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Things to do in Happy Valley

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Point of Interest
“WASABI SUSHI PDX, BARDO'S GRILL, KHAO NIEW – LAO STREET FOOD, CRUST WOOD FIRED PIZZA . . . A little something for everyone!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Trail
“This nature park is a short 3 minute walk from our driveway. It offers approximately 4 miles of hiking trails in a beautifully preserved forest setting. Birds and deer are abundant!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“This is a very cute, quaint, comfy coffee shop with great breakfasts and lunches too. The inside is European styled and homey.”
  • 4 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“It's close and still quite German. We love their sauerbraten and spatzele but it is the beer list that keeps the place full. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“Lots of free parking to catch the Green line into downtown or parts of NE Portland. You'll experience a variety of Portlanders on this route; brace yourself.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Diner
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“ This is a real locals joint. The burgers are great! The rest is decent, servings are large and price is good. A very non-portland experience.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“This is a growler/bar that has beer, cider, and the occasional sangria from all over the U.S; I haven't had a single beer here I didn't absolutely love. This place can be really fun if you get a few friends here to all get a flight so you can try the array of flavors. Food is light here, but the bartenders don't mind you bringing in outside food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Trail
“Ildi grew up on this mountain as a kid, one of her favorite spots now they have trails and great loops. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“A charming nature walk. You can explore every trail in two hours with plenty of time to admire wildflowers and wildlife”
  • 4 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Wide variety of activities available at the Happy Valley Park...from hiking trails to play areas, tennis to basketball courts, skate park to dog parks, soccer to baseball games... Happy Valley Park also holds a well-known 4th of July parade, celebration and fireworks show; as well as Concerts in the Park series in July/August on Thursday nights. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love this place! Authentic Chinese food, and great healthy options.. If you want something special made, they will do it in a heartbeat with no attitude and no stress.. They will turn anything into a vegetarian option as well.. No fuss, no muss... ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“McMenamins is a local brew pub chain. They have many micro-brews (some offered at all locations and some that are unique by location). Each location is unique. Some are renovated houses, schools, hotels, movie theaters or just local hangouts in strip-malls. We recommend a "ruby head" which is a combination of their popular Hammerhead and Ruby. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Locality
“Our mall is fabulous.. Has almost everything you can think of there.. Food stations are great and quick, as well as a good variety.. Great places to sit and relax for a few, amazing restaurants, and smoothy/ice cream store fronts.. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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Pub
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“Our family LOVES this restaurant. We frequent this place because the food is REALLY good and the staff are super nice!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Beautifully maintained natural area with great trails. The feeling is so lovely and far from City.. It's a feeling of being out in the middle of nowhere. It can be hot out, but cool under the shady canopy of the trees. Lots of vegetation and animals. The path is not smooth but adds to the need for you to pay attention as you go! ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

German Restaurant
“It's close and still quite German. We love their sauerbraten and spatzele but it is the beer list that keeps the place full. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Diner
“ This is a real locals joint. The burgers are great! The rest is decent, servings are large and price is good. A very non-portland experience.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“This is a growler/bar that has beer, cider, and the occasional sangria from all over the U.S; I haven't had a single beer here I didn't absolutely love. This place can be really fun if you get a few friends here to all get a flight so you can try the array of flavors. Food is light here, but the bartenders don't mind you bringing in outside food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love this place! Authentic Chinese food, and great healthy options.. If you want something special made, they will do it in a heartbeat with no attitude and no stress.. They will turn anything into a vegetarian option as well.. No fuss, no muss... ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
“McMenamins is a local brew pub chain. They have many micro-brews (some offered at all locations and some that are unique by location). Each location is unique. Some are renovated houses, schools, hotels, movie theaters or just local hangouts in strip-malls. We recommend a "ruby head" which is a combination of their popular Hammerhead and Ruby. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pub
“Our family LOVES this restaurant. We frequent this place because the food is REALLY good and the staff are super nice!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great authentic cuisine, family owned and run... Try the St.Helen's, you wont be sorry..”
  • 1 local recommends

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