Oregon Travel Guide
Sniff 500 varieties of roses that are being developed and evaluated for scent and color and can't be seen anywhere else in the world. You can walk through the garden at your leisure or take one of the tree guided tours that departs at 1pm daily.
Booming since 2014, this several-block stretch is filled with eateries, from inexpensive food trucks to high-end eateries like Ava Gene's.
Join "RIP City" to watch Portland's NBA team, the Trail Blazers, at the Moda Center, formerly the Rose Garden.
Part of the retro-hip Jupiter Hotel, this dark and quirky music club/lounge has been one of the key cultivators of Portland’s white-hot indie-music scene.
In 1927, Universal Studios spent $100,000 (big movie bucks in those days) bankrolling the Bagdad Theater in Portland’s Hawthorne District.
Since the construction of a new wing in 2005, the Pacific Northwest’s oldest art museum has really become two facilities in one.
Held once a month at Union/Pine, browse a variety of vintage furniture, art, jewelry, clothes, and records at reasonable prices.
Mount Tabor is a volcanic cinder cone that's now home to a city park, where you can walk on paved or dirt trails, picnic, or take kids to the playground. On a clear day, you can see Mt. Hood from the top.
Much beloved by locals, this park is one of the largest natural areas in any city in the U.S. Filled with fiddlehead ferns, take your time wandering through the winding Wildwood Trail, which runs for 30 wooded miles.
On the campus of Portland State University, with 140 vendors, Portland Farmer's Market is the best place in the city to stock up on local meats, fruits, and vegetables for the week, snag farm-fresh cheese while sampling several flavors of hummus or kimchi.
Tour the planetarium—and a retired Navy fast-attack submarine, the USS Blueback—at OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, which also hosts cool exhibits on topics like animation and renewable energy.
Sit by the fire pit on the patio and have a homemade beer; the S'mores Stout actually comes with a toasted marshmallow.
Get a "passport" to do a tasting at the seven distilleries at Distillery Row for vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, and aquavit.
Dozens of local winemakers collaborate in this space, which also stocks an impressive international wine list with lesser-known bottles like Chenin Blanc. This winery also has flight and glasses on special, plus foodie-friendly snacks for happy hour daily.
A great urban winery where you can pair your glass of Oregon pinot noir or Syrah with a meat platter or cheeseboard.