Portland

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Thanks to all of your recommendations, I had a fabulous time in Portland. There is so much to do, see, and eat there! And even in the rain, I really fell in love with the city. I will definitely be back. I’ll be adding your tips to this list as I can – feel free to leave a comment here or drop me a line at malia@shoyusugar.com. Also, scroll to the very bottom for my Twitter list of PDX eats for up-to-the-minute food news.

Where to Eat in Portland

Voodoo Doughnut – A few locations, original is downtown. Famous for the maple bacon bar and tons of crazy other flavors. (Check!)
Pok Pok (Sorta “check!” – tried the wings at Whiskey Soda Lounge)
Luc Lac Kitchen
Pulehu Pizza (Check!)
Lardo (Check!)
Salt & Straw(Check!)
Waffle Window
Por Que No Taqueria
Thrive (*Make sure to get their special sauce!)
Saburo’s
Cafe Yumm
Olympic Provisions (Check!)
Le Pigeon
Little Bird (Check!)
Driftwood Room
Oregon Public House – “Have a pint, change the world.” Cool!
Gustav’s
St. Honore Boulangerie
The Woodsman Tavern
Chez Dodo – Mauritian Food Truck (Check!)
Kargi Gogo – Georgian Food Truck (Check!)
Delicios – Transylvanian Food Truck (Check!)
Whiffies – fried pies – open really late for a junk food fix, and you can bring the food into the bar next door
Tiffin Asha – South Indian Food Truck
Nong’s Khao Man Gai – Thai chicken & rice (Check!)
Firehouse
Oven & Shaker
Bar Mingo
Clyde Common
Higgen’s – the grand daddy of the food renaissance in Portland. Sets the pace for every other restaurant. Eat in the bar.
Toro Bravo – in NE. Tapas restaurant.
Kachka
Tasty & Sons
Expatriate

If you are in PDX during March, don’t miss Portland Dining Month. Eater Portland’s list of the 11 best in 2014 can be found here.

Where to Drink in Portland

Adina (Pearl District) – cocktails
Cascade Brewery & Barrel House – Sour Ales, East Side (Check!)
Coalition Brewing – small, hole-in-the-wall
Hair of the Dog – barrel aged, bottle conditioned. East Side (Check!)
Lucky Labrador – East Side (Check! – but not recommended, unfortunately)
McMenamin’s
Widmer – Heffeweisen
Amnesia Brewing – small, quirky
Burnside Brewing
Distillery Row
Rogue Public House (*Rogue is one of my favorites but we can get it in Hawaii, hoping there will be time to get to Newport)
Deschutes Brewery (*Love Deschutes too, but also available at home)
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery – only 3 stars on Yelp, uh oh.
Fire on the Mountain – wings & beer
Beer tour – Portland Brew Bus or Brewvana or ?
Mash Tun Brew Pub
Huber’s – oldest bar in Portland. It’s downtown and it’s a classic. Must have a Spanish Coffee while on a break walking around downtown.
Upright Brewing
Olivia’s Best Portland Brewpubs list (via Foursquare)

Things to do in Portland

Movie Theaters (That allow beer! Why don’t we have this in Hawaii?) – Laurelhurst, Bagdhad
Crater Lake
Precision Helicopter Wine Tours (Check! This was AMAZING.)
Melanie of Travels With Two shares her list from a weekend in Portland
Chinese Garden
Winter Market
Aquarium

Olivia’s List(s)

My friend Olivia wrote a great overview piece for The Culturist with her top Portland picks. There are some great recommendations there!
Best Portland Brew Pubs
All 42 Portland Breweries
Must Visit Breakfast Spots in Portland
Best of Portland
Favorite Coffee Shops in Portland
Best Cocktails in Portland
Best Oregon Hikes
Must Visit Veg Options in Portland

Special thanks to…

Matt P., Annabelle E., Jenny L., Sandy S., Leslie & Dustin K., Shelby S., Adriana A., Sean B., Oliva R., Kat L., Melanie W., Morgan J., Scott C.

Mahalo for your tips! =)


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8 thoughts on “Portland

  1. I won’t ramble on about vegan options, but if you need late night junk food, the pod at 12th and Hawthorne is perfect. Whiffies fried pies, poutine at Potato Champion, and wood-fired pizza and homemade sodas at Pyro Pizza are all tasty (with tons of vegan(izable) options), and you can eat at the bar next door. Also, Native Bowl has one of the best chocolate desserts I have ever had, vegan or not. So glad you enjoyed PDX!

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