Traveling from downtown Portland to the fashionable Pearl District is as easy as crossing West Burnside Street. Spend a day enjoying the area’s best eats, drinks and boutiques with this handy guide.
Wake up with an expertly crafted cup of espresso at the pint-sized flagship location of this esteemed coffee shop, founded by two-time Northwest barista champion Billy Wilson.
This health food haven shares a space with Yoga Pearl, allowing visitors to squeeze in a few sun salutations before tucking in to their post-savasana green juice, tempeh scrambles and avocado toast.
Powell’s City of Books
Spend the morning exploring all 3,500 sections of the world’s largest independent bookstore, which packs more than a million books into 68,000 square feet (6,317 sq m) of literary nirvana.
Folks of all genders can revamp their wardrobe at this stylish boutique, stocked with local brands like Bridge & Burn and Pendleton, national names like Levi’s and Red Wing, and apothecarial goods from near and far.
This sunny lunch spot offers a wide array of freshly baked bread and creative sandwiches (think lamb meatloaf or BLTs adorned with a fried egg), plus plenty of outdoor seating for prime people-watching.
It’s always swimsuit season somewhere, so prepare for your next dip in the pool with a locally designed bikini or a modest one-piece inspired by the styles of the 1940s and ‘50s at this retro swimwear shop.
The shopping spree continues at this sleek indie boutique, which offers one-on-one styling services and a collection of effortlessly chic dresses by affordable West Coast designers.
Enjoy live Latin-inspired music at the adjoining Bar Mestizo before dining on cebiche, tamales, empanadas and other Novo-Andean tapas dishes at this celebrated Peruvian restaurant.
Check the Portland Center Stage calendar to catch a toe-tapping musical or intimate avant-garde play performed by the city’s largest theater company in the historic Armory building.