If you’re out late or need quick bite to eat, visit one of Portland’s food cart zones for tasty pizza, crepes, Frenchfries, Thai, sandwiches and more, often made withlocally grown ingredients and always served with equalparts Portland charm and attitude. Food carts are locatedthroughout the city. One popular destination downtownis 5
Avenue between Pine and Stark (open for lunch).
Portland Farmer’s Market
www.portlandfarmersmarket.org Delta Sky Magazine’s
ranked thePortland Farmer’s Markets number one worldwide,above Barcelona, Paris, San Francisco, and Munich.
Nearest downtown location is the Park Blocks on thePortland State University campus, from 9:00 am–2:00 pm on Saturdays.
Oregon Beer, Wine and Spirits
While you’re out eating and touring the city, be sure tolook out for and order Oregon brands such as BridgeportBrewing (try theirICONICBlue Heron ale), WidmerBrothers beer, Full Sail beer, Portland Brewing beer,Medoyeff Vodka, Aviation Gin, Crater Lake Vodka andClear Creek Distillery. Oregon is famous for pinot noir.Among the best are Domaine Drouhin and Cameron;other really good pinots include Evesham Wood, LangeReserve and J. Christopher. If you are going to drinkwhite wine go for Arglye chardonnay or sparkling wine,Cameron chardonnay or J. Christopher sauvignon blanc.For sparkling, the Argyle Brut is stellar.
Lunch/dinner/drinks (famousfor Spanish Coffee, which is aMUST-DOlate night);west side/downtown.
French inspired; dinner (call ahead); east side.
Asian inspired; drinks/dinner; west side/downtown.
Lunch/dinner/drinks (great martinis) —best restaurant close to The Governor Hotel; west side/Downtown.
Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen
Lunch (great homemadepastrami); west side/Downtown near The GovernorHotel.
There may not be a better way to wake-up thanCOFFEEAND DOUGHNUTS.Ask or look out for
brand coffee at independently owned coffee shops, orvisit one of Stumptown’s coffee bars on Stark (near AceHotel) on Third Avenue downtown, or on Belmont andDivision streets on the east side.Try
on Third Avenue downtown,
on Belmont (Saturday and Sunday only) or
on East 28
.Try delicious baked goods from
Grand Central Bakery
Ken’s Artisan Bakery
Walking, Running and Biking
The Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade extends severalmiles, from near downtown South along the WillametteRiver to the Springwater Corridor and Oaks Bottom(see below). It offers connections to east side eateriesand neighborhoods, bridge-crossings to Waterfront Park(see below) downtown.
Enjoy a causal morning, afternoon or evening stroll;go for run or rent a bike to take in the fresh spring airin Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
Forest Park is one of the largest parks within the citylimits of any U.S. city — great hiking and running trials.10–15 minutes from downtown by car. Great views of the Portland cityscape, Mount Hood, Mount St. Helensand even Mount Rainier. (
Springwater Corridor/Oaks Bottom
Take advantage of this easy urban access to naturalwetlands with car-free long-distance hiking, runningand bike paths.
Cool made and/or designed in Portland brands that makegreat gifts or mementos:
Oregon wine and cheese, specialty foods, etc.
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Retail store downtown onBroadway.
Largest private bookstore in U.S. —A MUST-SEE SPOT:be careful, whole paychecks candisappear!
Queen Bee Creations
Handbags and accessories.