Then walk along the Waterfront Park and just enjoy the view!
Chinese Garden in Downtown Chinatown, admission fee
(I haven’t been here, heard it’s nice)
Last Thursday on Alberta St
every last Thursday of the month, big street fair! Fun peoplewatching. Lots of vendors and food carts!
First Thursday in Pearl District (NW)
every first Thursday of the month, galleries open late andhave special events, also a big art fair on the street. Better than Last Thursday, in my opinion. Nofood carts though! =(
Saturday & Sunday Market
every weekend on the SW waterfront, ginormous marketreminiscent of the Asian night markets. Great place to shop for gifts. Lots of good food too. Irecommend getting Elephant Ears! I also bought some delicious fresh marionberry jam for prettycheap from one of the vendors.
Farmer’s Market at PSU
best farmer’s market ever, lots of good food stands too
Best Happy Hours:
Saucebox (4-6 pm)
real swanky restaurant with yummy Asian-style foods. Third best happy hour.
Night Light Lounge (3-7 pm)
lots of games, good food
Voicebox Karaoke (4-7 pm)
super fun karaoke with a bar, $4/hr during happy hour
Doug Fir Lounge (3-6 pm)
steak for $3?!?!? Real nice looking place too. Tied for third best happy hour.
Portland City Grill (4:30-6:30 pm)
great views, great deals on food, and best mojitos. Definitely the besthappy hour.
North 45 (4-6 pm)
great food and drink deals, and the food is amazing! Second best happy hour.
Bar Mingo (3-6 pm)
Noble Rot (5-6 pm)
really good food, great cocktails, and wine, pretty nice view too!
Jake’s Famous Crawfish
Red Star Tavern
Davis Street Tavern
near our house! Amazing desserts (passion fruit mousse!) and macaroons.
Papa Haydn in NW or SE
Alotto Gelato in NW
Mio Gelato in NW
Cool Moon Ice Cream Company in NW
Jade Teahouse & Patisserie in SE (Sellwood)
handmade ice cream
Moonstruck Chocolate Café