Portland Favorites

While we were in Portland we hit both local + tourist-y spots. Local spots are our favorites especially for food recommendations. You get an actual feel for the place you're visiting + the people who live in it.

driving

Waterfall / Wahclella Falls / sans tourists, quiet, semi-strenuous hike

Chai / Pip's Original / fried-to-order mini-donuts, chai flight is a must

Zen Spot / Portland Japanese Garden / Portland was bursting with blooms when we were there in late March + this was my happy place

Donuts / Blue Star Donuts / don't let anyone tell you otherwise. these are by far the best. we did some thorough research. yeast donuts all the way and that blueberry bourbon + basil, so good

Pacific Coast Spots / Cannon Beach + Hug Point

Neighborhoods / Division, East Burnside, Mississippi, Sellwood

Dinner Spot / Biwa / izakaya, kimchi + ramen

Breakfast Spot / Broder / Scandinavian eatery, small and intimate with Stumptown coffee

Oyster Bar / Angel Face / fun cocktails + intimate atmosphere

Italian / Luce / all the olives you could ever want + fancy wine

Shops / Worn Path, Animal Traffic, Lowell, Beam + Anchor, Artemisia, Nationale, Milk Milk Lemonade