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Things to do in Portland, OR

  • Portland Saturday Market

    On Saturdays—and, despite the name, Sundays from March through late December—the nation’s largest ongoing outdoor arts and crafts market unfolds be... More
  • Powell's City of Books

    Portland’s iconic, much-loved bookshop sprawls across nine cavernous rooms, taking up a full city block. From a merchandising perspective, Powell’s... More
  • Red & Black Café

    A collectively run coffeehouse lousy with laptop beatniks conforming in their devotion to the fight-the-power manifestos the management has posted ... More
  • Red Star

    Along with bar snacks like rock shrimp hushpuppies, Red Star has a great selection of single-malt Scotches and small-batch bourbons. Its menu showc... More
  • Ristretto Roasters

    Ristretto Roasters founder Din Johnson first contributed to the city's booming specialty coffee scene in 2005 by opening this Beaumont coffeehouse ... More
  • Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival

    The West Coast’s largest blues festival dates to 1987 and draws internationally renowned musicians like Buddy Guy and Lucinda Williams to the shore... More
  • Sample Portland's Food Carts

    Take a tasty stroll to sample from the fabulous food carts—serving Thai, Lebanese, Italian, and Japanese snacks, among others. More
  • Skiing & Hiking at Mount Hood

    For much of the year (not just winter), there’s great skiing just an hour away from Portland on the slopes of 11,239-foot Mount Hood. This peak, wh... More
  • Steve's Cheese

    This tiny cheese counter serving up delicious artisanal cheeses and charcuterie has a well-deserved cult following. The pungent Nigerian Dwarf goat... More
  • Tammi R. Van Volkinburgh

    Years as agent: 21. Specialties: England, India, South Africa. Consulting fee: From $500. More
  • TBA (Time-Based Art) Festival

    Portland Institute for Contemporary Art resides in the trendy Pearl District and presents this 10-day festival that dates to 2003 and celebrates th... More
  • TearDrop Cocktail Lounge

    The detail-obsessed bartenders at this Pearl District destination make their own bitters, tonic water and specialty liqueurs. One night a month the... More
  • Ten 01

    Creations like a celery-spiked gin fizz and more than 200 spirits complement chef Jack Yoss’s seasonal New American bar snacks. These include a tas... More
  • The Meadow

    The store looks like an innocuous gift shop but hides within it an outlandish library of exotic salts curated by salt “selmelier” Mark Bitterman. More
  • The Pearl District

    Once a collection of hulking early-20th-century warehouses, this area just north of downtown is now Portland’s trendiest neighborhood, chockablock ... More

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