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Chef Gregory Gourdet shares his favorite hot spots

Departure Restaurant + Lounge offers great views of Portland.

Chef Gregory Gourdet of Departure Restaurant + Lounge in Portland, Ore., shares his dining and drinking tips for visiting Portland. Naturally, Gourdet recommends travelers try the modern Asian cuisine at Departure, which offers great views of the city.

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Gourdet explains how Portland’s five neighborhoods — Southeast, Southwest, Northeast, Northwest, and North — each have a unique vibe and all are worth a visit, including the hipster venues in the city’s Southeast.

Not to be missed on Gourdet’s list is a visit to one of Portland’s 100 farmers markets, where vegetables, fruit, coffees, and pastries can all be found. Also on his culinary list is Pok Pok, which serves traditional food from Northern Thailand.

Grabbing a drink at Kask, a small bar that makes its own bitters, also tops Gourdet’s list of things to do in Portland.

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Portland with Kids – Top Places to Visit and Awesome Attractions

When we first began creating our Oregon bucket list, we knew exactly what we wanted – a Portland itinerary that provided the perfect balance of fun, education and unique experiences for our kids, as well as Mom and Dad.

There are so many amazing places to visit in Portland with kids, and even more kid friendly attractions. We managed to cram in all the Portland sightseeing and attractions which made for an unforgettable trip.

If you’re looking for things to do in Portland with kids, keep scrolling!

  • Tips for Traveling to Portland with Kids
  • Where to Stay in Portland with Kids
  • Family-friendly Places to Visit and Awesome Attractions
  • Portland Tours, Guides & Maps

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Let’s start with the cost of traveling to Portland. Do you know how much does it cost to fly to Portland, Oregon? Not much, but it all depends on where you are coming from. The good news is that you can find domestic flights to Portland, Oregon from within the US for relatively cheap, often under $100.

If you’re flying to Portland from an international origin, your options are a bit more limited. There are a handful of direct flights from London, UK to Portland, Oregon at peak times of the year, but the size of Portland’s airport will usually mean you’ll have to take a connecting flight via another US city. Depending on your departure country, a round trip flight to Portland, Oregon can cost anything between $400-$1,100.

An alternative option that can save you money is to fly into Seattle, Washington, and then drive 2.5 hours to Portland. If you’re already planning to hire a car for your trip then this is a great option and international flights to Seattle’s Tacoma Airport can often be $200-$600 cheaper!

? Did you know Portland was the first city to enact a comprehensive plan to reduce CO2 emissions?


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Portland Attractions

Washington Park is a 410 acre wooded public urban park and includes the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Hoyt Arboretum, the Portland Children’s Museum, International Rose Test Garden, Japanese Garden, memorials, archery range, tennis courts, soccer field, picnic areas, massive playgrounds, public art and miles of trails.

Saturday Market – Every Saturday and Sunday from March through Christmas Eve the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood is transformed into a massive arts and crafts open-air marketplace with over 300 local artisans. You can enjoy live music here, great food, and the kids will love the free activities at the Kids Korner.

Pittock Mansion is a historic house museum in Portland, Oregon operated by Pittock Mansion Society in collaboration with Portland Parks & Recreation. Oh yeah, and it might be haunted…

Ira Keller Fountain Park – this downtown park opened in 1970 and the central feature of the park is the concrete water fountain designed by Angela Danadjieva using inspiration from waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge located east of Portland. My nephew Ryan had fun here recently. Photos by my niece, Ally Schill Photography.

Oaks Park Amusement Park – Located in Portland’s historic Sellwood neighborhood, Oaks Park has been in business since 1905! The amusement park is closed for the winter (October 1, 2018 – March 22, 2019), but the roller skating rink is open year round.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry – Check out the calendar on their website, some of the world’s best science exhibits visit Portland. The Discovery of King Tut opens this weekend!

Oregon Maritime Museum – The museum&rsquos steam sternwheeler Portland is moored at the Willamette River in downtown Portland&rsquos Waterfront Park. Don’t miss this great opportunity to explore the last operating sternwheel steam tug in the United States.

Tom McCall Waterfront Park – This is a great place to let the kids cool off in the Salmon Street Springs fountain on a hot day.

If you have time, for a day trip out of the city, or even better to spend a few nights at the beach, I highly recommend Cannon Beach.


Portland Street Car

The Portland street car system operates two lines throughout downtown Portland. The North/South line operates from N.W. 23rd Avenue through South Waterfront, with points in-between, and the Loop Service line operates from Portland State University through River Place, with points in-between. Street cars operate every 12-14 minutes, depending on the time of day, and the Portland Street Car fare system is maintained by TriMet, the same company that operates MAX, so your passes are interchangeable between trains if you have a multiple-day passes.

Although the MAX and Portland Street Car offer service to most of the Portland metropolitan area, there are some places inaccessible by train. For those areas, Uber service is a great option. Using the Uber app on my phone, I was able to punch in my destination (the app uses GPS to locate a starting point) and get a fare estimate. Once I requested service, I was able to track the car that would pick me up, along with vehicle license and driver information. Most times, I received a pick-up in 3-5 minutes. Uber drivers go through background checks before being accepted as a driver, so I felt secure having my son and I use the service, and the drivers were pleasant and knowledgeable of the area. I found the service to be 1/3 the price of taxi service, making it a more economical option.

Portland is a great city to get around by foot. Streets are clearly marked (and well-lit at night), traffic signals allow for pedestrian crossing, and shops, restaurants, and theater are all within easy walking distance. We felt safe walking most streets, even at night. Even when it rains (a common occurrence) Portland is a fun city to hoof it, with great food trucks, coffee shops, art installations, and book stores to make the path more interesting. We saw more of Portland by foot than any other transportation method! An added bonus? Walking is free!


Places to Eat in Portland, Oregon

Portland is one of the best food cities in the United States, so it would be a fool’s errand to truly narrow down the best places to eat. You really can’t go wrong from the enormous variety of food trucks to the world class restaurants, you’re sure to find something tasty during your visit. Here are a few of our favorite go-to places around town (in no particular order!).

► McMenamins Kennedy School (Detention Bar)

The Kennedy School (Image via Wikipedia) McMenamins is one of my favorite local restaurants, and you’ll find a few locations around Oregon and Washington. While the food is always top notch, it’s the beer that stands out. They’re one of the top 50 largest craft breweries in the United States, and they have something for everyone. Our favorite McMenamins is in the Kennedy School, a historic elementary school dating back to 1915 that’s been converted to a McMenamins restaurant. The highlight of the experience is stopping by the detention bar for a pint. It’s a place where drinking on school grounds won’t get you in trouble!

► Take a Food Tour

We love to take food tours when we travel because it can be a great way to experience a new city and learn about it through the lens of the food locals eat. If you’re spending a weekend in Portland and are hoping to gain exposure to a few different spots, all recommended by a local, consider taking a food tour! When we visited Auckland, New Zealand, we discovered our tour operator The Big Foody also offers tours in Portland! We can’t recommend The Big Foody highly enough, and we know you’ll love the Portland tour as an introduction to some of the city’s cuisine.

► Donuts: Blue Star and Voodoo

Blue Star Donuts Even if you have never been to Portland, you have probably heard of Voodoo Donut. The donut (or doughnut) shop frequently appears on best of Portland guides, and you’ll usually find lines outside the building at their two locations downtown. They’ve even added additional locations in Colorado, Texas, California, and Florida. The menu is full of fun and creative donut varieties with toppings ranging from cereal and bubble gum to the classic voodoo doll featuring a pretzel stake through its heart and raspberry “blood” filling. If your time in Portland will be spent with someone special, Voodoo Doughnut also performs legal and non-binding wedding ceremonies on-site! Weddings at a donut shop may sound odd, but it fits perfectly with the “Keep Portland Weird” motto and could lead to a few good stories and memories!

If you’re looking to get a quality donut with a less touristy vibe, check out Blue Star Donuts. They have eight locations around town, so you will have plenty of opportunities to stop in during your visit to Portland. Blue Star focuses on an artisanal approach to take their flavors to even higher levels. With flavors like Blueberry Bourbon Basil, Passion Fruit Cocoa Nib, Cointreau Crème Brûlée, and Mexican Hot Chocolate you can discover new flavors and maybe even a new favorite donut shop!

► Mother’s Bistro

One of our favorite restaurants in Portland is Mother’s Bistro! We rarely visit without incorporating brunch at Mother’s into our list of things to do in Portland. They have the best buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy that we’ve had anywhere, but you can’t go wrong with any of the menu items. Full disclosure I am friends with some of the staff here, but that doesn’t influence our opinion of the place overall. If you go, tell them Adam and Stephanie from Road Unraveled say hi!

► Burgers and Hot Dogs: Roakes and Burgerville

Roake’s the hot dog folks! If hot dogs are your thing, hop in your car and drive 10 miles south of downtown Portland and check out Roake’s! This place might not show up on a lot of Portland best-of lists, but it was one of my favorite hot dog stands growing up. Located at 18109 SE McLoughlin Blvd in Milwaukie, Roake’s has been family owned and operated since the 1930s, and they’ve been churning out their signature foot long hot dogs for generations of customers. We’ve had some great hot dogs in places like Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur in Reykjavik, and Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, DC, and Roake’s is right up there with some of our favorites. If you’re looking for something a little closer to Portland, check out the second Roake’s location on the Columbia just north of downtown at 1760 NE Lombard Place.

California is home to the famous In-N-Out Burger, the regional fast food chain with an epic following. Oregon has their own amazing regional burger chain, and if you’re visiting Portland you’ll want to check out Burgerville during your visit! The chain uses locally sourced products to incorporate local flavors like marionberry and Tillamook cheese from the Oregon Coast into their menu items. They used to have signs that said “inconveniently located for most of America,” and while that is true, with more than 45 locations throughout Oregon and Washington you’ll have no trouble finding a Burgerville during your visit to the Pacific Northwest.


6. Residence Inn Portland Downtown Pearl District

1150 NW 9th Avenue, Northwest Portland

You can’t miss this bright yellow hotel situated in the Pearl District just over the bridge from the Moda Center. Rooms are spacious with living rooms and kitchens but avoid those on the railway side of the hotel. Breakfast is free with lots of choices. Residence Inn is pet-friendly and has an indoor pool. Starts at $219/night.

KidTripster Tip: Skip the valet and use the self-park garage around the corner.

This area is bustling with shops and restaurants. In the summer, Jamison Square is a popular hangout spot for kids. The City of Portland turns the water fountains on during the summer months. It’s a fun place for kids to splash and play. Just a few blocks away is The Fields Park, a newer Portland park with a fun playground and pretty views of the city.


Insider’s Guide to Portland, Oregon

Whether you’re visiting Portland for the first time or the tenth, there’s always something in the way of food and drink to discover. And there are few better people to point us in the right direction than Jenn Louis. Here are her stats: She’s a locally loved chef for her fantastic cooking at her two restaurants, Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern and she was named a Food & Wine Best New Chef in 2012. Of course your first two stops in PDX are likely to be her restaurants, but for the rest of your time in town, Jenn gave us a slew of her favorite spots.

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Best Wine Bar

I love SE Wine Collective it’s super urban, delicious wines, a great place to enjoy a glass of wine and to check out the behind the scenes too!

Best Cocktail Bar

Club 21 is a hipster bar that’s decorated in garb from a Wisconsin basement. It’s sort of like a rec room. But really, this dark bar is just what it looks like&mdasha drinking hall.


Best Coffee Shop

Easy. The home of my favorite cappuccino is Ristretto Roasters. All three locations are great, but check out the one in the Schoolhouse Electric Building.

Best Afternoon Snack

Old school doughnuts done right from Coco Doughnuts&mdashyou can taste the buttermilk in the buttermilk doughnuts and they’re just delicious.


Best "Meat and Three"

The best BBQ in town is Podnah’s, and it’s Texas-style. I can’t keep from ordering the Plato Tejano, it’s smoked brisket, beans, and flour tortillas with a side of jalapeno mac and cheese.

Best Late-Night Bite

One thing that always does the trick after a late night? The pies from Sizzle Pie they’re thin crust with all kinds of toppings.

Best Breakfast

I like Ocean City Dim Sum. They make dumplings that are super tender, the chicken feet are savory, and the snow pea shoots are perfectly garlicky. Just add some Jasmine tea for a great breakfast.

Best Hidden Gem

Ok, I’ll reveal. Taqueria Portland (7007 N Fessenden St., Portland). They have some of the best soups in town including barbacoa, posole, and menudo. This little joint always brings be back to Mexico with warm flavors and soccer playing on the TV.


Best Park

Portland is the city of roses for a reason. Washington Park Rose Garden is a test garden that’s stunning when in bloom in June. Enjoy a picnic in the park, it’s a great way to spend the afternoon.

Best Shopping

There are super-duper modern home shops here, with everything from artistic, to useful and beautiful pieces of art, as well as kitchen gear and household items. I particularly like Canoe and Alder and Co.

Best Museum

A great hands-on museum for all ages is the OMSI, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The Willamette jet-boat tours nearby are awesome for visiting guests and Portlanders!

Photo credits: Jenn Louis portrait courtesy of Jenn Louis Ristretto Roasters courtesy of Ristretto Roasters Podnah’s Pit courtesy of Podnah’s Pit Washington Park Rose Garden via Shutterstock


Cheap things to do in Portland

#23. Eat from a food cart

Food trucks aren’t just for tourists! Most of my coworkers eat from food trucks during lunch. You’ll be more like a local than a tourist with this activity.

The best pods in downtown Portland are:Fifth Avenue Food Cart Pod (324 SW 5 th Ave) and Third Avenue Food Cart Pod (SW 3 rd Ave & SW Harvey Milk St.).

#24. Beer tastings and flights!

Portland is downright spoiled when it comes to craft beer options, in fact, 40% of the beer sold in Oregon is craft beer.

  • Breakside Brewing: Breakside opened with a bang in NW Portland and has become so well-loved it’s hard to remember what we did before they came to town.
  • 10 Barrel Brewing (from Bend, Oregon): Their sours are worth writing home about and the seasonal salad is dream-worthy, especially if salmon is involved.
  • Deschutes Brewery: The interior alone is worth the visit, so charming and rustic. This brewery is very popular and gets busy quickly. It’s not uncommon for folks to wait in line for more than and hour and half to be seated. Come early or bring snacks to tide you over.

#25. Bike around using BIKETOWN

Biking is the number one way to get around Portland. In fact, Portland is rated the most bike-able city in America year after year. So grab a BIKETOWN bike to explore town.

Plus, they just changed their entire fleet to electric bikes (all the fun, half the work!).

#26. Ride the Portland Aerial Tram

Originally built to transport hospital patients and staff between two hospitals. The Portland Aerial Tram accidentally because a destination.

I don’t know why I enjoy the tram so much, perhaps it’s the spectacular views. Or maybe it’s the non-conventional mode of transportation. I’m not sure, I better go up again to find out.

P.S. The view of Mt. Hood from the top is stunning so try to go on a clear day (I laughed out loud while typing that).

#27. Grab brews at the Kennedy School

This is an actual school that was converted into a millennial’s playground.

Old classrooms were reconstructed into hotel rooms, the detention room is now a bar and the Boiler Room a restaurant. Oh, what’s more, the gymnasium was converted to a cozy movie theater that plays re-runs.

Address: 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211

#28. Drive out to Multnomah Falls

Similar to the Keep Portland Weird sign, if you don’t visit Multnomah Falls, no one will believe you were ever here.

#29. Coffee, coffee, coffee!

Portland is often referred to as the third wave coffee haven. Here’s a quick list of cafes worth visiting while you’re crossing items off your list of things to do in Portland.

  • Proud Mary Coffee, Stumptown Coffee, Good Coffee, Sisters Coffee
  • For chocolate lovers, make sure to try Cacao – their hot chocolate is divine.

#30. Visit the Portland Japanese Garden

Often regarded as the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, this is definitely worth a visit. The Portland Japanese Garden is open Monday from 12pm to 7pm, Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 7pm, admission is $16.95 per adult.

Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205

#31. Visit Pittock Mansion

A French-Renaissance mansion sitting atop the West Hills, offering tours to the public. The mansion itself is quite impressive (the original elevator is still operational) and was built by Henry and Georgiana Pittock. They traveled to Portland via the Oregon Trail and Henry found work at the Oregonian. He was given ownership of the paper and transformed it into a successful newspaper that is still operational to this day.

I visited during Mother’s Day with my mom in tow and we had a great time. Pittock Mansion is open daily from 10am to 4pm/5pm depending on the season.

Admission is $13 per adult.

Address: 3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210

#32. Visit Lan Su Chinese Garden

Beautiful, albeit small, Chinese Garden in the heart of Portland’s Chinatown district, the spring season is especially lovely. The Lan Su Chinese Garden is open daily from 10am to 6pm, admission is $12.95 per adult.

Address: 239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

#33. Visit Voodoo Donuts

Because everyone does it while they’re in town. It’s a Portland icon now, so you can’t miss it. They’re most famous for the maple-bacon donut. Bacon, need I say more?

#34. Tea Tasting at Smith Tea

We made a date out of this even by visiting for a quiet evening. I love drinking tea, especially good quality tea where I can see the full leaves in the tea bag. We got a tasting flight and were not disappointed. Tasting flights average $10.

Address: 110 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214

#35. Brunch your little heart out!

Portland is a brunch city through and through, here’s a list of my 5 favorite brunch spots in town.

#36. Visit Stark’s Vacuum Museum

There’s an iconic and beloved vacuum store in Portland by the name of Stark’s Vacuum. The best part? A vacuum museum fully displaying 300 vacuums throughout the years, tucked into the back corner of the store.

#37. Check out the Portland Historical Museum

The Portland Historical Museum is known for surprising visitors by surpassing expectations. They host artifacts such as items used by Lewis & Clark and share a plethora of stories about immigrants that settled in Oregon.

Plus, you can see the coin that gave Portland its name!

Address: 1200 SW Park Ave. Portland, Oregon

#38. Visit the Muji store downtown

Muji made its grand debut in Portland in 2018, their first store in the Pacific Northwest. Muji is a Japanese lifestyle brand that promotes minimalism and simple design. They sell clothing, stationary, home products and limited food.

MUJI stands for a shortened Japanese phrase Mujirushi Ryohin, which means “no brand quality goods.

Muji is a big name in Japan (we visited the store during our trip to Japan) and recently introduced itself to the US market. There’s currently only 19 Muji stores in America and Portland is lucky enough to have one of the store.

What’s more, since Portland has no sales tax, your purchases will be tax free. Win-win!

Helpful Information

Best time to visit Portland

The best time to visit Portland is between May and October. Chance of rainfall is minimal and temperatures are comfortable for exploring.

Summer may get a bit hot, depending on the year. But even then, the average high hovers around 90.

My favorite seasons in Portland are fall (September/October) and spring (April/May).

If you’re visiting during spring, make sure to read: Local’s Guide to Cherry Blossoms in Portland.

Where to stay in Portland

I suggest staying in the downtown core area because it’s well connected to other areas by public transportation. My two top centrally-located hotel recommendations are:

  • The Nines Hotel: Swanky special occasion hotel a stone’s throw from Pioneer Square. Whenever celebrities or athletes come to town, this is where they stay.
  • Hotel Woodlark: New to the scene but makes quite an appearance. The lobby of this cute boutique hotel is home to Good Coffee, making it easy to start your day right.

Getting around Portland

  • Biking is the number one way to get around Portland. In fact, Portland is rated the most bike-able city in America year after year. So grab a BIKETOWN bike to explore town.
  • Driving in the city is fairly easy (especially if you’re comfortable driving in cities) and parking is reasonable at $2/hour in the downtown metered area.
    • For longer stays, the City of Portland has 5 parking garages that charge the same rates as on-street parking ($2/hour or $13-$16 all day).
    • Public Transportation is easy to use and fairly inexpensive ($2.50 for two hours/$5 all day). In addition to the bus, Portland offers the MAX and Portland Streetcar.
    • Uber/Lyft/Taxi are operational in Portland and (based on personal experience) reasonably priced.

    If driving in Portland, it’s important to know that pedestrians ALWAYS have the right of way — even if sidewalks are unmarked.

    Where to eat in Portland

    Bakeries
    • Ken’s Bakery (for their chocolate croissant) and BAKESHOP (for everything, but especially their almond croissant). Both bakeries are owned by James Beard Foundation award winners — a big deal in the culinary world.
    Brunch
    • Tasty n Alder (my favorite): I would go out of my way to eat at Tasty & Alder. It’s really good and very popular so lines start forming quickly. Don’t leave without trying the steak and eggs — seriously.
    • Pine State Biscuits: Super famous biscuit joint in Portland, try the Reggie.
    • Besaws: A classic establishment that recently relocated to a hipper setting. Try their dreamcakes and thank me later.
    • Maurice (my other favorite): Scandinavian/French cuisine in the cutest (and tiniest) restaurant you will ever see! Get their smorrebrod and please take me with you!
    • Screen Door: Best fried chicken in Portland, no argument about it and the long lines prove it. Have their chicken and waffles for brunch, it’s a huge portion better split between two.
    Lunch/Dinner
    • Pine Street Market: A bustling food hall with gourmet vendors and communal seating.
    • Luc Lac: Try their signature Luc Lac plate, and the Vietnamese coffee – both delicious.
    • Por Que No: Best tacos and guacamole in Portland.
    • Lardo: The king of the sandwich! Although, I consider these burgers. Try the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich.
    • Apizza Scholls: Arguably best pizza in Portland, think chewy, thin crust with the perfect ratio of toppings to dough.
    • Pok Pok: The most famous restaurant in Portland, I would assume. I’ve been here a handful of times and enjoyed it, I recommend it for first time visitors.
    Fancy Dinner
    • Paley’s Place: Pacific Northwest bistro fare/french cuisine served in a beautiful victorian home. We go to Paley’s for special occasions like our wedding anniversary.
    • Jaqueline: Delicious seafood curated into beautiful and creative dishes. Get the tasting menu here, it runs $60 per person for 8 courses. In the world of tasting menus, it’s not a bad deal. I came here twice in one month after discovering it.
    • Ava Genes: Fresh, farm to table Italian-inspired cuisine. The chef, Joshua McFadden authored a James Beard Award winning cookbook titled Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables. A book I cannot recommend enough, especially the mushroom recipes.
    • Le Pigeon: French-inspired cuisine serving delightful dishes at communal tables. Reservations required and often book out weeks, sometimes months, in advance.
    • Coquine: Casual cafe by day and farm to table American cuisine by night. Make sure to cap your meal with their famous chocolate chip cookie.

    Ice cream in Portland

    Chances are good you’ve heard of Portland’s shining star – Salt & Straw. I have to admit, even for a local, the lines are worth it. Really? Really.

    • Salt & Straw: The best time to visit is early in the morning or mid-afternoon before lines start forming. By the evening hours the line wraps around the building. It gets crazy, but it’s worth it – trust me. The smell alone is heavenly. Salt and Straw debuts new seasonal flavors at the beginning of every month – sample them all!
    • Little Chkpea: This is a genius idea – ice cream made of chickpeas! This little gem is non-dairy, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free and non-GMO. This place is a safe haven for those with food allergies. Honestly, you won’t be able to tell the difference. Make sure to try Cherry Chai.

    Further Reading

    Portland has SO much to offer both visitors and locals alike, yet somehow maintains a homey “small town” feel. I think that’s a big reason why folks are flocking to the city in droves. But hey — hard to blame ’em!

    And there you have it my friends, these are the best FREE, cheap and weird things to do in Portland. Hope you enjoy!

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