What’s Local

Portland Attractions

Filled with remarkable nature and culture that is beautiful, fun, educational and entertaining.

    • Oregon Zoo
      Oregon Zoo – the 64-acre zoo includes 1,800 animals representing 232 species and various subspecies.

  • Powell's Books
    Powell’s City of Books – an independent bookseller serving Portland, Oregon, since 1971 with over two million volumes.

Oregon Coast

Filled with pristine beaches, beautifully maintained state parks, historic lighthouses and bustling harbors.

    • Astoria, Oregon
      Astoria, Oregon – a lovely port city best known as the setting for the 1980’s classic movie, The Goonies.

    • Cape Meares Lighthouse
      Cape Meares Lighthouse – a 1890’s lighthouse located on a wildlife refuge with whale and bird watching and shop.

    • Ecola State Park
      Ecola State Park – features nine miles of breathtaking coastline scenic hiking picnicking, tidepooling and even surfing.

  • Seaside, Oregon
    Seaside, Oregon – filled with beaches, restaurants, bumper cars, kite shops, 170 flavors of saltwater taffy and more.

Natural Wonders

Portland is located near an endless bounty of wild and rural destinations – here are a few to get you started.

    • Multnomah Falls
      Multnomah Falls – the second highest waterfall in the nation and plummets 620 feet in two major steps.

    • Mt. Hood
      Mt. Hood – offers scenic recreation ranging from camping, hiking and fishing to nearly year-round skiing.

  • Mt. St. Helens
    Mt. St. Helens – is most notorious for the 1980 eruption, the deadliest volcanic event in the history of the U.S.

Hiking and Camping

Portland is an oasis of urban beauty, chock full of iconic hikes and camping opportunities.

    • Forest Park
      Forest Park – 5,156 acres of forest and 80 miles of trails all within Portland city limits.


Located in inner southeast, Woodstock is one of Portland’s oldest neighborhoods, established in the 1880’s.

    • Delta Cafe
      Delta Cafe – a long-lived Cajun restaurant and bar serving ample brunch dishes and fried fare.

  • Papaccino’s Coffee Shop
    Papaccino’s – a bright local coffee shop with a contemporary feel serving espresso and snacks.


From quiet spots to shop to bustling corners filled with food and entertainment, our neighborhoods have you covered.

    • Alberta Neighborhood
      Alberta – a vibrant, creative, equitable and sustainable commercial district.

    • Hawthorne District
      Hawthorne District – full of happy hippies, quirky independent little shops, bar and restaurants.

    • Nob Hill Neighborhood
      Nob Hill – walkable streets, inspiring shops and boutiques, tantalizing restaurants, and comforting coffee houses.

    • Pearl District
      Pearl District – lively shopping destination with boutiques, bars, craft breweries, artisan coffee shops, restaurants and galleries.</div

  • St. Johns
    St. Johns – a quaint North Portland neighborhood full of small-town charm with many shops, pubs and cafés.

Arts and Culture

Portland is home to a thriving arts community – a gem of the Pacific Northwest.

    • Floating World Comics
      Floating World Comics – consistently fresh art shows and an unparallelled selection of comics and graphic novels.

    • Nationale
      Nationale – a gallery and specialty shop dedicated to the arts via exhibitions, performances and unique items.

  • Portland Art Museum
    Portland Art Museum – founded in 1892, the PAM is the 7th oldest museum in the U.S. and the oldest in the Pacific NW.

Music Venues

Long known for its local music scene, Portland continues to showcase local, national, and global talents.

    • Aladdin Theater
      Aladdin Theater – originally a 1927 vaudeville house called Geller’s Theatre and now a great music venue.

    • Crystal Ballroom
      Crystal Ballroom – the historic 1914 era Ballroom is one of Portland’s premier music venues.

    • Doug Fir Lounge
      Doug Fir Lounge – with a futuristic log-cabin decor, indie music shows and an eclectic diner menu and bar.

    • Mississippi Studios
      Mississippi Studios – located in the Historic Mississippi District, a music venue built, owned, and operated by musicians.

  • Revolution Hall
    Revolution Hall – one of Portland’s newer venues, located within a repurposed high school auditorium.

Notable Restaurants

Portland is a food destination for the world gastronomic travelers and those who just want a good bite to eat.

    • Alto Bajo
      Alto Bajo – showcases traditional Oaxacan Mexican cuisine with accents of contemporary style.

    • Pinky's Pizza
      Pinky’s Pizza – artisanal pizzas plus a huge range of whiskeys, in rustic family ambiance.

    • Pok Pok
      Pok Pok – serving food found at pubs, restaurants, homes and the streets of Southeast Asia.

    • Proud Mary
      Proud Mary – The Australia-based coffee roaster’s cafe serves Asian-influenced Melbourne style food.

  • Southfork
    Southfork – an easygoing spot for Southern fare with an Asian bent in a rustic-chic space.

Craft Breweries

The finest artistic instincts and sophisticated food culture merge in a singularly spectacular indie craft brew scene.

    • Breakside Brewery
      Breakside Brewery – a new Portland brewer that specializes in brewing a wide range of innovative craft beers.

    • Cascade Brewing Barrel House
      Cascade Brewing – tart, barrel-aged beers from the leading pioneer of the NW style sour beer movement.

    • Ecliptic Brewing
      Ecliptic Brewing – a venture from the Oregon craft brewing icon John Harris.

    • Old Town Brewing
      Old Town Brewing – a highly creative small batch brewer that personifies spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

  • pFriem Family Brewers
    pFriem Family Brewers – one of the best artisanal brewers in the country – beers rife with complexity and elegance.


No visit to the Portland area is complete without experiencing the wonders of Oregon Wine Country.

    • Cherry Hill Winery
      Cherry Hill Winery – a boutique producer of Oregon Pinot Noir and Blanc de Pinot Noir outside of Salem, Oregon.

    • Marks Ridge Winery
      Marks Ridge Winery – offers pinot noir, riesling and an incredible pear flavored gewürztraminer.

    • Quailhurst Vineyard Estate
      Quailhurst Vineyards – 1930’s 35 acre estate, initially renowned for its Japanese gardens, roses and Pinot Noir.