Central Eastside

Across the Willamette River from downtown, this area blends industrial Portland with new restaurants, microbreweries and riverside recreation.

Criss-crossed with train tracks and lined with old industrial factories, some of Portland’s favorite restaurants, boutiques and events call the Central Eastside home. Read on for our recommended things to do and see in Portland’s Central Eastside.

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Central Eastside Dining

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Central Eastside Shopping

With galleries, boutiques, design studios and showrooms, the Central Eastside is beginning to rival downtown as Portland's fashion hub.

Central Eastside Activities

Once a warehouse district, Portland's Central Eastside now stores exciting ways for people to connect with natural wonders, innovative tastemakers and bright minds.

Central Eastside Brewery Tour

With eight breweries and counting, Portland's bustling Central Eastside practically overflows with award-winning suds.

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Central Eastside Attractions

Explore five of the neighborhoods top landmarks and places to visit.

  • OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

    OMSI's five enormous halls bring science to life with hundreds of interactive exhibits and displays. You can experience live lab demonstrations, see a movie on a four-story-tall screen, explore the stars in a planetarium and even tour a submarine.

  • Oregon Rail Heritage Center

    Discover the history of Pacific Northwest railroads. The Oregon Rail Heritage Center tells the story through guided interpretation, presentations, exhibits and events.

  • Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade

    Named after former Portland mayor Vera Katz, this 1.5-mile esplanade provides a riverfront bike and pedestrian path between the Hawthorne and Steel bridges. The esplanade features public art and popular swimming docks.

  • Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery

    With its first burial occurring in 1846, Lone Fir is the oldest cemetery in Portland and the final resting place of many of the city’s earliest settlers. Reconnect with the past through a quiet stroll or a guided tour.

  • Stark’s Vacuum Museum

    Taking up a small wing of a vacuum store, this collection of 300 antique machines shows the progression of the vacuum cleaner over the years, from durable wooden devices of the 1800s to chic, space-age cleaners of the 1960s.

Revolution Hall

A historic Central Eastside high school is reinvented as a music venue called Revolution Hall.

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Nightlife in the Central Eastside

This area of Portland is a hub for late-night attractions, including cool bars and dance spots.

  • The Coffin Club

    The Coffin Club (formerly known as Lovecraft Bar) is a horror-themed bar with local art and decor, a small dance floor and a variety of themed nights. Events include live music, belly dancing, burlesque, performance art, movie nights and more.

  • White Owl Social Club

    White Owl Social Club is a bar, restaurant, music venue and event space in Portland’s Central Eastside. They offer a large vegan menu, plus wine, craft beer and unique craft cocktails that focus on products from local and regional distilleries.

  • Holocene

    A popular independent music venue, Holocene also hosts Gaycation, one of the city's longest-standing dance parties.

  • Dig a Pony

    Dig A Pony has one of the largest bar tops in town, DJs playing an eclectic mix of records every night and an enticing and varied food menu.

  • Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

    East Burnside’s iconic Doug Fir is known for live shows in the lounge downstairs, hearty brunch and generous dinner plates enjoyed in the mid-century meets log-cabin dining room.