Things  to do in Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon, is one of the coolest cities in the country thanks to its seemingly endless number of great bars, breweries, restaurants, and other local small businesses that give Portland its unique, slightly quirky (okay, sometimes VERY quirky) character.

Portland is a city best experienced slowly, with an emphasis on exploring the small businesses that make the city special and unique. From vegan buffets to plant-based dog treats and artisanal donuts, if you’re searching for something unique and slightly niche, chances are that you can find it in Portland.

Pittock Mansion

Pittock Mansion was built by one of the early investors and real estate moguls in Portland, and it has commanding views of the city’s skyline from its perch high up on a hill above the downtown area.

Eat at a Food Cart

Portland is known for its food cart culture, and across the city, you’ll find collections of food carts – sometimes trailers, sometimes full-on trucks – circled around a collection of firepits and seating where locals are devouring a relatively affordable, delicious meal.

Explore the Green Spaces

5 out of 5

The most famous is massive Forest Park, which is home to endless miles of hiking trails (try the Ridge Trail for amazing views of the St. Johns Bridge and a nice walk through the forest).

Columbia River Gorge

Just outside the city, you’ll find a collection of incredible, towering waterfalls that are a staple of any trip to Oregon.

Eat a Donut (or seven)

Somehow, Portland has become a mecca for donuts. From cheap to boutique, the donut scene in Portland is unmatched.

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