Inhabited by people with an entrepreneurial, live-and-let-live spirit, this quirky outpost is a great place to be yourself. And to slow down and explore the simple things. "Quality of life" has become almost cliché. But in Portland it's the real deal.
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The Westin Portland
Life of Riley
Buffalo Wild Wings
Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill
Powell's City of Books
Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Portland Center Stage
A full city block of spine-bound adventure and a hallmark of Portland’s literary culture.
The Secret Society
Krebs loves this ballroom for its spring-loaded floors and bouncy visitors.
Pok Pok Noi
This Southeast Asian cuisine by award-winning chef Andy Ricker got its start as a food cart.
A Chapman-Duer favorite for its simple pairing of fish and chips, and live blues.
This retro theater on Belmont screens second-run films and boasts a classic nickel arcade.
Krebs’ “office” every Monday night where he croons while customers enjoy fine Peruvian fare.
Locally crafted beers and pub fare set along a popular bike-commuter route.
Stub Stewart State Park
Ross’ pick for a leisurely bike ride with its miles of paved trails through woods and scenic farmland.
Take in a match amid the chants, jeers, songs and scarves of Major League Soccer’s most rabid fans.
This intimate venue lures indie rockers to its woodsy interior, with restaurant and bar.