Because a lot of you have asked about my recommendations for what to do in Portland, I thought it would be fun to do a city guide! These are the places I came to love over the three years I lived there, so although It’s a bit lengthy, I guarantee that you’ll have a great time at any of the following:
– Screen Door is the spot for southern food and the best mac and cheese.
– Pix won for the best champagne menu IN THE WORLD, but their macarons and french desserts are also to die for.
– The family style dishes at Tasty N Sons are great for either brunch or dinner.
– For really cheap (but really delcious) Thai food, go to Pad Thai Kitchen.
– Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty has wood fired pizza AND homemade ice cream.
– Rimskey-Korsakoffee for dessert in a cute house. Live music (piano), wacky bathroom.
– Lardo for tasty sandwiches.
– The best fried chicken is at Cackalack’s food truck. Hands down.
– Head to Bollywood Theater if you like Indian food.
– Food carts (pod) on SE 28th and Ankeny and SE 28th and Division are also great.
– Sweet Hereafter for exceptional cocktails, vegetarian food, and an outdoor fire pit.
– Bar Bar has mini burgers and a great outdoor patio. Also next to Mississippi studios if you want to catch a show.
– For karaoke and tiki drinks, head to The Alibi.
– White Owl Social Club for an outdoor patio and photo booth.
– The Knockback also has a photo booth, outdoor fire pit, and boozy marshmallows.
– Angel Face is stunning bar with Instagram worthy hand painted walls.
– The Whiskey Library for all things whiskey.
– Dig a Pony for great cocktails in a restored pharmacy building (the floors!).
– Darling Distraction for stationery, gifts, and the best wallpaper.
– Betsy and Iya a lifestyle boutique where they make the jewelry on site.
– For all things plant based, stop by Pistils Nursery (there are chickens out back!)
– The Meadow has specially salts, chocolates and cocktail bitters.
– Tender Loving Empire is a local record label that also sells handmade goods.
– Alder & Co is a cute boutique with items from around the world.
– Beam and Anchor has highly curated goods for your home/life.
– Grand Marketplace for vintage shopping at vendor booths.
– Collage for crafty goodness (and awesome washi selection).
– Smut vintage goodies and treasures.
Have you ever been to Portland before? What were some of your favorite spots?