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Portlanders respond eagerly to the summons of the city's unofficial motto – "Keep Portland Weird" – and although the real deal is miles away from the grotesque version famously portrayed by Armisen & Brownstein in "Portlandia", some of the TV show does ring true. There is a lot of whimsy mixed in with Portland's thriving food, beer and coffee scenes: the city isn't only the hometown of James Beard, after all, but a place where self-expression and creativity culminate in gems like wedding ceremonies performed at a doughnut shop, "brew 'n' view" movie theatres, or a vegan strip club.
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Food Cart Pods

Portland owes its CNN-given title of "home to the world's best street food" to a unique phenomenon: the so-called "food cart pods" – clusters of food trucks and stalls that enjoy a semi-permanent location and often have a shared dining area with tables and seats. With several hundred food carts (and counting), the variety of cuisines represented is truly impressive, with tiny kitchens cooking up anything from classic Americana burgers to pork belly pancakes (Pancake Underground @ Cartlandia) and Korean-style tacos (Koi Fusion @ Prost Marketplace). Food cart pods in the downtown area include ones on Fifth and Third Avenues, plus the ones on the Portland State University campus. There are also Cartopia and Cartlandia in Southeast, Prost Marketplace, and Killingsworth Station in the north, plus quite a few others.
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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a gigantic playground for both adults and children. Focusing on natural sciences and technology, the museum features several labs in five exhibition halls – chemistry, palaeontology, space, and more. You can also explore the USS Blueback Submarine and a planetarium. The Empirical Café and Theory Restaurant will provide you with refreshments if needed.
Adresse: 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 797 4000
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–7pm
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Coffee Culture

Dubbed "home of the American coffee culture", the city knows what it takes to make a great brew. In a 2016 survey of 100 American cities, Portland came out victorious boasting the largest number of roasters per capita as well as the highest number of cafes. With that many places to enjoy a great cup of joe, one would think there is little room left for discovery – and that can't be further from the truth. Portland continues to introduce unexpected additions to its coffee scene: see Oracle Coffee, run by "vegan straight-edge anarchist" Andy Hurley (the drummer of Fall Out Boy), or one of the first brewer-roastery combinations in the nation, called Modern Times. Choice here is truly endless, but if you want to see where it all began, try the original location of Stumptown Coffee Roasters (now a chain with outlets from New York to LA) at 4525 SE Division Street; it's argued Portland's fame as a coffee city first emerged from this very tiny space.
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Breweries

Portland's beer culture goes back to the 80s when the craft beer movement first began gaining momentum. What started as a handful of breweries has grown to be a crucial element of Portland's identity – one of its many nicknames being "Beervana" – with roughly 80 (and counting!) craft operations in the city. A great way to discover this side of Portland is by embarking on a bike tour of a few breweries, but if you want to squeeze a lot into a short space of time, we recommend Loyal Legion (99 local brews on tap), Apex, or Bailey's Taproom to sample the finest of local brews.
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Portland Saturday Market

Saturdays and Sundays from March until the day before Christmas see this eventful market unfold by the Willamette River. It's not just a place to shop – although there is plenty of that to be had here – the market is essentially a low-key open-air party, with live jazz music, international eats, and local artists and designers peddling their wares for the near-million visitors the market receives annually.
Adresse: 2 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 222 6072
Åpningstider: Weekends from March through Dec 24
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Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum ranks among the most prominent cultural institutions in the Pacific Northwest, and features centres for Native American and Northwest art, alongside a changing array of exhibitions, plus permanent exhibits in the wing of Asian and modern & contemporary art.
Adresse: 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 226 2811
Åpningstider: Wed–Sun 10am–5pm
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Japanese Garden

Portland's Japanese Garden covers a sprawling 5.5 acres, and has been deemed by many to be the finest outside of Japan. The garden's serene environment, defined by peaceful waterfalls, koi ponds and abundant greenery, remains an inviting respite year-round, with free guided tours run daily at 12pm. There's also a delightful cafe here that puts on traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, with the tea itself and accompanying snacks imported directly from Japan.
Adresse: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 223 1321
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International Rose Test Garden

Experience first-hand why Portland is famously dubbed 'City of Roses' at its very own Rose Test Garden, the oldest official garden of its kind in the USA. It all began during WWI when the garden was first set up as a refuge for roses that risked falling victim to war bombings and resulting in many varieties' extinction. Not only did the flowers avoid the ill fate, but continue to be cultivated and bloom in Portland to date (April through October, peaking in June). Admission to see all 650 kinds is free of charge.
Adresse: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 823 3636
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Forest Park

Portland is home to the nation's largest wooded urban park: a short hike in, and you'll barely believe civilization is only steps away. 70 miles of trails traverse the forest overlooking the Willamette River, and although you'll have nature all to yourself at times, you're sure to also run into Portlanders out on a jog or walking their pups – prepare to be greeted with a friendly "hello." If you have time, hike up to Pittock Mansion, a French Renaissance-style château that was once occupied by the family of a publisher and businessman Henry Pittock, and has now been turned into a historic house museum open to visitors. Another popular hiking destination is the so-called 'Witch's Castle' (pictured) – remnants of an abandoned stone house overgrown with moss, used by local students as a Friday night hangout location. The place is steeped in a bit of mystery, and although there is no record of any ties to witchcraft, its original dweller is rumored to have been the first person in Oregon to be sentenced to execution for murder in 1859.
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The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium

This museum of oddities is a temple of all things weird, bizarre, and – at times –gross and creepy. From an alien autopsy table and (somewhat disturbing) crime scene recreations to treats served at the on-site cafe (dessert with crickets and scorpion bits, anyone?), the Peculiarium is a bloody good time if you're not too squeamish (or underage). They are scheduled to be moving in the near future, so keep an eye out for the new location announcement.
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Lan Su Chinese Garden

The single-block Chinese Garden was constructed as a gift to Portland from its Chinese sister city, Suzhou, complete with decorative rocks brought from home by the Chinese workers. It's a pleasant green oasis in the downtown, with public guided tours (included in the admission price), a traditional tea house, and a rotating array of cultural happenings.
Adresse: 239 NW Everett St, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 228 8131
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Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Before you head out to explore parks further afield, take a stroll through one of Portland's most popular urban spaces: the Tom McCall Waterfront Park overlooking the Willamette River. There's usually plenty of activity here, given all of the cyclists, skateboarders, joggers and picnickers that come here, but even more come to attend major outdoor events and festivals held here throughout the year. On hot summer days, many flock to the refreshing Salmon Street Springs
Adresse: 98 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland
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Food Cart Pods

Portland owes its CNN-given title of "home to the world's best street food" to a unique phenomenon: the so-called "food cart pods" – clusters of food trucks and stalls that enjoy a semi-permanent location and often have a shared dining area with tables and seats. With several hundred food carts (and counting), the variety of cuisines represented is truly impressive, with tiny kitchens cooking up anything from classic Americana burgers to pork belly pancakes (Pancake Underground @ Cartlandia) and Korean-style tacos (Koi Fusion @ Prost Marketplace). Food cart pods in the downtown area include ones on Fifth and Third Avenues, plus the ones on the Portland State University campus. There are also Cartopia and Cartlandia in Southeast, Prost Marketplace, and Killingsworth Station in the north, plus quite a few others.
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Le Pigeon

Le Pigeon is Portland's revered gem. Run by an insanely talented and two-time James Beard award-winning chef Gabriel Rucker, the restaurant is responsible for making a name for Portland as a city of culinary excellence. Although much of the menu spells out a pronounced French foundation, surprises are many, as chef Rucker continues to improve upon classic menu fixtures (such as the beef cheek bourguignon) and experiment with flavour profiles and international influences in the starter department. Perhaps the best part of it all is the "casual fine" dining experience Le Pigeon successfully pulls off by always keeping 10 seats at the bar counter around the open kitchen available to walk-in guests. These go fast, however, so do reserve in advance to take full advantage of the dinner: there are 5- and 7-course tasting menus that are perfect for a well-rounded acquaintance with chef Rucker's food. If you choose to keep it low-key, there's always the welcome surprise of a delicious $17 burger.
Adresse: 738 E Burnside St, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 546 8796
Åpningstider: Tue–Sat 5–10pm
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Gracie’s Apizza

Gracie's Apizza is a one-person wood-fired pizza shop in North Portland serving, quite possibly, the best pizza in the city. Pizzas are fresh and seasonal, salads are creative and tasty, and the wine selection is great and affordable. There are a few indoor seats as well as picnic tables in a little courtyard. Just be prepared to put an order in online or get there soon after opening because they frequently sell out. You can also grab drinks from the bar next door, The Garrison, with whom Gracie's Apizza share the patio, and do not skip the house-made ice cream – a big hit among patrons.
Adresse: 8737 N Lombard St, Portland
Åpningstider: Wed–Sat 5–8pm (or sold out)
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Nong's Khao Man Gai

Don't be fooled by the apparent simplicity of Nong's Khao Man Gai's namesake signature dish: the chicken is delicately poached, rice cooked in chicken broth to add flavour and body, and it is all brought together by a scrumptious ginger-garlicky chilli sauce so good it is even sold by the bottle. The original Thai food cart that started it all is no longer in operation, but there are now two permanent locations in Portland.
Adresse: 609 SE Ankeny St C, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 740 2907
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–7pm
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Afuri

Passing over the likes of London and New York, Afuri – one of Tokyo’s renowned ramen chains – opened its first foreign outpost in Portland, whose soft water came closest to that procured in Japan. One location quickly turned into two, both serving the signature yuzu shio ramen with chicken broth (‘chintan’). In contrast to the significantly thicker ‘paitan’ (pork broth used in tonkotsu ramen), chintan is much more delicate and nuanced, which is achieved through a “layering” of flavours at low cooking temperatures; Afuri lists both kinds on its menu. There are, reportedly, only three individuals in the entire Afuri franchise who know the exact ingredients of the tare used to season their yuzu shio. The tare’s secret is a carefully guarded one, but you can savour it in action across several kinds of bowls, all of which come with hand-made noodles. The menu extends to include surprising many items, such as sushi and nigiri, plus the easy-to-love “chef’s spoons,” miniature samples of the seasonal menu.
Adresse: 923 SE 7th Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 971 386 2945
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 4–10pm, Fri 11:30am–10pm, Sat 11:30am–9pm, Sun 11:30am–10pm
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Güero

What began as a humble food cart proved so successful, it now occupies a permanent space in Kerns, along the foodie-beloved Northeast 28th Ave. Güero owes its initial success to the splendid 'tortas' – a type of generously sized Mexican sandwich – but there is much more to it now: the laid-back ambience, exquisitely quick service, and a good selection of tequila and mezcal.
Adresse: 200 NE 28th Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 887 9258
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 11am–9pm, Fri–Sat 11am–10pm
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Kachka

One of Portland's most curious restaurants is a kitschy mock-up of the Soviet Union in the American imaginary: old propaganda posters, Khrushchyovka-style wallpaper, and vodka – lots of it. Find out first-hand what Russians call "salad" by ordering a "herring under a fur coat" (no greens, but tons of mayo), or go for the full "zakuski" spread for a little bit of everything.
Adresse: 960 SE 11th Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 235 0059
Åpningstider: Sun–Tue 4–9pm, Wed closed, Thu 4–9pm, Fri–Sat 4–10pm
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Canard

The long-anticipated younger sibling to Le Pigeon earned its "restaurant of the year" award almost immediately upon opening in 2018. Led by celebrated chef Rucker, Canard is walk-in only, has a very casual vibe and prices one would assume to be at least two or three times those listed on the menu. Canard's biggest draws are the brunch and expert cocktails.
Adresse: 734 E Burnside St, Portland
Telefon: +1 971 279 2356
Åpningstider: Wed–Sun 4–10pm
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Dirty Lettuce

The Dirty Lettuce is a fully vegan restaurant offering hearty and flavorful soul food. If you're into Cajun or southern food but have a plant-based diet, this place has got you covered. Its menu features a vast array of vegan comfort food, including house-made fried chicken, fried catfish, BBQ ribs, collard greens, jambalaya, shrimp and grits fritters, mac and cheese, and southern-style vegetables.
Adresse: 4727 NE Fremont St, Portland
Telefon: +1 971 888 4158
Åpningstider: Thu–Sun 12–8pm
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Tusk

Airy and chic, Tusk is a Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant that is all about fresh and – in their own words – "aggressively seasonal" produce. Chef and owner Sam Smith was Chef de Cuisine at Ava Gene's before he started Tusk. His time there can be traced through Tusk's tremendous plant-based dishes (Ava Gene's made a name for itself for its way with vegetables).
Adresse: 2448 E Burnside St, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 894 8082
Åpningstider: Wed–Sun 5–9pm
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Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen

Everyone loves Luc Lac's expertly made yet unpretentious Vietnamese dishes, from 'bahn mi' baguettes to 'pho' soup and a whole list of rice and vermicelli bowls. The late weekend opening hours have made it an after-party essential, so much so you might have to wait to be seated.
Adresse: 835 SW 2nd Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 222 0047
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–2:30pm, 4pm–12am
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Pine Street Market

Portland's first food hall may be a compact affair with only a handful of restaurants, but there's more than enough for a taste of the city's restaurant scene. Marukin serves one of Tokyo's most popular ramen bowls (fresh noodles made daily), BYH is the place to go for nostalgic 90s Americana burgers & fries, while Wiz Bang Bar provides sweet relief in the form of soft-serve dessert.
Adresse: 126 SW 2nd Ave, Portland
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Stumptown Coffee Roasters

One of Portland's most prominent representatives of what's known as the "third wave coffee movement", Stumptown began as a single shop in 1999, only to expand nationwide during the following two decades. Founder Duane Sorenson went many extra miles to ensure that not only the final product, but also the process of its procurement were above par: he visited the coffee farms in person, and reportedly paid multiple times the fair trade price for the beans, once reportedly setting the record for paying the highest price on coffee beans ever recorded. Needless to say, an amazing cup is to be had at any of the iconic shop's nationwide locations (despite the fact they recently changed ownership). Other coffee shops in Portland serve Stumptown roasts, too.
Adresse: 128 SW 3rd Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 295 6144
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 7am–3pm, Fri–Sat 7am–5pm
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Coava Coffee Roasters

Picking only a few of Portland's many excellent coffee shops and roasteries is an impossible task, but Coava truly does check most boxes: they use single-origin beans, have several spacious, laptop-friendly outlets in Portland, and their coffee, quite simply, tastes amazing. Coava started as a one-man (Michael Higgins) garage roasting and brewing operation, now growing to become one of Portland's most beloved places to get coffee – which is saying a lot.
Adresse: 1171 SW Jefferson St, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 894 8134
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–5pm
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Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw is a hip artisanal ice cream parlour known for its unique and creative flavour combinations, which include honey lavender, pear & blue cheese, and arbequina olive oil. Due to its popularity, lines here form easily, but it's definitely worth a stop, even on cold days. Other locations can be found at: 3345 SE Division St, Portland 2035 NE Alberta St, Portland
Adresse: 838 NW 23rd Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 208 3867
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–11pm
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Voodoo Doughnut

Like Portland itself, Voodoo Doughnut doesn't hold back on whack and creativity in either flavour (their bacon-and-maple bar is a big hit) or product names (an "Old Dirty Bastard", anyone?). There's standing room only, and lines form easily, but the fun is worth it – despite the fact they no longer sell doughnuts with NyQuil, as they used to in the early days.
Adresse: 22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 241 4704
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 8am–10pm, Fri–Sat 8am–11pm
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Deadstock Coffee Roasters

Sneaker-themed coffee shop serving classic along with inventive signature drinks in a relaxed and chill atmosphere. At Deadstock Coffee Roasters, there isn't really a menu, you simply tell the baristas what you want/like, and they will skillfully prepare it for you.
Adresse: 408 NW Couch St Suite 408, Portland
Telefon: +1 971 220 8727
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 7:30am–4pm, Sat 10am–5pm
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Pix Patisserie / Bar Vivant

Pix Patisserie is a small French corner of Portland, where you'll be able to taste pastries ranging from macaroons and pear rosemary cake to the award-winning Amelie, a cake made with orange vanilla crème brûlée and chocolate mousse. Their champagne and wine list, which includes more than 400 drinks, has also earned praise, and if you don't have much of a sweet tooth, you can order Spanish tapas from the nearby Bar Vivant.
Adresse: 2225 East Burnside Street, Portland
Telefon: +1 971 271 7166
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 4pm–Midnight, Sat–Sun 2pm–Midnight
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Sweedeedee

Sweedeedee is the definition of cosy, much loved for its breakfast menu and house-baked pies. Don't come here if you're short on time, as it tends to get full fast, but it's worth the wait on a laid-back morning.
Adresse: 5202 N Albina Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 201 7038
Åpningstider: Wed–Sat 9am–9pm
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Måurice

Måurice is too popular to be as quaint as everyone says it is, yet pace really slows inside this self-described "pastry luncheonette" as you grace your taste buds with one of Kristen Murray's Nordic-French creations. The menu changes daily, so we can't promise you'll get to try those same heavenly creations you've heard others rave about, but we're certain you won't be leaving disappointed.
Adresse: 921 SW Oak St, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 208 4177
Åpningstider: Thu–Sat 11am–3pm
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Proud Mary Cafe

Modern Aussie-style cafe featuring bright wooden interiors combined with exposed bricks and counters that face its windows. Proud Mary Cafe elaborated meals range from the sweet, like almond and coconut chia pudding, to the savoury, with its smoked pork belly sandwich and marinated chicken salad. Vegetarian options are also available as well as a limited selection of cocktails and smoothies.
Adresse: 2012 NE Alberta St, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 208 3475
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–4pm
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McMenamins Kennedy School

What was once an elementary school has now become a hotel, but remnants of the old days are still to be seen. Historical paintings, photographs and newspaper articles adorn the walls of the different facilities: there's the Detention Bar and a Courtyard Restaurant, as well as an auditorium turned into a cinema, a soaking pool and the Concordia Brewery.
Adresse: 5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 249 3983
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Coopers Hall

House sangria, Cabernet, Chardonnay and Pinot are what you can expect from Coopers Hall. You can sample their wine selection or other alcoholic beverages like beer, cider and cocktails in their taproom, all while feasting on seafood dishes like seared salmon and grilled trout, or more simple meals such as hamburgers, with vegan options available.
Adresse: 404 Southeast 6th Avenue, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 719 7000
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 4pm–10pm
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Barrel Room

Crowd-pleasing events at the Barrel Room happen on Friday and Saturday evenings, when their signature "dueling pianos" take place: two performers take turns entertaining guests by playing requested songs. They even host fundraising and holiday parties, mostly in the airy outdoor area, equipped with bars serving drinks and snacks.
Adresse: 105 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 242 0700
Åpningstider: Fri–Sat 8pm–2am
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Expatriate

One of the most well-known cocktail lounges in Portland, Expatriate has a limited but original list of drinks, including Taiwanese beer and Italian white wine. You can accompany them with snacks: small bites like the James Beard’s onion & butter sandwich or more filling meals such as hot fried chicken strips and their Expatriate Nachos, with serving times limited to 5-6pm and after 10pm to closure.
Adresse: 5424 Northeast 30th Avenue, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 867 5309
Åpningstider: Daily 5pm–Midnight
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Doug Fir Lounge

At the Doug Fir Lounge you'll be able to order a spectrum of dishes ranging from beet salad to wild boar ribs, plus the signature Fir Burger for either breakfast, lunch or dinner while seated in a 1950s diner-inspired interior. You can then head to the basement to enjoy live music performances of varying genres, from heavy metal and rock to electronic.
Adresse: 830 East Burnside Street, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 231 9663
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–2am
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Revolution Hall

Revolution Hall is a former high school turned into lounge bar and event venue. The Roof Deck offers a sweeping view of Downtown Portland, bratwurst platters and a list of cocktails and beers. You can then head down to their Show Bar where you can watch live sports on Monday nights, or catch either a concert, movie or comedy show in their auditorium.
Adresse: 1300 Southeast Stark Street, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 288 3895
Åpningstider: Box Office: Tue–Sat 5pm–7pm, Roof Deck: April to October, Mon–Fri 3pm–Midnight, Sat–Sun Noon–Midnight
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The Oregon Public House

If you like the idea of having a drink and helping to sustain local businesses, make The Oregon Public House one of your stops in Portland. This self-described "philantropub" donates profits to a selection of charity organizations, so you can enjoy their appetizers, burgers and salads together with their "Aletruism" tap beer all while supporting great causes.
Adresse: 700 Northeast Dekum Street, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 828 0884
Åpningstider: Sun–Mon 11.30am–9pm, Tue–Thu 4pm–9pm, Fri–Sat 11:30am–10pm
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Multnomah Whiskey Library

Do not let the impressive bottle-covered wall behind the counter intimidate you: the knowledgeable staff at Multnomah Whiskey Library will help in selecting the best drink for you from the many options available in their library. You can also order some snacks and tarts, but also heartier meals like cheeseburgers or bone-in ribeye, and enjoy them in an old-fashioned setting with exposed brick walls and glass chandeliers.
Adresse: 1124 Southwest Alder Street, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 954 1381
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 4pm–Midnight, Fri–Sat 4pm–1am, Sun 4pm–11pm
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White Owl Social Club

The White Owl is able to meet anyone's needs for food: vegan burgers feature their signature "impossible patty," which doesn't have any meat, but there are also chicken wings and sandwiches. Their list of house cocktails and a daily offering of draft beers complete the menu, with the added bonus of daily happy hour events from 3pm to 6pm.
Adresse: 1305 Southeast 8th Avenue, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 236 9672
Åpningstider: Daily 3pm–2.30am
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Crystal Ballroom

Located in a historic building that is more than a hundred years old, the Crystal Ballroom is a music venue with grand chandeliers and murals decorating its walls, as well as a floating dance floor allowing for more bounce. The artists that are hosted here are both national and international, ranging from the more well-known to the up-and-coming, specializing in different genres.
Adresse: 1332 West Burnside, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 225 0047
Åpningstider: Opening hours depend on the events. Please check the website for more information.
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Pix Patisserie / Bar Vivant

Pix Patisserie is a small French corner of Portland, where you'll be able to taste pastries ranging from macaroons and pear rosemary cake to the award-winning Amelie, a cake made with orange vanilla crème brûlée and chocolate mousse. Their champagne and wine list, which includes more than 400 drinks, has also earned praise, and if you don't have much of a sweet tooth, you can order Spanish tapas from the nearby Bar Vivant.
Adresse: 2225 East Burnside Street, Portland
Telefon: +1 971 271 7166
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 4pm–Midnight, Sat–Sun 2pm–Midnight
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Canard

The long-anticipated younger sibling to Le Pigeon earned its 'restaurant of the year' award almost immediately upon opening in 2018. Led by celebrated chef Rucker, Canard is walk-in only, has a very casual vibe and prices one would assume to be at least two or three times those listed in the menu. Canard's biggest draws are the brunch and expert cocktails.
Adresse: 734 E Burnside St, Portland
Telefon: +1 971 279 2356
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Pioneer Place

Pioneer Place is a shopping complex that spans over four buildings connected by skywalks or underground mall sections. Inside the mall, you will be able to find upscale boutiques and clothing stores, but also electronics and sportswear shops. You can also spend your evening here by dining at one of its multiple restaurants and enjoying a movie at the local theatre.
Adresse: 700 SW 5th Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 228 5800
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 11am–7pm, Fri–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun 11pm–6pm
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Powell's City of Books

Powell's City of Books is so humongous you will need a map to get around – luckily, you can pick one up inside free of charge. Spanning an entire city block, Powell's is something of an institution, a complex that not only packs a near-million new, used, and rare tomes, but also contains a cafe (although where in Portland doesn't?) and curiosities like the Espresso Book Machine, where anyone can make their dream of being a published writer come true by printing a hard-cover copy of their work in just a few minutes.
Adresse: 1005 W Burnside St, Portland
Telefon: +1 800 878 7323
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–9pm
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Portland Saturday Market

Saturdays and Sundays from March until the day before Christmas see this eventful market unfold on the bank of the Willamette. It's not just a place to shop – although there is plenty of that to be had here – the market is essentially a low-key open-air party, with live jazz music, international eats, and local artists and designers peddling their wares for the near-million visitors the market receives annually.
Adresse: 2 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 222 6072
Åpningstider: Weekends from March through Dec 24
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MadeHere PDX

If you are looking for souvenirs or gifts to bring back home, then MadeHere PDX should be one of your stops in Portland. They sell a variety of articles that are made by local artisans, including clothing, home furniture and accessories but also sweets, jewellery, and apothecary items.
Adresse: 40 NW 10th Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 224 0122
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–6pm
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Monticello Antique Marketplace

With over 100 vendors, the Monticello Antique Marketplace is bound to have something of your interest in store. They host five-yearly events, including a Christmas special and a Super Bowl sale, that always feature their selection of antique furniture and home decor items. After browsing through their goods, you can stop by their in-house cafe and enjoy either savoury sandwiches or sweet tarts.
Adresse: 8600 SE Stark St, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 256 8600
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 10am–5pm
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Canoe

Canoe stocks stylish and refined objects of everyday use, from elegant stationery to interior decor pieces and various items for the home. You can easily pick out a unique gift here, especially considering that some of the products are exclusively produced for and distributed by Canoe. If something too large to fit in a suitcase tickles your fancy, they offer quick shipping.
Adresse: 1233 SW 10th Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 889 8545
Åpningstider: Tue–Sat 10am–6pm
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Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University

Portland Farmers Market is a non-profit organisation that manages five markets in the Portland area with the aim of connecting the more than 200 local growers and vendors with those interested in organic and fresh products. Their flagship market is located at Portland State University, which also hosts live music performances, exhibitions, and cooking classes.
Adresse: 1803 SW Park Ave, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 241 0032
Åpningstider: Every Saturday, November to March: 9am–2pm, April to October: 8.30am–2pm
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Washington Square

The Washington Square mall comes equipped with Sears, Macy's, Nordstrom and J.C. as its flagship stores, but you'll also find Amazon Books here if you are looking for your next good read, plus jewellery, boutiques, and even a Tesla store. The local food court has many options for enjoying a meal here, from The Cheesecake Factory to fast food joints like Subway.
Adresse: 9585 SW Washington Square Rd, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 639 8860
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11am–7pm
Portland

Tender Loving Empire

Located in the West End neighbourhood of Portland, Tender Loving Empire aims to be the local artists' outlet and networking point, a place where they can exhibit and sell their creations ranging from jewellery and sculptures to prints and apothecary items. They even sell music from their own record label.
Adresse: 412 Southwest 10th Avenue, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 548 2925
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 11am–6pm, Fri–Sun 11am–7pm
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Lloyd Center

Clothing and apparel boutiques, jewellery and accessories shops, as well as pet and electronics stores span three floors at the Lloyd Center, one of the main malls in Portland. It also includes the Lloyd Center Ice Rink, where people can practice ice skating, and there's a Regal Cinema multiplex nearby as well.
Adresse: 2201 Lloyd Center, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 282 2511
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm
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Old Town Music

You can find the Old Town Music shop in Southeast Portland. They define themselves as an independent guitar shop, but they have a wide assortment of music gear of all kinds: bass, drums, amplifiers, synthesizer and microphones, among many others. They provide repair services too, and you can bring your own equipment to trade or sell.
Adresse: 55 Southeast 11th Avenue, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 295 6808
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–5pm
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Passport / Visa

Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.
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Best Time to Visit

If you want to find out why Portland is known as the City of Roses, plan a trip for the summer months of July and August, when flowers are in full bloom, the chance of rain is low, and the city hosts a number of outdoor events and festivals. This also means that you should expect the city to be packed with tourists and locals, which also brings higher prices on accommodation. Autumn and spring are both slightly more budget-friendly, so if you're not put off by the occasional rain they still make for solid choices. The cheapest time to book a trip to Portland would be winter, the period where most of the outdoor gathering points like parks and gardens shorten their opening hours. If you're a fan of winter games, though, the nearby Mount Hood and its slopes are there for you to enjoy.
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Portland International Airport (PDX)

You can get to and from the airport by using the MAX Red Line light rail system, with its airport station being only 150 ft away from the baggage claim area, and extending to Downtown Portland and Beaverton. During late night hours transportation service is provided by the 272-PDX Night Bus. 40 minutes are required to reach Downtown Portland from the airport or vice-versa this way. For car rentals, head towards level 1 of the short-term parking garage, then it will take you roughly 16 minutes to reach Portland. For more information: www.pdx.com/GroundTransportation/RentalCar Taxis can be found on Island 3, the one closest to the short-term parking garage, with many companies offering transportation services: www.pdx.com/GroundTransportation/Taxi If you intend to use an app-based rideshare service, head to Island 2 outside the luggage claim area where you will be picked up. in both cases, the trip to the city would take around 15 minutes. Alternatively, you hotel may provide courtesy shuttles, but there are also scheduled vans making trips towards Downtown Portland, which would take roughly 45 minutes. For a list of the companies that provide this service: www.pdx.com/GroundTransportation/Shuttle
Adresse: 7000 Northeast Airport Way, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 460 4234
Åpningstider: Daily 24 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portland (FAQs)

- Is Portland safe to visit? Yes, Portland is still a safe city for visitors. However, remember that it is also the largest and most populous city in the state of Oregon, so always use common sense when visiting Portland. Do not leave your belongings unattended or visible in your vehicle, and make sure to lock your car doors and bikes. - Is Portland worth visiting? Yes, Portland is a great place to visit. The city offers an incredible array of restaurants, food trucks, microbreweries, strong coffee culture, as well as many green areas, miles of bike paths, a thriving art scene, and an eccentric character. The best part about Portland is that the city has no sales tax. - How many days do you need in Portland? In order to see and visit Portland's most popular attractions, you will need from 2 to 3 days. More days, if you plan on visiting some of the state's national forests, such as Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. - Are there 2 Portland in the U.S.? Yes, there are 2 Portland in the U.S., one on the west coast in the state of Oregon and another one on the east coast in the state of Maine.
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Public Transport

TriMet is the public transportation company that operates in Portland, offering bus, commuter rail and the MAX light rail services. Tickets can be bought either at MAX stations or at the TriMet office in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Another option would be purchasing a Hop Fastpass Card at TriMet offices, supermarkets, and convenience stores, or doing it digitally by using the Hop app. If you're planning to also use a bike to get around the city, you can bring it with you on the MAX light rail or use the rack outside every MAX station. Buses also have racks on the front which are able to hold up to two bikes.
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Taxi

There are many taxi companies in Portland, and one of those most well-known and used is Radio Cab – they'll take you around the Greater Portland and Vancouver areas. For more information about fees and rates: www.radiocab.net/services-radio-cab Be sure to ask what the rate is before departure in any case.
Adresse: 1613 Northwest Kearney Street, Portland
Telefon: +1 503 227 1212
Åpningstider: Daily 24 hours
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Pharmacy

Most pharmacies in Portland are closed on Sundays, but there are options if you are in need of supplies during the weekend. During the rest of they week they usually operate between 8am and 7pm. Bowman's Hillsdale Pharmacy 6256 Southwest Capitol Highway, Portland +1 503 244 7582 Lloyd Central Compounding Pharmacy 2606 Northeast Broadway Street Suite B, Portland +1 503 281 4161 Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy (Open on Sundays) 13 Northwest 23rd Pl, Portland +1 503 226 6211
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Post

USPS is the postal service provider for Portland. You can use their blue mailboxes or go to one of their post offices scattered around town to send your mail; this is also where you can buy stamps but you can also do so at their online website.
Adresse: 715 Northwest Hoyt Street, Portland
Telefon: +1 800 275 8777
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8am–6.30pm, Sat 8.30am–5pm
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Telephone

Country code: +1 Area code: 503
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Electricity

In the USA the standard voltage is 120V and the standard frequency is 60Hz; power plugs and sockets are of type A (two parallel prongs) and B (one extra prong).

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