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Housed in a 1910 former wool warehouse, this Portland flagship of interiors carries hand-loomed herringbone rugs, exposed-bulb chandeliers, and tufted... Read More

A well-curated boutique that stocks trendy men’s t-shirts and suits for women (Wildfang means “tomboy” in German). Among the 80 brands are Tilda Swinton... Read More

This hotel is pure Portland: creative, authentic, irreverent. Rooms in the revamped 1912 hotel are decorated with murals and fitted with vintage claw... Read More

This curious strip of avant-garde art galleries, funky boutiques, and affordable ethnic eateries has recently sprung up in an otherwise quiet section of... Read More

The space sports enough neon signage to qualify for admission to the Las Vegas Strip, and the interior contains several odes to the tropics, including... Read More

This establishment in north Portland has been operating in one form or another for over eight decades. Larry and Carla White have been in charge for... Read More

Situated in Willamette Valley wine country, the LEED Gold–certified Allison Inn & Spa is surrounded by colorful gardens, sprawling lawns, and seven... Read More

A black awning and sidewalk tables greet visitors to Sarah Hart’s Spanish-inspired chocolate shop, promising “(mostly) sin free chocolate.... Read More

The restaurant boasts a Napa Valley pedigree and such dishes as Columbia River sturgeon with Chioggia beets and savoy cabbage. Read More

Enjoy great bay views from a private deck, and bright, nautically themed rooms. Read More

The extensive menu at this upscale Peruvian spot presents some tough decisions. The small-plate selection is awfully tempting, with choices like grilled... Read More

Come for tree-trunk tables, antler chandeliers, and hand-carved rocking chairs; everything is crafted from local materials. Read More

With over 50 beers on tap, there's always something new to try. Grab a seat around one of the outdoor picnic tables, or grab one of more than 250... Read More

The fresh mozzarella and ricotta, herbs, and extra garlic make Apizza's classic New York White pie as good as any from the Big Apple. Pair with a glass... Read More

Glamorous details abound: the Tower Room has a panoramic view and alcove soaking tub, and the Tuscan Spa has a sauna and rain shower for two. Read More

Large groups can order from a family-style menu, which starts with fritti misti and features fusilli or cavatelli with sausage, misticanza, and burrata.... Read More

Original Debut: In 1927, Universal Studios spent $100,000 (big bucks in those days) bankrolling the Bagdad Theater in Portland’s Hawthorne... Read More

Rooms at the antiques-furnished, 1907 hotel have views over farmland and Mount Hood. Read More

Order signature rolls—we love the tempura shishito and pickled shiitake PDX roll— with sake (or a signature cocktail with Thai chili-infused sake) and... Read More

Nancy Hunt and husband Randy Goodman opened Bar Avignon in Southeast Portland in 2008, naming their restaurant and wine bar for a French city where they... Read More

Sit by the fire pit on the patio and have a homemade beer; the S'mores Stout actually comes with a toasted marshmallow. Read More

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

Beam & Anchor is the perfect place to find gifts like handmade ties made from vintage Japanese boro fabric, wild-harvested Douglas fir tea, and Eames... Read More

Like an eccentric dinner party in chef and co-owner Naomi Pomeroy’s exhibition kitchen, the dining area is comprised of twin communal tables, and there... Read More

Bendistillery is an intimate space for sinking into a plush velvet armchair and sipping a DesertJuniperGin martini. Read More

With a wide variety of beautiful rings, bracelets, and necklaces designed in Portland, Betsy & Iya also carries work from independent artists and... Read More

Black wagon is home to some of the coolest (and cutest) clothes (tiny Vans sneakers,) books, and toys for kids around. Read More

This restaurant turns out “New Ranch Cuisine” (for example, a sophisticated version of meatloaf) in a converted 1923 smithy. Read More

Don't leave without ordering one of their famous pumpkin cinnamon rolls. They're so indulgent, even carnivores will consider baking these vegan treats. Read More

A high-ceilinged, airy spot set amid the loading docks and chic galleries of the Pearl District, Bluehour is run by the same team behind chic eatery... Read More

Brian's Windsurfing & Kitesurfing can point you in the right direction, and hook you up with equipment and instruction. Read More

The restaurant offers exceptional views of the river and bridge, a tasting room for the Oregon Coast's Flying Dutchman Winery, and a small-plates menu... Read More

Kristine Cheeseman started fusing stained glass for a living in 1994, and currently sells completed pieces online and at the Portland Farmers Market,... Read More

Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood debuted their humble, market-driven sandwich shop in Southeast Portland in late 2008 and spawned a downtown location in mid... Read More

The co-chefs change their blackboard menu daily, but there are standbys like the Italian cured meat sandwich. They also showcase caramelized pork belly... Read More

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... Read More

The beautifully converted cannery right on a pier in Astoria has luxurious, glass-fronted rooms with gas fireplaces (and in some cases claw-foot tubs).... Read More

Oregon’s rocky and pristine northern coast makes for an easy day trip from Portland; the drive takes about 90 minutes and passes over the jagged... Read More

Check out Cannon Beach’s many art exhibitions, making sure to visit the Cannon Beach Gallery, which only features works by local and regional... Read More

Warm up with an easy loop leading through coastal forest to a bluff overlooking the Pacific. Read More

Two artists own this store where they sell their handmade jewelry, wall planters, and ceramics, plus letterpress cards, jewelery, and bags from other... Read More

There's a 12-course tasting menu with dishes including Dungeness crab and yellow-foot chanterelles with an infusion of hops, though you can opt-in for a... Read More

The restaurant puts local produce to good use: foraged chanterelles in pasta, roasted organic beets with fresh fish. Read More

Clarinetist and Avery Fisher Prize co-winner David Shifrin has been CMN’s artistic director for more than three decades, overseeing a five-week,... Read More

Named for a Calapooia tribe word meaning “valley of flowers,” the Chehalem winery originated in 1980 as a single vineyard on Ribbon... Read More

The industrial space includes roll-up garage doors and exposed ductwork. Stacks of oak by the entrance hint at the Northwest-influenced, rustic Italian... Read More

Since the mid ’80s, Steve McCarthy has been harvesting fruit from his brother’s orchards in Parkdale, near the base of Mt. Hood, to produce... Read More

The best of the area’s seafood cafés, the restaurant serves excellent Dungeness crab cakes and fish-and-chips. Read More

Truly fit for a king, this local dive bar features a great burger (and veggie burger) and build-your-own sandwich selection inside a building that looks... Read More

In 2007, Nate Tilden and Matt Piacentini opened their so-called domestic and foreign restaurant on trendy Ace Hotel's ground floor, with high ceilings,... Read More

The huge flagship store of this Portland-based outerwear and sportswear company sells durable, rugged gear, clothing, footwear (the Titanium Daska Pass... Read More

Jars of homemade green tomato ketchup and pickled vegetables line the shelves at Community Plate, the latest farmer-driven restaurant in McMinnville.... Read More

This brick-fronted restaurant and nightclub in Southeast Portland has a stage for performers, a shimmering disco ball, and rows of artistic panels that... Read More

A great urban winery where you can pair your glass of Oregon pinot noir or Syrah with a meat platter or cheeseboard. Read More

If you're in the market for leather hiking boots, head to Danner, a Portland-based shoe company beloved by loggers and indie musicians alike. Read More

Great views abound from this downtown rooftop restaurant, which has a swanky, retro vibe with its sleek white interiors and vibrant orange tables. The... Read More

Get a "passport" to do a tasting at the seven distilleries at Distillery Row for vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, and aquavit. Read More

Booming since 2014, this several-block stretch is filled with eateries, from inexpensive food trucks to high-end eateries like Ava Gene's. Read More

The inn has three impeccably decorated rooms; one has an antique bed, another a peaceful reading nook. Read More

Part of the retro-hip Jupiter Hotel, this dark and quirkily furnished music club and lounge has been one of the key cultivators of Portland’s... Read More

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... Read More

At the “Junior Naturalists” exhibit where kids can inspect fossils and handle lizards. Read More

Thoughtful urban planning has turned Portland’s relatively compact, park-studded downtown into far more than just a business district. Home to... Read More

The space has cushioned banquette seating, alligator skin and shark skin railing, moody wall sconces, and the namesake driftwood affixed to a purple... Read More

Thanks to a growing colony of trendy bars and terrific restaurants around the intersection with 28th Street, this formerly industrial area has become... Read More

Meander along the park's bluff trails. Read More

Part of Mike and Brian McMenamin’s growing restaurant and brewpub chain, this distillery just south of Portland’s Troutdale Airport occupies... Read More

The kitchen serves burritos, margaritas, and delicious wild-boar tacos. Read More

Mix it up and take in a more traditional performance, too, at the open-air Elizabethan Stage. Read More

This low-key lunch counter set inside a gourmet grocery called Pastaworks, on Southeast Hawthorne, features jars of pickled vegetables and specials... Read More

The former Victorian home with art-lined red walls and a spacious back patio generally shuns meat in favor of vegetables or seafood: especially popular... Read More

The guides at First Ascent will teach you the ABCs of climbing on the dramatic spires of Smith Rock, located just north of town. Read More

The romantic suites all have pillow-top mattresses, stone fireplaces, and waterfall soaking tubs. Read More

At this food cart in a gourmet "pod" two blocks from the park, Dutch Tacos (pork sausage and maple spread served in a crisp waffle) are a favorite snack. Read More

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... Read More

Tim Wilson and Luan Schooler opened Foster & Dobbs in 2005, naming their specialty shop in Northeast Portland for Tim’s grandfather, Wilbur... Read More

The simple egg sandwich from Fried Egg I'm in Love—an unforgettable yellow food truck—is served on sourdough bread, elevated with a "magic egg dust"... Read More

The marina has all of the trappings for crab hunting and clam digging. Read More

Built in 1941, these 12 attached cottages are an easy walk to the beach, and the owners will provide a “clam gun” for scooping up clams from... Read More

From their delicious champagne cocktails to their shareable punchbowl drinks that are adorned with umbrellas and plastic monkeys, this is your favorite,... Read More

Chef Barry Powelson took over this red brick-fronted restaurant in north Portland in 2007. His menu consists of hearty comfort foods like Bear’s... Read More

The restaurant serves fresh seafood and popular wood-fired pizza. Read More

An offbeat mix of students, progressive political activists, hippies, and young professionals inhabits this East Side neighborhood. Its main drag,... Read More

Brought back into the spotlight in Fifty Shades of Grey, this classically-styled Italianate property is attached to the Concert Hall. With Art Deco... Read More

Travelers curious about maritime history and seeing a Fresnel lens up-close can check into the working 1894 Heceta Head Lighthouse in Yachats, Oregon.... Read More

You won’t find more dramatic coastal views (ask for one of the Mariner’s Rooms) than those here, a B&B at the base of an old lighthouse. Read More

The long, lean, glass-fronted restaurant has twin dining rooms, divided by a semi-open kitchen touting raw materials like whole hams. A back room has... Read More

Stop along the 35-mile Hood River Fruit Loop, where farm stands sell homemade, fruit-filled pastries. Read More

This bar-brewery is powered with renewable energy that you can contribute to by pedaling a stationary bike—usually after a few pints that is. You can... Read More

Jeana Edelman and David Yudkin started building their pizza-fueled empire in 1984 and now have five pizzerias throughout the city, including this glass... Read More

Comfy quarters, with flat-screen TVs and Internet access. Read More

Old Hollywood-style glamour prevails at this elegant, slightly-off-the-beaten-path hotel; you’ll feel it from the moment you ascend the wide marble... Read More

Completely renovated for a 2015 opening, the Eastlund is located in an upcoming neighborhood in Northeast Portland. With floor-to-ceiling windows and on... Read More

With black-and-white photos on display and a quirky Thai room-service menu for late-night cravings, this pet-friendly Portland Hotel serves as a modern... Read More

The Portland outpost of the Kimpton group’s Monaco brand sits along a busy downtown stretch that, while lacking in curb appeal, provides easy access to... Read More

Oenophiles appreciate this Kimpton group beauty, which offers wine-themed accommodations in a stately, 1894 downtown building. Each night, guests can... Read More

This multi-spirit distillery started in Corvallis, Oregon, in 2004 and relocated to Southeast Portland the following year. They make Aviation Gin,... Read More

Local legend. When Huber's, Portland's oldest restaurant, opened as a saloon in 1879, its cocktails came with a complimentary turkey sandwich. Read More

Order from the wood-fired grill and rotisserie (fed by native hard and fruit woods) section, which boasts daily sausages with sauerkraut and bacon chops... Read More

Just 400 feet from the sand, the 35-room Inn at Cape Kiwanda is the perfect base for a weekend at the shore. Suites are cozy—gas fireplaces; down... Read More

The only boutique lodging option in the trendy Nob Hill neighborhood, Northrup Station is one of those easily missed gems that even locals may not... Read More

This spirit producer dates to 2007 and is part of Southeast Portland’s Distillery Row. The green-fronted space with a criss-crossed dragon logo is... Read More

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... Read More

Inventive cocktails, happy hour specials, and creative sandwiches (like the smoked trout BLT where the bread is baked to order), are highlights at this... Read More

Irving Street Kitchen boasts cask wines crafted specifically for the restaurant, which is a large, warehouse space made cozier by halos of exposed... Read More

The island's single overnight option is this campsite. Read More

A downtown Portland fixture since 1892, this restaurant specializes in Pacific Northwest seafood. The menu at Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant ... Read More

Open for breakfast and lunch only, Jam's name comes from the homemade jams on every table, and the jam bands you'll probably hear in the background—the... Read More

This jazz-fueled supper club in the trendy Pearl District contains yellow, art-lined walls, a mezzanine lounge, and tables and counters overlooking... Read More

Channel Lawrence of Arabia at the John Dellenback Dunes Trail, where the sand mountains are astonishingly high. Read More

Carved out of a 1960s motel and set around two courtyards, Portland's rock star–worthy Jupiter Hotel has 80 basic rooms (aka crash pads), outfitted... Read More

Located in Northwest Portland, Justa Pasta Co. has been producing pasta in its current location since 1998. Roland Carfagno sells six pasta... Read More

A highly-stylized new Russian restaurant that offers dumplings, vodka flights (including a dozen house-infused varieties, like early gray tea or... Read More

If you appreciate wood (nod to Larry David) be sure to check out the bar—it's built from wood salvaged from what was the Jantzen Beach Big Dipper roller... Read More

A dark little wine bar where diners eat baked chèvre and chicken-liver-and-currant mousse paired with Muscadet. Read More

Expecting parents Sara Chun and Ben Cavalcanti opened their Portland-based online shop in 2008 to sell kitty-shaped crayons that are easy for infants to... Read More

The history behind this farm, set in the lush Hood River Valley east of Portland, is part of its particular charm; it was established in 1951 by Mamoru... Read More

The restaurant is beloved for its rustic setting in a cabin in Camp Sherman, and for its distinctive Pacific Northwest dishes like buffalo short ribs... Read More

On Thursdays in July and August, the market hosts live outdoor music festivals. Read More

What was once a former convenience store is now an airy brasserie and a popular butcher shop. Standout menu items at Laurelhurst include the pan-seared... Read More

Half civilized French bistro and half culinary crack den, where your darkest desires are realized (think foie gras torchon with buttermilk pancakes or... Read More

Check out a reconstructed fort and watch costumed docents demonstrate pioneer skills. Read More

Standout dishes include the grilled octopus on the plancha and the bone broth double chicken served with corn, parmigiano-reggiano, duck egg and pig’s ear. Read More

A reliable greasy spoon. Read More

This weekly happening benefits charity and is broadcast over airwaves in Oregon and southwestern Washington courtesy of the Oregon Public Broadcasting ... Read More

Take in an indie, foreign, or artsy film in the comfort of your own plush recliner chair at the Living Room Theater downtown. Order salad, pizza,... Read More

The restaurant serves sustainable seafood (and a kids’ menu) harborside. Read More

The lodge is set on a 253-acre lake at the edge of the Deschutes National Forest. Native American prints decorate the 11 rooms, which have vaulted... Read More

Using organic and locally-sourced ingredients plus naturally-leavened dough, Lovely's Fifty-Fifty makes some of the best pizza pies with the softest... Read More

This downtown shop with a single floor is fronted by a wavy orange and green sign and sells all manner of vintage clothing for men and women. Todd... Read More

In 1927, Universal Studios spent $100,000 (big movie bucks in those days) bankrolling the Bagdad Theater in Portland’s Hawthorne District. It was a... Read More

A quirky, refurbished 1915 elementary school that's been transformed into a hotel, you can catch a movie, soak in the heated outdoor saltwater pool, or... Read More

McMenamins Old St. Francis Hotel is a converted 1936 elementary school with 19 guest rooms and four rental cottages—plus a microbrewery,... Read More

Pick up a flank-steak sandwich with blue cheese or a BLB-bacon, lettuce, and golden beets. Read More

Lucy Brennan opened the Mint, a 40-seat Latin and Mediterranean-tinged bistro, in 2001 in the city's historic Frederick Torgler Building and derived its... Read More

Take an afternoon or evening walk along the roughly six-block, gallery-and-café-dotted stretch of the Mississippi Avenue Arts District. Like its... Read More

Don't leave Bend without visiting Mount Bachelor, which consistently tops ski bibles' lists of the finest peaks in the Northwest. In April, the powder... Read More

Stop at the Mount Hood National Forest Headquarters to find out what’s blooming (depending on the month, you might see lupine, columbine, purple... Read More

The property offers one-room cabins with knotty-pine walls. Read More

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... Read More

With leather chairs, desk lamps, and sliding ladders, Multnomah looks more like a library than a bar. In place of books, it stocks 1,500 bottles (if you... Read More

Appropriately named after a region that straddles France and Spain, chef John Taboada’s restaurant in central Portland sources seasonal... Read More

Almost everything on the menu—from the slow-roasted chops and vegetables (think: braised carrots and fennel) to meat pies and flat breads goes into the... Read More

The quality of the productions here is uniformly high. Check out something modern here; this year, perhaps Sarah Ruhl’s well-regarded Dead Man... Read More

Locals love the French-Italian dishes such as pesto-and-prawn pasta. Read More

Opened by Domenick “Nick” Carlacio, this hot dog emporium is now owned by Tyler Rogoway. The shop still sells its popular coney: an all-beef... Read More

This prosperous, leafy neighborhood across Interstate 405 from the Pearl District (and straddled by Northwest 23rd and Northwest 21st avenues) is home... Read More

This food truck offers seemingly-simple but incredibly delicious Thai chicken and rice dishes. You can't go wrong with their signature dish, Khao Man Gai. Read More

This convivial space along dapper Nob Hill’s 21st Avenue restaurant row draws a mix of young professionals and beer aficionados enticed by the... Read More

Pizza at Nostrana—a casual space with vaulted, dark-wood ceilings—is served in the traditional Italian style: uncut and dished out with heavy metal... Read More

The former beach house was turned into an inn by Bruce Bessey. The three handsome suites, with mod furnishings, are perfect for curling up in when the... Read More

Head to the Old Mill District, where there are vast outposts of REI and Helly Hansen, as well as one-off boutiques like Vanilla (should your needs run... Read More

Wedged between the Willamette River, downtown, and the Pearl District, the city’s slightly roguish Old Town is the site of the Portland Saturday... Read More

A dinner menu that changes seasonally may include pan-roasted octopus or choucroute (a dish of sauerkraut, pork, and potatoes). Pair with a wine from... Read More

Olympic Provisions is a salumeria, deli, restaurant, and bar that opened in 2009. The Southeast branch, located in a former warehouse, prepares soups,... Read More

For mid-century style ambience, complete with red leather booths and tiny martini glasses, try Omar's, which cooks up highly regarded steaks and classic... Read More

Chef Michelle Bursey has a loyal following, thanks to sublime dishes like rare Oregon albacore tuna wrapped in alder-smoked bacon; Dover sole over... Read More

Attend an otter feeding frenzy before seeing sharks, touch pools, and a resident giant octopus. Read More

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... Read More

Runs annually from February to November. Read More

The oldest orchestra west of the Mississippi, the Oregon Symphony was founded under the name Portland Symphony in 1896. The orchestra moved to its... Read More

Musher Jerry Scdoris leads daily dog-sledding excursions. Read More

The Mystery: Measuring 165 feet in diameter and known for producing intense feelings of vertigo, this curious site in southern Oregon has attracted... Read More

Located three miles southwest of downtown Portland, the 64-acre Oregon Zoo is the oldest zoo west of the Mississippi. Founded in 1887 when Richard... Read More

The sophisticated spot has delicious muffins and coffee, along with a lunch-and-dinner menu that includes bay shrimp, designer pizzas, and perfectly... Read More

The high-quality take-out fare includes made-from-scratch pastries, egg dishes, pizza by the slice, and, of course, panini sandwiches. Read More

This American brasserie and bar in Portland’s Pearl District has a green and glass front and limited seating on a railed-in former loading dock,... Read More

Housed in a former garage adjacent to the North Park Blocks, this New American restaurant showcases the locally inspired cuisine of chef-owner... Read More

Fly fisherman Peter Bowers, owner of the Patient Angler, swears that what he'll teach you in a 90-minute crash course would take you three years to... Read More

Fly fisherman Peter Bowers, owner of the Patient Angler, swears that what he'll teach you in a 90-minute crash course would take you three years to... Read More

This classic Oregonian blanket is making a comeback in the company’s hundredth year in business. Pick up a brightly patterned tribal throws (the... Read More

Start the day with omelets and crepes. Read More

This charming shop stocks 97 flavors of saltwater taffy. Read More

“Keep Portland Weird” read bumper stickers around town. Spend any time in Pioneer Courthouse Square and you'll find that it's ground zero... Read More

With specialties ranging from pear-rosemary tarts to chocolate-covered cherries, Pix is perhaps best known for its French macarons (meringue-based... Read More

The Scene: During peak summer months since 2003, founders Erika Polmar and Emily Berreth have held a series of dinners at working farms within striking... Read More

Specialties include deep-fried chicken wings marinated in fish sauce and palm sugar, as well as stewed mustard greens with pork ribs: both pair well... Read More

Since the construction of a new wing in 2005, the Pacific Northwest’s oldest art museum has really become two facilities in one. In the original... Read More

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

Plenty of passersby walk by this tranquil sanctuary (which was built in 2000 atop a parking lot) without even noticing it’s there; one doesn&rsquo... Read More

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,... Read More

Held once a month at Union/Pine, browse a variety of vintage furniture, art, jewelry, clothes, and records at reasonable prices. Read More

Five gardens—Flat, Strolling Pond, Natural, Tea, and Sand & Stone—span 5.5 acres, set to expand in late 2015, of this Japanese garden located near the... Read More

Created by PDX Jazz, the US Bank Portland Jazz Festival showcases local and Pacific Northwest jazz talent as well as widely known musicians and singers... Read More

The Portland Opera is known for presenting not only supertitled operas but also Broadway shows on tour. Additionally, their creative and skillfully made... Read More

On Saturdays, the nation’s largest ongoing outdoor arts and crafts market unfolds. Here you’ll find artisans selling beeswax candles, blown-glass... Read More

Join "RIP City" to watch Portland's NBA team, the Trail Blazers, at the Moda Center, formerly the Rose Garden. Read More

Flip through hardbacks in the Rare Room at Powell's City of Books, the country's largest independent book store. Read More

Chefs at PREAM (Pizza Rules Everything Around Me—a nod to the Wu-Tang Clan) allow you to DIY your pizza toppings by crumbling the sprigs of house-dried... Read More

Opened in the city's northern St Johns neighborhood in 2006, this vegan establishment houses a market that showcases organic produce, plus a caf... Read More

If you’re looking for a ’60s Pendleton wool dress or a groovy Pendleton overcoat (with fur collar and leather buttons), stop by Rag &... Read More

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

If you need some picnic fare, head to Red Hills Market in Dundee for hazelnut-topped salads and sandwiches like roast beef with blue cheese and... Read More

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

The kitchen turns out ambitious cooking; the flatiron steak in guajillo-chili sauce is a standout. Read More

Ristretto Roasters founder Din Johnson first contributed to the city's booming specialty coffee scene in 2005 by opening this Beaumont coffeehouse with... Read More

Designed to resemble a grand Victorian seaside hotel (but with a Northwest craftsman style—it was actually built in the early 80’s), the waterfront... Read More

Custom tiles and marble are offset by communal tables hewn from Oregon walnut wood. You won't have any trouble feeling at home with a cup of Stumptown... Read More

Dine on seafood romesco, linguine with clams, and Italian wines. Read More

Be sure to try the Fall Plate with roasted beets, squash, carrot hummus, grilled scallion, and sesame seed butter—or grilled hanger steak with barley... Read More

The locations is part of the popular family-friendly McMenamins chain, where you can chow down on burgers and sandwiches amid railroading memorabilia. Read More

The West Coast’s largest blues festival dates to 1987 and draws internationally renowned musicians like Buddy Guy and Lucinda Williams to the... Read More

Woodsy lodge on a sandy spit offering an exhaustive list of outdoor activities, along with great Siletz Bay and Pacific Ocean views. Read More

With three locations to choose from, Salt & Straw's fun flavors often feature savory ingredients that rotate in seasonal specials. Read More

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

Creative Asian-inspired food and cocktails. Owner Joe Rogers found the name for his bar in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, where it refers to an... Read More

In summer, stop at Sauvie Island Farms to pick plum-colored marionberries. Read More

While they're open for dinner during the week, they're best known for brunch. Be prepared for long lines during the weekend rush. Large parties can wait... Read More

Dozens of local winemakers collaborate in this space, which also stocks an impressive international wine list with lesser-known bottles like Chenin... Read More

The largest natural sea lions cave in the world, this location is home to an average herd size of 200 wild Stellar sea lions and also attracts sea birds... Read More

Located in an art-lined basement with communal tables in a building east of the Willamette River, this restaurant sprouted from a charcuterie and... Read More

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,... Read More

Come for late night Happy Hour, between 10 and 11 p.m., for such playful snacks as candied peanuts with furikake and chicken lollipops with Sriracha... Read More

Sokol Blosser is pushing the green envelope with its certified organic vineyard, solar panels, and a new 5,000-square-foot tasting room that architect... Read More

The tiny café has a passionate following for its smoked-sea-salt bagels and its trademark “ocean rolls” (like a cinnamon roll, but with a cardamom kick). Read More

Rent an ATV for the dunes. Read More

Shingled hotel overlooking the famous Haystack Rock; the 41 rooms are equipped with fireplaces and private balconies.  Read More

Stumptown Coffee Roasters is so hopping that there are currently locations all over town. Psst: free "cuppings" - coffee tastings - take place at 3 p.m.... Read More

Sun Country Tours sends 20,000 people a year down the Big Eddy Thriller, a three-mile, roller coaster–like white-water stretch of the Deschutes... Read More

At 8 p.m., Bob Grossfeld, Sunriver's astronomer in residence, flicks a switch and retracts the roof of the Sunriver Observatory. Sidle up to one of 20... Read More

Sunriver Resort, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, has it all: a stately lodge, three golf courses (including Crosswater, the top-ranked course... Read More

Best described as elevated pub food, standouts here are definitely the burgers—brioche bun, house-made pancetta—and spicy fried chicken and Belgian... Read More

The recently renovated 141-room hotel is a welcoming change from its condo neighbors. The 1936 property is decorated with cork bulletin-board walls and... Read More

Serving up everything from sandwiches, egg plates and a monster breakfast burrito to delicate pastries and breads, expect an hour-long wait on weekends... Read More

A trendy cocktail bar serving up the best vegan bowls and sandwiches in town, Sweet Hereafter's jerk marinated tofu served with coconut kale, black... Read More

Situated in the Kerns neighborhood, this small Mediterranean bistro contains a bar area with banquette seating, a dining room with art-lined walls, and... Read More

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

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

A record label and gift shop that sells records, cards, and locally-made art, Tender Loving Empire is an independent record label and retail consignment... Read More

Bendistillery is an intimate space for sinking into a plush velvet armchair and sipping a DesertJuniperGin martini. Read More

This 14-story hotel with brick siding dates to 1913 in downtown Portland, featuring premium century-old elements like Italian marble, Austrian crystal... Read More

The restaurant's small size means you won’t have to share the fresh seafood and made-from-scratch desserts with a crowd. Read More

Take advantage of the two golf courses, multiple swimming pools, and yoga, tennis, and fly-fishing classes. Read More

Sip organic fair-trade espresso. Read More

Shop artisanal salts, bitters, and chocolates at this tiny but famous Portland foodie institution. Read More

Located in the heart of downtown in a historic 1909 building that was once the city's finest department store, The Nines features trendy steakhouse... Read More

Known for their elevated American snacks and a variety of potent whiskey, you'd be wise to order one of their specials like a pint of beer and a pour of... Read More

Before IHOP, there was Original. In downtown Portland, this is the original Original location of the national franchise now famous for its air-filled,... Read More

The Painted Lady Restaurant has become even more of a destination with the opening of an adjacent two-bedroom cottage. After dinner, husband-and-wife... Read More

Gorgeous gardens surround the retro-themed, 13-room hotel. Be sure to ask for one of the deluxe rooms—they come with their own breakfast nooks. Read More

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

This deluxe spa in Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley wine country encompasses 15,000 square feet of the sprawling wood and stone complex, complete... Read More

Popular with anglers, this resort has riverside cabins that sleep up to six. Read More

On the northern end of Oregon's untamed coastline is Cannon Beach, a seaside town where Mother Nature has left her fingerprint in the form of Haystack... Read More

This wine bar and bistro resides near the Willamette River’s western shore, and has expanded since 2006 to include a 125-seat, river-facing patio,... Read More

Peer at fossilized plants and bones on ranger-led walks. Read More

The restaurant serves excellent fish and is surprisingly affordable. Read More

The lower level is an old-fashioned soda fountain and candy shop. Read More

This smart and unpretentious tapas restaurant brightens an otherwise quiet street with ruby-red walls and dark wood. Local ingredients are used to... Read More

Bend's cultural nexus is the Tower Theatre, a venue worth checking out any time of the year for eclectic dance, live theater, and performance goings-on... Read More

The TriMet transport system even serves trendy areas like "The Pearl." Read More

Fronting the Rogue River and flanked by old-growth rain forests, with an emphasis on genial service.  Read More

If tranquil water is more your speed, hire a guide at Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe and the only splashes you'll hear will be the ones your paddles make. Read More

Living-room vibe. This local art-filled bar in the Pearl District is a popular stop on Portland's monthly first Thursday Artwalk. Read More

If crowds aren't your thing but you have aspirations to become one of the Decemberists (the indie band is from Portland), rent a private room with... Read More

This quirky, kitchy shop is known for crazy flavors and long lines. Known for their insatiable maple bacon bars and Cap N' Crunch donuts around the... Read More

The company leads daily excursions to Boyd Cave, an 1,800-foot-long lava tube that snakes beneath the desert floor. Read More

Occupying a forested ridge high above downtown Portland, this park has enough sights and attractions that it’s easy to spend a full day here. If time is... Read More

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. Read More

On a bluff overlooking the rugged Pacific coastline, the 2007-opened inn is made of stone, steel, cable, and glass. Its seven 1,000-square-foot-suites... Read More

Andy Ricker specializes in fiery northern Thai cuisine, and he created this whiskey-centric bar across the street from his ever-popular Pok Pok... Read More

Founded in 1997 by Walter Jaffe and Paul King, White Bird is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local dance companies while also bringing... Read More

Bring your dog to the patio, have a cocktail, take snaps in the photo booth, and roast s'mores at your table at this motorcycle-friendly hipster bar. Read More

Golfers can make for Widgi Creek, a course designed by Robert Muir Graves that meanders among pines in scenic Deschutes National Forest. Read More

Lions, cheetahs, and bears are the stars of the 4.5-mi drive through the Wildlife Safari; there are hundreds of animals on the grounds. Read More

More than 200 wineries—among them some of the country’s top producers of Pinot Noir—are spread across this lush river valley, just a... Read More

The best area bunkhouse is this cattle ranch with tidy guest rooms. Read More

This popular food truck serves vegetarian and vegan-friendly Middle Eastern offerings. Try the "Out To Lunch" pita wrap (gorgonzola, caramelized onions,... Read More

This storied sushi restaurant is known as much for its rolls and sashimi, as well as its award-winning, late-night hamburger. The latter comes with... Read More

...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. Read More

Vibrant walls, mismatched chairs, and unfinished floors give this hole-in-the-wall a lived-in feel. When the place is packed, grab a seat at a picnic... Read More

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