No one has mentioned the food carts
in downtown Portland. They are some that are definitely worth a lunch visit. If you'd rather eat lunch inside and at a table, Kenny and Zukes
, Elephant's Delicatessen
, and Pizzicato
are my favorite lunch spots.
For dinner, I like Henry's
, and Fire on the Mountain
For dessert, go to Pix Patisserie
. You won't regret it.
As for activities, there are a lot of outdoor activities in the Portland area. Forrest Park
is one of the largest parks in the U.S. surrounded by a city; aka miles and miles of hiking and biking trails. Conversely, Portland is also home to the world's smallest park
There are also guided tours around Portland
that are really good. I highly recommend taking a tour. I've done the Underground Tour. Unlike the Underground tour in Seattle which explores what is physically under the streets, the Underground tour in Portland explores the "underground" culture of Portland's past. Such as which bars had trap doors in order to Shanghai drunk men, or how they used to smuggle alcohol during prohibition.