Portland Oregon Travel Guide

Portland, OR Travel Guide

Are you planning a visit to Portland, OR?

Now I am obviously somewhat biased, because Portland is where I choose to call home, but I think Portland is tremendous and definitely worth spending a vacation or two here. The city is broken up into quirky neighborhoods, each with their own individual flair. To get to know Portland best try to hit up several different areas of town.

Portland, Oregon Travel Guide

This Portland, Oregon Travel Guide is a handy tool for planning out your entire trip, especially when it comes to choosing restaurants to visit and finding fun activities to do. I constantly update this and most recent update was 1/21/18.

Where to Eat In Portland

There are so many amazing restaurants in Portland, Oregon to choose from. With hundreds of locally owned, award winning restaurants, it can be difficult to know which restaurants you should pick over another. Not to mention the 600 plus food carts found around the city. Hopefully these restaurant and food cart reviews will help you decide!

*13 Kid Friendly Happy Hours in Portland*

26 of the Best Happy Hours with kids in Portland

10 Best Cocktails in Portland

11 Incredible Places to eat in Portland

4 Fantastic Food Carts!

Portland Dining Month in March

Acadia Best Cajun food – Top 10 Portland restaurant!

Accanto – really delicious Italian

Altabira City Tavern – incredible patio

Andina – Best Peruvian cuisine

20140707-124426-45866809.jpgAva Genes – Top 10 Portland Restaurant!


Beez Neez Gourmet Sausages Food Cart


Bob’s Red Mill Cafe

Bridgeport Brewery – Best chili verde

Casa Del Matador – Absolute Best Tex-Mex

Cascade Grill at the Portland Zoo

IMG_5302.JPGThe Country Cat Dinner House and Bar – Top 10 Portland Restaurant


Departure – Best Asian fusion

Grassa – one of the best Italian places in Portland!

Grill Cheese Grilled Food Cart

HunnyMilk – My favorite breakfast in Portland

Khao San – One of a kind Thai food

Kiva Tea Bar and Cafe – healthiest lunch in town

Koi Fusion – a fusion of Korean/Mexican, Best food cart

La Petite Provence – Best Breakfast


Laurelwood Brewery – great beer and happy hour, kid friendly

Mee Sen Thai Eatery

Mucca Osteria

Oba! – Best Latin restaurant

The Observatory – great place to hang out at night

**Ox – Top 10 Portland restaurant!

Pacific Pie Company

Papa Haydn’s – Best Dessert

Pazzo Ristorante

Pine State Biscuits – Cheapest Breakfast

Pix Patisserie – a super fabulous dessert and wine bar!

Pok Pok's Steak SaladPok Pok – one of the best restaurants in town


Rally Pizza


Red Star Tavern and Roast House – Best Pork Chop in town




St. Honore Bakery


Screen Door – Top 10 Portland restaurant

SE Wine Collective – one of the best meals I have ever had in Portland

The Country Cat

Three Degrees Waterfront Grill

Voodoo Doughnuts – a must when visiting Portland

Things to see or do in Portland

Portland has something for every possible interest which reflects the diverse people living here.

8 Family Attractions in Portland

11 Best Hikes for Kids in the Columbia River Gorge

For Rainy Days!!!! – 18 Indoor Activities in Portland for Kids

30 Indoor Activities in Portland, Oregon

31 Free or Almost Free Summer Activities

46 Summer Activities in Portland, Oregon

55 Summertime Things to do in Portland 

5 Fun Family Activities in Portland

14 Things to do with young children in Portland

Affordable Activities in Portland, OR

Bob’s Red Millfree tours of the factory

Bushue’s Pumpkin Patch (October)

Cheap Indoor Rock Climbing

East Portland Community Center INDOOR Pool

Fields Park & Playground

Fish the Columbia Gorge

iFly – Indoor Skydiving

International Rose Test GardenPortland’s famous rose garden!

JJ Jump an indoor bounce house place

Kiva Spa – best facial in Portland

Keller Fountain – a fountain you can play and swim in

Liepold’s Pumpkin Patch (October)

Munchkin Playland

Oaks Park – an amusement park, putt putt, skating rink

Oneonta Gorge Hike

Oregon Zoo

Pips & Bounce Ping Pong Bar

P1000891Playdate PDX – massive indoor play place




Portland Children’s Museum

Portland Night Market

Portland Walking Tours

Punchbowl Falls hike


Punchbowl Falls – hiking, swimming, cliff jumping



Punch Bowl Social

Rose Festival (June)

Safety Learning Center and Firehouse Museum

Salmon Fishing on the Columbia Gorge

Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch (October)

Skibowl Adventure Park

Things to do in Portland with young children

Tulip Festival (April)

Washington Park Playground

Wahclella Falls Hike

Cool Portland Bars, and Hangouts

landmark saloon


Landmark Saloon

McMenamins Passport – a must have if you are going to hit up a bunch of Mcmenamins

Pix Patisserie

Over and Out

River Pig Saloon

10 Best Cocktails in Portland

11 More Drinks you need to try in Portland 

Hotels in Portland, Oregon

Heathman Hotel

Hotel Vintage

RiverPlace Hotel

Vintage Trailer Resort


Hotel Lucia

10 Most Romantic Hotels in Portland

Nearby Ski Resorts

Ski Bowl
Summit Ski Area

Timberline (coming soon)

Portland Tips

7 Ways to save money in Portland

Cheap Activities in Portland

Military Discounts at Portland International Airport (PDX)

Nearby Cities




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