Where to Eat in Portland: Food Carts
Where to Eat in Portland: First-time Favorites
Brewery Hopping in Southeast Portland
Things to Do in Portland: Wine Tasting by Helicopter
Amtrak Coast Starlight: Portland to Los Angeles
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!)
Salt & Straw(Check!)
Por Que No Taqueria
Thrive (*Make sure to get their special sauce!)
Olympic Provisions (Check!)
Little Bird (Check!)
Oregon Public House – “Have a pint, change the world.” Cool!
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!)
Oven & Shaker
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.
Tasty & Sons
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)
Widmer – Heffeweisen
Amnesia Brewing – small, quirky
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.
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
Precision Helicopter Wine Tours (Check! This was AMAZING.)
Melanie of Travels With Two shares her list from a weekend in Portland
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! =)