@ConnerOMalley and I are heading to Portland soon. What are your favorite things there? Food? Sights? A good bench by a tree?
  1. The International Rose Test Garden
  2. Mary's or The Devil's Point
    Actually wonderful strip clubs, my favorite thing in Portland and I don't even like strip clubs
    Suggested by @zoe
  3. Powell's (obviously)
    Suggested by @zoe
  4. Kenny & Zukes for pastrami
    Suggested by @zoe
  5. Big Star Donuts
    Suggested by @zoe
  6. Waffle window
    Suggested by @ChrisK
  7. Portland timbers game
    Suggested by @ChrisK
  8. Pendleton Home Store
    Suggested by @tothemaxxx
  9. Dove Vivi
    Cornmeal crust pizza radness.
    Suggested by @tothemaxxx
  10. Multnomah Falls
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    It's about 30 miles east of downtown. But if you have a car, it's a nice day trip. About 620 ft tall you can hike right to the top of you want or you just walk 1/4 mile to that bridge. It's gorgeous.
    Suggested by @eatthelove
  11. Salt and Straw
    Numerous locations. Excellent ice cream.
    Suggested by @eatthelove
  12. Nong's Khao Man Gai
    There are actually a few locations including a restaurant. But it started as a food cart.
    Suggested by @eatthelove
  13. McMenamins Kennedy School
    Suggested by @johnaugust
  14. Pok Pok or Whiskey Soda Lounge
    Across the street from each other and same owner. Thai place with great decor and incredible food. Best chicken wings in the world. Thanks @leslie for introducing me to it.
    Suggested by @bjnovak
  15. Peninsula Park Rose Garden
    A beautiful array of benches. A perfect, pretty, hidden summer spot!
    Suggested by @emmaburke
  16. doug fir lounge
    fun bar and concert venue in the hip hipster jupiter hotel.
    Suggested by @lindsaygelfand
  17. PaaDee over Pok Pok
    No disrespect to Pok Pok, but PaaDee is better. The secret restaurant in the back is booked through September but if you can sneak in (it's called Langbaan) do it. Otherwise, PaaDee is where you should Thai dine in Portland.
    Suggested by @Nicholas
  18. Voodoo Doughnut
    Suggested by @jtotheb
  19. See a summer concert at Mcmenamins Edgefield
    Suggested by @jourdainmay
  20. Cinnamon buns and jammers at grand central bakery!
    Suggested by @tschlossberg
  21. Bollywood Cafe -- street style Indian food -- too good
    Suggested by @louisa
  22. Chinese gardens AND Japanese gardens and the Portland art museum is a great one
    Suggested by @louisa
  23. Tasty & Sons for brunch
    Portland is a brunch town, and this is the best I've had there. Worth the trip for sure.
    Suggested by @eskinz
  24. Besaw's
    Brunch! Bloody Marys!
    Suggested by @garrett
  25. Le Pigeon
    For some seriously delicious nouveau French foo'
    Suggested by @dave
  26. ¿Por Qué No?
    Amazing tacos, really good seasonal fruit juices, & an awesome atmosphere during a hot summer day
    Suggested by @GBL
  27. McDonald's
    Suggested by @ConnerOMalley
  28. Drive the Historic Columbia River Highway
    Yo, I know it sounds boring, but I'm telling you. So beautiful. That's the for real Northwest experience. The Gorge is the shit. Know why? Because it's not something that was experienced elsewhere and replicated for the people in Portland. Like Thai street food or homemade tortillas. Do the drive on the early evening while it's still light out. Sublime. Then go eat dinner. Then go to Mary's. Haha. Also, Bamboo Sushi is almost as good as Blue Ribbon.
    Suggested by @TheAnne
  29. Swimming!! It's gonna be hot and we've got wonderful, mountain streams and spring-fed crater lakes. Like the Washougal river or...Battleground Lake State Park
    Suggested by @Frederica
  30. Multnomah Whiskey Library
    Beautiful space, amazing wall of bottles, fantastic cocktails and a extraordinarily knowledgable staff. http://bit.ly/1JBboLJ
    Suggested by @Jim
  31. Toro Bravo
    Still one of the standouts in a city loaded amazing restaurants. http://bit.ly/1GT3pTk
    Suggested by @Jim
  32. Skidmore Bluffs
    Grab a blanket and pack some drinks. Visit Portland's best unofficial park for the best sunsets in town.
    Suggested by @Jim
  33. Chapman School Swifts
    If you're here in September, watch tens of thousands of tiny birds tornado into the chimney at NW Portland's Chapman Elementary School. Another great picnic spot. http://bit.ly/1Cf9yhh
    Suggested by @Jim
  34. Record Stores
    •North PDX - Mississippi, Beacon Sound •Northeast PDX - Little Axe •Southest PDX - Exiled Records, Crossroads
    Suggested by @Jim
  35. Coquine
    Suggested by @kasia