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Top bookstore recommendations from locals

Park
“At 5,200 acres, Portland’s Forest Park is one of the largest urban forests in the United States. With more than 80 miles of trails, fire lanes and forest roads, Forest Park stretches for more than seven miles along the eastern slope of the Tualatin Mountains, overlooking Northwest Portland and the convergence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Forest Park offers an unparalleled opportunity for visitors to experience a true Northwest forest without leaving the Portland city limits.”
  • 513 locals recommend
Bar
“Who else converts a school into a movie theater, bar , restaurant and hotel..Wow.”
  • 356 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Excellent small venue to see shows and also grab a bite or drink. Great bands comes through here!”
  • 266 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Alberta Location - Seriously- this place will ruin you for any other ice cream. Seasonal menu changes monthly. Several locations. Not to be missed while you are in Portland. The Alberta location is closest to Vancouver. Snickerdoodle is the bomb and always on the menu. ”
  • 284 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“long lines, but worth the wait.....or if you want more of a local vibe, hit sckavones on your way up division.....”
  • 240 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“one of the neighborhood’s favorite eateries, but that’s for a reason and it’s not a secret, so expect a wait. They have a wide variety of menu items so you’re sure to find something for every palate”
  • 205 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Very unique place to eat at and a good variety of dishes to choose from. One of a kind!”
  • 219 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great tacos! Great drinks!! Sometimes a not so great line. Be prepared to wait... not saying it isn't worth it. Just be prepared. ”
  • 204 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Delicious biscuit sandwiches for breakfast that only feel a little bit guilty. Very popular walk-up spot, casual setting. ”
  • 181 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This place makes their own deliciously potent beers in a chill neighborhood pub. Good burgers n food too.”
  • 155 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“I personally am not fond of BBQ but this place is delicious! Tender meats and aaaamazing sauces!”
  • 143 locals recommend
Bar
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“This hip, dimly lit bar is perfect for cocktails and food with friends. Another great vegan option (try the Samurai bowl for sure) with happy hour M-F from 4-6. ”
  • 162 locals recommend
Café
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“Delicious breakfast/ brunch spot. Sit down or take away... but I would sit down. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“get their infamous fish sauce wings without the line you'd find at the SE location!”
  • 140 locals recommend
Bakery
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“French bakery with great pastries and food - you’ll probably want to visit more than once!”
  • 148 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Cool, quintessentially Portland cocktail bar with well-made drinks and delicious globally-inspired bar food.”
  • 110 locals recommend