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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.
Bookstore
“Whether you are an avid reader or just enjoy browsing titles, Powells City of Books is a must see. "...the largest used and new bookstore in the world, occupying an entire city block and housing approximately on million books." powells.com”
  • 514 locals recommend
Garden
“Just beautiful....nuf said. It's right near the "test" rose gardens at Washington Park and also near the Zoo and Pittock Mansion.”
  • 368 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Park
“Portland's Forest Park is one of the largest urban forests in the United States. With more than 80 miles of trails, fire lanes and forest roads.”
  • 518 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Art Museum
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“The PAM is a lovely small museum with nice rotating exhibits and a great modern wing with Impressionism up to the modern era.”
  • 274 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Pok Pok is known for their fish sauce wings - they have multiple locations in Portland and all of them serve wings”
  • 347 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderfully well preserved old mansion. Built by the owner of the newspaper over 100 years ago. Examples of old technology. Great photo opportunities inside and outside.”
  • 281 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Science Museum
“Great place to take the kids. Featured displays change from year to year. Learn about science and industry. Lots of hands on experiments and activities.”
  • 273 locals recommend
Bar
“Really cool renovation of an old school. Restaurant with great pub food, small theater, live music. ”
  • 354 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Usually best from April to October. This garden is why Portland is called the Rose City.”
  • 250 locals recommend
Zoo
“Zoo's are always cool and they host great concerts here also. Check out their schedule. Parking can be challenging during concerts and beautiful weather weekends.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Amazing Brunch. As seen on TV. They open at 9am on the weekends, get there at 8:45 am or else you will be waiting an hour or more! The food is so yummy!”
  • 225 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Known for its wacky flavors (like Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper), this local ice cream shop is very popular and very “Portland.” Expect a long wait, or pick up a pint to go instead! Located about 2 miles west in the Alberta Arts District”
  • 278 locals recommend
Playground
“This popular park features expansive views, picnic areas, natural-surface and paved paths, a dog off-leash area, a playground and a performance stage, plus tennis, volleyball and basketball courts. Mt Tabor is an extinct volcano located just east of the Hawthorne neighborhood, contains a great number of trails running around and up and down its steep slopes. Great views of the city await you at the summit, and the park also boasts two playgrounds in case you need a rest but your children don’t!”
  • 200 locals recommend
Garden
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“One of Portland's coolest and most beautiful spots in a sketchy area. The Chinese Gardens are a full block radius oasis in Chinatown and so worth the visit. They have the Tao of Tea teahouse inside and you can easily spend a couple of hours relaxing and wandering and taking photos and having tea. Just be aware that Chinatown is not a nice area. It's an intriguing contrast. ”
  • 181 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“American fast-food style burger in a bar/restaurant with a nice outdoor patio. Most pubs in the neighborhood offer good, hefty burgers with plenty of dressings, this is a simpler, slightly smaller one, but solid and satisfying. This restaurant is attached to the lovely Mississippi Studios music venue.”
  • 267 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“This is a hugely popular donut shop. During the summer expect long lines out the door. It is right next to the famous wall that is painted "Keep Portland Weird".”
  • 177 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Thai Restaurant
“Pok Pok is known for their fish sauce wings - they have multiple locations in Portland and all of them serve wings”
  • 347 locals recommend
Bar
“Really cool renovation of an old school. Restaurant with great pub food, small theater, live music. ”
  • 354 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Amazing Brunch. As seen on TV. They open at 9am on the weekends, get there at 8:45 am or else you will be waiting an hour or more! The food is so yummy!”
  • 225 locals recommend
Rock Club
“American fast-food style burger in a bar/restaurant with a nice outdoor patio. Most pubs in the neighborhood offer good, hefty burgers with plenty of dressings, this is a simpler, slightly smaller one, but solid and satisfying. This restaurant is attached to the lovely Mississippi Studios music venue.”
  • 267 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“ One of the best breakfast/brunch/dinner spots in the neighborhood and an easy 15min walk. There is almost always a wait but it's quick... walk around the hood while your table awaits.”
  • 261 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Solid brunch spot for any time of day. Dog friendly outdoor and attached indoor covered area.”
  • 206 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the first theaters in the country to offer dining with your movie, you can order a beer and a meal to enjoy while you watch your movie here. The Bagdad is utterly unique!”
  • 217 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“They show Bollywood movies inside! Also, the food is super tasty. A lot of vegetarian options.”
  • 214 locals recommend

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