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Things to do in Portland

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Classic Portland dive-bar with a chilled out vibe. A couple of pool tables, dart boards and juke box. Good people and good beer!”
  • 8 locals recommend
University
“The Frank Manor and campus are beautifully maintained -points of interest. Nearby is Tryon Creek Park and nature center. At Burlingame area nearby there is Market of Choice, Starbucks, Chez Jose Mexican food and more.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Our neighborhood golf course. We love shooting rounds here (but do NOT eat any of the food they serve). ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pub
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“A true Portland classic! Come here for the Reuben's and stay for the patio. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“If you think "vegan" and "BBQ" don't go together, this place is here to prove you wrong. House-smoked vegan protein abounds across an all-vegan menu. Good option for casual dine-in or take -out!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Shemanski Park Farmers Market is one of many Portland outdoor markets nearby. They are open on Wednesdays at SW Park Ave and Salmon Street. Others nearby are Portland State University Farmers Market on Saturdays and at the Pioneer Courthouse Square Farmers Market on Mondays in the summer.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gym / Fitness Center
“Since we've essentially recommended doing nothing but eating here, we feel obligated to direct you to great workouts. Barre3 is as good as the hype. They'll usually let try your first class free!”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Over on the west side, after a hike in our huge forest park, called guess what - Forest Park, head to Skyline Tavern for a burger and a beer. It's a longtime joint with pool tables, darts, awesome outdoor seating and all the locals too. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Record Shop
“A great gift shop with PDX local cards, gifts, and whatnot. Mark's go-to card shop and present shopping place. And it's a record label. Go to tndr.lv/tle-sampler”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Take your kids to the play ground, play with other people's dogs, toss a frisbee, soak up the sunshine!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Wong Kings is known for its dim-sum and seafood menu, but it also happens to be one of the best Chinese food restaurants in the Jade district in SE Portland. The restaurant feels like a large banquet hall, and on busy nights you might find your self dining with new friends at a shared table. Don't let that fool you, their cuisine is award winning!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Route
“Trendy, quirky neighborhood with eclectic shopping, eateries, brews and home to the Bagdad and Hawthorne Theater. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Playground
“Only one block away, this 5 acre park has a sweet playground for the kids and a nice spot to park a picnic blanket.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Huge park that has direct access to the river. Can b walked to by way of waterfront walkway next to spaghetti factory.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Authenic Thai food with a kind, friendly owner who is also your server. Small, casual place.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Plenty of rotating taps, great atmosphere, and cheap cans of craft beer to go! ”
  • 12 locals recommend