Platted in 1889, this Southeast gem is a microcosm of many things associated with Portland: beautiful historic homes; good coffee and food; vintage shopping; and a walkable main strip. (The neighborhood is even shaped like the letter P!) It doesn’t get much more Portland than this.
Where to Eat in Woodstock
The whimsical Nudi Noodle Place, a pan-Asian fusion restaurant, boasts some of this city’s most unique dishes and decor. Order a heaping bowl of steaming lak sa (Malaysian curry soup) with tasty sides like Phuket oyster shooters and garlicky caramelized frog legs. Pair any meal with a signature “health drink” like the popular butterfly tea, or with one of a sizable range of beer and wine options.
If a low-key night in is more your speed, you can’t go wrong with ordering up a no-frills, Chicago-style, thin-crust Bridge City Pizza pie. These delicious discs (personal- to jumbo-sized) come with your choice of quality toppings and sliced into squares. Pro tip: The pizzeria doesn’t offer dine-in seating, but you can pick up the big red telephone at the nearby Proper Pint taproom and order a delivery from Bridge City.
Cloud City serves up ice cream and vegan sorbet that’s decidedly heavenly. Owner Bryan Gilbert pays tribute to his late mother, who died of cancer the day before he signed the lease on the building in 2011, by using her homemade treat recipes in Cloud City’s inventive ice cream flavors. (Some favorites include Unicorn, which blends red velvet cake chunks soaked in strawberry preserves into mascarpone ice cream and the bananas Foster-inspired Caramelized Banana.) Order your scoops in a waffle cone or hand-dipped “unicone.”
What to Do in Woodstock
The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into Woodstock Wine & Deli is that the space is huge. The shop, a neighborhood stalwart since 1985, is divided into areas for wine and beer, mouth-watering delicatessen items, and plenty of seating. Among the broad selection of local and international wines, you’re sure to find the perfect match for whatever catches your eye in the deli cases. (The mushroom pate is a favorite.) The space is liveliest during happy hour (Monday–Saturday, 5–7 p.m.) and Friday-night wine tastings.
Red vinyl booths, cheap beer, games of pool and plenty of pinball — these are just a few of patrons’ favorite things at Lutz Tavern, a neighborhood institution that’s been in business since 1947. There’s an unfounded rumor that it inspired Moe’s Tavern in the Simpsons, which — while unproven — certainly feels like it could be true. See for yourself.
Where to Shop in Woodstock
It’s hard to imagine Woodstock without Otto’s Sausage Kitchen and Meat Market, a fourth-generation, family-run shop specializing in German-style links and much more. This community staple has been a landmark in the neighborhood since the 1920s. Today, visitors can still shop from a wide selection of sausages and specialty meats like bacon and pastrami. Patrons can also sit inside or outside of the market’s mural-adorned and Tudor-accented walls to enjoy house made sandwiches. Plus, the outdoor grill is open year-round, so you can enjoy blistered hot dogs and fixin’s no matter the weather.
This neighborhood is at its busiest on Sundays, early June through the end of October, when the Woodstock Farmers Market fills the KeyBank parking lot with a stellar lineup of vendors. Shop for everything fresh, including flowers, baked bread and oodles of produce, then snag locally-made products like salsa, hot sauce, packaged nuts and cider. You can also make donations to support the market’s SNAP matching program, which stretches one dollar to two for low-income families and individuals.
A trip to Portland isn’t complete until you’ve hit the thriving thrift and vintage boutique scene here. Red Fox Vintage houses a collaborative curation of goods from several second-hand specialty vendors. Each vendor reflects their own unique style, but the standard high caliber of goods — which include furniture, art, records and more — remains the same. For the little fashionistas in your life, head to Piccolina, a resale boutique offering stylish kids’ clothing, toys and artwork.
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