150 Fun Things To Do In Portland

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Oregon’s largest city sits in the shadows of Mount Hood. There are so many fun things to do in Portland due to its well known parks, bike paths, craft breweries and coffeehouses. The food and drink along with the scenery make for a beautiful visit. Here’s a list of over 150 of our favorites you need to check out!

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

See the majestic waterfalls at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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International Rose Test Garden

Smell the roses at International Rose Test Garden

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Portland Japanese Garden

Be one with nature at Portland Japanese Garden

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Washington Park

Explore Washington Park

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Lan Su Chinese Garden’s Teahouse

Have a cup of tea at Lan Su Chinese Garden’s Teahouse

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Oneonta Gorge

Go hiking at Oneonta Gorge

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Forest Park Conservancy

Volunteer with the Forest Park Conservancy

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Grotto

Meditate at the Grotto

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Willamette Valley

Visit a winery at Willamette Valley

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Crowley Station Vineyards

Take a tour of Crowley Station Vineyards

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Pittock Mansion

Step back in time at Pittock Mansion

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Trillium Lake

Go camping at Trillium Lake

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

See the interactive exhibits at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Portland Farmers Market

Find the freshest produce at Portland Farmers Market

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Hoyt Arboretum

Take a nature walk at Hoyt Arboretum

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Multnomah County Central Library

Catch up on your reading at Multnomah County Central Library

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St. Johns Bridge

Cross St. Johns Bridge on your bike

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Laurelhurst Park

Have a picnic in Laurelhurst Park

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Oregon Zoo

View the amazing animals at Oregon Zoo

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Portland Art Museum

See an exhibit at Portland Art Museum

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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Relax at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

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Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Find a nice spot to read a book at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

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Portland Saturday Market

Hangout with the crowd at Portland Saturday Market

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Pearl District

Check out the shops in Pearl District

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The MAX

Ride the MAX and get to your next destination in no time

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Portland Children’s Museum

Play and learn at Portland Children’s Museum

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Segway Tour

Hop on the Segway and take a fun tour of the city

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Know Your City Tour

Take a closer look of Portland at the Know Your City Tour

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Oregon Historical Society Museum

Know more about history at Oregon Historical Society Museum

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Portland Aerial Tram

Get great sky high views of the city and beyond aboard the Portland Aerial Tram

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Tryon Creek State Park

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in Tryon Creek State Park

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Pedal Bike Tour

Hop on the Pedal Bike and go on a fun tour

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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

Visit the Oregon Holocaust Memorial

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Alphabet District

Locate the “Alphabet District”

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Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Go jogging in Tom McCall Waterfront Park

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Mt. Tabor Park

Walk your dog in Mt. Tabor Park

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Keller Auditorium

Watch a Broadway show at Keller Auditorium

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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

Go birdwatching at Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

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Oregon Pacific Railroad Passenger Train

Hop aboard the Oregon Pacific Railroad passenger train

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Sandy River Water Trail

Float along Sandy River Water Trail

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Sauvie Island Farms

Pick your own fruits and veggies at Sauvie Island Farms

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Mt. Hood Skibowl

Learn how to ski at Mt. Hood Skibowl

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Sellwood

Put on your walking shoes and roam in Sellwood

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Commons Brewery

Have a beer flight at Commons Brewery

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Powell’s City of Books

Find old and new titles at Powell’s City of Books

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The Meadow

Check out gourmet items at the Meadow

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Lloyd Center

Shop til you drop at Lloyd Center

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Canoe

Find great gift ideas at Canoe

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Crafty Wonderland

Get your souvenirs from Crafty Wonderland

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Quin

Have a taste of handmade candies from Quin

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Hawthorne Local Shops

Walk along Hawthorne and see the local shops

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Portlandia

Take a snap of Portlandia

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Pioneer Courthouse Square

Buy a brick at Pioneer Courthouse Square

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Bridgeport Brewpub

Have late night dinner at Bridgeport Brewpub

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Pioneer Courthouse

Take a tour of the Pioneer Courthouse

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Oregon Convention Center

Find out what’s happening at Oregon Convention Center

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Elk Rock Garden

Have a relaxing walk at Elk Rock Garden

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Portland Streetcar

Go sightseeing while riding the Portland Streetcar

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Trimet Bus

Get to your next stop via the TriMet Bus

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Third Wave Coffee Tour

Find the best roasters in the city at the Third Wave Coffee Tour

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Alberta Street

Check out the street art on Alberta Street

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Wahclella Falls

Take a hike to see Wahclella Falls

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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

See nature’s beauty at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

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Oaks Amusement Park

Ride all you can at Oaks Amusement Park

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Pioneer Place

Find all your shopping needs at Pioneer Place

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Union Station

Go people watching at Union Station

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Lone Fir Cemetery

Take a quiet stroll at Lone Fir Cemetery

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Providence Park

Catch an exciting game at Providence Park

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Portland State University campus

Walk around Portland State University campus

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New Deal Distillery

Learn how whiskey is made at New Deal Distillery

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Rogue Ales

Enjoy the company of friends while drinking beer at Rogue Ales

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Oregon Maritime Museum

Discover ship memorabilia at Oregon Maritime Museum

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Eastside Distillery

Take a tour of Eastside Distillery and sample their spirits

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Aladdin Theater

Catch a rockin’ concert at Aladdin Theater

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The Worlds Smallest Park

Visit the “world’s smallest park”

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Tasting Room

Sample Clear Creek Distillery’s products at the Tasting Room

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First Presbyterian Church

Listen to the choir at the First Presbyterian Church

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Animals in Pools

Spot all 25 “Animals in Pools”

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Big Pink

See the “Big Pink” up close

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World Forestry Center

Learn more about trees and forests at the World Forestry Center

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Cathedral Park

View the river from Cathedral Park

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Hair of the Dog Brewery

Find out what’s on tap at Hair of the Dog Brewery

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Kruger’S Farm

Check what’s ready for picking at Kruger’s Farm

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Hawthorne Bridge

Bike across Hawthorne Bridge and see the grandest views of the city

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Trail Blazers

Catch the Trail Blazers during the NBA season

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Keller Fountain Park

Take a seat and relax in Keller Fountain Park

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Sellwood Riverfront Park

Get your feet wet in Sellwood Riverfront Park

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Powell Butte Nature Park

Wander aimlessly in Powell Butte Nature Park

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Blackbird

Find the perfect cheese and wine pairing at Blackbird

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Milo McIver State Park

Go nature walking in Milo McIver State Park

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Director Park

Play a game of chess in Director Park

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Council Crest Park

Spot the “mother and child” playing joyfully in Council Crest Park

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Music Millennium

Catch a live performance while browsing for records at Music Millennium

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Revolution Hall

Listen to great music at Revolution Hall

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Wonder Ballroom

Watch your favorite band at Wonder Ballroom

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Bagdad Theatre

Get tickets to see the latest blockbusters at Bagdad Theatre

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Hollywood Theatre

See classic films at Hollywood Theatre

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Avalon

Grab a popcorn and catch the latest flicks at Avalon

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Cinema 21

Watch a foreign or indie film at Cinema 21

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Clinton Street Theater

See the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Clinton Street Theater

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Audubon Society of Portland

Learn more about different species of birds at Audubon Society of Portland

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Steel Bridge

Take a picture of the Steel Bridge as it lifts up

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Laurelhurst Theatre

Watch second run movies at Laurelhurst Theatre

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Have an evening filled with music at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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Moda Center

Cheer on the Portland Thunder at Moda Center

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Oregon Symphony

Watch a world class performance by the Oregon Symphony

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Star Theater

Get tickets to see a cool show at Star Theater

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Memorial Coliseum

See the Winterhawks play at Memorial Coliseum

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Lucky Labrador’s Ceausescu

Learn how to play Lucky Labrador’s Ceausescu

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Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial

Visit the Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial

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Movie Madness

Locate hard to find titles and film memorabilia at Movie Madness

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Widmer Brothers Brewery Tour

Take the Widmer Brothers Brewery Tour

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South Park Blocks

Find Theodore Roosevelt at South Park Blocks

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Tilikum Crossing

Walk across Tilikum Crossing while viewing the city

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Portland Timbers

Show your support for the Portland Timbers

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Portland Expo Center

Find out upcoming events at Portland Expo Center

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StudioNia

Take a class at StudioNia

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Living Room Theater

Have a movie date at Living Room Theater

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Alberta Rose Theatre

Watch a concert at Alberta Rose Theatre

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Kelley Point Park

Walk along the beach in Kelley Point Park

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Eagle Creek Trailhead

Go hiking at Eagle Creek Trailhead

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Eastbank Esplanade

Have a romantic stroll at Eastbank Esplanade

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O’Bryant Square

Catch up with old friends at O’Bryant Square

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Macleay Park

Go out and explore Macleay Park

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Leach Botanical Garden

Look at the lovely flowers at Leach Botanical Garden

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Ainsworth State Park

Put up a tent at Ainsworth State Park

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Wildwood Trail

Walk forever at Wildwood Trail

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Ramona, Henry and Ribsy

Find “Ramona, Henry and Ribsy”

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Portland Meadows

Watch horse racing live at Portland Meadows

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Heron Lakes Golf Club

Play a round of golf at Heron Lakes Golf Club

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Skidmore Market

Meet local artists at Skidmore Market

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Brody Theater’s Improv Show

Laugh til you cry at the Brody Theater’s Improv show

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Heathman Hotel’s Lobby Lounge

Listen to Jazz music at the Heathman Hotel’s Lobby Lounge

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Oregon Ballet Theatre

Watch a magical performance by the Oregon Ballet Theatre

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Helium Comedy Club

Laugh out loud at Helium Comedy Club

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Circuit Bouldering Gym

Have a great workout at Circuit Bouldering Gym

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Leatherman Factory Tour

Sign up at the Leatherman Factory Tour and find out how their products are made

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Embers

Dance the night away at Embers

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Voodoo Doughnut

Give in to your cravings at Voodoo Doughnut

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Veritable Quandary

Make a dinner reservation at Veritable Quandary

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Le Pigeon

Savor French cuisine at Le Pigeon

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Andina Restaurant

Enjoy Peruvian fare at Andina Restaurant

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Petite Provence

Have a taste of Europe at Petite Provence

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Blossoming Lotus

Go vegan at Blossoming Lotus

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Salt and Straw

Get a scoop of yummy goodness from Salt and Straw

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Mother’s Bistro and Bar

Have a hearty lunch at Mother’s Bistro and Bar

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Waffle Window

Eat like a king at Waffle Window

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Stumptown

Start your day right with a cup from Stumptown

While there are hundreds of awesome things to do in Portland, there’s always a chance we missed something! Make sure to send us any suggestions you have. Don’t forget to check out all of the other attractions Oregon has to offer.