A Local’s Guide to Portland, Oregon

A Local’s Guide to Portland, Oregon, Portland, Oregon (B)

It’s no longer a secret that Portland, Oregon is a cool place to live and to visit. In this post, we share the top things to see and do that we recommend to our friends and family who visit Portland.

Portland has many other attractions, of course, but these are our personal favorites that we would prioritize.

Jedd and I first met in Portland back in 2007, and the city has experienced a major boom since those days. In fact, it’s become such a popular tourist destination that some places touted as “local Portland landmarks” are now frequented almost entirely by out-of-town visitors.

Since becoming nomadic, we still return to Portland often. The fact that I was born there is additional street cred (especially considering that many of the people you meet in Portland now are transplants from California).

Although it’s changed a lot, we still have our favorite spots, and we love to help people discover the classic parts of Portland that we first came to love.

Out of all the things to do in Portland, Powell’s City of Books is probably on every single top ten list. It’s one of the few “mainstream” attractions in downtown that we’d recommend 100% to any visitor because it’s truly unique to Portland. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Local’s Guide to Portland, Oregon
Guide Location: USA » Portland
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Michelle Chang
Read it on Author's Website: https://intentionaltravelers.com/locals-guide-top-things-to-do-in-portland/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Powell’s Books
  • Jade Bistro and Patisserie
  • Tea Chai Te
  • Springwater Corridor
  • NW 23rd Street
  • The Pearl District
  • Belmont Street
  • Alberta Arts District
  • Mississippi Avenue
  • Hawthorne Boulevard
  • International Rose Test Garden
  • Hoyt Arboretum
  • Portland Japanese Garden
  • Washington Park station
  • Council Crest hill
  • Oregon Museums of Science and Industry
  • Voodoo Donuts
  • Pips
  • Blue Star
  • Salt & Straw ice cream
  • Widmer Brothers
  • Farmer’s Market every Saturday at PSU
  • Burnside Bridge
  • A&D
  • Swiss Hibiscus
  • Burgerville
  • Tasty & Sons
  • McMenamin’s Kennedy School
  • Stumptown
  • Coava
  • Hotel Monaco
  • The Duniway by Hilton
  • Artigiano
  • Hair of the Dog Brewery
  • Horse Brass Pub
  • Portland Cider Company Cider House
  • Olympia Provisions
  • Saburo’s
  • Ken’s Artisan Pizza
  • Ken’s Artisan Bakery
  • Pix Patisserie
  • Petite Provence
  • Cathedral Coffee