PLACES, THINGS, STORIES AND PEOPLE
There's so much going on in Portland! Explore some of our favorite things through this handy guide.
This trusty guide to Portland restaurants open after midnight will help you find that late-night bite in downtown when most of the all-ages spots have already closed their doors. We've narrowed down some of our favorite spots to grab food near Old Town/Chinatown that are open to anybody, serve food until 2am or later, and we've outlined which of them even offer vegan options!
Your first day in any new city can be both intimidating and exhilarating. Many people traveling to Portland have a very specific idea of what the city is supposed to be like, based on what they've read, heard or seen on TV (we're looking at you, Portlandia). Here's a few of the Portland quirks to know about, to help you start feeling like a local right away!
Looking for something to do while it’s pouring outside in downtown Portland? Look no further. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do in this city when it’s wet outside.
Portland has plenty to offer for anybody traveling on a budget! There’s always something interesting going on somewhere in the city for those adventurous enough to seek it out. Here are some of our favorite go-to spots that offer a couple hours worth of entertainment, and won’t break the bank.
In our new recurring series, we explore all the best things to do in Portland while using Trimet. This article covers the #8 bus line, whether you're taking it Northbound or Southbound, including the Portland Art Museum, Saturday Market, some of our favorite bars, a unique thrift store and secret jazz spot.
Melting Pot Is More than a Metaphor in Portland In a city of experimenters, artists, and free-thinkers, where cultural and culinary influences from around the globe have converged to mingle and blend, food is an essential part of the Portland experience. Endless combinations of every world cuisine are here for you to sample and explore, […]
Navigate Portland Part of getting around any city is understanding how it is laid out. The Portland area is intrinsically navigable, designed to be easy to get around. The city is divided into quadrants. The Willamette River (it’s “will-am-mette, dammit!) divides the city into east and west halves. Burnside Street (or, just “Burnside”) divides it […]
Keeping it Weird Portland is a place at the end of the road. . . literally. The Oregon Trail that brought so many across the western wilds reached its end not too far away. For more than 150 years, folks have journeyed to Portland in order to redefine themselves, discover a new path, to find […]
Each of Portland’s unique neighborhoods has a story to tell, and a one-of-a-kind flavor that is special to each quadrant. Let our guide to all of Portland’s hidden treasures lead you on a scavenger hunt to discover all that is natural, exciting, and weird in the City of Roses.
The natural beauty of Portland is on display in our many great parks and geographical features, unique to our little slice of the northwest.