The neighborhood surrounding stylish Northwest 23rd Avenue offers an abundance of terrific shopping and choice eats. Tour Northwest Portland’s brightest gems with this curated guide.
Wake up with a spicy chai latte and a housemade pumpkin pear muffin at this cozy neighborhood coffee shop, which offers an abundance of plush armchairs and plenty of vegan and gluten-free options.
Peruse a copy of the eponymous Ken’s James Beard Award-winning book, “Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza,” as you nibble a flaky croissant st\uffed with local berries and hazelnut cream.
One of the city’s most celebrated jewelry makers, Betsy Cross and her team handcraft stunning brass statement necklaces and bridge-inspired bangles at their on-site studio, while shoppers browse bags, earrings and clothing in the adjoining lifestyle boutique.
As you’re perusing Will’s signature line of leather belts, backpacks, wallets and accessories, don’t miss the shop’s Found collection, which transforms vintage rags into stylish, one-of-a-kind statement bags.
One part café, one part spa and one part tea shop, Kiva invites visitors to cultivate balance and relaxation with luxurious massages, facials and foot soaks, followed by macrobiotic bowls and fruit smoothies.
If Kiva’s miso soup doesn’t fill you up, chow down on bratwurst sandwiches and charcuterie boards piled with house-made mortadella, capicola, salami and chorizo at this artisan salumeria.
This “freaky but true” museum and art gallery contains a fascinating collection of oddities from past and present — think vampire-killing kits, interactive alien autopsies, live magic shows and, oddly enough, an ice cream parlor.
Helmed by former “Chopped” contestant Chef Jose Chesa, this Spanish restaurant serves up exotic dishes like octopus carpaccio with sun-dried tomatoes, Spanish tortilla with aged iberico ham and black pasta with toasted noodles, calamari, squid ink and harissa aioli.
Sip a craft beer or a glass of Northwest wine as you watch a foreign, classic or arthouse film at this 1920s-era single-screen theater, known for hosting the premiere of the 2014 film “Wild” and facilitating talkbacks by many prominent indie directors.
Located two blocks from Cinema 21, this karaoke stronghold deals exclusively in bookable private suites, allowing folks with stage fright to confidently belt out “Bohemian Rhapsody” between sake Jell-O shots and bowlfuls of classic candies.
End your evening with a sweet treat from this cherished dessert destination, known for its decadent banana coconut cream pies, peanut butter mousse cakes and raspberry gateau.
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.
Today, Portland’s original downtown is a bustling entertainment district, home to Portland's famous Saturday Market, Chinatown Museum and Lan Su Chinese Garden.
The chic Pearl District features galleries and cultural institutions, as well as stylish shops and acclaimed eateries.