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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.
Bookshop
“Worlds largest used and new bookstore! A fun afternoon spent rummaging through the stacks. Enjoy a coffee and read in the gold room!”
  • 514 locals recommend
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.”
  • 510 locals recommend
Garden
“Many styles of gardens showcased in serene 5.5-acre space with waterfall, teahouse & mountain view.”
  • 375 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“The Portland Art Museum in Portland, was founded in 1892, making it the oldest art museum on the West Coast and seventh oldest in the US.”
  • 273 locals recommend
Waterfall
“A quick 45 minute drive from here. Make sure to take the historic highway and stop at Crown Pointe en route to the falls. Plenty of hiking and sightseeing in the gorge”
  • 316 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Don’t be fooled by the other locations. This is the real one and worth the wait! World famous chef Andy Ricker’s first place. The spicy wings are so addictive you want to order more. And the spicy boar collar , (just ask them) is the best thing on the menu. This is my favorite place to eat in Portland. ”
  • 345 locals recommend
Museum
“The Pittock Mansion is a French Renaissance-style château in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon, United States. The mansion was originally built in 1914 as a private home for London-born Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock and his wife, Georgiana Burton Pittock.”
  • 292 locals recommend
Bar
“Multiple bars within a resurrected school with a decidedly eerie vibe. The once-defunct school now houses restaurants, theaters, a brewery, and variety of bars, games, outdoor seating, and even a soaking pool. ”
  • 351 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Check out the current exhibit here and save time to walk through the submarine!”
  • 280 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“A great outdoor location with pocket saving drinks and live musical performances on the weekends”
  • 265 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“A must visit spot for all lovers of roses and plants. Specially beautiful during Spring and Summer. ”
  • 254 locals recommend
Zoo
“is set in beautiful, rolling hills above Portland with loads of fun for the whole family. The Max train goes right there!”
  • 179 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. ”
  • 282 locals recommend
Park
“Laurelhurst Park is a classic city park, with a little of something for everyone. Playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, and on the other side of a quiet road a wide park in the midst of tall trees with a duck pond and fountains. The walking paths are paved and suitable for those of all abilities, and the park has an off-leash area for dogs. There are numerous benches and picnic spots including a few barbecues, so it is easy to spend a whole day there enjoying the people and the park.”
  • 213 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Many good: restaurants, brew pubs, coffee shops, etc. in the area of the home. Walkable good shopping for groceries. Excellent mass transit options. Great bicycle routes to anywhere in the city. Easy parking. ”
  • 243 locals recommend
National Park
“Visiting this National Park can be done as a day trip while staying in Ashland. Worth the trip if you have the time.”
  • 108 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Thai Restaurant
“Don’t be fooled by the other locations. This is the real one and worth the wait! World famous chef Andy Ricker’s first place. The spicy wings are so addictive you want to order more. And the spicy boar collar , (just ask them) is the best thing on the menu. This is my favorite place to eat in Portland. ”
  • 345 locals recommend
Bar
“Multiple bars within a resurrected school with a decidedly eerie vibe. The once-defunct school now houses restaurants, theaters, a brewery, and variety of bars, games, outdoor seating, and even a soaking pool. ”
  • 351 locals recommend
Rock Club
“A great outdoor location with pocket saving drinks and live musical performances on the weekends”
  • 265 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“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
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Well worth the drive and into Portland. Great atmosphere and service with big portions and great drinks. We love going there for breakfast!”
  • 226 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“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
“Very unique place to eat at and a good variety of dishes to choose from. One of a kind!”
  • 218 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Delicious and charming taco joint . . . our favorites: pollo asado tacos & horchata”
  • 201 locals recommend

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