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.
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.
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.
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.
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