clackamas County’s biggest party at the 114th Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo, August 18-22! Great fun and entertainment for the whole family.
August thru September, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm, CLOSED WEDNESDAYS. Annual Festival last weekend in August & Labor Day Weekend.
503-272-3301 • mthoodmuseum.org
503-266-1136 • clackamascountyfair.com
800-410-6540 • dahlias.com
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nature at hand Find your personal paradise among Portland’s 200+ parks and gardens. BY SAMANTHA BAKALL
Westmoreland Park P H OTO BY C E L E S T E N O C H E
departments 12 contributors 15 trailhead 22 to-do list Mark your calendar for these annual festivals and events. Dillon the Pickle
33 taste From famous food carts to buzzy new eateries, here’s the scoop.
Green Hop No Bones Beach Cub
41 see Enjoy live music, theater, dance parties and more. 47 do Pedal, shop, sing and play your way through the city. 55 neighborhoods Your insider’s guide to Portland’s five quadrants. 87 around Explore the natural beauty and diverse communities near Portland. 98 maps & resources
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contributors Salimatu Amabebe is a Nigerian-
American chef and multimedia artist based in Portland. Amabebe is the founder and director of Black Feast, a food/art event that celebrates Black artists and writers through culinary interpretations of their work. Look for their guides to Portland’s best African eateries (pg. 35) and DIY souvenirs (pg. 52).
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Emilly Prado is an award-winning journalist,
writer and DJ (pg. 45) living in Portland. Her recent stories include a profile of Portland’s new karaoke hot spot (pg. 51) and a trio of social-justice-focused galleries (pg. 44). See more work at emillyprado. com or via social media @emillygprado.
Samantha Bakall is a Chinese American freelance journalist and photographer specializing in diversity-based food issues. Her work has appeared in The Oregonian, Eater, the San Francisco Chronicle and more. Sink your teeth into her coverage of Portland’s Filipino food scene (pg. 37) and essential Portland dishes (pg. 36).
Salimatu Amabebe, Samantha Bakall, Katelyn Best, Tiara Darnell, Allison Jones Hunt, Emma Mannheimer, Emilly Prado, Dez Ramirez, Maya Seaman, Donovan M. Smith, Courtney Tait CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS
Ashley Anderson, Tojo Andrianarivo, Dina Avila, Christopher Dibble, Christine Dong, Andrea Johnson, Aaron Lee, Nashco Photography, Celeste Noche, Subin Yang
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Tualatin Valley is so close to Portland, but yet a world away. Here in Tualatin Valley you go at your own pace…slow if you like. Explore the lush, natural beauty of our forests and nature parks. Spend less time driving and more time at our estate wineries—the closest wine country to Portland. Take the scenic route along our scenic byways and cycling-friendly bikeway and routes. At the end of each day, get cozy in our hotels, where there are never resort or parking fees. No matter what you choose, you’ll uncover something memorable. Explore more at tualatinvalley.org
For information on lodging & ordering a FREE visitors guide, call or visit: +1 800 537 3149 | tualatinvalley.org Check out our collection of friendly towns that offer the perfect stay during your Tualatin Valley getaway. Aloha | Banks | Beaverton | Cornelius | Durham | Forest Grove | Gaston | Helvetia | Hillsboro | King City North Plains | Scholls | Sherwood | Tigard | Tualatin | Wilsonville
SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT DINING Seasonal Seafood • Prime Rib • Tableside Cocktails • Hot Chocolate Lava Cake
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Loretta Guzman at Bison Coffeehouse
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19 PORTLAND BY THE NUMBERS
20 AN ILLLUSTRATED GUIDE T O C U L LY
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Delta Park Powwow
What every visitor must know about the land Portland occupies.
LOVE PORTLAND LIKE YOU LIVE HERE THE HALLMARKS OF a great trip to Portland don’t come from checking expected destinations off a proverbial list. Instead, we suggest that you go where locals go, do what locals do and pick up some Portland values along the way. When you come to Portland, explore beyond the core of the central city to connect with our diverse neighborhoods and support minority-owned businesses. The Mercatus directory (mercatus pdx.com) and the biannual My People’s Market (mypeoplesmarket.com) are great starting points. Access to the outdoors — both in and near the city — is one of the most-loved characteristics of Portland. Practice the principles of Leave No Trace (lnt.org) to minimize your impact and preserve the natural environment for others to enjoy. Even with all that open space, some Portlandarea destinations are experiencing overtourism. When visiting popular spots like the Columbia
River Gorge’s Multnomah Falls or Southwest Portland’s Washington Park, go at non-peak times and use public transit or tour operators rather than private vehicles. There’s no simple solution to the systemic crisis of homelessness, but there are some easy ways you can help when you’re in town. Your $1 purchase of the weekly Street Roots newspaper (streetroots.org) provides direct income to the vendors. When you order a Portland Charity Cocktail (travelportland.com/charity-cocktail) at 30+ participating bars and restaurants, $1 goes to nonprofits serving people experiencing homelessness. Since 2018, this program has generated more than $26,000 for three vital organizations. Connecting with people, respecting nature and spending consciously — these Portland principles could be some of the best souvenirs of your trip.
OREGON’S POPULATION was largely Native American until relatively recently. The Portland metro area rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla and many other tribes who made their homes alongside the Columbia River. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 and Oregon Donation Land Act of 1850 forcibly removed these tribes and offered free land to white settlers, who quickly laid claim to 2.5 million acres (1 million ha) of tribal land, including all of what is now Portland. It is a testament to the resiliency of Indigenous peoples that Portland’s urban Native community now includes nearly 70,000 people from nearly 400 tribes. As you explore Portland, seek out Native makers, artists, businesses and cultural sites.
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01 Portland Visitor Center Need help planning your time in Portland? Start your trip with a visit to the Portland Visitor Center (877 SW Taylor St.; 1-888-503-3291; 503427-1372), where resident experts will provide maps, insider tips, brochures and recommendations.
The center is located in Director Park (SW Ninth Avenue at Taylor Street), within easy walking distance of downtown hotels. It’s just two short blocks from Pioneer Courthouse Square, which is served by all MAX Light Rail lines, as well as many bus lines. The Visitor Center is open year-round, with hours varying seasonally. Visit travelportland.com or call the numbers above for current hours.
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To learn more about Portland’s culture, events, neighborhoods and surrounding regions, visit travelportland.com, our award-winning website, newly updated in fall 2019. When you’re in town, click “Near Me” in the top nav to access a dynamic map showing our curated picks for food, drink, shopping and entertainment nearby. (You can also use this feature from outside of Portland by searching around your hotel or preset destinations.)
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FROM LEFT: Taylor Valdes; Find Your Inner Animal bags in a Venderia
Vending Magic Eye-catching machines showcase Portland’s thriving maker culture. BY
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aylor Valdes is on a mission to make vending machines fun. The Portland maker thrifts, crafts and collaborates with artists to stock her signature Venderia vending machines with assorted off-thewall items like vintage Troll Dolls, tarot decks and VHS cassettes. Valdes’ whimsical business was inspired by a three-year stint in Daejeon,
South Korea, where she came across vending machines that sold books and other non-edible items. The first Venderia was stocked with mostly utilitarian items, such as tampons, condoms and rolling papers. But Valdes, who had once run a piñata business, had a vast collection of plastic animal figurines. She began handwriting individual fortunes to pair with them, and the Venderia’s best-selling item — the “Find Your Inner Animal” mystery bag — was born. “I couldn’t keep the machines full,” says Valdes. “So I thought, ‘We need to add other mystery items.’” Today, an oracle theme runs through several Venderia products. Customers can purchase edible “misfortune cookies,” a “personal lucky number generator,” and Valdes’ handmade version of the grade-school “MASH” game. What else might visitors find? Expect anything from Emergen-C packets and pregnancy tests to nostalgia-inducing CDs and paperbacks (think the Decemberists’ The Crane Wife and Tolkien’s The Return of the King).
The machines also showcase the work of local artists: Matt Stanger, for example, paints the machines and makes coloring books for them (sold with crayons), while printmaker Erin Martinez provides “Bummerzines” — short zines that Valdes says “break your heart in the most succinct and perfect way.” But Valdes’ work isn’t only about fun and games. The Venderia located outside pinball bar Wedgehead (3728 NE Sandy Blvd.; wedgeheadpdx.com) is specifically tailored for Portlanders experiencing homelessness, offering rain ponchos, gloves, toothbrushes and sewing kits all priced at-cost. “The earplugs sell really well,” says Valdes. Visitors can find Venderia machines at 17 locations across Portland, from witchy vintage shop Psychic Sister (1829 NE Alberta St.; psychic-sister.com) to Southeast Portland nail salon Finger Bang (1126 SE Division St.; fingerbangpdx. com). Find a full list of Venderia locations at vendingmagic.com.
PORTLAND BY THE NUMBERS
miles of bikeways in Portland
6,500 seats for cheering soccer fans in the newly expanded Providence Park (see pg. 42)
years that the Portland Saturday Market has run continually (see pg. 51)
unique spirits produced by the 11 distilleries on Portland’s Distillery Rows. (see pg. 35 for a few of our favorites) I L LU ST R AT I O N S BY S U B I N YA N G
154 developed parks in Portland (see pg. 26)
public bike racks across the city
321 events during 2019 Pedalpalooza, Portland’s annual bike festival
10,000+ participants in Portland’s annual naked bike ride (see pg. 48)
sales tax in Portland (find our favorite shops on pg. 55–85)
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An Illustrated Guide to Cully THOUGH IT’S THE city’s largest neighborhood, Cully hasn’t always gotten the attention it deserves — but that’s changing. Overflowing with personality, this Northeast Portland neighborhood is home to one of the most racially and ethnically diverse communities in the state, and that diversity has yielded a whole world of flavors and sounds at community hubs dotting the neighborhood’s 3 square miles (7.8 sq km). 1
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A family-friendly beer bar where local drafts are imbibed alongside nam khao crispy rice salad and other drinking food from Laos. 4579 NE Cully Blvd.; cullycentral.com 2 BISON COFFEEHOUSE
Owned by Shoshone-Bannock tribal member Loretta Guzman, this café offers freshly homemade pastries and Indigenous-roasted coffees. 3941 NE Cully Blvd. JUMP JUMP MUSIC 3
Vinyl collectors flock to this one-room record shop known for its deep R&B, soul and jazz collections and other rare treasures. 7005 NE Prescott St.
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BIBA CHAMORU KITCHEN
SIDE YA R D FA R M
In 2009, Stacey Givens reimagined an empty lot as a sustainable agriculture utopia — part urban farm and supper club, part gathering spot with kids’ camps and bike-in movie nights. 4800 NE Simpson St.; theside yardpdx.com
Titiyas (coconut milk flatbreads) scoop up tropical citrus-spice flavors at Oregon’s first CHamoru restaurant, founded by Guamborn Ed Sablan. 5013 NE 42nd Ave.; bibachamorukitchen. com
“This café offers freshly homemade pastries and Indigenousroasted coffee.”
This community-led dance, fitness and movement studio features African dance, poi spinning and karate classes for sliding-scale rates. 4522 NE 42nd Ave.; commotionpdx.org 7
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Choose your favorite fried chicken style (dusted, dipped or hot) at this
trendy Southern eatery. 4636 NE 42nd Ave.; yonderpdx.com SANTO DOMINGO TAQ U E R I A 8
Dive into Oaxacan flavors from Abraham Carrasco and Gloria Martel, including a milelong burrito menu and chilaquiles with a cult following. 5447 NE 42nd Ave.; sdtaqueriapdx.com
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FROM FOOD AND DRINK T O M U S I C A N D PA R A D E S , PORTLAND FINDS SOMETHING TO
ALL YEAR LONG.
PORTLAND WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL
Feb. 6–8, 2020 pdxwlf.com
This free outdoor event illuminates sites around the city with more than 100 installations, plus a range of performances and workshops.
THE ONE MOTO SHOW Feb. 7–9, 2020 the1moto.com
To kick off its second decade, One Moto’s three-day celebration of motorcycles and biker culture, including racing and live music, moves to big new digs at Memorial Coliseum.
CHINESE NEW YEAR AT LAN SU CHINESE GARDEN Jan. 25–Feb. 9, 2020 lansugarden.org This two-week celebration in Portland’s authentic Chinese Garden includes lion dances, children’s activities, martial arts and cultural demonstrations. The festivities culminate with a traditional lanternviewing ceremony.
PDX JAZZ FESTIVAL
Feb. 19–March 1, 2020
Celebrating both the jazz genre and Black History Month, PDX Jazz Festival is packed with dozens of concerts, including scores of free gigs showcasing local talent.
POW FILM FEST March
powfilmfest.com This showcase of films by female directors includes filmmaker workshops and moderated panels.
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PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL March 6–15, 2020 nwfilm.org
The granddaddy of Portland’s 20-plus annual film festivals fills two weeks with dozens of screenings from around the globe.
PORTLAND DINING MONTH March 1–30, 2020
portlanddiningmonth.com Dozens of Portland’s top eateries offer a full month of delicious deals, serving three courses for one low price.
CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA May 2–5, 2020 cincodemayo.org
Portland’s largest Latino event offers authentic Mexican music, crafts and performers from Guadalajara, one of Portland’s sister cities.
PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL
DESIGN WEEK PORTLAND April 18–25, 2020
Plug into Portland’s vital creative community with crowdsourced programs exploring the process, craft and practice of design across disciplines.
May 22–June 7, 2020 The city’s flagship celebration includes the Grand Floral Parade, dragon boat races, carnival rides and concerts.
Marking its 50th year in 2020, this celebration of Native American culture features dancing, crafts, traditional food and more.
WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL
June 13–14, 2020 pridenw.org
The city’s annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community celebration features a parade and family events.
Aug. 7–14, 2020
DELTA PARK POWWOW
“The Pressure Is Good for You, A Talk Show” at Design Week Portland
June 19–21, 2020
July 2–5, 2020
For more than three decades, the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi has rocked crowds with four days of top national acts, as well as spectacular fireworks on July 4.
PORTLAND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL July 3–5, 2020
portlandcraftbeer festival.com Unique among Portland’s many beer festivals, this Pearl District celebration includes only beers brewed within city limits — not much of a limitation, given our 75+ breweries.
OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL
July 22–25, 2020 oregonbrewfest.com
Tapping some of the world’s best brews since
1988, this four-day rite of summer in downtown’s Waterfront Park draws thousands of attendees with beers from dozens of craft breweries.
July 30–Aug. 2, 2020
The celebrated multistage music festival at a farm just outside Portland minimizes waste and maximizes good vibes. Headliners in 2019 included Fruit Bats, Mountain Man and Damien Jurado.
This diversity-focused festival unites sneaker enthusiasts with industry professionals and influencers for a full week of engaging events, tech talks and concerts.
ADULT SOAPBOX DERBY Aug. 15, 2020
soapboxracer.com For more than 20 years, crowds have lined up to cheer for teams racing their hand-built creations down Mount Tabor, Southeast Portland’s extinct volcano.
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Brunch Village at Feast Portland 2019
Sept. 17–20, 2020 feastportland.com
Portland’s wildly successful international food and beverage festival celebrates Oregon’s bounty and showcases culinary talents both local and global.
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TIME-BASED ART (TBA) FESTIVAL
Sept. 10–20, 2020 pica.org/tba-festival
Visual artists, musicians, dancers and other creatives from all over the world push boundaries with more than a week of installations, performances and interactive experiences at venues around town.
PORTLAND FERMENTATION FESTIVAL October
portlandfermentation festival.com Fondly dubbed “Stinkfest,” this celebration of all things fermented (pickles, kombucha, sauerkraut, tempeh and more) has been going strong — and stinky — for 10 years.
PORTLAND BOOK FESTIVAL Nov. 7, 2020
literary-arts.org This literary celebration includes author discussions, a book fair and pop-up readings and concerts, all in and around the Portland Art Museum.
WINE COUNTRY THANKSGIVING Nov. 27–29, 2020
More than 140 Willamette Valley wineries — many not usually open to the public — open their doors to visitors.
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“Awe inspiring any time of year” • “The entry price is well worth the couple of hours you’ll enjoy walking about—and do walk about, the perspectives change, making the garden seem larger than it really is.” • “Makes you feel like you’re in China” • “Send yourself back through the centuries” • “Spellbinding” • “Fragrance and blooms all year long” • “You forget you are in the middle of the city” • “Even in the rain (or maybe, particularly in the rain), this lovely garden really brings joy.”
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An oasis of tranquility with an authentic teahouse, mosaic pathways, a fish-filled lake, pavilions, more than 250 different plant species and 1,000 activities and tours each year—all in one walled garden. 239 NW Everett Street • 503.228.8131 • open year round • www.lansugarden.org
HOME TO MORE than 11,000 acres (4,450 ha) of parks and natural areas, Portland gives visiting nature lovers ample opportunities to stroll, roll and explore without ever leaving the city limits. This robust roundup of parks, gardens, beaches, playgrounds, hiking trails and bike paths makes it easy — dare we say, natural — to include outdoor adventure in your next visit. (Pro tip: Visit portlandparks.org for more info, unless otherwise noted.)
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Find your personal paradise at one of Portland’s 200+ parks and gardens. P H OTO G R A P H Y BY C E L E S T E N O C H E
For Quiet Contemplation TUCKED INTO THE quiet, terraced greenery of the West Hills lies one of Portland’s most serene spaces, the newly expanded Portland Japanese Garden (611 SW Kingston Ave.; japanesegarden.org). Built in 1967 as a place of contemplation — and as a healing connection with Japan — the garden is home to bubbling pools, meticulously clipped shrubbery, placid koi ponds and an expansive courtyard (complete with a teahouse, Kabuki theater and art space) designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Even closer to downtown Portland, Lan Su Chinese Garden (239 NW Everett St.; lansugarden.org) is a true oasis amid the city’s hustle and bustle. It was built mostly in Suzhou (Portland’s sister city in China) before making its way Stateside in 1999, where it was finished by 65 Chinese artisans. The classic Chinese architecture, pavilions, a two-story teahouse and intricately carved bridges surrounding a tranquil pond provide a welcome escape in any season.
Nicknamed the “City of Roses” for its long love affair with the flower dating back to the mid-1800s, Portland offers plenty of places to catch roses in bloom. The country’s oldest public rose test garden, the International Rose Test Garden (400 SW Kingston Ave.) attracts visitors from around the world with more than 10,000 plants of 610 varieties. Meanwhile, the city’s oldest public rose garden awaits at Peninsula Park (700 N Rosa Parks Way); inspired by the traditional French strolling garden with a fountain at its center, the North Portland park boasts 5,000 beautiful blooms.
Twenty miles (32 km) north of downtown Portland, Sauvie Island (sauvieisland.org) offers expansive swaths of sandy beaches (clothed and clothingoptional alike) that feel a world away from the city center. Expect crowds on hot days. Head to Sellwood Riverfront Park (1221 SE Oaks Park Way) for easy, family-friendly access to the Willamette River (with a sandy beach to boot) only minutes from the city center. Looking for something even closer? Audrey McCall Beach awaits steps from the Eastbank Esplanade, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge.
2 For Biking THOUGH STILL A work in progress, Gateway Green (gateway greenpdx.org) is a slice of heaven for off-road cyclists and mountain bikers. Built on a 25-acre (10 ha) lot between two highways in East Portland, this previously unused land has been transformed with miles of trails, a pump track and a bike skills area. (Note: While pathways are both soft-surface and paved for all skill levels, the park is not ADA compliant.)
The Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade is an easy 1.5-mile (2.4 km) stretch along the east shore of the Willamette River, past swimming docks, boat launches, public art installations and beaches. Start at the Hawthorne Bridge and
ride north along the river until you reach the Steel Bridge. (Pro tip: Pedal across the river on the Steelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lower deck to reach Waterfront Park. If you want to make a loop, use Better Naito, a dedicated bike/pedestrian lane just west of the park.)
3 For Flora and Fauna AMID ATTRACTION-PACKED Washington Park, Hoyt Arboretum (4000 SW Fairview Blvd.; hoytarboretum.org) is a 190-acre (77 ha) sanctuary for 2,300 species of trees and shrubs from six continents. Explore 12 miles (19 km) of trails through endangered and preserved species, no admission required. Two paved, .5-mile (.8 km) trails here are wheelchair-accessible. Sandwiched between a golf course and Reed College in Southeast Portland is the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (5801 SE 28th Ave.), a botanical garden home to one of the world’s best collections of rare and hybrid rhododendrons and azaleas. Stroll along the spring-fed lake or over three picturesque bridges to gaze at the waterfalls (and waterfowl) below. For peak blooms, visit in late April to early May. Oregon’s only state park within a major metropolitan area, Tryon Creek State Natural Area (11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.; tryon friends.org) boasts several miles of hiking routes, horse trails and paved bike paths perfect for all accessibility levels. Beavers, bats, owls and more all thrive within the park’s 658 acres (266 ha) of second-growth forest.
everyone needs to bike seaside
Our famous ocean view Turnaround is one of those iconic Oregon experiences like gazing up at Multnomah Falls or visiting Crater Lake. So rent a surrey bike, grab some friends and wind your way past shops and murals, kite ﬂyers and kayakers, and beachfront eateries serving catch-of-the-day.
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...every day is an art walk.
Cannon Beach Gallery DragonFire Gallery Iceere Glassworks Images of the West Imprint Gallery Jeﬀrey Hull Gallery Jewelry by Sharon Amber Modern Villa Gallery Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Art Image Courtesy of Jeﬀrey Hull
White Bird Gallery
CANNON BEACH ARTS FESTIVALS 2020 20th Annual Spring Unveiling May 1-3, 2020
Earth & Ocean September 18-20, 2020
Stormy Weather November 6-8, 2020
4 For Hiking DID YOU KNOW that one of the country’s largest urban forest reserves is located mere minutes from downtown Portland? Sprawling, 5,200-acre (2,104 ha) Forest Park is home to roughly 80 miles (128 km) of trails, old- and second-growth forest, shade-loving plants and more than 162 species of birds and mammals. Take the Wildwood Trail to several of the park’s biggest attractions, including the Japanese Garden, Pittock Mansion, Audubon Society and Hoyt Arboretum. A new pedestrian bridge opened in fall 2019 greatly improves the connection between these destinations. Ready to get your heart rate up? Wind your way up, around and over Mount Tabor (SE 60th Avenue and Salmon Street), an old volcanic cinder cone in Southeast Portland. Drawing everyone from strolling families to serious cyclists, the park offers a winding network of paved pathways and hiking trails through tall firs, expansive meadows and a trio of reservoirs overlooking the skyline.
Prime Playgrounds Kiddos will love exploring the playground and nature play area, splash pad and skate dot — a mini skatepark perfect for beginners — at the Cully neighborhood’s Kʰunamokwst Park (5200 NE Alberta St.). Portland’s first nature play area, at Westmoreland Park (7530 SE 22nd Ave.), offers an expansive, unstructured experience complete with tilted logs, a manipulatable stream and climbable wood towers. Families and kids of all abilities are centered at Harper’s Playground (N Delaware Ave. and N Bryant St.; harpers playground.org) in Arbor Lodge Park. This communityfunded, nature-based playground was created with the explicit goal of accessibility and inclusivity.
5 For the Perfect Picnic SPREAD OUT FOR a family picnic at Laurelhurst Park (SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard and Stark Street), a favorite for sunbathers, cyclists, tennis players and families. This park is always bustling, especially near the banks of Firwood Lake, so be sure to get there early to snag your spot. Or, opt for even more scenic beauty at Cathedral Park (N Edison Street and Pittsburg Avenue), which rests beneath the St. Johns Bridge’s ecclesiastically inspired arches. Watch kayaks and canoes at the water’s edge, or find a dog-friendly picnic bench for lunch.
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Explore Portland’s world-famous food cart scene at two essential pods.
o city in America does food carts like Portland. Whether tucked solo onto patios or grouped into “pods,” food carts are one of the best ways to sample Portland’s ever-expanding food scene. They’ve helped pave the way for some of the city’s most iconic restaurants, yet they face an uncertain future as developers eye the lots that many carts call home. But worry not! Two of Portland’s premier pods are still thriving: Prost Marketplace (4237 N Mississippi Ave.) is more than a pod — it’s a dining destination. Home to 10 eateries and a spacious covered patio, the lot features critically acclaimed carts like Matt’s BBQ, taqueria Little
Conejo and sandwich giant Pastrami Zombie. The pod adjoins German beer bar Prost!, but you don’t need to go inside to wet your whistle: Chic cart Bloodbuzz offers coffee, beer and cocktails. Food carts come and go, but Cartopia (1207 SE Hawthorne Blvd.), which dodged redevelopment in 2014, just keeps getting better. Open since 2008, this beloved pod currently offers excellent wood-fired pizza (Pyro Pizza), Latin-style chicken (Chicken and Guns), vegan poutine (Potato Champion) and more. With covered patio seating and cozy firepits, this pod is perfect year-round, and carts typically stay open until 1 a.m. for those late-night cravings.
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he liquor industry has long been considered a boy’s club, but Portland’s women distillers are breaking new ground with creative approaches to flavors, bottles and branding. Woman-owned and -operated Freeland Spirits (2671 NW Vaughn St.; free landspirits.com) produces sippable spirits that look stunning on the shelf. (Their signature teardrop-shaped bottles are etched with the figure of a woman holding a stalk of grain.) Tour Freeland’s tasting room to sample strikingly smooth gin,
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DISCOVER PORTLAND’S BEST WOMAN-RUN DISTILLERIES. bourbon and the rye-based Geneva, inspired by genever, the Dutch “grandmother” of gin. The only Chinese maker on Portland’s Distillery Row, family-owned Vinn Distillery (222 SE Eighth Ave.; vinndistillery.com) offers rice-based whiskey, vodka, blackberry liqueur and baijiu (the national drink of China) crafted from recipes that go back seven generations. Earthy and nutty with a hint of floral (co-owner Michelle Ly describes it as “somewhere between sake and tequila”), Vinn’s baijiu is well worth a trip to the
distillery’s tasting room. JAZ Spirits (jazspirits. com) founder Faith Dionne grew up foraging berries, fiddleheads and mushrooms with her mother in Alaska. These days, visitors can taste the woodsy influence in JAZ Spirits’ Cold Tree gin and Verstovia sprucetip-flavored vodka. Dionne forages the Sitka spruce tips with her family in Pacific Northwest forests, along with the fruit for her Perpetua salal berry liqueur. Find JAZ spirits at Hollywood Beverage (3028 NE Sandy Blvd.) and Uptown Liquor (1 NW 23rd Pl.).
A F R I C A N R E STA U R A N T S TO T R Y 1. AKADI
Inside an eye-catching yellow building, Chef Fatou Ouattara cooks up beef (or tofu) suya, goat-tomato stew and other flavorful West African dishes she learned to cook as a child in Côte d’Ivoire. The mural-lined walls and kente cloth-covered tables provide a warm welcome. 3601 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; akadipdx.com
For the ultimate E’Njoni experience, visit the Ethiopian restaurant’s all-day, all-youcan-eat weekend brunch buffet. Boasting a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian options, including their unrivaled timtimo (red lentils in berbere sauce), this buffet is both satisfying and affordable. 910 N Killingsworth St.; enjoni-cafe.com
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Named after the Ghanaian national soccer team, this food cart is one of just a few Portland spots offering one of the greatest gifts of West African cuisine: jollof rice. This spiced tomato rice dish is also the base for Black Star’s delicious build-your-own bowls. 1927 SW Fourth Ave.; blackstargrill.com
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Portland is home to the world’s first vegan mini-mall on SE 12th Avenue and Stark Street, featuring plant-based versions of croissants, cheese, wallets, shoes, junk food and even tattoos.
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5 ESSENTIAL lovers EATS Food fawn over these iconic Portland dishes. Nong’s khao man gai No meal represents Portland as purely as the eponymous dish at Nong’s Khao Man Gai. Pick up an extra bottle of Nong’s signature sauce as you enjoy this simple dish of lemongrass-spiked, poached chicken and rice. Two locations; khaomangai.com Le Pigeon’s foie gras profiteroles Still a must-order after years on the menu of one of Portland’s most celebrated restaurants, these foie-gras-infused cream puffs are topped with caramel sauce and fleur de sel, perfectly walking the line between sweet and savory. 738 E Burnside St.; lepigeon.com Rose VL Deli’s cao lau Available only on Saturdays, this regional Vietnamese soup features piles of tapioca noodles with chicken, pork, peanuts, salad, herbs and a side of pork broth. Visit early to snag a bowl of this rare treat. 6424 SE Powell Blvd.
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OVER THE PAST few years, North Portland’s historically Black Williams Avenue has become a destination with some of the city’s hottest Asian restaurants. The newest and most star-studded addition to the strip is Eem (3808 N Williams Ave.; eempdx. com), a collaborative project from Matt Vicedomini (Matt’s BBQ), Akkapong “Earl” Ninsom (Langbaan) and Eric Nelson (Shipwreck). Bring friends to share the chopped BBQ fried rice and spicy jungle curry with sliced brisket, making sure to save table space for one of Nelson’s signature island-inspired fishbowl cocktails.
In the same block, family-owned ramen shop Kayo’s Ramen Bar (3808 N Williams Ave.; kayosramen.com) serves a rotating menu of traditional Japanese ramen, curries and seasonal specials, all featuring Kayo’s signature house-made noodles. A bit to the north lies XLB (4090 N Williams Ave.; xlbpdx.com), Portland’s eastside soup dumpling destination. Here, chef Jasper Shen’s childhood comfort dishes include chewy udon noodles tossed with ground pork, popcorn chicken laced with five spice and, of course, soup-filled dumplings bursting with pork, ginger and garlic. Sweeten your trip at JinJu Patisserie (4063 N Williams Ave.; jinjupatisserie.com), a colorful dessert and brunch spot helmed by award-winning chocolatier Jin Caldwell and renowned pastry chef Kyurim Lee.
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Ike’s fish sauce wings at Pok Pok These sticky-spicy-sweet fish wings have played a big part in earning Pok Pok national buzz, even inspiring three Pok Pok Wing outposts. Multiple locations; pokpokrestaurants.com Olympia Provisions’ charcuterie One of Portland’s most recognizable brands, Olympia Provisions has been making incredible European-inspired cured meats for more than a decade. Try them all as a charcuterie board, then stop by the deli to buy tasty souvenirs. Multiple locations; olympiaprovisions.com –S.B.
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BUZZY NEW BARS UNWIND AT PORTLAND’S HIPPEST NEW WATERING HOLES. A NOD TO co-owner George Johnson’s Detroit roots, Assembly Brewing is one of the city’s few breweries owned by a person of color, pouring easy-drinking, pub-style ales to pair with their Detroit-style pizza. 6112 SE Foster Rd.; assembly brewingco.com Cocktail connoisseur Tommy Klus ramps up the elegance at buzzy Scotch Lodge. Cocktails and pours are (no surprise) whiskey- and Scotch-focused here, and pair beautifully with the modern French bar menu. 215 SE Ninth Ave.; scotchlodge.com Tucked into downtown’s Woodlark Hotel, swanky Abigail Hall boasts plush coral booths, hand-painted floral walls and a cocktail list that doubles as a master class in refinement … vodka Red Bull gimlet included. 813 SW Alder St.; abigailhallpdx.com
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Magna is a promise of heritage and legacy that Carlo Lamagna has spent 10 years trying to keep. The eponymous 36-seat shrine to Filipino food and Lamagna’s family recipes opened in August 2019, bringing the local spotlight to a cuisine that national magazines have long lauded as the next “it” food. It’s an opportunity, Lamagna says — one that he doesn’t plan on missing. “This is our chance to define us as, one: a cuisine to be reckoned with, and two: to know there are many different aspects of Filipino food,” says Lamagna, who previously served as executive chef at downtown’s Clyde Common. “We have a chance to really showcase the entire
profile of what Filipino food could do.” Magna’s opening menu focused on introducing Filipino food to the public before expanding to showcase the country’s more regional cuisines. Dishes include pancit bihon, the pan-fried noodle, vegetable and meat staple; lumpia Shanghai; and sisig, crispy pork bits with egg, pork mayo and peppers, best eaten over rice with a hit of lemon. Pork adobo — a favorite often considered the national dish of the Philippines — here takes shape as glazed, fall-offthe-bone ribs set atop tender pork shoulder.
Lamagna says that, having finally opened the restaurant after years of work, he feels like a happy little kid with an ice cream cone. “We’re just excited that people are excited about Filipino food,” says the chef. “We’re here to stay. We’re here to keep the conversation going. And we’re here to be a part of the Portland food scene.” 2525 SE Clinton St.; magnapdx.com
The rooftop bar at the Hoxton Hotel, Tope pairs a killer view of the city’s east side (and nearby mountains) with a taco-heavy menu and an agave-focused cocktail list. Sip cleverly named cocktails (the Cardi Beetlejuice features Bacardi 8, beet juice, hibiscus and ginger) in the bright and airy Mexico City-inspired space. 15 NW Fourth Ave. Make summer last forever at Hey Love, inside Central Eastside hotel Jupiter NEXT, where the aesthetic is a lush abundance of plants, and the ’70s-tinged cocktail menu highlights slushies and updated classics. 920 E Burnside St.; heylovepdx.com –S.B.
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portlandartmuseum.org LEFT: Henk Pander, Eruption of Saint Helens from Cable Street, (a/k/a View of Portland), 1981, Oil on linen, City of Portland, courtesy of the Regional Arts and Culture Council; CENTER: Nickolas Muray, Frida Kahlo on Bench #5, 1939, Carbro print, © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives; RIGHT: Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984) Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 1960. Photograph, gelatin silver print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Lane Collection, 2018.2681. © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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BARLEY THE HOP Fan of the Hillsboro Hops, minor league baseball team. milb.com/hillsboro June–September
While you’re cheering on Blazers icon Damian Lillard or Timbers star Diego Valeri, keep an eye out for these other local celebs.
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Fan of the Portland Timbers, Major League Soccer club. timbers.com March–October
Fan of the Portland Trail Blazers, NBA basketball team. nba.com/blazers October–April
Fan of the Portland Pickles, collegiate wood bat baseball team. portlandpicklesbaseball.com June–August
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CLUB HOUSE Cheer on Portland’s professional soccer teams at newly renovated Providence Park.
o thousands of obsessed soccer fans, Providence Park is less a stadium than a temple. Every week from April to October, the historic stadium hosts a chanting, drum-pounding, flag-waving throng of spectators urging their beloved Timbers (MLS)
and Thorns (NWSL) onward. It’s the best atmosphere in American soccer, and more people show up to cheer for the Thorns, Portland’s professional women’s team, than for any other women’s club on the planet. Over the years, the stadium — built in 1926 by the neighboring Multnomah Athletic Club — has hosted everything from college football to greyhound racing to (once, in 1951) ski jumping. Its 2019 facelift raised capacity by some 4,000 seats with the Globe Theater- and La Bombonera-inspired addition of three vertical tiers on the building’s east side — the better to trap the noise — as well as adding amazing views of the city from the upper decks. 1844 SW Morrison St.; providenceparkpdx.com
The Portlandbased Oregon Symphony is cherished for its crowdpleasing “popcorn” concert series, performing live scores for famous films like The Empire Strikes Back, Ghostbusters and the Harry Potter series. orsymphony. org
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T H E AT E R C O M PA N I E S TO T R Y 1. MILAGRO
Portland’s home for Latinx theater since 1985, Milagro premieres sharp bilingual plays that delve into identity, ethnicity and gender. 525 SE Stark St.; milagro.org
2. NORTHWEST CHILDREN’S THEATER
Childhood stalwarts (Matilda) and modern classics (Shrek) are produced here with seriously spectacular costuming and plenty of whimsy. 1819 NW Everett St.; nwcts.org
3. ORIGINAL PRACTICE SHAKESPEARE
Come summer, Portland parks are reborn as Elizabethan England via free, improvfueled Shakespearean plays performed by this riotous local troupe. opsfest.org
4. PORTLAND PLAYHOUSE
This cozy theater champions August Wilson plays and other socially relevant work at a revamped church in Portland’s historically Black King neighborhood. 602 NE Prescott St.; portlandplayhouse.org
5. PORTLAND CENTER STAGE
The city’s largest theater company tackles at least 10 major productions each year, from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights to a new adaptation of Howards End. 128 NW 11th Ave.; pcs.org
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Playing the Hits THESE CONCERT VENUES HELP MAKE PORTLAND A MUSIC LOVER’S PARADISE.
Kelly’s Olympian (426 SW Washington St.; kellysolympian. com) hosts celebrated monthly hip-hop night The Thesis. Sleek Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St.; holocene.org) books stellar local and visiting hip-hop and R&B acts. Don’t miss the monthly A Beat Happening showcase at Future Shock (1914 E Burnside St.; futureshockpdx.com).
Catch local jazz most nights at pizzeria-turned-club The 1905 (830 N Shaver St.; the1905.org). Try the Jack London Revue (529 SW Fourth Ave.; jacklondonrevue. com) downtown for speakeasy vibes and internationally influenced jazz. At historic Union Station, Wilfs (800 NW Sixth Ave.; wilfsrestaurant.com) hosts live jazz Wednesday–Saturday.
Cozy Doug Fir Lounge (830 E Burnside St.; dougfirlounge.com) and artist-owned Mississippi Studios (3939 N Mississippi Ave.; mississippistudios.com) both host some of the scene’s best up-and-coming indie bands. All-ages Black Water (835 NE Broadway St.) is a punk and metal mainstay with a packed calendar and pinball.
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These local galleries let marginalized voices shine. PORTLAND’S UNOFFICIAL SLOGAN, “Keep Portland Weird” — borrowed from Austin, Texas — takes on fresh meaning at many Portland galleries, where artists make it their mission to disrupt the status quo. After all, keeping Portland weird isn’t about upholding the same, tired narrative or identity; it’s about morphing, evolving and ultimately progressing. At first glance, J. Pepin Art Gallery (319 NW Ninth Ave.; jpepinart gallery.com) looks like your average exhibit hall, with crisp white walls disrupted by striking visual art. “While we look and function like any other for-profit gallery, we are focused on breaking down the stigma of mental illness by representing artists living with mental health conditions and sharing their
personal stories,” explains owner Jennifer Pepin. The result is a space that is as comforting and welcoming as it is creative. Plus, a portion of all sales are donated to organizations supporting mental health. Artists Maya Vivas and Leila Haile amplify the voices and work of trans and queer artists of color at Ori Gallery (4038 N Mississippi Ave.; oriart gallery.com), the radical space they’ve created on the historically Black Mississippi Avenue. Past exhibits have explored themes of Black femininity, reclamation, selfhood and tattooing through the lenses of race and gender. Ori also offers accessible, community-centered arts programming, such as workshops and lectures. Taking up half a city block, the Yale Union (800 SE 10th Ave.; yaleunion.org) building is hard to miss. This artist-run space was founded in 2010 with the intention of building a lasting Portland arts institution, and the gallery houses some of the city’s most exciting contemporary arts exhibits and events. Check their robust calendar for film screenings, concerts, literary readings, discussions and more.
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MEMORY SERVES These can’t-miss museums share Oregon’s multicultural past and present. BY
PORTLAND CHINATOWN MUSEUM Portland’s Chinatown, once the nation’s second largest, no longer resembles its former self, but this new museum safeguards the neighborhood’s influential legacy. The thoughtful space chronicles local Chinese American culture through exhibits, storytelling and community performances, including Cantonese opera. 127 NW Third Ave.; portland chinatownmuseum.org
OREGON JEWISH MUSEUM AND CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION (OJMCHE)
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DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION Latinx DJ collective Noche Libre stages radical dance parties in Portland. BY
FROM CUMBIA TO quebraditas, reggaeton to lit remixes and rock en español, Latinx DJ collective Noche Libre knows how to get a party started. Co-founded by writer (and Travel Portland contributor) Emilly Prado, Y La Bamba’s Luz Mendoza and She Shreds magazine founder Fabi Reyna, the collective began as a one-off affair featuring women and nonbinary Latinx DJs. Two years later, Noche Libre is now eight DJs deep, and their crowds — mostly women and queer people of color — have grown substantially, as has their programming. “No two DJs play the same type of music,” says Jené Etheridge, aka DJ Black Daria.
“One thing we have in common is we’re immigrants ourselves, or we’re kids of immigrants, and we grew up listening to a style of music that you don’t hear that often anywhere — not on the radio and not at clubs here in Portland. We’re all playing stuff we wish we heard.” Visitors can catch the collective every third Thursday of the month at Dig A Pony (736 SE Grand Ave.; digaponyportland.com) or at semi-regular brunch or day “pari” pop-ups at hotels and clubs across the city. Follow Noche Libre on Instagram (@nochelibrepdx) or Facebook (facebook.com/nochelibre) for updated event listings.
Founded in 1989, OJMCHE is anchored in three permanent exhibits exploring local Jewish community, discrimination and Oregon’s Holocaust history. The museum’s largest gallery curates rotating shows built around the message of speaking out against hate. 724 NW Davis St.; ojmche.org
OREGON NIKKEI LEGACY CENTER (ONLC) By sharing the stories of early Japanese immigrants, Portland’s oncebustling Japantown and the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans in Oregon camps during World War II, the ONLC, which turned 30 in 2019, encourages visitors to think critically about vital subjects like civil rights and immigration. 121 NW Second Ave.; oregonnikkei.org
OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY (OHS) OHS bills itself as “the state’s collective memory,” housing award-winning exhibits and approximately 85,000 artifacts. Operating since 1898, OHS’s mission to continually reexamine and reconsider the state’s past enriches its present. 1200 SW Park Ave.; ohs.org
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Portland hosts at least 10 street fairs every summer, each packed with dozens (sometimes hundreds) of local vendors, food stands and musical acts. Learn more at travelportland.com/street-fairs.
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PEDAL POWER Every June, a DIY bike festival offers dozens of rides all around Portland.
ounded in 2002, monthlong bike festival Pedalpalooza (shift2bikes.org/pedalpalooza) remains a quintessential Portland event. This June, hop on a bike-share or rental bike (or bring your own!) and join these flagship rides: The family-friendly Kickoff Ride gently guides participants through major Portland streets. Expect a slower pace and a big turnout for this daytime outing. Pedalpalooza’s largest event, the World Naked Bike Ride (pdxwnbr.org) leads more than 10,000 cyclists through Portland, all decked out in body paint, glitter or — you guessed it — nothing at all. As the name suggests, Loud and Lit encourages bright, loud and flashy costumes. The late-night ride typically ends in a dance party or outdoor hangout. Once a month, from May to September, Sunday Parkways (travelportland.com/ sunday-parkways) closes streets to cars so families can enjoy a loop of Portland’s best parks and greenways. Stop along the way to enjoy snacks, Zumba, circus acts and even a Shakespearean play during the Pedalpalooza (June) edition of this local tradition.
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ILLIMAT is a crowd-pleasing card game designed by Portland indie music darlings the Decemberists. illimat.com
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FAM ILY FAVO R I T ES TO T RY 1. OREGON ZOO
The “wildest place in Portland” is home to more than 2,600 animals from around the globe, including the 6-acre (2.4 ha) Elephant Lands and a collection of wild creatures from the Pacific Northwest. (Pro tip: Arrive via MAX Light Rail to save $1.50 on admission.) 4001 SW Canyon Rd.; oregonzoo.org
The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry offers fun for everyone — even the STEMreluctant — with award-winning exhibits, planetarium shows, hands-on paleontology labs and tours of a retired Navy submarine. 1945 SE Water Ave.; omsi.edu
3. PORTLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Learn through play at this kid-centric fun zone featuring areas for future builders, makers and doctors alike. Along with abundant ADAaccessible indoor and outdoor play spaces, free monthly events cater to children with disabilities. 4015 SW Canyon Rd.; portlandcm.org
OROX’s Oregon Coaster series adds vacation nostalgia to every sip. oroxleather.com
regon’s oldest operating theater, the art deco Avalon Theatre & Wunderland has housed a nickel arcade since 1925 and still offers a wide array of arcade games (plus air hockey and other favorites) for 5 cents per play, after a small admission fee. All ages. 3451 SE Belmont St.; wunderlandgames.com Founded in 1999 and recently expanded, two-level gamer heaven Ground Kontrol touts more than
150 video games and pinball machines, plus food and cocktails. Bring a group to tackle the 10player Killer Queen. All ages until 5 p.m. 115 NW Fifth Ave.; ground kontrol.com In addition to nearly 100 video arcade and pinball games, historic theater-turned-arcade Quarterworld offers live musical Tesla coil shows and a pun-filled food menu of “bytes” and “ate-bit” burgers. All ages until 8 p.m. 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; quarterworldarcade.com
NORTH DRINKWARE molds tiny models of Mount Hood into the bottom of each handblown pint glass. northdrinkware.com
Find these unique souvenirs and many more at MADE HERE PDX (madehereonline.com) and
TENDER LOVING EMPIRE (tenderloving empire.com) locations across Portland.
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RECREATIONAL CANNABIS DOS & DON’TS Recreational cannabis use and possession by people 21 and older has been legal in Oregon since 2015. Here’s what you need to know. YOU CAN:
• Buy cannabis at state-licensed recreational marijuana retailers. • Consume cannabis on private property and away from public view. • Possess up to an ounce of cannabis on your person. • Share, give away and receive cannabis (as long as all parties are over 21) within Oregon.
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GO GREEN WHEN KARANJA CREWS was a kid hunting down an autograph from ’90s hip-hop duo X-Clan at Portland’s (now-defunct) One Stop Records, he never pictured himself owning a store just up the block. Now, Crews and his business partner, fellow Northeast Portland native Nicole Kennedy, are living out that very dream at their hip-hop-themed cannabis dispensary, Green Hop. When Crews landed the opportunity to set up his new business in a Victorian home-turnedretail-space in Northeast Portland’s King neighborhood — a historically Black area named after Martin Luther King Jr. — he was immediately struck with a wave of nostalgia. “I get to come back to the neighborhood I was systematically displaced out of,” he says. Not taking the role of the world’s “first historical hip-hop dispensary” lightly, Green Hop is about more than just music — though there is certainly plenty of that. (Golden-era classics from DJ Kool Herc and Wu Tang Clan play backto-back with newer staples like Kendrick Lamar
Portland’s historical hip-hop dispensary pairs recreational cannabis with beats and community. and J. Cole, and the shop carries albums by both local and national acts.) Crews and Kennedy see Green Hop as part of a movement in hip-hop (led by multiplatinum stars like Rick Ross and the late Nipsey Hussle) to “buy back the block” by reinvesting in neighborhoods and opening new businesses in their old stomping grounds. Crews’ background as an educator is especially evident in Green Hop’s workforce development academy, which helps primarily Black youth (aged 21–24) break into the legal cannabis industry. “If you’re just entry level and have never budtended, it’s really hard for a person of color to get a job in a dispensary or grow site,” says Kennedy. “You can put this on your résumé and get into this industry.” Ultimately, Green Hop, if you ask Kennedy and Crews, is about much-needed representation. Says Crews: “We’re just repping — repping us and being unapologetic about it.” 5515 NE 16th Ave.; gogreenhop.com
• Smoke cannabis or consume cannabis edibles in a public place (including restaurants, bars, parks, sidewalks, etc.) or in public view. Use in public is a class B felony and can result in a fine of up to $1,000. • Smoke cannabis in most hotel rooms. (Policies vary.) • Drive or bike under the influence of cannabis. • Transport cannabis across state lines or on waterways. • Possess, own or smoke cannabis in select cities and counties (see oregon. gov/olcc/marijuana).
Learn more at travelportland. com/cannabis and whats legaloregon.com.
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KARAOKE KLUB “America’s greatest karaoke night” has a new home in Portland. BY
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JOHN BROPHY WAS 17 when he snuck into a bar and took to the karaoke mic for the first time. But as his love for karaoke quickly deepened, the songbook selections couldn’t keep up. Tired of getting stuck singing Top 40, Brophy created his own alternative karaoke night: the now-iconic Baby Ketten Karaoke. More than 12 tuneful years later, Brophy has opened his first brick-and-mortar location, Baby Ketten Klub. Brophy describes the setting as “adult Chuck E. Cheese,” complete with a public main stage, dance floor, arcade games and two private karaoke booths decked out in ’70s and ’80s décor. So, what makes Baby Ketten special? (Well, besides being dubbed “America’s greatest karaoke night” by The New York Times?) Brophy points to two factors: rare tracks and a robust community. He continues to add new songs weekly and — perhaps more importantly — remove the club’s top 50 charting hits, so that no track feels overplayed. While the club is still new, Brophy hopes that patrons feel right at home: “I wanted the place to feel like it’s always been here.” 2433 SE Powell Blvd.; babyketten.com
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The nation’s largest outdoor arts and crafts market has captured quintessential Keep Portland Weird vibes since 1974. Find mushroom tinctures, tie-dyed goods, ocarinas and hundreds of other wares sold by their makers, every Saturday and Sunday, March– December. 2 SW Naito Pkwy.; portlandsaturdaymarket.com
More than 100 vendors set up along the tree-lined blocks of downtown’s Portland State University campus every Saturday of the year, enticing visitors with free samples of locavore delights like fresh-caught fish and seasonal berries. SW Park Ave. and Montgomery St.; portlandfarmersmarket.org
PORTLAND MERCADO This indoor/outdoor marketplace is the local hub for Latin food, goods and cultural events. The patio hosts a food cart pod with an international array of cuisines (think Mexican, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan and beyond), while indoor shops sell house-made chorizo, Nicaraguan coffee and glasses of fruity sangria. 7238 SE Foster Rd.; portlandmercado.org
PORTLAND NIGHT MARKET For one wonderful weekend every other month, a century-old warehouse in Portland’s Central Eastside is transformed into a bustling market featuring more than 175 local vendors, plus live music, entertainment, food and drink. 100 SE Alder St.; pdxnm.com
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craft with friends. Stop in on Wine and Clay night to create your own clay masterpiece while enjoying wine and light appetizers. 3601 SE Division St.; carterandrose. 3 Plant enthusiasts can create a living souvenir (in the form of a personalized terrarium) at ARTEMISIA. Choose from their collection of beautiful glass com 4 If you’d like to acquire both a new set planters and colorful gemstones to design the perfect oasis for your new plant. 110 SE 28th Ave.; collagewithnature.com of skills and the perfect accessory to match, sign up for a workshop at KLUM HOUSE, where aspiring makers learn to craft stylish and durable custom bags from scratch. 3808 N Williams Ave.; klumhouse.com
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5/ MISSISSIPPI This popular street packs in plenty of local shopping, live music and quintessential Portland flair.
WE LOVE PORTLAND — all 145 square miles (376 sq km) of it. Whether you’re hiking up to historic Pittock Mansion, sitting courtside at a Trail Blazers game, browsing LGBTQ+ graphic novels or dancing at a honky-tonk saloon, there’s plenty of adventure to be had in all five of the city’s quadrants. (Yes, five quadrants; it’s a Portland thing.) Experience a new-to-you side of town with the help of our guide to these 12 popular neighborhoods.
4/ NORTHWEST PORTLAND These walkable streets are lined with stylish boutiques and upscale restaurants, with verdant hiking trails nearby. p g . 6 5
3/ PEARL DISTRICT Best known for its worldfamous bookstore, this chic neighborhood is filled with fashionable boutiques and galleries. p g . 6 3
2/ OLD TOWN CHINATOWN Discover the hidden gems of this central-city district, from handmade goods and hip streetwear to a traditional Chinese garden.
1/ DOWNTOWN A perfect jumping-off point for your Portland adventure, this walkable city center is filled with terrific food, art and tax-free shopping. p g . 5 8
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7/ ALBERTA ARTS
Once the central hub of Portland’s Black community, this bustling street still features plenty of history and a diverse array of local businesses. p g . 6 9
Known for its many galleries and monthly street fair, Last Thursday, Alberta is one of the city’s most lively and multicultural neighborhoods. p g . 7 2
8/ LLOYD This central-city neighborhood includes the Oregon Convention Center, Moda Center, numerous hotels and the city’s largest mall.
9/ CENTRAL EASTSIDE This industrial district has become a hotbed of trendsetting restaurants, bars, distilleries and entertainment venues.
12/ BELMONT Cinephiles, comedy fans and concert goers can all find plenty of entertainment on these Southeast Portland blocks.
11/ HAWTHORNE From food carts and vintage shopping to a historic movie theater pub, this street is pure Portland. p g . 8 3
10/ DIVISION/CLINTON These streets showcase many of Portland’s hottest eateries, as well as a diverse array of locally owned shops. p g . 8 0
Discover more at travelportland.com/neighborhoods
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taste Experience Portland’s world-famous food cart scene at two bustling food cart pods (SW Fifth Avenue and Washington Street; SW Third Avenue and Harvey Milk Street) packed with international street eats. Get your soup dumpling fix at Duck House Chinese Restaurant (1968 SW Fifth Ave.; duckhousepdx.com), serving Szechuan specialties in a casual spot near the Portland State University campus. At Mexican café Revolución Coffee House (1432 SW Sixth Ave.; revolucioncoffee house.com), patrons pair masa-based champurrado or café de olla with empanadas and flan. Top Chef finalist Doug Adams celebrates his Texas hometown at Bullard (813 SW Alder St.; bullardpdx. com), a Tex-Mex restaurant inside the gorgeous Woodlark Hotel. Spend your evening imbibing at Shift Drinks (1200 SW Morrison St.; shiftdrinks pdx.com), where it’s literally always happy hour.
do Tomboys reign supreme at Wildfang (404 SW 10th Ave.; wildfang.com), a genderneutral clothing brand beloved by celebrities like Janelle Monae and Ilana Glazer. Creative folks also gather at Artistic Portland (318 SW Taylor St.; artisticportland. com), an arts and crafts co-op founded by a diverse group of local painters, sculptors and jewelers. For national brands, head to Pioneer Place (700 SW Fifth Ave.; pioneerplace.com), an upscale shopping mall featuring big names like Louis Vuitton, Zara and Apple.
Founded in 1892, the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave.; portlandartmuseum.org) now houses more than 50,000 works, including an extensive collection of historical and contemporary Native art. Love a good show? Visit Portland’5 Centers for the Arts (portland5.com), a set of venues hosting more than 1,000 music, theater, dance and lecture performances every year. Underground club Al’s Den (303 SW 12th Ave.; mcmenamins.com/alsden) awaits below the McMenamins Crystal Hotel with free nightly music and comedy sets.
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taste Portland is famous for its many local roasters, but Deadstock Coffee (408 NW Couch St.; deadstockcoffee.com) stands apart from the pack with sneaker-themed décor and specialty beverages like the Zero Chill, a mix of sweet tea and iced coffee. Enjoy the signature roast turkey and tableside Spanish coffee at 141-year-old Huber’s (411 SW Third Ave.; hubers.com), Portland’s oldest restaurant. Ready to feast? Food hall Pine Street Market (126 SW Second Ave.; pinestreetpdx.com) hosts nine iconic Portland eateries — including Kim Jong Smokehouse and Salt & Straw’s Wiz Bang Bar — for your dining convenience. Savor classic Chinatown flavors with a meal of wonton noodle soup and barbecue pork chow mein at Chen’s Good Taste (18 NW Fourth Ave.; chensgood taste.com).
do Beat your high score in Frogger, NBA Jam or Dance Dance Revolution at Portland’s favorite arcade bar, Ground Kontrol (115 NW Fifth Ave.; groundkontrol. com). Streetwear shop Produce Portland (140 NW Fourth Ave.; produceportland.com) redefines “gourmet goods” to mean stylish footwear, apparel and accessories. Similarly, adjacent Laundry (140 NW Fourth Ave.; laundrypdx.com) carries not washing machines, but the city’s best selection of vintage Trail Blazers gear and retro sports attire. Accent your new outfit with a Portland-themed hat, shirt or tote bag from Hello from Portland (514 NW Couch St.; hellofromportland.net).
see RuPaul who? Darcelle, the world’s oldest drag queen, has been performing at the eponymous Darcelle XV Showplace (208 NW Third Ave.; darcellexv.com) since 1967. For a more tranquil experience, contemplate the beautiful flora and architecture of Lan Su Chinese Garden (239 NW Everett St.; lansugarden.org), an authentic walled Chinese garden built by artisans from Suzhou. Learn more about Portland’s Chinese residents, past and present, at the engaging Portland Chinatown Museum (127 NW Third Ave.; portlandchinatown museum.org).
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taste Can’t choose between deep dish and thin crust? The Star (1309 NW Hoyt St.; thestarportland.com) has you covered, offering two kinds of gourmet pizza as well as a full bar. The rooftop patio at 10 Barrel Brewing (1411 NW Flanders St.; 10barrel.com) is an excellent spot to sip local, women-brewed ales, such as the flagship Apocalypse IPA. Snack on your favorite Thai street foods at Khao San (1435 NW Flanders St.; khaosanpdx. com), where lucky patrons can eat in a custom tuk-tuk dining booth. Named after a Shakespearean forest, Arden (417 NW 10th Ave.; ardenpdx.com) focuses on highly seasonal Northwest ingredients from small producers.
see Browse beautiful paintings and sculptures for sale at PDX Contemporary Art (925 NW Flanders St.; pdxcontemporaryart.com). If the sun is shining, enjoy the public art — and the playful pups and tots — at Jamison Square (810 NW 11th Ave.; portlandparks. org), the Pearl District’s oldest park.
do Explore more than 1 million tomes at the world’s largest independent new and used bookstore, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W Burnside St.; powells. com), which sprawls over an entire city block. Sustainability meets technology at Nau (304 NW 11th Ave; nau.com), a local clothing brand specializing in durable and eco-friendly performance wear. Stylish threads also abound at Lizard Lounge (1323 NW Irving St.; lizardloungepdx.com), a local boutique stocked with snazzy button-ups, blazers, boots and more.
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taste Brunch institution Besaw’s (1545 NW 21st Ave.; besaws. com) scored Oregon’s first post-Prohibition liquor license in 1933 and continues to serve stiff drinks and crowdpleasing eats to this day, just a few blocks from its original location. Tucked into a historic Victorian house, Southerninspired eatery The Waiting Room (2327 NW Kearney St.; thewaitingroompdx.com) specializes in decadent meals of oysters, champagne and Louisiana-style fried chicken. Chef Deepak Kaul showcases his family’s favorite Indian soul food recipes at Bhuna (704 NW 21st Ave.; bhuna restaurant.com), a popular pop-up turned brick-andmortar restaurant. Sip your way through exclusive, hyperlocal beers at Breakside Brewery (1570 NW 22nd Ave.; breakside.com), an industrial-chic restaurant and brewery with 16 ales on tap.
do Arthouse theater Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave.; cinema21. com) is a favorite destination for film festivals, indie and foreign language films and appearances by acclaimed filmmakers. For live-action entertainment, head to the 95-seat black box CoHo Theatre (2257 NW Raleigh St.; cohoproductions.org) to find bold and intimate theatrical productions. Or, spend the day outside exploring Lower Macleay Park (NW 29th Ave. and Upshur St.), where paths lead to miles of trails in Portland’s vast Forest Park.
From Lower Macleay Park, hike 2.8 miles (4.5 km) along Lower Macleay Trail to the historic Pittock Mansion (3229 NW Pittock Dr.; pittock mansion.org), built in 1914 as the home of newspaper baron Henry Pittock and now converted into a public museum. (Pittock Mansion is also accessible by car.) Fashion lovers flock to Betsy & Iya (1777 NW 24th Ave.; betsyandiya.com) to peruse statement necklaces, colorful rings and the shop’s signature Bridge Cuff collection. Local styles are also on full display at Folly (1005 NW 16th Ave.; follypdx.com), a boutique with an extensive house line as well as pieces by other West Coast designers.
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ALBERTA ARTS DISTRICT Step into fairytale-inspired footwear at this staple for whimsical, oneof-a-kind shoes, along with funky accessories and apparel made by indie designers. (1439 NE Alberta St.; frockboutique.com)
Imelda’s and Louie’s HAWTHORNE Find your foot’s sole-mate — be it comfy or fancy — at this spot, a local favorite since 1994. (3426 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; imeldas.com)
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Folks looking to add some Western flair to their wardrobes should explore this century-old outfitter’s three floors of cowboy boots, hats and more. (304 SW Third Ave.; portlandoutdoorstore.us)
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taste Enjoy local ales on tap at Ecliptic Brewing (825 N Cook St.; ecliptic brewing.com), an astronomy-themed brewpub from Oregon craft brewing star John Harris. Get the party started at all-vegan tiki bar No Bones Beach Club (3928 N Mississippi Ave.; nobonesbeachclub.com), where shots are taken through shark-shaped straws with Swedish fish chasers. Next door, classy Quaintrelle (3936 N Mississippi Ave.; quaintrelle.co) wows patrons with seasonal, vegetable-focused dishes and nuanced cocktails. Watch dinner take shape before your eyes at Radar (3951 N Mississippi Ave.; radarpdx. com), a tiny restaurant and bar with a completely open kitchen.
do Online sensation Sock Dreams (3962 N Mississippi Ave.; sock dreams.com) has its world headquarters on Mississippi. Hoof it into their store for socks of all stripes: sexy, silly and, of course, soft. Home store Flutter (3948 N Mississippi Ave.; flutterpdx.com) offers “a delightful disarray” of vintage items, like birdcages, mirrors and curios, as well as jewelry and fragrances. Queer and trans visitors will find an abundance of resources at the colorful Q Center (4115 N Mississippi Ave.; pdxqcenter. org), the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Pacific Northwest.
see Brighten your day at Portland’s iconic light bulb shop, Sunlan Lighting (3901 N Mississippi Ave.; sunlan lighting.com), which has attracted visitors from around the globe for more than 30 years.
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taste Coffee shop by day, hip bar by night, Either/Or (4003 N Williams Ave.; eitheror pdx.com) is a top drinking destination any time of day. Hopworks (3947 N Williams Ave.; hopworks beer.com) offers a kids’ play area, all-weather tented beer garden and sustainable beers on tap. Street eats shine at Las Primas (3971 N Williams Ave.; lasprimas kitchen.com), where chef Catalina Acuña shares favorite recipes from her childhood in Lima, Peru. Sip hyperlocal vodka, gin and bourbon at Shine Distillery & Grill (4232 N Williams Ave.; shine distillerygrill.com), the first restaurant in Oregon to house a working distillery. See more Williams eats on pg. 36.
do Billing itself as Oregon’s first board game pub, inclusive Game Knight Lounge (3037 N Williams Ave.; pdxgameknight.com) will bring out your competitive streak with its library of 800 tabletop games.
see North Williams Avenue was once the central hub of Portland’s Black community, home to thriving Black-owned businesses, clubs, churches and social services. As you explore today’s Williams Avenue, take note of the 40 Historic Black Williams Project (blackwilliamsproject.com) installations, which share the stories and memories of Black community members. Maps of the art walk are available online.
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77 NE Grand Ave.; wildrootsspirits.com
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1813 NE Second Ave.; reverend natshard cider.com
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407 SW 10th Ave.; pepelemokopdx.com
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2733 NE Broadway St.; halepele.com
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5701 N Lombard Ave.; oregonictonic.com
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You really don’t seem too thirsty… Maybe check out our list of essential Portland eats on pg. 40
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taste Wake up with classic doughnuts at unbeatable prices from family-owned Angelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donuts & Ice Cream (2805 NE Alberta St.). Two blocks away, Kargi Gogo (3039 NE Alberta St.; kargigogo. com) lets you sample authentic dishes from the country of Georgia. For a classic American meal, head to Grilled Cheese Grill (1027 NE Alberta St.; grilledcheesegrill.com), a stalwart food cart housed in a converted school bus. End your evening with a glass of pinot at subterranean wine bar Les Caves (1719 NE Alberta St.; lescavespdx.com) or a mezcal flight at colorful Teote Mezcaleria (2700 NE Alberta St.; teotepdx.com).
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see As its name implies, the Alberta Arts District is packed with galleries featuring works in all styles and mediums. Browse a vast array of contemporary crafts at Guardino Gallery (2939 NE Alberta St.; guardinogallery.com), which also houses sister businesses selling jewelry, clothing, ceramics and stationery. Prefer live performances to visual art? Grab a pint at the Alberta Street Pub (1036 NE Alberta St.; albertastreetpub.com) and enjoy local comedy or live music. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to check the marquee at eclectic Alberta Rose Theatre (3000 NE Alberta St.; albertarose theatre.com), a hub for live storytelling events, musicals, folk concerts and even circus acts.
do Every Last Thursday (lastthurspdx.org) of the month, Alberta Street transforms into one big gallery, filling the sidewalks with local artists, musicians and performers eager to showcase their work. Cat lovers canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t skip a trip to ROAR (3012 NE Alberta St.; roarportland.com), a purrfect gift shop for pampered felines and their human devotees. Score a great deal on a new-to-you guitar, amp or keyboard at used gear shop Trade Up Music (1834 NE Alberta St.; tradeupmusic.com). Visit kid-centered Green Bean Books (1600 NE Alberta St.; greenbean bookspdx.com) to catch story-time sessions led by firefighters, musicians or drag queens.
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Portland now boasts nearly 50 vegan restaurants, but 16-year-old Blossoming Lotus (1713 NE 15th Ave.; blpdx.com) still draws crowds for its plant-based cheese plates, raw nachos and jumbo cinnamon rolls. Foodies with special diets can also find plenty to enjoy at Gluten Free Gem (140 NE Broadway St.; glutenfreegem.com), a family-run bakery with a 100% gluten-free kitchen. For more sweet treats, head next door to Creo Chocolate (122 NE Broadway St.; creochocolate.com), a factory and café that offers tours and chocolate-making classes. Enjoy great views of downtown Portland from the Hotel Eastlund’s rooftop, where Altabira City Tavern (1021 NE Grand Ave.; altabira.com) serves local craft beers and classic American eats.
Psychedelic dispensary Electric Lettuce (203 NE Weidler St.; electriclettuce.com) takes recreational cannabis back to the ’60s by sorting its wares into categories like “groovy,” “cosmic” and “mellow.” For more conventional shopping, visit Lloyd Center (2201 Lloyd Center; lloydcenter.com), a three-story mall housing more than 100 shops and the Lloyd Ice Rink (lloydice.com). Experience Portland’s famous karaoke scene at Capitol (1440 NE Broadway St.; capitolpdx.com), which offers karaoke every night at 7 p.m. (While you’re there, don’t miss the life-changing vegan mac and cheese.)
see The home court of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, the Moda Center (1 N Center Court; rosequarter. com) also provides a venue for big-name rock stars from Iron Maiden to Lana Del Rey. Next door sits the 12,000-seat Veterans Memorial Coliseum (300 N Winning Way; rose quarter.com), a 60-yearold arena that has hosted performances by the Beatles, David Bowie and Cher, as well as hundreds of hockey games. northeast
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The world’s second location of Icelandic social hotel KEX (100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.; kex portland.com) features live music, beer, food and community events. Imago Theatre (17 SE Eighth Ave.; imagotheatre. com) stages whimsical, groundbreaking performances for all ages, often featuring fantastical costumes and giant animal puppets.
Families are welcome at Toffee Club (1006 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; toffeeclub pdx.com), an English-style football pub that delights in airing local and international soccer matches. At Cargo (81 SE Yamhill St.; cargoinc.com), shoppers can peruse handmade goods from across the globe, all while munching on a katsu and egg salad sandwich from in-store deli Giraffe. The 811 Burnside building houses several woman-owned boutiques, including minimalist clothing store Seven Sisters (811 E Burnside St.; sevensisterspdx.com).
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Opened in 2018 to a wave of local and national acclaim, café and wine bar Canard (734 E Burnside St.; canard pdx.com) wows patrons with duck egg pancakes and $3–$6 steam burgers. Cocoa and coffee pair perfectly at Cup & Bar (118 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; cupandbar.com), a tasting room collaboration between Trailhead Coffee Roasters and Ranger Chocolate Company. Cascade Brewing & Barrel House (939 SE Belmont St.; cas cadebrewingbarrelhouse. com) continues to pioneer the sour beer movement with barrel-aged brews like Kentucky Peach and “Pearpawsterous.” For something stronger, Straightaway (901 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; straightawaycocktails. com) — one of 11 members of Portland’s Distillery Row — serves mini bottled cocktails with complementary flavors of popcorn.
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BLUES Dance your way to … BLUE DIAMOND (2016 NE Sandy Blvd.; bluediamondpdx.net) FOR … Six nights a week of live blues and soul from award-winning musicians.
TANGO TANGO BERRETIN (6305 SE Foster Rd.; tangoberretin.com) FOR … Saturday-night milongas with lessons beforehand, some led by world-renowned instructor Alex Krebs.
GOTH LOVECRAFT BAR (421 SE Grand Ave.; thelovecraftbar.com) FOR … Gothic, darkwave, witch house, future pop, synth, industrial and post-punk seven nights a week.
THE GOODFOOT PUB & LOUNGE (2845 SE Stark St.; thegoodfoot.com)
LENORA’S BALLROOM (3300 SE Woodward Ave.; lenorasballroom.com)
FOR … Soul Stew, Portland’s longest-running funk and soul night most Fridays, helmed by former Dandy Warhols drummer DJ Aquaman.
FOR … The Monday Waltz, preceded by a 30-minute lesson and featuring waltz, fox-trot, Latin, swing and more.
HOLOCENE (1001 SE Morrison St.; holocene.org) FOR … Dance parties spinning vintage hip-hop jams, indie pop and everything in between.
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’80s LOLA’S ROOM (1332 W Burnside St.; videodanceattack.com) FOR … Video Dance Attack, Portland’s longest-running weekly dance party, running every Friday, complete with music videos.
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SALSA AZTEC WILLIE’S (1501 NE Broadway St.; aztecwillies.com) FOR … Colombian, Cuban, bachata and more, every Friday night.
SWING NORSE HALL (111 NE 11th Ave.; stumptowndance. com/sunday-swing) FOR … Lindy hop, Balboa and Charleston every Sunday, with drop-in lessons for beginning and intermediate dancers.
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taste Cheeky food cart Kim Jong Grillin’ (4606 SE Division St.; kjgpdx.com) offers its own take on Korean barbecue, including local Olympia Provisions hot dogs served banh mi-style with kimchi mayo and pickled mango. Vegetarians may prefer the soy curl shawarma fries at Israeli-inspired Aviv (1125 SE Division St.; avivpdx. com), a vegan restaurant that wows omnivores with challah French toast and house-made coconut ice cream. Vino takes center stage at Southeast Wine Collective’s Oui Wine Bar + Restaurant (2425 SE 35th Pl.; sewinecollective.com), where the beverage list includes flights of local wines and rising-star vintages. Prefer something less high-brow? Divey Reel M Inn (2430 SE Division St.) is a local institution beloved for its fried chicken and jojos (potato wedges).
see Community-focused Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St.; cstpdx.com) screens an eclectic range of independent films and documentaries, but it’s best known for screening Rocky Horror Picture Show every Saturday night since 1978. Another late-night favorite, honky-tonk Landmark Saloon (4847 SE Division St.; landmarksaloon. com) draws crowds for its spacious patio and live country bands.
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do Portland is chock-full of comic book shops, but bright blue Books with Pictures (1401 SE Division St.; bookswithpictures.com) distinguishes itself with a focus on LGBTQ+ cartoonists and other underrepresented identities. Glamorous Xtabay Vintage (2515 SE Clinton St.; xtabayvintage.com) also stands out from its peers; its stunning collection of dresses from the 1920s to the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s has attracted high-profile customers like Michelle Obama. Enhance your new look with a luxe fragrance from Fumerie Parfumerie (3584 SE Division St.; fumerie.com), where expert staff offer free consultations to help patrons find that perfect scent. Need a Ruth Bader Ginsburg pin or a necklace emblazoned with a Maya Angelou quote? Feminist boutique Citizen Ruth (3070 SE Division St.; citizenruthpdx. com) stocks work from 150+ artists.
Located inside a sunny, yolk-yellow building, Fried Egg I’m In Love (3549 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; friedegglove.com) embellishes its tasty breakfast sandwiches with punny names like FreeRange Against the Machine and Yolko Ono. Opened in 2019, Matt’s BBQ Tacos (3207 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; mattsbbqpdx. com) has become one of the city’s most buzzworthy food carts — order “The Whole Shebang” to find out why. Explore the pod’s other food carts for dinner, or check out the $36 bottle list at winecentric restaurant OK Omens (1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; okomens.com), which also offers high-brow versions of classic snacks and comfort foods.
Operating since 1927, the single-screen McMenamins Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; bagdad movies.com) adjoins three charming pubs and delivers pizza and microbrews to the balcony seats. If you prefer mosh pits to theater seats, catch a concert at the historic Hawthorne Theatre (1507 SE 39th Ave.; hawthornetheatre.com), a music venue focused on punk, rock and metal acts.
do Designer fashion abounds at Savvy Plus (3204 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; savvyplus.com), a boutique specializing in new and consigned plus-size clothing. House of Vintage (3315 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; houseofvintagenw.com) promises plenty for all types of shoppers to covet, packing retro wares by more than 60 dealers into a 13,000-square-foot (1,208 sq m) shop. Presents of Mind (3633 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; presents ofmind.tv) invites you to “be a gifting rockstar” with wacky offerings like slothshaped hanging planters and PBR enamel pins.
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A high school from 1909 to 1981, Revolution Hall (1300 SE Stark St.; revolutionhall. com) now hosts concerts and live performances in what was once a school auditorium. It also boasts several bars and a rooftop deck with stunning views. Film enthusiasts can’t miss Movie Madness (4320 SE Belmont St.; moviemadness.org), a sprawling video rental shop and cinematic history museum featuring props from Casablanca, Psycho and other classic films. What’s spookier than horror flicks? A stroll through Lone Fir Cemetery (SE 26th Avenue and Stark Street), a pioneer burial ground that’s older than Oregon itself.
Punk bar Blackheart (2411 SE Belmont St.; blackheartpdx.com) serves breakfast from 10 a.m. to midnight daily, including vegan chicken and waffles with adults-only bourbon maple syrup. At Polish-inspired restaurant Delores (1401 SE Morrison St.; delorespdx.com), Top Chef alum BJ Smith serves potato-cheese pierogi made with his grandmother’s own recipe. Woman-owned Hoda’s (3401 SE Belmont St.; hodas.com) also draws on family recipes for its falafel, shawarma and other Lebanese classics. Wind down with a PBR and a few rounds of pinball at old-school dive bar The Vern (2622 SE Belmont St.).
Spice up your wardrobe at Naked City Clothing (2701 SE Belmont St.; nakedcityclothing.com), home to a diverse collection of retro dresses, rock ’n’ roll tees and whimsical accessories.
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GET OUT OF TOWN Portland has endless excitement to offer, but while you’re here, don’t miss one of the city’s most beloved features — its close proximity to breathtaking natural beauty and an array of scenic adventures. Venture out to some of Oregon’s best waterfalls, wineries, ski lodges, ocean beaches and more, all less than two hours from downtown Portland.
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Choose Your Adventure A visit to the Columbia River Gorge will leave you with tales of daring (and beer to tell them over).
There are more than 70 breathtaking waterfalls nestled in the Columbia River Gorge (hood-gorge. com). Start along the Wahkeena Trail, a winding forest loop that weaves past Fairy Falls to Wahkeena Falls, a triple-tier waterfall plunging down the mountainside and under a stone bridge that sits close enough to feel the spray. Only a few miles farther east sits Horsetail Falls, a 176-foot (54 m) deluge marking the start of the trail to Ponytail Falls, which spits out over an eroded lava cavern you can walk through. For a car-free getaway, hop aboard the Columbia Gorge Express (888.246.6420; columbiagorgeexpress. com), which runs from Portland’s Gateway Transit Center to several prized
trails and viewpoints along the gorge. Learn more about car-free gorge travel at gorgefriends. com/hikebybus.
Hood River is the windsurfing capital of the world, and Big Winds (207 Front St., Hood River; bigwinds.com) has been teaching people to windsurf for more than 33 years. Their instructors offer lessons for novices and pros alike, plus gear rental and safety equipment. If handling a sail feels overwhelming (or if there’s no wind), try paddling a kayak or standup paddleboard. Enjoy the calm waters of The Hook, a protected bay, or test your mettle with an 8-mile (13 km) downwind river Learn more at HOOD-GORGE.COM
Columbia River Gorge
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paddle starting at Viento State Park. For a drier adventure, take to the skies with a paragliding lesson from Flystyle Paragliding (1015 12th St., Hood River; fly.style); a tandem flight with an instructor will have you soaring like an eagle.
Relish a fruity IPA riverside at Thunder Island Brewing (515 NW Portage Rd., Cascade Locks; thunderislandbrewing. com), the founder of Breweries in the Gorge (breweriesinthe gorge.com). This guild of 12 Columbia Gorge breweries spans both sides of the Columbia River and includes Walking Man Brewing (240 SW First St., Stevenson, Wash.; walkingmanbeer.com), creator of one of the world’s first black IPAs. At pFriem (707 Portway Ave., Hood River; pfriembeer. com), Belgian and German styles meld easily with classic Pacific Northwest flare. Live music, pizza and lots of beer are what’s on tap at Double Mountain (8 Fourth St., Hood River;
doublemountain brewery.com). Up the road at Full Sail Brewing Company (506 Columbia St., Hood River; fullsailbrewing. com), explore the facilities on a guided brewhouse tour. (Pro tip: Download the Breweries in the Gorge app to learn more.)
PUT YOUR FEET UP
The historic Hood River Hotel (102 SW Oak St., Hood River; hoodriverhotel.com) is the perfect base camp for your gorge adventures. It’s centrally located downtown (which means no driving between breweries — safety first!), features cozy vintage rooms with modern updates and offers delicious Scandinavian fare from Broder Øst, the Hood River outpost of Portland’s favorite Nordic brunch spot. Hood River is also replete with cozy bedand-breakfast options, like Gorge View B&B (1009 Columbia St., Hood River; gorgeview. com), where blueberry pancakes, fresh omelets and espresso will help kick-start your day.
Windsurfing and paragliding on the Columbia
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Mt. Hood Territory
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Trails and Treats Work up an appetite exploring Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory. Famous for its signature snowcapped peak, Mount Hood is a playground for all sorts of outdoors enthusiasts. Meanwhile, the surrounding territory just minutes southeast of Portland offers ample adventures of its own.
TAKE A HIKE
Warm up with the Heron Creek Loop, a mild 1.6-mile (2.6 km) trail within the Mary S. Young Park (19900 Willamette Dr., West Linn), where riverfront bird watching is plentiful. Admire wildflowers galore on the Nature Conservancy’s Camassia Natural Area Loop (nature.org/ camassia) or elevate your hiking game on the Mt. Talbert Nature Park Loop Trail (oregonmetro. gov/parks), which peaks at
an extinct lava dome. For more varied terrain, head to Mt. Hood National Forest, where more than 1 million acres (431,817 ha) provide countless trails to explore.
Snowboarding, night skiing and Cosmic Tubing are favorite activities at Mt. Hood Skibowl (skibowl.com/winter), one of the mountain’s three ski resorts. In warmer months, Skibowl transforms into Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl (skibowl.com/ summer), home to gokarts, free-fall bungee jumps and a .5-mile-long (.8 km) alpine slide. Or take to the water with a rental from Willamette Falls Electric Boat Company (1801 Clackamette
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91 Dr., Oregon City; willamettefallsboat company.com). You can drive these boats closer to Willamette Falls than you can get on land, and no license is required.
Before dinner, follow baker Anjelica Hayes’s sage advice: “Life is unpredictable, eat dessert first” — preferably at her bakery, Fat Cupcake (19273 Molalla Ave., Oregon City; fatcupcake.com). Choose flavors like banana spice cake and chocolate raspberry, or skip dinner altogether and opt for the signature “Fat Cupcake,” sized to feed eight people. Gluten-free? Cupcake Wars winner Kyra’s Bake Shop (599 A Ave., Lake Oswego; kyrasbakeshop. com) is 100% celiac-safe.
Valley pinot gris from Campbell Lane Winery (27411 SW Campbell Ln., West Linn; clwinery.com). At Tumwater Vineyard (375 SW Barrel House Way, West Linn; tumwatervineyard. com), estate pinot noir rosé is poured beside a flowerlined pond; meanwhile, at Pete’s Mountain Vineyard & Winery (28101 SW Petes Mountain Rd., West Linn; petesmountainvineyard. com), you can watch the sunset reflect against Mount Hood while sipping a glass of honeysuckle-scented chardonnay.
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Just 10 minutes from Portland, the Lakeshore Inn (210 N State St., Lake Oswego; thelakeshoreinn. com) has private decks perfect for enjoying lakeside views after a day of exploring. The Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel (1900 Clackamette Dr., Oregon City; bestwestern.com) is located on the Willamette River, and rooms boast balconies with scenic views.
DISCOVER GRESHAM Tucked b etween Por t la nd and the Columbia River Gorge, Gresham’s (greshamchamber.org) bike-friendly streets and abundant greenspaces add hometown charm to Oregon’s fourth-largest city.
Toast West Linn’s ample wineries and tasting rooms with a glass of Willamette
A baby grand piano provides the breakfast soundtrack at Jazzy Bagels (5 Powell Blvd., Gresham; jazzybagels.com) — fuel up to explore Hogan Butte Nature Park (757 SE Gabbert Rd., Gresham; greshamoregon.gov/hogan-buttenature-park), where a 930-foot (283 m) viewpoint yields panoramic views of three mountains and the Gorge. Back in town, snap a selfie with one of Gresham’s many outdoor public artworks before menu-shopping two blocks of international restaurants in the historic downtown district. Convenient access to the Springwater Corridor makes Gresham the perfect jumping-off point for a leisurely 17-mile (27 km) bike ride into Portland. But first, make a pit stop at Tsuru Island (124 S Main Ave., Gresham; greshamjapanesegarden. com), Gresham’s 40-year-old Japanese garden.
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Grapes for Good Give back to local communities on these Willamette Valley wine loops.
ENCOMPASSING EIGHT AVAS (Amer-
ican Viticultural Areas) spread over 150 miles (240 km) and boasting more than 500 wineries, the Willamette Valley is a diverse region built on community. To give back, the Willamette Valley Wineries Association created the Taste of Community Loops (willamettewines.com/ taste-of-community), four self-guided wine country tours located less than an hour south of Portland, in the northernmost section of the Willamette Valley. The loops feature businesses that donate proceeds to local nonprofits focused on providing assistance, shelter and education
to struggling youth and families. On the Destination Dundee loop, crisp bubbles tickle your senses at Argyle Winery (691 Highway 99W, Dundee; argylewinery.com), where renowned sparkling wines have earned the highest scores of any made outside of Champagne, France. Nearby, the pioneers at Erath Winery (9409 NE Worden Hill Rd., Dundee; erath.com) continue their four-decades-old tradition of producing fine pinot noir, which you can savor at their hillside tasting room. The Experience McMinnville walking loop stops at five wineries, including Eyrie
Vineyards (935 NE 10th Ave., McMinnville; eyrievineyards. com), home to the first pinot gris vines in America, and Elizabeth Chambers Cellar (455 NE Irvine St.; elizabethcham berscellar.com), a boutique winery pouring micro-regional pinot noir. Grab a lunchtime burger at Community Plate (315 NE Third St., McMinnville; communityplate.com), which partners with local farmers to serve hyper-fresh local fare, or reenergize with a cup of joe at Flag & Wire Coffee (755 NE Alpine Ave., McMinnville; flagandwire.com). Relax for a night at the Atticus Hotel (375 NE Ford St.,
McMinnville; atticus hotel.com), a luxury boutique hotel, before tackling the Taste McMinnville Loop, which requires 30 minutes of road-tripping from Brittan Vineyards (829 NE Fifth St., McMinnville; brittanvine yards.com) to wineries like Yamhill Valley Vineyards (16250 SW Oldsville Rd, McMinnville; 503.843.3100; yamhill.com) and Coeur de Terre (21000 SW Eagle Point Rd, McMinnville; 503.883.4111; cdtvineyard. com). The final tour is Helping Willamette Help Portland, a 50-mile (80 km) loop stretching from fan-favorite Raptor Ridge Winery (18700 SW Hillsboro Hwy., Newberg; raptorridgewinery.com) to Portland’s own urban-chic Fullerton Wines (1966 NW Pettygrove St., fullertonwines. com). So drink up — it’s for a good cause.
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Wine & Dine Here’s where to sip, snack and unwind in Tualatin Valley.
BEGINNING LESS THAN 10 miles (16 km) west
of Portland and brimming with fertile farmland, Tualatin Valley has made a name for itself as one of Oregon’s up-and-coming wine destinations. The gems include Alloro Vineyard (22075 SW Lebeau Rd., Sherwood; allorovineyard.com), whose 2014 estate pinot noir made Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wines of the World list. Try it yourself with a private tasting tour in the underground cave, or sip an estate chardonnay while relaxing on the breezy terra-cotta patio. A recent winner of the Tualatin Valley People’s Choice Awards for best new attraction, Blizzard Wines (29495 SW Burkhalter Rd., Hillsboro; blizzardwines.com) supplies panoramic views of its 2-acre (.8 ha) vineyard, along with top-
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notch tasting packages. Farther east, David Hill Vineyards (46350 NW David Hill Rd., Forest Grove; davidhillwinery. com) offers an “Old Vine” flight that features seven wines from its most mature vines, as well as a vineyard hike where visitors stroll through grape rows while sipping corresponding styles. When hunger strikes, head to BG Food Cartel (4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave., Beaverton), where 31 food carts wait to satiate you. Dive into a seafood pancake at Nak Won (4600 SW Watson Ave., Beaverton), named best Korean Soul Food by Willamette Week, or tackle a spicy Oregon roll at SaWa
Sushi & Sake (2036 Main St., Forest Grove; sawasushi. business.site), an izakaya-style Japanese joint. For a taste of the wild side, visit Killin Wetlands (46280 NW Cedar Canyon Rd., Banks; oregonmetro.gov/parks). This verdant nature park offers ample opportunities to spot Oregon wildlife like bald eagles, river otters and beavers. After a long day of exploring, lay your head at McMenamins Grand Lodge (3505 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove; mcmenamins.com/grand-lodge), which boasts an on-site movie theater, eclectic art, three bars, two restaurants and a spa with an outdoor heated soaking pool.
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Row, Ride, Walk, Repeat Discover four ways to explore Columbia County’s breathtaking natural areas. Roughly 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Portland sits Columbia County, where a bevy of placid waterways, meandering bike paths and sundappled hiking trails await your explorer’s spirit.
Visit Scappoose Bay Marina and Kayak Center (57420 Old Portland Rd., Warren; next adventure.net/contacts) to rent a kayak or standup paddleboard before entering a labyrinth of wetlands and flooded forests chock-full of wildlife. For a longer maritime adventure, try St. Helens’s Sand Island Marine Park, a Columbia River isle featuring walking trails, sandy beaches and 37 campsites.
Challenge your legs on the Crown Zellerbach Trail, a rail-to-trail route that goes from smooth pavement into a classic gravel doubletrack, winding deep into the forest, climbing steadily all the while. Or relish Columbia County’s crown jewel, the Banks-Vernonia Trail (oregonstateparks.org), a paved bikeway that careens through towering Douglas firs and across 13 bridges. The trail has an easy grade and ample stopping points complete with water fountains and picnic grounds. After your ride, wander into downtown Vernonia for a bite at Blue House Cafe (919 Bridge St., Vernonia), a hip Mediterranean eatery serving gyros and refreshing lemonade.
A leisurely hike around the 1.6-mile (2.6 km) Trojan Park Loop is just the beginning of what 75-acre (30 ha) Trojan Park (71760 Columbia River Hwy., Rainier; portlandgeneral. com) has to offer; trout-stocked Recreation Lake, multiuse trails and picnic areas with electric stoves make it a delightful family destination. There’s even an 18-hole disc golf course around the park’s perimeter.
Mount up at Camp Wilkerson (65866 Apiary-Market Rd., Rainier; co.columbia.or.us), Columbia County’s only equestrian-camping facility. With six campsites
and four horse corrals, you’ll be all set to roam the tranquil forest astride your four-legged friend.
Keep enjoying the great outdoors at Vernonia Springs (54658 Highway 47 S, Vernonia;vernonia springs.com), a 28-acre (11 ha) “glampground” featuring luxury yurts and wall-tent lodgings. Not into camping? Soothe your adventure-weary muscles in the soaking pool at Coastal Mountain Sport Haus (66845 Nehalem Hwy N., Vernonia; 503.429.6940; coastalmountain sporthaus.com), an eco-friendly lodge complete with yoga classes, porch-front animal watching and ample star-gazing opportunities.
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Pacific Views A multitude of coastal adventures await in Oregon’s Pacific City.
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crowds, head south past Cannon Beach and its iconic Haystack Rock to Pacific City, where seaside walks, windswept capes and snaking rivers yield rugged shorelines packed with wildlife and wonder. (Not to mention another Haystack Rock!) Fuel up for your day at Stimulus Coffee and Bakery (33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City; stimuluscoffee.com), where Oregon-roasted
coffee and marionberry streusel share the menu with avocado toast and bacon quiche. Immerse yourself in Oregon’s natural splendor on a paddling trip with Kayak Tillamook (kayaktillamook. com). Eco-friendly tours of Netarts Bay, Cape Meares Lake or the Nestucca River allow you to share tranquil waterways with rare birds, beavers and even the occasional elk. The dreamy Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa (33000 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City;
headlandslodge.com) offers unobstructed sunset views from its west-facing rooms. With easy access to the beach below, you can spend the day exploring nearby sand dunes, whale watching off the cape or catching salmon, crab and lingcod with Pacific City Fishing (33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City; pacificcityfishing. com) aboard a traditional dory boat. When hunger strikes, tuck into a bowl of Dungeness crab mac and cheese at Pelican Brewing Company (33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City; pelicanbrewing.com), where award-winning beers can be enjoyed on
the sandy seaside patio. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll along the beach to Cape Kiwanda Marine Gardens (oregonstate parks.org), a natural tide pool area bursting with colorful sea stars, foamgreen anemones and jagged mussels. If looking at the ocean isn’t enough, try your hand at surfing. Paddle out with expert instructors from Moment Surf Shop (33280 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City; momentsurfco. com), who will outfit you with a hooded wetsuit, surfboard and vital safety information so you can ride the waves with confidence.
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resources & transportation
getting around Portland’s MAX Light Rail System (trimet.org/max) connects Portland International Airport (PDX), downtown hotels and the Oregon Convention Center, as well as popular destinations like Washington Park.
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AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION Blue Star Airporters Charters & Tours bluestarbus.com 503-249-1837 CAR RENTAL Alamo Rent-A-Car PDX alamo.com 844-366-0497 Dollar Rent A Car dollar.com 503-249-4792 (airport) 503-228-3540 (downtown) Enterprise Rent-A-Car enterprise.com 503-252-1500 (airport) 503-275-5359 (downtown) 503-230-1212 (convention center)
800-736-8222 National Car Rental PDX nationalcar.com 844-366-0499 BIKE RENTALS Biketown biketownpdx.com 866-512-2453 Everybody’s Bike Rentals & Tours pdxbikerentals.com 503-358-0152 Kerr Bikes kerrbikes.org 503-808-9955 Pedal Bike Tours pedalbiketours.com 503-243-2453 RIDESHARING Lyft lyft.com 855-865-9553
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Uber uber.com 800-593-7069 TAXI CABS Broadway Cab broadwaycab.com 503-333-3333 800-248-8294 New Green Cab greentrans.com 503-234-1414 877-853-3577 PDX Pedicab pdxpedicab.com 503-828-9888 Radio Cab Company radiocab.net 503-227-1212 Union Cab Cooperative unioncabpdx.com 503-222-2222
LIMOS/TOWNCARS Lucky Limousine & Towncars besolucky.com 503-254-0010 M Executive Car mexecutivecar.com 503-234-1100 Prestige Limousines prestigeportland.com 888-282-5009 CURRENCY EXCHANGE Currency Exchange International portlandcurrency exchange.com 503-716-1832 TOURS A Sea to Summit Tour & Adventure seatosummit.net 503-286-9333
America’s Hub World Tours americashubworld tours.com 503-862-2464 800-637-3110 Around Portland Tours aroundportlandtours. com 503-998-3170 Big Pink Sightseeing graylineofportland. com 503-241-7373 Double Decker PDX doubledeckerpdx.com 503-575-5875 Ecotours of Oregon ecotours-of-oregon. com 503-475-0226 888-868-7733
A 2.5-hour pass is $2.50 for adults* and is good on all MAX trains, TriMet buses and the Portland Streetcar. The airport MAX station and ticket machines are located on the lower level, next to the south baggage claim area (turn right at the bottom of the escalator). Hours and frequency vary, but all MAX lines run about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. The airport line runs from roughly 5 a.m. to midnight daily. You must purchase your ticket before boarding MAX. You can buy it at the station or pay your fare with the wallet app on your mobile phone. Passengers can also use the Hop Fastpass app or card (myhop card.com). Tickets and maps are available at the TriMet office in downtown’s Pioneer Courthouse Square. The Portland Streetcar (portlandstreetcar.org) connects downtown, the Pearl District, Northwest Portland, Lloyd and the Central Eastside. Tickets good for 2.5 hours can be purchased for $2* onboard any streetcar; MAX tickets are also accepted on the streetcar and buses. Portland is served by Lyft (lyft. com), Wingz (wingz.me) and Uber (uber.com), as well as taxi companies. At Portland International Airport, cabs are available on the lower level outside of baggage claim. The Uber and Lyft pick-up areas are outside baggage claim on Island 2. The average taxi fare to downtown is approximately $40.* *Fares subject to change.
maps & resources
Endless Oregon Tours endlessoregontours. com 971-236-1865 eTuk Ride etukride.com/ portland 503-488-5898 Evergreen Escapes evergreenescapes. com 503-252-1931 Expedition Old Growth expeditionoldgrowth. com 503-360-7547 First Nature Treks & Tours firstnaturetours.com 503-241-7373 Great Oregon Tours greatoregontours. com 971-713-1023 My Chauffer Tours tourportland.com 503-969-4370 Oregon Tour Co. oregontourco.com 503-995-6516 Oregon Tour Experts oregontourexperts. com 503-896-2464
Segway Nation Portland nationtours.com 503-444-1530
Portland Spirit River Cruises portlandspirit.com 503-224-3900
The Big Foody Food Tours thebigfoody.com 503-740-1209
The Vintage Tour Bus Co. vintagetourbus.com 503-558-5779
Scappoose Bay Kayaking nextadventure.net/ scappoose-bay-paddling-center.html 503-397-2161
Eat Adventures Food Tours eatadventures.com
Wildwood Adventures wildwoodtours.com 503-396-3929
Willamette Jetboat Excursions, LLC willamettejet.com 503-231-1532
Terran Travels terrantravels.com 503-662-2699
AIR TOURS Envi Adventures enviadventures.com 855-236-8466 Oregon Helicopters oregonhelicopters. com 503-987-0060
BeerQuest Walking Tours beerquestpdx.com 503-389-8300 BrewGroup PDX brewgrouppdx.com 971.400-5950
Cycle Portland portlandbicycletours. com 503-902-5035 844-739-2453
Pedalounge pedalounge.com 503-285-4844
Everybody’s Bike Rentals & Tours pdxbikerentals.com 503-358-0152
High 5 Tours high5tours.com 503-303-2275
Lost Plate Food Tours lostplate.com/pdx 530-409-5593 Taste Portland Tours tasteportlandtours. com 503-703-4282 Third Wave Coffee Tours thirdwavecoffeetours. com 503-446-1912
Brewvana brewvana.com 503-729-6804
Forktown Food Tours forktown.com 503-234-3663
The Most Interesting (Free) Tour In The World freeinpdx.com The Portland Insider portlandinsider.com 503-567-2733
Pedal Bike Tours pedalbiketours.com 503-243-2453
Portland Photo Tour portlandphototour. com 503-816-0937 Portland Walking Tours portlandwalkingtours. com 503-774-4522 Secrets of Portlandia Free Walking Tour secretsofportlandia. com 503-703-4282 Slabtown Tours slabtowntours.com 503-206-4676 WINE TOURS Grape Escape Winery Tours grapeescapetours. com 503-283-3380 InquisiTours inquisitours.com 888-477-4787 NW Wine Shuttle nwwineshuttle.com REGIONAL SHUTTLES Gorge Explorer Shuttle graylineofportland. net/gorge-shuttle 503-241-7373
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Mt. Hood Express mthoodexpress.com 503-668-3466 TRANSPORTATION Alaska Airlines/ HorizonAir alaskaair.com 1-800-252-7522 Amtrak amtrakcascades.com 1-800-872-7245 EcoShuttle ecoshuttle.net 503-548-4480 877-326-4739 GOGO Charter Bus Portland gogocharters.com 503-419-6477 855-826-6770 MTRWestern mtrwestern.com 503-247-7449 NW Navigator Luxury Coaches nwnavigator.com 503-285-3000 Portland International Airport (PDX) flypdx.com 503-460-4234 877-739-4636
TriMet trimet.org 503-238-7433 VIP PDX, Inc. vippdx.com 503-298-5997 TRAVEL AGENCIES & SERVICES AAA Oregon/Idaho aaa.com 503-222-6700 SERVICES McCann’s Medical mccannsmedical.com 855-622-2661
Portland Visitor Center
travelportland.com 877 SW Taylor St. 888-503-3291 503-427-1372 Spin Laundry Lounge spinlaundrylounge. com 503-477-5382
sidewalk ambassadors When you’re downtown, keep an eye out for Sidewalk Ambassadors (cleanand safepdx.com; 503-224-8684), who travel the streets on foot and bike, ready to help visitors with everything from using public transit to choosing a restaurant. The team also distributes maps and brochures at mobile kiosks, usually near Pioneer Courthouse Square. You’ll find these mobile concierges, clad in green shirts and jackets, on the streets Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
central city hotels DOWNTOWN & OLD TOWN CHINATOWN 1. AC Hotel by Marriott 888 SW Third Ave. 503-223-2100 achotels.marriott.com 2. Ace Hotel 1022 SW Harvey Milk St. 503-228-2277 acehotel.com 3. The Benson Hotel 309 SW Broadway 503-228-2000 888-523-6766 bensonhotel.com 4. Canopy by Hilton 425 NW Ninth Ave. 971-351-0203 canopy.hilton.com 5. Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center 550 SW Oak St. 503-505-5000 800-606-3717 marriott.com/pdxpc 6. Dossier 750 SW Alder St. 503-294-9000 dossierhotel.com 7. The Duniway, A Hilton Hotel 545 SW Taylor St. 503-553-7000 duniwayhotel.com 8. Embassy Suites Portland Downtown 319 SW Pine St. 503-279-9000 800-362-2779 embassyportland.com 9. The Heathman Hotel 1001 SW Broadway 503-241-4100 800-551-0011 heathmanhotel.com 10. Hyatt House 2080 SW River Dr. 503-241-2775 https://www.hyatt.com/ en-US/hotel/oregon/ hyatt-house-portland-downtown/pdxxd 11. The Hi-Lo 320 SW Harvey Milk St. 971-222-1000 hi-lo-hotel.com
12. Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW Sixth Ave. 503-226-1611 800-445-8667 portland.hilton.com 13. Hotel deLuxe 729 SW 15th Ave. 503-219-2094 866-895-2094 hoteldeluxeportland.com 14. Hotel Lucia 400 SW Broadway 503-225-1717 866-986-8086 hotellucia.com 15. Hotel Monaco Portland 506 SW Washington St. 503-222-0001 888-207-2201 monaco-portland.com 16. Hotel Rose 50 SW Morrison St. 503-221-0711 866-866-7977 hotelroseportland.com 17. Hotel Vintage Portland 422 SW Broadway 503-228-1212 800-243-0555 vintageplaza.com 18. The Hotel Zags 515 SW Clay St. 503-484-1084 877-484-1084 thehotelzags.com 19. The Hoxton, Portland 15 NW Fourth Ave. 503-770-0500 thehoxton.com 20. Hyatt Centric 601 SW 11th Ave. 505-595-1234 hyatt.com 21. Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel 1510 SW Harbor Way 503-228-3233 888-869-3108 riverplacehotel.com 22. The Mark Spencer Hotel 409 SW 11th Ave. 503-224-3293 800-548-3934 markspencer.com
23. McMenamins Crystal Hotel 303 SW 12th Ave. 503-972-2670 855-205-3930 mcmenamins.com/ crystal-hotel 24. The Nines 525 SW Morrison St. 503-222-9996 877-229-9995 thenines.com 25. The Paramount Hotel 808 SW Taylor St. 503-223-9900 855-215-0160 portlandparamount.com 26. Park Lane Suites & Inn 809 SW King Ave. 503-226-6288 800-532-9543 parklanesuites.com 27. The Porter Hotel – Curio Collection by Hilton 218 SW 2nd St. 503-306-4800 844-442-8746 curiocollection.hilton.com 28. Portland Marriott City Center 520 SW Broadway 503-226-6300 800-228-9290 marriottportland.com 29. Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 1401 SW Naito Parkway 503-226-7600 800-228-9290 marriott.com/pdxor 30. Radisson RED 1455 SW Broadway 503-334-2167 800-333-3333 radissonred.com 31. Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown RiverPlace 2115 SW River Parkway 503-552-9500 800-331-3131 marriott.com/pdxri 32. Sentinel 614 SW 11th Ave. 503-224-3400 800-554-3456 sentinelhotel.com
33. The Society Hotel 203 NW Third Ave. 503-445-0444 thesocietyhotel.com 34. University Place Hotel and Conference Center 310 SW Lincoln St. 503-221-0140 866-845-4647 uplacehotel.com 35. The Woodlark Hotel 813 SW Alder St. 503-548-2559 833-624-2188 woodlarkhotel.com 36. Worldmark by Wyndham 221 SW Naito Pkwy. 503-273-3500 800-428-1932
NORTHWEST & PEARL DISTRICT 37. Canopy by Hilton – Pearl District 425 NW Ninth Ave. 971-351-0230 canopy3.hilton.com/Canopy/Portland 38. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – Pearl District 303 NW Park Ave. 503-222-5200 hamptoninn3.hilton.com 39. Harlow Hotel 722 NW Glisan St. 503-206-5950 harlowhotelpdx.com 40. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Northwest Portland 2333 NW Vaughn St. 503-484-1100 866-492-1100 hiexpress.com/portlandnwdtwn 41. Inn @ Northrup Station 2025 NW Northrup St. 503-224-0543 800-224-1180 northrupstation.com 42. La Quinta Inn & Suites 4319 NW Yeon Ave. 503-497-9044 800-753-3757 laquinta.com
43. Residence Inn Portland Downtown/ Pearl District 1150 NW Ninth Ave. 503-220-1339 marriott.com/pdxpd 44. Silver Cloud Inn – Portland Downtown 2426 NW Vaughn St. 503-242-2400 800-551-7207 silvercloud.com
LLOYD DISTRICT & CENTRAL EASTSIDE 45. Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/ Convention Center 435 NE Wasco St. 503-234-3200 800-321-2211 marriott.com/pdxcl 46. Crowne Plaza Downtown/Convention Center 1441 NE Second Ave. 503-233-2401 877-227-6963 cpportland.com 47. DoubleTree by Hilton Portland 1000 NE Multnomah St. 503-281-6111 800-996-0510 doubletree3.hilton.com/ en/hotels/oregon/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-portland 48. Eastside Lodge 949 E Burnside St. 503-234-8411 eastsidelodge.com 49. Hotel Chamberlain (opening in 2020) 509 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. [no contact info yet] 50. Hotel Eastlund 1021 NE Grand Ave. 503-235-2100 hoteleastlund.com 51. Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center 375 NE Holladay St. hyattregencyportlandocc. com
52. Inn at the Convention Center 420 NE Holladay St. 503-233-6331 innatcc.com 53. Jupiter Hotel & Jupiter NEXT 900 E Burnside St. 503-230-9200 877-800-0004 jupiterhotel.com 54. KEX 100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. 971-346-2992 kexhotels.com 55. Motel 6 Portland Downtown 518 NE Holladay St. 530-234-4391 motel6.com 56. Quality Inn Downtown Convention Center 431 NE Multnomah St. 503-233-7933 800-531-5900 qualityinn.com 57. Residence Inn by Marriott 1710 NE Multnomah St. 503-288-1400 800-331-3131 marriott.com/pdxlc 58. Shilo Inn Rose Garden 1506 NE Second Ave. 503-736-6300 shiloinns.com 59. Rodeway Inn Convention Center 305 N Broadway St. 503-284-5181 choicehotels.com
SOUTH WATERFRONT 60. River’s Edge Hotel & Spa 0455 SW Hamilton Ct. 503-802-5800 888-556-4402 riversedgehotel.com
More Lodging Options Visit travelportland.com/stay for info on short-term rentals, hostels, B&Bs, tiny-house hotels and more.
maps & resources
CITY CENTER MAX Yellow Line (Expo Center/PSU) Portland Streetcar NS Line Portland Streetcar A Loop Portland Streetcar B Loop Portland Visitor Center
MAX Blue Line (Hillsboro/Gresham) MAX Green Line (Clackamas/PSU) MAX Red Line (Airport/Beaverton) MAX Orange Line (Portland/Milwaukie)
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Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Ecotrust Couch Park
North Park Blocks Oregon The Armory Jewish Powell's City of Books Museum Providence Park
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center Voodoo 8 Doughnut
Japanese American Historical Plaza Portland Saturday Market
South Park Blocks Portland State University
Wells Fargo History 27 Museum 29 Keller Auditorium Pettygrove Park Lovejoy Park
Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade
Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park 21
RiverPlace District & Marina Willamette Jetboat Excursions Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) Oregon Rail Heritage Center
Marquam Nature Park
Architectural Heritage Center
Salmon Street Springs
Burnside Skate Park
Oregon Maritime Museum
Pioneer Courthouse Square Pioneer 7 Place 12 9 mall 1 Portland Portland'5 Center Art Museum for the Arts Oregon Historical 30 Society
Oregon Convention Center
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Duniway Park Ross Island Bridge
Oregon Health & Science University
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Crystal 23 Union Way Artists Repertory Ballroom 22 2 Theatre
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Portland Union Station/Amtrak
Lloyd Center mall
Memorial Coliseum Moda Center
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portland overview map
East Delta Park
Portland International Airport (PDX)
MAX Blue Line (Hillsboro/Gresham) MAX Green Line (Clackamas/PSU) MAX Red Line (Airport/Beaverton) MAX Orange Line (Portland/Milwaukie) MAX Yellow Line (Expo Center/PSU) Portland Streetcar NS Line Portland Streetcar A Loop Portland Streetcar B Loop
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Rocky Butte State Park
LLOYD Macleary Park
Mt. Tabor Park
HAWTHORNE Marquam Nature Park
Council Crest Park
SEE CENTRAL CITY MAP FOSTERPOWELL Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Eastmoreland Golf Course
Lents Park/ Walker Stadium
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PORTLAND REGION Driving Distances from Portland
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Ferry to Puget Island and Washington
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Clear Lake Cabin Lookout
Oregon Garden Salem
Silver Falls State Park
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Santiam State Forest
Willamette National Forest
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