Eccentric character and open-minded energy exist around every corner.
The familiar phrase “Keep Portland Weird” expresses the Oregon city’s admiration for the unconventional, which is also expressed through its vibrant food, art galleries and music scene. Explore global cuisines at a food cart market, lush scenery at one of the city’s many parks and eclectic streets packed with funky boutiques. Plus — and maybe you’ve heard — the city’s doughnut game is next-level. Though it’s the biggest metropolis in Oregon, Portland’s neighborhoods have a mellow and hospitable vibe.
- Downtown Portland
- Mississippi District
- Nob Hill
- The Pearl District
Downtown Portland stretches from the banks of the Willamette River to the highway, with each block chock-full of tempting eateries, art museums and lively nightlife venues. Contemporary buildings stand next to historic landmarks, creating a distinctive mix of old and new. Plus, there’s a Chinese garden to explore with a lovely tea garden at its center and a farmers market with food vendors and a very busy busking scene.
Shopping, Nightlife , Museums, Dining, Art
The parallel streets of Division and Clinton in southeast Portland have been transformed into an energetic destination worth a few hours of wandering. This area is also where old Portland meets new, with swanky restaurants finding their place next to funky dive bars that have been around for decades.
Bars, Cafés, Restaurants, Shopping
This storied avenue in northeast Portland has retained its colorful storefronts and murals — which coincides with its vibrant array of entertainment, nightlife and eateries. Come here to find Portland’s unique character among locally owned boutiques and music venues.
Restaurants, Entertainment, Boutiques, Galleries, Bars
The Nob Hill neighborhood has preserved much of Portland’s historic charm — visible in the Victorian homes that line its maze of streets and avenues. While it operates at a more relaxed pace than downtown, there are still plenty of restaurants, cafés and shops to explore.
Galleries, Cinemas, Shopping, Restaurants
The Pearl District
Formerly an industrial area filled with warehouses, this central downtown neighborhood has undergone an impressive urban revival and is now one of the most-frequented areas in Portland, complete with renowned eateries, avant-garde galleries, indie boutiques and that magnet for book lovers worldwide, Powell’s City of Books.
Shopping, Entertainment, Parks, Museums, Dining
Stay in The Center of it All
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Discover Portland, Oregon’s Distinctive Charms
Take In Portland’s Eclectic Character
Begin your tour of Portland at some of its namesake institutions, which express the city’s love of music, fashion and craft beer. From sampling bizarre doughnuts to getting lost among piles of books, get a sense of Portland through its unique hot spots.
Discover Portland’s Nature, Then Nob Hill
Discover the lush Oregonian landscape at Washington Park — stroll through redwoods, manicured rose gardens and sprawling arboretums. After a scenic escape, explore the laid-back and historic streets of Nob Hill.
Dine and Shop Your Way Through the East Side
Spend your final morning strolling the much-loved Mississippi Avenue, which is home to some of Portland’s best boutiques and foodie-approved restaurants. Then find your way to a live music venue and unwind among locals.