Best High End Restaurants

Beaches Restaurant & Bar

1919 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661
(360) 699-1592

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One of the best well rounded, delicious restaurants.

Portland City Grill

111 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
(503) 450-0030

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While everything may seem overpriced, you are paying for a great view and exceptional service.

RingSide Steakhouse

2165 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 223-1513

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Many would argue is the best steak in town

Le Pigeon

738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 546-8796

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If I were to do a restaurant, this is how I would do it. New food all the time in a cozy environment. Eat what is available tonight.

Portland area Food

Cartlandia

An award-winning cart collection 20-30 minutes from downtown.

8145 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Hours: Sun-Fri 10AM – 10PM, Sat 10AM -12AM

Try the food from El Salvador, it is delicious.

Original Hotcake House

Greasy Spoon breakfast place, great for ending the night. 5-10 minutes from downtown.

1002 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

Hours: 24/7

The Roxy

Breakfast is served anytime (& burgers are popular too) at this 24-hour diner with quirky decor.

1121 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

I recommend the Heart Attack Platter. Everything you would want for breakfast.

Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House

210 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Hours: Mon-Thu 11AM-11PM, Fri-Sat 11M-12AM

A brewery where the food is not an afterthought.

Sushi Ichiban

24 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

Variable Hours, check ahead

Voodoo Doughnut

22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Open 24/7

Voodoo Doughnut, Too!

1501 NE Davis St, Portland, OR 97232

Open 24/7 (Not as busy, only 5-10 minutes from original location)

Local Businesses to Visit

McMenamins

Unique and historical locations all over the area with restaurants, bars, theaters, hotels, and more. Look into the McMenamins passport and visit them all.

Burgerville Fast Food Restaurants

Locations all over the area, local seasonal food made fresh.

Hours: Most open from 7AM-10PM

Powell’s City of Books

1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Hours: 9AM-11PM Daily

Music venues

Portland has a reputation for bringing excellent musicians to town, or even breeding them local. Check the websites of the following places for specific info on what they have going on while you are here.

Roseland Theater

8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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Alladin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

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McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

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Local Nature Spots

Washington Park Rose Garden

(International rose test garden)

SW Rose Garden Way, Portland, OR 97205

Hours: 7:30AM – 9PM

(Check out the other attractions within Washington Park such as the Japanese Gardens)

Mt. Tabor Park

SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 97215

Hours: 5AM – 12AM

Powell Butte Nature Park

16160 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236

Hours:7AM-10PM

Rocky Butte Park

3102 NE Rocky Butte Rd, Portland, OR 97220

Hours:5:15AM-12AM

Tualatin Hills Nature Park

15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97006

Open Sunrise to Sunset

A Bit of a Drive

I selected some of my favorite locations that require a bit of a drive. Each one is worth the time.

Bagby Hot Springs Trailhead

(1.75 Hours)

Go prepared to hike with a nice hot springs experience at the end. Not for the modest or faint of heart.

Mo’s Restaurant

(Cannon Beach 1.5 hours)

195 W Warren Way, Tolovana Park, OR 97145

(Lincoln City 2 hours)

860 Southwest 51st Street, Lincoln City, OR 97367

The Lincoln City location is my favorite since it is across from the Looking Glass Inn. I stay at the Inn in their Jacuzzi Suite, walk over to get my food at Mo’s and then spend time at the beach. Never have to drive until it’s time to go home.

Timberline Lodge

(Mount Hood 1.5 Hours)

Government Camp, OR 97028

The site where the movie “the shining” was shot.

Indian Head Casino

(2 hours)

3236 U.S. 26, Warm Springs, OR 97741

Close to warm springs and the desert for nice hikes. The staff is great here.

Districts full of food and more

Hawthorne district

A street filled with trendy restaurants, bars, and entertainment. Check out Lardo.

Mississippi District

A street filled with great restaurants and bars. Check out Ecliptic Brewery.

Alberta District

A street filled with exceptional restaurants, bars and art galleries.

Trendy 23 (Nob Hill)

NW 23rd Ave in downtown, full of food, coffee, and trendy shops. Papa Haydn is great for desert.