Downtown Portland

Explore diverse shopping, dining and cultural offerings in downtown Portland.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in downtown's Cultural DistrictArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in downtown's Cultural District

Portland’s compact, walkable downtown offers easy access to great food, green spaces, cultural offerings and tax-free shopping. Browse the city’s most diverse mix of retail brands, see a show and grab a bite at a food cart or fine restaurant.

Downtown Portland is easily accessible via car, bike or public transportation, with a mix of on-street, private and public parking garages.

  • Shopping for boots at Solestruck in downtown's West End.

    Downtown shopping

    Downtown Portland boasts a wide array of shopping options, from major national and international retailers to locally owned boutiques and specialty shops.

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  • The South Park Blocks are at the heart of downtown's Cultural District.

    Downtown activities

    From the theaters and museums of the Cultural District to parks that play host to festivals and farmers' markets, downtown puts a wide range of entertainment within easy walking distance.

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  • Clyde Common features an open kitchen and communal seating.

    Downtown dining

    Downtown, you'll find everything from budget food cart lunches to fine dining at acclaimed restaurants — nearly all emphasizing local, seasonal ingredients.

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  • Light rail connects downtown to the rest of the city.

    Downtown hotels

    Portland's highest concentration of hotels is found in its compact and vibrant downtown, close to museums, entertainment and great shopping.

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  • There are several parking lots within walking distance of downtown's Pioneer Place mall.

    Parking in Portland

    These tips will help you find parking in Portland's central city.

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  • Local boutique shopping at Radish Underground

    Downtown’s West End

    Tucked between Powell’s City of Books and the downtown retail core, this area is home to a growing number of boutiques, restaurants, cafés and hotels.

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  • Union Way shopping arcade in downtown Portland

    Union Way shopping arcade

    Evoking Paris’ intimate passageways and Scandinavian architecture, this shop-filled alley connects downtown Portland’s West End with the Pearl District.

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  • Sidewalk seating at Grüner, in sight of the historic First Presbyterian Church.

    Dining in downtown’s West End

    Comfort is king at the line-up of West End eateries that have opened recently in downtown Portland.

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  • Pour-over brewing at Barista

    Downtown Portland coffee crawl

    Portland’s bean scene is as accessible as it is diverse. In fact, you don’t have to leave downtown to sample some of the best cups.

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Did you know?

  • You’ll find visitor information and transit tickets, maps and assistance beneath the fountain in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

  • The Portland Saturday Market is the largest continuously operating open-air crafts market in the United States.

  • The RiverPlace marina, located at the south end of Waterfront Park, has a small riverside shopping and dining district, as well as two hotels.

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