Portland is a foodie's paradise.  Eat like a local.



There are food carts all over Portland (up to 600 at any given time!).  The largest pod of carts is in the heart of downtown, walking distance from the hotels - covering an entire square block.  You can't miss it.

SW Alder between 9th Ave + 10th Ave

Find others here:  Food Cart Map


kure juice bar & kitchen

Green juices. Smoothies. Acai bowls. Organic stuff.  We love it.  And you will too.

408 SW 12th Ave

Pine Street Market

An awesome indoor food hall with so many delicious options, you should probably get one of everything from everywhere.

126 SW 2nd Ave

Here are some other top food picks (Google/Yelp them for more info!):

Mediterranean Exploration Company (Mediterranean), Bamboo Sushi SW (sushi), Garden Bar (salads), Ruby Jewel (ice cream), Oven and Shaker (pizza/salads), Tilt (burgers/fries), Kenny and Zuke's (deli/brunch), Irving Street Kitchen (American/brunch), Grassa (pasta), Andina (Peruvian), Prasad (vegan), QuickFish Poke Bar (poke/rice bowls), Wailua Shave Ice (Hawaiian shave ice), ¿Por Qué No? (tacos)



Coffee by morning.  Beer by day.  Cocktails by night.



Ditch Starbucks and keep it cool with a local classic iced Americano or cold brew at any one of our favorite spots:

Sister's Coffee Company1235 NW Marshall

Barista539 NW 13th Ave

Stumptown Coffee1026 SW Stark (located in the Ace Hotel)

Breweries (Multiple)

Grab a local beer (or three) and soak up the sun at some of our favorite breweries.

10 Barrel Brewing Co -  1411 NW Flanders St

Breakside Brewery1570 NW 22nd Ave

River pig saloon

Saddle up with a cocktail or a beer at one of our favorite neighborhood bars.

529 NW 13th Ave



Get out and explore everything that Portland (and Oregon) has to offer.


Get out and walk around town.  There are a ton of great neighborhoods to check out. 

The Pearl, NW 23rd, N Mississippi Ave., SE Division, and NE Alberta are some of our favorites.

Travel Portland - Things to Do



If you rented a car, there are amazing places to hike 30-60 mins outside of the city.

We recommend driving to Multnomah Falls, checking it out, and then continuing on to any number of other trailheads in the Columbia River Gorge for a true hike.

Our favorites:

Angel's Rest

Horsetail Falls + Triple Falls (can do these together)

Wahclella Falls

Brewery hop

Like beer?  We do too.

There are so many incredible breweries all over Portland and the city is famous for them. 10 Barrel (see above), Breakside (see above), Deschutes, Bridgeport, and Fat Heads are all within walking distance of downtown, but check out others all over PDX.

Eater Portland - 21 Essential Brewpubs



Take advantage of no sales tax (!) and shop til' you drop.


Nike store - portland

Just do it.  Need we say more?

638 SW 5th Ave



Chic luxury boutique for both men + women carrying high end designer brands like Zegna, Lanvin, Prada, Rag & Bone, Vince and more. Reminder: NO sales tax.

P.S. - Nordstrom is right down the street too.

833 SW Broadway


Ditch the big chain stores and shop local! 

MadeHere PDX - Quality goods, all 100% made in Portland.  40 NW 10th Ave

Powell's Books - The world's largest independent bookstore. 1005 W Burnside

Poler Stuff - "Glamping" = "glamorous camping".  Check it out.  413 SW 10th Ave

Tender Loving Empire - Local handicrafts and fun souvenirs. 412 SW 10th Ave

Frances May - Modern boutique carrying fashion forward labels. 1003 SW Washington