First Time in Portland



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Portland, Oregon is a wonderful place to spend a few days, whether your passions lie in local artisan crafts, public gardens, or creative cuisine. While exploring Portland, there are many unique Downtown sights not to be missed. Spend your mornings exploring Portland's many gardens, and your afternoons exploring the city. No matter what your day has in store for you, you will not be disappointed.

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Day 1 - Portland


Spend your morning exploring Portland's infamous Saturday Market (which deceivingly takes place on both Saturdays and Sundays until 2pm). Explore the wide variety of artists in Portland, ranging from passionate jelly makers to intricate wood carvers. Walk through Downtown Portland until you reach ten01, where you can indulge in an exquisite but modestly priced 'power lunch'. Then, hop over to the Japanese Garden and the International Rose Test Garden, a little bit outside the city. This makes for a pleasant break from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Portland. For happy hour, overlook the entire city while indulging in cocktails and $2 appetizers at one of the best restaurants in Portland; the Portland City Grill. If you can manage to still muster up an appetite, Typhoon! is a great introduction to Portland's mouthwatering Thai cuisine. After dinner, cruise over to Hobo's for a hopping cocktail scene. When you're finally done with your first day in Portland, get a refreshing rest at the Hotel Vintage Plaza.


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Saturday Market

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108 West Burnside
Under the west end of the Burnside Bridge (between SW First Ave. and SW Naito Pkwy.)
Portland, OR 97209

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tel: +1 503 222 6072
fax: +1 503 222 0254
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Downtown Portland/City Center

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Location:

Between Interstate Highway 5 and 405
Between Interstate Highway 5 and 405
Portland, OR 97204

Contact:

tel: +1 503 275 8355
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Pearl District

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Location:

1022 Northwest Marshall Street
Portland, OR 97209

Contact:

tel: +1 503 222 2223
fax: +1 503 232 5934
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The Japanese Garden

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Location:

611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97201

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tel: (503) 223-1321


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International Rose Test Garden

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Location:

400 Southwest Kingston Ave
(Washington Park)
Portland, OR 97201

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tel: +1 503 823 3636
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Southeast Portland

Location:

Grand Avenue
(East side of the Morrison Bridge)
Portland, OR 97204

Contact:

tel: +1 503 275 8355 / +1 877 678 5263 (Portland Oregon Visitors Association)


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Nob Hill/Westover/Northwest 23rd District

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North of West Burnside Street
(Northwest 23rd & 21st avenues)
Portland, OR 97210

Contact:

tel: +1 503 275 8355 / +1 877 678 5263 (Portland Oregon Visitors Association)
fax: +1 503 275 9284
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Waterfront Park

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Location:

Front Avenue
(Between Southwest Harrison and Northwest Glisan)
Portland, OR 97204

Contact:

tel: +1 503 823 2223
fax: +1 503 823 2515
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Day 2 - Portland


The best restaurants in Portland are nothing to scoff at. From local farm cuisine to a taste of the exotic, Portland has something for everyone. Enjoy the slow food movement and satisfy your culinary craving!


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Belly Timber

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3257 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

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tel: 503 235-3277
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Pok Pok

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Location:

3226 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97202

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tel: 503-232-1387‎
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Mother's

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Location:

409 Southwest Second Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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tel: +1 503 464 1122
fax: +1 503 525 5877
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Portland City Grill

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Location:

111 SW 5th Ave
30th Floor
Portland, OR 97204

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tel: 5034500030
fax: +1 503 525 5265
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ten 01

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Location:

1001 NW Couch
Portland, OR 97209

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tel: +1 503 226-3463
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Voodoo Doughnut

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22 Southwest 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-2713

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tel: +1 503 241 4704
fax: +1 503 241 4706
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Day 3 - Portland


Old or young, Portland has a taste of the nightlife for all of us. Enjoy cheap and fun movies at the Bagdad Theater and Pub. If you enjoy a wilder kind of night, Holocene and the Doug Fir Lounge have the best shows and dance parties in Portland. And if your taste lies more on the refined side of the evening, don't miss Hobo's or Jazz de Opus.


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Bagdad Theater & Pub

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Location:

3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97214

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tel: +1 503 236 9234
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Holocene

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Location:

1001 Southeast Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97214

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tel: +1 503 239 7639
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Doug Fir Lounge

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Location:

830 East Burnside
Portland, OR 97214

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tel: +1 503 231 9663
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Hobo's

Location:

120 Northwest 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Contact:

tel: +1 503 224 3285
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Jazz de Opus

Location:

33 Northwest Second Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Contact:

tel: +1 503 222 6077


Day 4 - Portland, Detroit


For the true Portland experience, take a taste of the eclectic. Below you'll find some of the most eccentric and hands-down the most Portland-y things to do. Experience true hot springs, unique artist gatherings, and other happenings around Portland! If your taste is more outdoors, don't miss the Dog Mountain; a unique and breathtaking view right outside of Portland.


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Alberta Street Fair

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Northeast Alberta Street
(Between 18th and 30th avenues)
Portland, OR 97211

Contact:

tel: +1 503 972 2206
fax: +1 503 275 9774(Tourist Information)
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Breitenbush Hot Springs

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Location:

PO Box 578
Detroit, OR 97342

Contact:

tel: 503.854.3320
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Ground Kontrol

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Location:

511 NW Couch St
Portland, OR 97209-3602

Contact:

tel: (503) 796-9364


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First Thursday

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Location:

Pearl District
Portland, OR

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