Portland, OR

Portland, OR Travel Guide

Clarinetist and Avery Fisher Prize co-winner David Shifrin has been CMN’s artistic director for more than three decades, overseeing a five-week, non-profit program of classical music concerts that populate southeast Portland venues like Reed College’s Kaul Auditorium, Catlin Gabel School, and Lin

...now handles more than 60 gardens and offers monthly lessons on tasks like staking tomatoes for clients who want to take a more active role.

This weekly happening benefits charity and is broadcast over airwaves in Oregon and southwestern Washington courtesy of the Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) system.

Take a tasty stroll to sample from the fabulous food carts—serving Thai, Lebanese, Italian, and Japanese snacks, among others.

This prosperous, leafy neighborhood across Interstate 405 from the Pearl District (and straddled by Northwest 23rd and Northwest 21st avenues) is home to upscale retail and dining options, and many handsomely restored craftsman bungalows.

Waterfront Bicycles in downtown Portland is across the street from a main greenway trail and has hybrid, road, tandem, and children’s bikes for rent.

Kevin Ludwig’s spirited restaurant and bar in Southeast Portland’s glass-fronted 720 BLDG has earned a reputation for its cocktail program since opening in 2009.

Far more than a sweet shop, this chocolate boutique just a couple blocks away from Powell’s City of Books serves saucers of warm “drinking chocolate” made from melted, epicurean-quality solid chocolate.

The theater is housed in the LEED-certified Platinum Armory building.

Part of Mike and Brian McMenamin’s growing restaurant and brewpub chain, this distillery just south of Portland’s Troutdale Airport occupies a former dry shed for storing vegetables on the old Edgefield estate.

The oldest orchestra west of the Mississippi, the Oregon Symphony was founded under the name Portland Symphony in 1896. The orchestra moved to its current home, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, in 1984, becoming a full-time rather than part-time orchestra.

This jazz-fueled supper club in the trendy Pearl District contains yellow, art-lined walls, a mezzanine lounge, and tables and counters overlooking a stage backed by red curtains.

First-rate vintage clothes with high-end prices.