One of the best parts about being located in downtown Portland is that you won’t have to go far for either fresh air or the most delectable local eats. Portland is known far and wide for its fabulous food and drink scene, as well as for the outdoor attractions — some of the most sought after in the Pacific Northwest. Check out our faves below.
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You don’t have to go far. Grab a slice of New York-style pie from The Crown. With easy passage through our lobby, James Beard Award-winning Chef Vitaly Paley works his magic with classic pizzas by the slice, whole pies and pasta. Do yourself a favor, check out the new Stimulus Package for an epic in-room feast.
Caffeine first. Deadstock Coffee on NW Couch Street in China Town is a city staple with a belief that coffee should be dope. With Nike in its backyard, Deadstock is part coffee shop, part shoe gallery, where sneaker heads and coffee enthusiasts converge. And if you’re looking for a proper pint, head down the block to 10 Barrel Brewing Co for a wide selection of local craft beers with pick-up and delivery available.
Despite our fair share of rainy days, Portland is undeniably picturesque year-round with plenty of places to hone your aperture skills. Within walking distance of the hotel, Tom McCall Waterfront Park offers views of the bridges that give the city its nickname as Bridgetown (pro tip: a couple paces up the Burnside Bridge will give you a good glimpse of the notorious flashing Portland sign). Head to Washington Park to snap photos of the famed florals at the International Rose Test Garden.
Address: 410 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Vitaly Paley, one of Portland’s most acclaimed chefs, heads up The Crown, which specializes in creatively topped signature pizzas and inspired cocktails. Try the spicy Imperial pie, loaded with crispy fried chicken, pickles, and honey — as long as you save room for the smoked brisket meatballs. Or sample a local craft beer — on the house.
Headed up by Vitaly Paley, Imperial features perfectly executed, elegant and soulful local cuisine using only wood fire grill and rotisserie, like steelhead a la plancha and ember-roasted potatoes. At Imperial, you’ll enjoy dishes that are gorgeous and exquisitely delicious, while at the same time, uncomplicated and healthy.
Pine Street Market
Address: 126 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Pine Street Market, the city’s first food hall, feels a bit like a refined and grown-up school cafeteria, full of gourmet offerings and communal tables. The Market features nine of Portland’s best chefs and purveyors gathered under one roof — perfect for groups of travelers who can’t agree on what to eat.
Address: 926 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97205
Specializing in quirkily named pizzas to please vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike, and swathed in funky classic rock décor, Sizzle Pie is a local favorite. If you’re not averse to pineapple on pizza, may we suggest the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Or for vegans, the Buffalo 666 is topped with jackfruit and vegan ranch and wing sauce.
Address: 1570 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
This truly unique neighborhood brewpub features a full-service restaurant with two levels and a wide selection (16 taps!) of locally brewed Breakside craft beers. The large outdoor patio is the perfect spot for sipping an ice-cold Breakside Pilsner on a warm, sunny day — especially if you add a giant Bavarian pretzel to go with it — and you definitely should.
Address: 1411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209
A Portland favorite known for pizzas, indulgent brewpub eats and a huge selection of locally brewed beers, 10 Barrel is a brewery located in the Pearl District. Check out the huge rooftop patio to catch some rays while you sample some brews with a 10-beer flight, or catch the Blazers game inside.
Proud Mary Cafe
Address: 2012 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Located on trendy Alberta St., Proud Mary doubles as both a hip brunch destination, serving mouthwateringly gorgeous Aussie-inflected fare (think hand pies and sausage rolls, as well as unexpected offerings like breakfast pavlovas) and a cupping bar, brewing flights of coffees so rare, some aren’t even available anywhere else in the US.
Nong’s Khao Man Gai
Address: 609 SE Ankeny St, Suite C, Portland, OR 97214
Starting as a humble food cart and now with bottles of Nong’s famous sauce for sale worldwide, Nong’s Khao Man Gai is a Portland institution. Known for the Thai chicken-and-rice dish that gives the restaurant its name, the menu is deceptively simple. Khao Man Gai is gently poached chicken served with rice simmered in chicken stock and aromatic herbs, alongside an absolutely unforgettable spicy ginger garlic sauce. There are vegetarian and vegan options, as well.
Address: 3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Created by world-famous chef Andy Ricker, Pok Pok is nationally renowned for flavorful Thai street-food creations. While the tropical décor transports you to the beach, make sure you order the fish sauce wings for the perfect hit of meaty umami — and don’t forget to wash them down with one of the Som drinking vinegars, in flavors like mango and salted plum, which you can also take home by the bottle.
Blue Star Donuts
Address: 3325 SE Division St., Suite 1, Portland, OR 97202
Blue Star is a gourmet donut shop that makes incredible yeasted and cake donuts from scratch, with fresh fruits, herbs and spices, even liqueurs. You must try the Cointreau Crème Brûlée donut, a signature brioche shell filled with fresh custard, hand torched for that bruléed sugar crust that we all adore so much — with a pipette of Cointreau inserted into the top. Give it a squeeze to make it extra special!
Address: 2133 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
With some of the most uniquely delicious craft cocktails we’ve ever tasted, Deadshot is a must-visit if you’re imbibing on the east side. The Who is Jack Nance? Cocktail contains whiskey, sesame and mustard, and is fantastic, and the Double Feature has smoked cola and popcorn. Sophisticated palates must not miss out.
Address: 213 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
For a laid-back vibe, a huge rotating tap list displayed on an electronic board, and board games galore, Bailey’s Taproom is your hangout. There’s no food served here, but sample a 5-beer tasting flight and settle down for a rowdy round of checkers with your crew.
Park Avenue Wines
Address: 626 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR
A lovely wine shop located downtown, Park Avenue Wines has a curated selection of locally and internationally sourced bottles to take home, as well as an in-store bar for tastings and wines by the glass. In partnership with Spätzle & Speck, they also offer a fantastic full menu. Have no fears about snobby sommeliers here — you’ll only find kind, helpful wine lovers who only want to pair you with flavors you’ll love.
Proof Wines & Spirits
Address: 550 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97204
A wine, beer, spirits purveyor located downtown, Proof has a vast selection with a number of unique and locally sourced items, and super friendly, always helpful staff.
Address: 2671 NW Vaughn Street, Portland, OR 97209
Freeland Free Spirits is a locally run, women-owned and -run distillery — one of very few women-owned and -run distilleries in the world. With gorgeous jewel-toned bottles of gin and bourbon, and cans of lovingly formulated cocktails created with locally sourced herbs and ingredients, any spirits connoisseur needs a Freeland creation in their suitcase.
Address: 1026 SW Stark Street, Portland, OR 97205
Whether you’re craving an oat milk latte or an original cold brew, world-famous Stumptown has got you covered. Get caffeinated at one of the Scandinavian modern tables and work at your laptop, or grab a seat by the window while you sip your spicy Smith chai and do some serious downtown people watching.
Address: 408 NW Couch St Suite 408, Portland, OR 97209
Part coffee shop, part shoe gallery, Deadstock Coffee is a stylish haven where sneakerheads and coffee enthusiasts converge. Like the latte you’re sipping (with the sneaker stenciled on the foam)? Buy some freshly roasted Deadstock beans to take home. And thanks to the fact that Nike and Adidas HQs are in Portland’s own backyard, you can find some pretty sweet (and sometimes rare) kicks.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Address: 98 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204
Easily accessible to downtown, Tom McCall Waterfront Park runs adjacent to the Willamette River and is often bustling with joggers, cyclists, picnickers, and others who want to enjoy the fresh air and the water. You definitely do not want to miss it in the spring, when the park’s numerous cherry trees absolutely explode with blossoms — it’s a sight to behold.
Address: 4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland, OR 97221
With twelve miles of both relaxing and challenging hiking trails winding through 189 acres, Washington Park’s Hoyt Arboretum provides access to a globally diverse landscape, from stands of stately redwoods to groves of flowering dogwoods and cherries, exhibiting many rare and threatened species along the way.
International Rose Test Garden
Address: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Located in Washington Park, the International Rose Test Garden is home to over 10,000 rose bushes of approximately 650 varieties. Visit between April and October to see the blooms, with the peak happening around June. Take a peaceful and fragrant stroll through the rows and forget your cares, enjoy the unbeatable skyline view, or snap some amazing floral selfies.
At 5,200 acres, Forest Park is the largest urban park in the country, and is a gorgeous, forested oasis alongside the city. Forest Park’s extensive system of trails, fire lanes and gravel roads provide excellent accessible opportunities for hiking, walking, running, and simply escaping the urban atmosphere. You’ll be amazed at the lush canopy of deep forest and ferns, wildlife and birdsong, just minutes from downtown.
Address: SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
Laurelhurst Park is a peaceful, wooded, 26.81-acre city park in Southeast Portland’s Laurelhurst neighborhood. A paved walk runs around the perimeter of the park, perfect for walkers and joggers, and a large, grassy expanse is ideal for picnics and kids. Arguably the park’s most popular feature is the duck pond, with a resident cast of ducks, geese, fish and turtles.
Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
Washington Park is an urban park that includes the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Hoyt Arboretum, Portland Children’s Museum, Rose Test Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, amphitheater, memorials, archery range, tennis courts, soccer field, picnic areas, playgrounds, public art and many acres of tranquil wild forest with miles of trails for hiking. It’s easily accessible via either car or Max from downtown.
Address: 117 NW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97204
A full-service bike shop that also offers rentals, repairs, and awesome themed tours of the city, Cycle Portland is a must if you’re inclined to push the pedals in PDX. Show up hungry and take the Foodie Field Trip tour, which spans 7-8 miles and hits a number of local hotspots, or rent a set of wheels and set out on your own path — they have everything from easy-going e-bikes to uber-hip single speeds.
Address: 910 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
BurnCycle is a local fitness favorite — a signature 45-minute indoor cycling workout that incorporates drills to target your entire body. They’re all about community and positivity, so show up for this low-impact, high-intensity workout with a smile on your face, and you’ll be met with endless words of encouragement, and you’ll leave feeling like a million bucks — body and soul.
Address: 115 NW 5th Ave., Portland, OR 97204
Welcome to the West Coast’s premier retro arcade, with two stories of classic video games, pinball machines, a full bar, yummy eats, and live music. Play Atari and Nintendo Classic games from your youth while you snack on Frito pie and sip Montucky Cold Snacks. And if you’re lucky, you may even get to take part in a pinball tournament with some serious paddle pros.
Address: 220 SW 1st Ave., Portland, OR 97204
With a clean, light-filled, and modern design, Serra Cannabis is easy and comfortable to navigate, and makes it easy for newbies to cannabis to shop. Just fill out a Feelings card to help you express what kind of experience you’d like to have with your cannabis (relaxed, focused, creative, happy, energetic, or relief), and a guide will help you choose the appropriate strain to suit your needs.
House of Vintage
Address: 3315 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
House of Vintage is like no other vintage shop or thrift store you’ve ever visited. Rather than a house, it’s more like a small city full of quirky vintage clothes, housewares, furniture, and knick-knacks — some new items, as well. A collective of over 60 dealers within the 13,000 square feet, you can easily spend an entire day simply getting lost in the various rooms, just playing dress-up — and doing so just might be the perfect rainy day activity.
Address: 3158 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Founded in 1969 and the oldest record store in the Pacific Northwest, Music Millennium specializes in mostly underground music and homegrown Portland talents. Aside from hard-to-find vinyl and the latest new releases, you can also catch in-store performances at the shop from time to time.
Address: 1454 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97211
A custom floral design studio and plant shop, Colibri is full of exposed wood and feels like a tiny peaceful jungle. Step inside and buy the Monstera you always dreamed about, and check out the beautiful, reverently curated culinary tools and barware. It may feel like a magazine shoot, but that swizzle stick can look that good in your house, too!
Tender Loving Empire
Address: 412 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
A local record label that’s also a local handmade goods shop — how very Portland! We dare you to walk into the boutique without uttering the word “cute” at least once; full of handmade jewelry, baby items and stuffies adorned with cheerful faces, intricately illustrated prints, apparel, candles and other housewares — we also dare you to leave without buying anything.
Address: 404 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
WILDFANG is a whole mood. A female-founded, women-run clothing and lifestyle shop, Wildfang makes undeniably stylish clothes for gender-non-conforming womxn and tomboys. The Portland flagship store has a wall where you can carve your name and permanently make your mark, like the boss that you are!
Westend Select Shop
Address: 927 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97205
A clothing shop located downtown, West End Select Shop specializes in featuring emerging designers from all over the world, and you are always sure to find bold, unique pieces that no one else will be wearing. In addition to apparel, they also stock internationally sourced beauty and bath products.
Address: 916 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
A scent development lab that dispenses their experimental scents into high-quality candles, lotions, soaps, and more, MAAK Lab is hard to describe — apothecary, workshop, fragrance developer — all we know is that their signature soaps smell AMAZING. We like waking up and showering with the Coffee Bar, which is actually made with coffee and espresso beans.
If you are having a medical emergency, please dial 911 immediately.
Address: 622 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
A full service pharmacy and convenience store.
Address: 202 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Make an appointment online or walk-in.