Once you’ve hit your word limit at Powells and nurtured a cavity at Voodoo doughnuts, there are still a million things to do in the Rose City. Here are our picks for a perfectly curated Portland weekend.
Neighborhood for Establishment-Hopping:
When you’ve got a day to kill and want a broad dose of Portland goodness, Mississippi is still top of the heap. Start things off with brunch at Radar, then browse the latest exhibit upstairs at Land gallery. Linger over a buttermilk strawberry ice cream cone at Lovely's 50/50, and cap it off with a drink at Bar Bar and a mellow show at Mississippi Studios.
Small but stocked, Mississippi Records is a good place to waste an hour pouring over vinyl. Their mix tapes will make you wish you still had a car with a tape deck. 5202 N Albina Ave.
The Oregon hazelnut milk latte at Heart Roasters is likely the spendiest caffeine you’ll order all day, but also the most delicious. 2211 E Burnside St. / 537 SW 12th Ave.
Dose of Culture:
The Museum of Contemporary Craft is a little-known hub in the Pearl District. The Fashioning Cascadia exhibit, running until October, features perfect vintage Pendleton and Liza Rietz’ noteworthy structural pieces. 724 NW Davis St.
Surprisingly Cool Tourist Trap:
The decommissioned navy submarine, the USS Blueback at OMSI, may squash your latent dreams of naval service—particularly if you’re claustrophobic or taller than 6 feet—but it’s also a trove of fascinating seafaring facts you can drop over dinner later. 1945 SE Water Ave.
Portlandia Cliches in the Flesh:
The absolutely cutthroat Monday Night Dodgeball match at Colonel Summers Park is a sight to behold and sketch comedy waiting to happen.
PDX Airport 5 Panel by Ashbrook—a wearable piece of the only airport carpet that has its own Instagram feed.