Guidebook for Portland

Melanie
Guidebook for Portland

Food Scene

Always delicious! Great specials and seasonal organics menu. FANTASTIC Banofee pie for dessert!
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Screen Door
2337 East Burnside Street
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Always delicious! Great specials and seasonal organics menu. FANTASTIC Banofee pie for dessert!
Fabulous gourmet Russian cuisine and amazing vodka cocktails. Excellent service and a cozy atmosphere. Every item on the menu is a delight!
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Kachka
960 Southeast Grand Avenue
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Fabulous gourmet Russian cuisine and amazing vodka cocktails. Excellent service and a cozy atmosphere. Every item on the menu is a delight!
Excellent high-end Thai food in a hip setting and excellent cocktails. More pricey, but worth it!
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PaaDee
6 Southeast 28th Avenue
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Excellent high-end Thai food in a hip setting and excellent cocktails. More pricey, but worth it!
My favorite pastries in all of the US! Wonderful brunch/lunch menu as well
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Petite Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie
1824 Northeast Alberta Street
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My favorite pastries in all of the US! Wonderful brunch/lunch menu as well
High-end Mexican food. Nice outdoor seating in warm weather- this is one of my favorite spots in the summertime. Great cocktails too!
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Taqueria Nueve
727 Southeast Washington Street
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High-end Mexican food. Nice outdoor seating in warm weather- this is one of my favorite spots in the summertime. Great cocktails too!
great coffee and pastries/ small eats
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Crema Coffee + Bakery
2728 Southeast Ankeny Street
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great coffee and pastries/ small eats
Great breakfast options just on the corner! The pastries and breakfast sandwiches are very convenient for my guests. Their coffee isn't the best that Portland has to offer, but it's decent enough.
Triumph Coffee
201 SE 12th Ave
Great breakfast options just on the corner! The pastries and breakfast sandwiches are very convenient for my guests. Their coffee isn't the best that Portland has to offer, but it's decent enough.
Delicious and simple Thai chicken and rice. I personally love their pork and rice dish. They have yummy vegetarian options too!
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Nong's Khao Man Gai
609 Southeast Ankeny Street
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Delicious and simple Thai chicken and rice. I personally love their pork and rice dish. They have yummy vegetarian options too!
Excellent, rich, Thai food. Try their mango horchata!!!
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Hat Yai Belmont
605 SE Belmont St
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Excellent, rich, Thai food. Try their mango horchata!!!
Fresh and delicious Lebanese food! Never disappoints!
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Nicholas Restaurant Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine
318 Southeast Grand Avenue
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Fresh and delicious Lebanese food! Never disappoints!
One of Portland’s first food cart pods! This is a great spot for lots of choice and nicely done outdoor seating. My favs are Chicken n Guns, Bottle Rocket and the pizza!
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Cartopia
1207 SE Hawthorne Blvd
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One of Portland’s first food cart pods! This is a great spot for lots of choice and nicely done outdoor seating. My favs are Chicken n Guns, Bottle Rocket and the pizza!
Excellent ramen with rich broth. Perfect on a cold day!
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Marukin Ramen
609 SE Ankeny St
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Excellent ramen with rich broth. Perfect on a cold day!
One of my favorite restaurants in portland! Casual and friendly yet stylish . Excellent food and service!
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Güero
113 SE 28th Ave
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One of my favorite restaurants in portland! Casual and friendly yet stylish . Excellent food and service!
The BEST pastries in Portland!!! Don’t miss their cruffins!
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Twisted Croissant
2129 Northeast Broadway Street
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The BEST pastries in Portland!!! Don’t miss their cruffins!
The most decadent sugar experience you can have in Portland. The cloud cakes are out of this world!
Champagne Poetry Patisserie
3343 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
The most decadent sugar experience you can have in Portland. The cloud cakes are out of this world!
Old school Portland at its best! Late night coffee and desserts in a quirky old Victorian house!
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Rimsky-Korsakoffee House
707 Southeast 12th Avenue
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Old school Portland at its best! Late night coffee and desserts in a quirky old Victorian house!
Delicious, authentic Iraqi food! And this location has very cool decor!
DarSalam
320 SW Alder St
Delicious, authentic Iraqi food! And this location has very cool decor!
Cute, unpretentious coffee with some interesting options that you don’t find in other coffee shops!
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Kopi Coffee House
2327 E Burnside St
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Cute, unpretentious coffee with some interesting options that you don’t find in other coffee shops!
Portland’s old school style cinema! Small and locally owned, this cinema screens a lot of small festivals, indie films, and hosts the Rocky Horror Picture Show every Saturday Night!
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Clinton Street Theater
2522 Southeast Clinton Street
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Portland’s old school style cinema! Small and locally owned, this cinema screens a lot of small festivals, indie films, and hosts the Rocky Horror Picture Show every Saturday Night!
My favorite high end Italian restaurant. Their Negronis are fantastic!
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Nostrana
1401 Southeast Morrison Street
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My favorite high end Italian restaurant. Their Negronis are fantastic!
This is place has some really great dishes (but also some disappointing ones). I recommend the sichuan chicken!
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Danwei Canting
803 SE Stark St
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This is place has some really great dishes (but also some disappointing ones). I recommend the sichuan chicken!

Drinks & Nightlife

Great Happy hour and also open late
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Doug Fir Lounge
830 East Burnside Street
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Great Happy hour and also open late
great cocktails, cute setting
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Rum Club
720 Southeast Sandy Boulevard
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great cocktails, cute setting
good food and drinks, lovely outdoor seating and entertainment
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Rontoms
600 E Burnside St
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good food and drinks, lovely outdoor seating and entertainment
Check out their schedule of events! They also have 3 bars with food (the rooftop bar is lovely for a summer sunset. Bring a jacket because it is breezy up there!)
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Revolution Hall
1300 Southeast Stark Street
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Check out their schedule of events! They also have 3 bars with food (the rooftop bar is lovely for a summer sunset. Bring a jacket because it is breezy up there!)

Sightseeing

Make sure to visit the tea house for Chinese tea and snacks! It makes the most of your experience there!
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Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 Northwest Everett Street
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Make sure to visit the tea house for Chinese tea and snacks! It makes the most of your experience there!
Take the tour of the mansion- it's well worth it! For active people, I also recommend hiking up to the mansion from Lower McClay Park in NW Portland. The views from the mansion are fantastic, the tour is very interesting and then you can hike all the way back down again through Forest Park.
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Pittock Mansion
3229 Northwest Pittock Drive
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Take the tour of the mansion- it's well worth it! For active people, I also recommend hiking up to the mansion from Lower McClay Park in NW Portland. The views from the mansion are fantastic, the tour is very interesting and then you can hike all the way back down again through Forest Park.
This is a fascinating tour of the historical Shanghai Tunnels that run all through SW Portland. Such a unique part of the city's history!
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Shanghai Tunnels/Portland Underground Tour
120 Northwest 3rd Avenue
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This is a fascinating tour of the historical Shanghai Tunnels that run all through SW Portland. Such a unique part of the city's history!

Parks & Nature

Small but gorgeously designed- try to visit the Koi pond when they are feeding them- you can ask the keeper all about the Koi! Stop at the tea house for refreshment too! Then visit the rose gardens below and sniff the roses until you can't stand it anymore....
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Portland Japanese Garden
611 Southwest Kingston Avenue
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Small but gorgeously designed- try to visit the Koi pond when they are feeding them- you can ask the keeper all about the Koi! Stop at the tea house for refreshment too! Then visit the rose gardens below and sniff the roses until you can't stand it anymore....
This is a great way to see the river and both sides of the city. especially when the cherry blossoms are blooming in late March. Lovely in the evening for watching the sun set and getting great views of all the bridges.
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Waterfront Park Trail
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This is a great way to see the river and both sides of the city. especially when the cherry blossoms are blooming in late March. Lovely in the evening for watching the sun set and getting great views of all the bridges.
Nice walking trails and views of the city westward. A lovely spot to watch the sun set...
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Mount Tabor
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Nice walking trails and views of the city westward. A lovely spot to watch the sun set...

Shopping

Fantastic selection of jewelry!
Redux Boutique
Fantastic selection of jewelry!
So much fun to browse through all the antique, vintage and collectible lighting and house fixtures in this ancient, multi-storied Portland icon
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Hippo Hardware & Trading Co
1040 East Burnside Street
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So much fun to browse through all the antique, vintage and collectible lighting and house fixtures in this ancient, multi-storied Portland icon
So colorful and exotic (though extremely pricey). It's worth visiting just to look! Furniture, clothing, jewelry, accessories...everything you can imagine, collected from all over the world
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Cargo
81 Southeast Yamhill Street
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So colorful and exotic (though extremely pricey). It's worth visiting just to look! Furniture, clothing, jewelry, accessories...everything you can imagine, collected from all over the world
Also open on Sundays! This is the largest open air market in the US and has been running for 45 years! There are hundreds of local artists and craftspeople selling their wares, an international food court with 15 different vendors, and a stage with all day music performances. Situated on Waterfront Park, it is a lovely location to take a walk, eat some lunch and pick up gifts! Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4:30pm
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Portland Saturday Market
2 Southwest Naito Parkway
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Also open on Sundays! This is the largest open air market in the US and has been running for 45 years! There are hundreds of local artists and craftspeople selling their wares, an international food court with 15 different vendors, and a stage with all day music performances. Situated on Waterfront Park, it is a lovely location to take a walk, eat some lunch and pick up gifts! Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4:30pm
Gorgeous organic clothing and jewelry owned by two fabulous local ladies!
Super Natural Eco Boutique
3435 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Gorgeous organic clothing and jewelry owned by two fabulous local ladies!
One of my favorite consignment stores in Portland! Fun clothing, accessoires, small household items and more! Lovely staff too. You can always find a treasure here...
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ARTIFACT: CREATIVE RECYCLE
3630 Southeast Division Street
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One of my favorite consignment stores in Portland! Fun clothing, accessoires, small household items and more! Lovely staff too. You can always find a treasure here...

Essentials

The closest supermarket in walking distance
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Market of Choice - Goat Blocks - SE Portland, OR
1090 SE Belmont St
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The closest supermarket in walking distance
Old School Portland grocery. They have a good deli. You see all types here!
Sheridan's Market
409 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Old School Portland grocery. They have a good deli. You see all types here!
1 mile away in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. It's easy to stop in here if you are going to the restaurants/cafes/shops in the area
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Whole Foods Market
2825 East Burnside Street
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1 mile away in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. It's easy to stop in here if you are going to the restaurants/cafes/shops in the area

Entertainment & Activities

Great second-run cinema that serves pizza and beer (make sure to bring your ID to get in!)
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Laurelhurst Theater
2735 East Burnside Street
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Great second-run cinema that serves pizza and beer (make sure to bring your ID to get in!)
Such a great vintage theater showing some really interesting and classic films and documentaries
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Hollywood Theatre
4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
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Such a great vintage theater showing some really interesting and classic films and documentaries
Another great Theater to see new releases and some second run films
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McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub
3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
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Another great Theater to see new releases and some second run films
Don’t miss their Sunday night Sinferno fire show! Old school portland at its best!
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Dante's
350 West Burnside Street
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Don’t miss their Sunday night Sinferno fire show! Old school portland at its best!
Check out their schedule of events! There’s always something interesting coming through.
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Revolution Hall
1300 Southeast Stark Street
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Check out their schedule of events! There’s always something interesting coming through.