Food
Too many choices! Ask locals what’s good near you at any time. Here are a few gems:
Ethiopian: Bete Lukas
Central American: Por Que No, La Calaca Comelona, Xico
Great sushi: Yoko’s
Cart pods!
Peruvian: Andina
Coffee roasted in-house and hand-made bagels: Spielman’s Bagel Shop
Italian: Nonstrana
NW Cuisine: Higgins
Gourmet pizza: Ken’s, A Pizza Scholls
Spirits: Multnomah Whiskey Library

Fun neighborhoods to stroll in, in no particular order
NW 21st/23rd. More upscale local shops & food, Nice old houses & trees. Easily accessible from downtown by Portland Streetcar or walking.
SE Hawthorne. Local shops & food, early neighborhood revitalization. Accessible from downtown by bus or walking. Carte Blanche has amazing food.
NE Alberta. Local shops & food, arty & eclectic. Accessible from downtown by bus.
N Mississippi. Local shops & food, newest neighborhood revitalization. Accessible from downtown by bus.Sellwood. Local shops & food, many antique shops, quaint old amusement park, close to walking in Oaks Bottom wildlife refuge. Accessible from downtown by bus.
Tourist sightsPortland Saturday Market: handmade arts & crafts, food carts, music, performance art. NW waterfront, under the Burnside bridge (downtown)VooDoo Donut: famous wacky donut shop. Not the best donuts in town, but unique & tourists seem to love it. Downtown.Council Crest Park: nice views over two valleys. Summit of the hills above downtown.Classical Chinese Garden: what it sounds like, beautiful. Old Town.
Japanese Garden: what it sounds like, beautiful. Washington Park, in the hills above downtown.
Drinks & happy hour menu at Portland City Grill, high up in the US Bank Tower
More walkingArboretum: nice walking, views over the valley. Washington Park, in the hills above downtown.Ladd’s Addition: nice walking, beautiful American Elm trees & interesting collection of architectural styles.East bank Esplanade & Waterfront Park: strolling on both banks of river downtown.Forest Park: one of the largest inner-city wild parks in the world. Accessible by bus.


Hope the rain’s good to you all!-Allen