Places to Visit

  • The iconic Portland sign lights up the night as cars stream past the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

    Downtown Portland

    Portland’s compact, walkable downtown offers easy access to great food, green spaces, cultural offerings and tax-free shopping at the city’s most diverse mix of retail brands.

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  • The Portland Oregon sign is an Old Town landmark.

    Old Town Chinatown

    The city's original downtown is now a bustling entertainment district, home to the famous Portland Saturday Market, Voodoo Doughnut and Lan Su Chinese Garden.

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  • Women drinking coffee on the boardwalk outside of Lovejoy Bakers as the Portland Streetcar passes by.

    Pearl District

    Loading docks and cobblestone streets hint at this former warehouse district’s past, while stylish bars and gleaming lofts point toward the future.

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  • The Oregon Convention Center's twin green glass spires rise into a blue sky while downtown sparkles in the background.

    Lloyd District

    Easily accessible via light rail and streetcar, the Lloyd District contains the convention center, Oregon's largest mall, and the Moda Center, which hosts NBA games and concerts.

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  • Shoppers stroll along the tree shaded Northwest 23rd Avenue frequently pausing before colorful shops.

    Northwest Portland / Nob Hill

    Boutiques, restaurants and Victorian houses line the streets of this neighborhood that's ideal for leisurely strolls, while adjoining Forest Park was made for hikes.

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  • Dinners enjoying the last rays of sun on the rooftop deck at Noble Rot restaurant with sweeping views of downtown in the background.

    Central Eastside

    Just across the Willamette River from downtown, this district blends warehouses, train tracks and a rising tide of restaurants, breweries and clubs — plus river access.

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  • A couple enjoys a meal and beer at one of Tasty n Sons long wooden tables.


    North Mississippi Avenue features a long stretch of stores, bars and restaurants; the acclaimed eateries and bars on up-and-coming North Williams are just half a mile away.

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  • Last Thursday shopper tries on a peacock feather butterfly hair accessory.

    Alberta Arts District

    Lined with shops, galleries, restaurants and bars, Northeast Alberta Street erupts into a colorful street fair on the last Thursday of every month.

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  • A foursome laughing over drinks at the Whiskey Soda Lounge.


    This pair of close-in Southeast Portland streets features block after block of must-see — and must-eat — destinations.

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  • The Bagdad Theater’s neon sign lights up the night on Hawthorne Boulevard.


    Eclectic is the norm on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, a walkable street with block after block of vintage shops, boutiques and cafés.

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  • A young customer at Belmont's Good Food Here food cart pod stands on a log to reach the service window.


    Located a few blocks from Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Belmont boasts its own mix of vintage and indie shops, coffee houses, bars and food carts.

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  • A 19th century white church stands tall over tree filled grounds and a red brick edged gravel path.


    Historic Sellwood-Moreland boasts an array of shops, vintage vendors and restaurants, as well as a rambling wildlife refuge — all just minutes from downtown.

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  • Wahclella Falls cascades down huge rock walls bordered with lush moss and trees, finally passing under two wooden foot bridges.

    Columbia River Gorge

    Starting just 30 miles east of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area offers amazing vistas, hiking trails, more than 90 waterfalls and world-class windsurfing.

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  • A snow covered Mount Hood rises above the thick forest surrounding Trillium Lake.

    Mount Hood

    Mount Hood offers scenic recreation ranging from camping, hiking and fishing to nearly year-round skiing.

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  • Beach goers enjoy the low tide with Cannon Beach's unique Haystack Rock rising in the background.

    Oregon Coast

    Where Oregon meets the Pacific Ocean, you'll find rocky vistas, mile upon mile of public beaches, artistic enclaves, working fishing towns, family attractions, microbrews, seafood and, yes, even surfing.

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  • The sun sets over Meredith Mitchell Vineyards as a worker takes his tractor homeward.

    Wine Country

    Less than an hour from Portland, the gorgeous Willamette Valley boasts more than 250 wineries, quaint towns and rolling farmland ripe for touring.

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  • Sunset’s orange glow bath Mt. Hood’s snow capped peaks, Oregon City’s homes and Willamette Falls’ frothy waters.

    Nearby towns

    Visit these burgs to explore the region's rich pioneer history and to immerse yourself in nature.

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  • Smith Rock’s orange cliff formations contrast with a blue evening sky filled with star trails.

    Central Oregon

    Whether you're fly-fishing, rock climbing or skiing, Central Oregon's unspoiled terrain offers the perfect setting.

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  • Crater Lake’s steep surrounding slopes and central island are offset by the deep blue water.

    Southern Oregon

    With landscapes as varied as the wild, wooded Rogue River and serene Crater Lake, Southern Oregon is no mere day trip.

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