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There’s nothing quite like taking a quick 3 day trip to Portland! Oregon, not Maine. We’ve done the dirty work for you and have narrowed down the sights to visit and hiking spots in this 3 day long weekend guide for a Portland, OR trip. We are major foodies so we’ve also included the best places to eat! 

A few years ago, one of my close friends moved to Portland since her husband was going to school up there so I was able to go up and visit during long weekends. Over the course of those trips, we’ve narrowed down the best spots to visit for a perfect 3 day weekend in Portland.

Portland in particular is a cheap enough place to live that you can still develop your passion – painting, writing, music. People seem less status-conscious. Even wealthy people buy second-hand clothes and look a little bit homeless.
– Chuck Palahniuk

Even though Portland seems more like a hippie, granola-loving type of town, it is so much more. There is literally something for everyone, from amazing coffee spots to microbreweries and outlet shopping to hiking trails, all are easily reachable within a 1-2 hour drive.

Fun Fact: Portland is also a city of bridges, with 12 bridges, only two of which cross the Columbia River.

Here is our perfect 3 day Portland, Oregon itinerary with amazing places to visit and the best eats in the city!

Where to Stay in Portland, Oregon

Crowne Plaza Hotel Portland-Downtown Convention Center is a great place to stay in Portland! Their rooms are cozy with comfortable beds. Location-wise it is located a short bus ride away from downtown and the Pearl District. All of the rooms include free wifi, microwave, Keurig machine, and a mini-fridge. The mini-fridge definitely came in handy when we ordered too much and had leftovers! They also have a free airport shuttle that can take you to and from the Portland International Airport. We would definitely stay at Crowne Plaza Hotel Portland again!

PRO TIP: If you stay at Crowne Plaza Hotel Portland-Downtown Convention Center, be sure to visit Pine State Biscuits on Schuyler. It’s only 2 blocks away and you’ll be in for a very delicious breakfast or brunch!

Another nearby place to stay is Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center, the rooms are modern and they offer a free downtown shuttle! They also have a gym, free wifi, and they have a pool. Their staff is also super friendly and helpful. Click here to book Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center now!

Only in the Pacific Northwest – Uniquely Portland, OR Hotels

For quirky places to stay that are distinctly Portland, check out any of the McMenamins hotels, each of which has a unique theme. McMenamins is a family run chain of hotels, theaters, pubs, and more and are originally from the Portland area.

Check out McMenamins Crystal Hotel, located right in the middle of the Pearl District, it’s as convenient as it gets! The rooms at the Crystal Hotel are inspired by performances and songs from the Crystal Ballroom next door.

McMenamins Kennedy School is one of my favorites, it’s a repurposed and once abandoned elementary school with tons of things to do. It isn’t JUST a hotel! There’s an in-house brewery, bar, gift shop, restaurants, pool, and even a movie theater. Per its original purpose, the rooms and decor invoke a sense of nostalgia and makes you feel like you’re still in school. McMenamins Kennedy School is a perfect place to stay during those rainy Pacific Northwest winters, you’ll definitely be entertained there!

Aside from being a music venue, McMenamins White Eagle Saloon is also a hotel. Located a bit north of the Eliot area, it’s a little bit further from the action, but it’s still in a convenient area, somewhat close to downtown. Like the other hotels, it has its own bar and restaurants, but it’s best known for its beautiful outdoor fire pits so it’s a perfect place to stay during the summer. Book McMenamins White Eagle Saloon now! 

Day 1 in Portland, OR – See Downtown Portland & Explore the Pearl District 

Blue Star Donuts, the first week it opened, back before it became super popular and crowded.

Get breakfast at Blue Star Donuts

Blue Star Donuts is one of my favorite spots in Portland, we always come here for breakfast at least once during our trips to PDX. Jimmy loves eating their buttermilk old-fashioned donut, I hate old-fashioned donuts but theirs is one of the best I’ve had. I’d much rather have their blueberry bourbon basil, passionfruit cocoa nib, or maple bacon. Trust me, ALL of these are great. They’re the perfect mixture of fruity acidity with the sweet glaze so they’re neither too sweet nor too tart.

My other favorite donuts from there would include the original glazed, peach pink peppercorn, and the blueberry cake donut. I’ve also been known to show up at Blue Star Donuts multiple times over the course of my 3 day trip in Portland, haha. Yes, that is how much I love their donuts.

Love donuts as much as we do? Check out Portland’s finest donuts on the Underground Donut Tour.

PRO TIP: There is also now a Blue Star Donuts location at the Portland International Airport (PDX) so I tend to stop by there either on the way in or out to get my fill of donuts. The line also tends to be shorter at the airport location.
A fancy Homer Simpson’s breakfast of champions with a passionfruit cocoa nib donut!

I started coming to Blue Star the week they opened and since then they’ve blown up in popularity. Argh, the days when there were no lines there! Now the lines go out the door, so make sure you get there early as they close up shop when they run out.

So yes, you can skip Voo-Doo Doughnuts. I found their donuts to be overly gimmicky (voo-doo doll shaped jelly donuts), taste bud burningly sweet, and with insanely long lines. I wouldn’t recommend it, but I’ve included their website for you anyways just in case.

Delicious cold brew from the tap!

Try a nitro cold brew at Stumptown Coffee Roasters

If the line at Blue Star is long and you’re not traveling solo, I would use your traveling companions wisely. Divide and conquer!

I’d recommend one of you stand in line at Blue Star, while the others head over to Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Their coffee is amazeballs! While their lattes are great, the real star of the show is their cold brew on tap. You NEED to get that, nowhere else does it quite like they do. It’s super smooth and doesn’t have an acidic finish (which I hate).

Fun Fact: Stumptown Coffee is now owned by Peet’s Coffee as of October 2015.

After you’ve scarfed down your coffee and donuts, hit up Cacao for a chocolate experience to die for! 

Cacao flight of drinking chocolates, each a different type – milk, dark, and Mexican chocolates.

Drink chocolate at Cacao

Unfortunately, Cacao is now closed. For another drinking chocolate experience outside of Downtown, check out Woodblock Chocolate.

I’m not huge on chocolate, but I LOVE their drinking chocolate. My favorite thing to order there is their chocolate flight because you get to try 3 different drinking chocolates! You get 3 shot glasses full of deliciously rich, hot chocolate in seasonal flavors, we’ve tried their dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and Mexican chocolate.

Note that this is not hot cocoa type of hot chocolate, this is more akin to the warm liquid chocolate which is what the Spanish dip churros into.

They sell homemade chocolates as well as chocolate bars sourced throughout the world. Plus, they also have really cool flavors like fig chocolate and chili chocolate if you’re into that.

For more chocolate tasting experiences, check out this Chocolate Decadence Walking Tour.

Next, take some time to digest by exploring the Pearl District and downtown area. You can see the sculptures on the streets or shop in the stores. There is no sales tax in Oregon so feel free to shop away!

Fun Fact: Matt Groening of “The Simpsons” grew up in the Portland area, many of the Simpsons characters were inspired by the streets of Portland. (Oregon Live)


Explore the best bookstore in Portland, Powell’s City of Books

Within a few blocks of walking, you’ll stumble upon one of my favorite bookstores in the world, Powell’s City of Books. Since the advent of smartphones and tablets, books have gone down the wayside with Kindles and e-books; however, Powell’s is one of the coolest places to shop for books.

Fun Fact: Powell’s City of Books is 68,000 square feet chock full of books and is the largest bookstore in the nation with over 1 million volumes. They also have a Rare Book Room where you can go in and take a peek at some of the rarest books in the world.

Aside from books, Powell’s also has cool knick knacks and unique cards made by local artists for sale so you’ll be able to find great (and affordable) souvenirs for your friends and family.


Lunch at Lardo

After you’ve walked off some of those donuts, stop by Lardo for lunch. Their sandwiches are a little on the heavier side, as it is named “lardo” after all, but they are super delicious! They typically have daily specials listed on their chalkboard. We got a chance to try a few things but their burger and Lardo fries were pretty amazing.

View from the tram terminal at the top of Marquam Hill.

See Portland from above on the Portland Aerial Tram

If you’re afraid of heights, try not to lose your lunch at the Portland Aerial Tram. This is one of the best ways to get a bird’s eye view of Portland and its many bridges.

Fun Fact: The tram is used as a method of public transportation by employees and students at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), located at the top of Marquam Hill at the upper tram station.

The ride is short and only takes 4 minutes, with trams leaving as they get filled approximately every 6 minutes. As of February 2018, round trip fare costs $4.70. Also keep in mind that the tram is closed on Sundays and may not be open on certain holidays, see updated schedule and fares.

The cute, little, Mill Ends Park, decked out in Valentine’s Day decor.

Explore the smallest park in the world, Mill Ends Park

After you make your way down from Marquam Hill, check out the cute little tree at Mill Ends Park. I like to call it the “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” because it’s so quirky and tiny.

Fun Fact: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the smallest park in the world.

Throughout the year, especially on holidays, the tree and park get decorated in various styles.

Across the street, you can take a walk along the Waterfront Park Trail at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. This park offers a great stroll along the Willamette River and you can get a closer look at the Hawthorne and Morrison Bridges.  


Grab some brews and dinner at Deschutes Brewery

For some dinner and microbrews, Jimmy would recommend Deschutes Brewery for great food and amazing beer. He wanted to try a few of the beers on tap so he got a flight. I was mainly in it for the food and so we got the elk burger and some other things.

Jimmy with his Deschutes flight.

To end the night, we’d recommend heading over to the closest Salt & Straw to get some delicious ice cream! 

Get an ice cream flight at Salt & Straw

Ice cream is one of my favorite things in the world, so naturally we split a flight! Plus it’s a better deal because you get 4 flavors for less than the cost of 2 cups with 2 different flavors.

I love their seasonal flavors a lot and they’re always changing them up so they might not be there every time. But some of the classics that I love are pear & blue cheese and Arbequina olive oil. They first opened up in Portland and now have locations across the West Coast with different local flavors specific to each area.

Day 2 in Portland, OR – Visit Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge


Start your day with Waffle Window

Breakfast of champions starts at Waffle Window where you can begin your day with a sweet or savory waffle. They make delicious Portland-style liege waffles with a variety of toppings.

Some of my favorites include the nutella & fresh banana waffle, pearl sugar waffle, and the farm fusion waffle, and the ham & cheese waffle.


Climb Multnomah Falls and get a view of the Columbia River Gorge

And the main event of the day, driving up to Multnomah Falls. The drive takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on whether you’re taking the most direct route or the scenic roads. We opted to take the direct route since we were low on time, but you do pass by a few more waterfalls on the longer route.

If you’re not in the mood to drive out there, try a half-day tour to Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge.


Fun Fact: Multnomah Falls is a 611-foot tall waterfall and runs throughout the year. The falls are fed by rainwater, an underground spring, and snow melt.

A 0.25mi (0.4km) hike will take you up to Benson Bridge, where you can view the top tier’s 542-foot drop as well as the second tier’s 69-foot height. It is also possible to hike to the top of the waterfall and get an amazing view of the Columbia River Gorge.

The Columbia River from the trail right above the Benson Bridge.

Note that due to the wildfires in Oregon in late-2017, access to the falls may be limited. As of May 2018, it seems like the viewing area for the falls is open to the public however you are unable to hike closer to the falls. This also prevents visitors from seeing the falls from the bridge in the photo above.  As of November 2018, the viewing area to Multnomah Falls has reopened, as well as the trail up to Benson Bridge. We were able to visit Multnomah Falls in January 2020 and even hike up to the top of the falls and beyond to Dutchman Falls. However many of the surrounding trails may still be closed due to damage. Check the Travel Portland website for more detail.


See the beautiful Cathedral Park

Take the long way back into the city by heading over to Cathedral Park. Here, you’ll be treated with peace and serenity while also admiring the architectural feat that is the St. John’s Bridge.

Fun Fact: The St. John’s Bridge was built in 1931. At the time of its completion, the bridge had the first sets of aviation clearance lights and was the longest suspension bridge west of Detroit, Michigan.

Take a stroll in the park, then head over and grab a quick beer at McMenamins Kennedy School, a brewery and pub located within a building that was once a school.

The theater sales area inside McMenamins Kennedy School. And, yes, there is no admission to be inside the school so movie tickets are a separate fee.

McMenamins Kennedy School

Like we mentioned previously McMenamins Kennedy School is a cool lodging option, but aside from the hotel, it also has a theater, and a few restaurants while maintaining the elementary school theme. If you’re craving a snack and can’t wait until dinner time, their tater tots are delicious! 

McMenamins is a local hotel chain in the Pacific Northwest offering a unique lodging experience, they typically reuse old buildings and reimagine them into a cool, “new” spot. Kennedy School was actually a historic elementary school that was rebirthed into a hotel, dining, brewing, and theater complex.

Keeping with the school theme, they have a bar called “Detention” and the school auditorium is now the movie theater. They also have a heated soaking pool that is open to the public for a day pass or if you’re staying there you get unlimited access.

Book a stay at McMenamins Kennedy School!


Toro Bravo

Get an early dinner at Toro Bravo, one of the best Spanish restaurants in the area. We weren’t able to get reservations, as they only take them on Sunday-Thursday for parties of 7-14, so we had to wait for them to open at 5pm. Their tapas selection is delectable and we’d recommend getting their Chef’s Tasting Menu at $50 per person.

Compared to what you’d get in the Bay Area, it’s a steal and we left with our bellies insanely full! The nice thing about it is that it typically includes a dessert, so you won’t have to worry about getting that elsewhere.


Nike Factory Store

Walk off some of the tapas at the Nike Factory Store a block away, we’ve scored some amazing finds here, and best of all, it was tax free! We found the prices to be a lot lower than those of the outlets in California.  

Day 3 in Portland, OR

Jimmy is a biscuits-and-gravy type of guy, so naturally Pine State Biscuits was the perfect breakfast for us on the last day.


Pine State Biscuits

Their biscuits are some of the best we ever had and their pancakes are delicious too!

They are specifically known for their delicious biscuit sandwiches and lines can be long, so keep that in mind! 


Portland Japanese Garden

Though quite manicured, the Portland Japanese Garden is one of the most beautiful spots in the city. Admission and hours differ depending upon the season, be sure to check the website for their updated information. Sometimes they will host special exhibits related to Japanese gardening, when we visited there was a bonsai exhibit showcasing various award winning bonsai plants ranging from pines to maples.


Aside from plants, there is also a tiny waterfall as well as a teahouse and a sand & stone garden, all within a 5.5 acre space.

One of the many experimental rose bushes grown inside the garden.

International Rose Test Garden

If you visit Portland in the late-spring and early-summer, be sure to visit the International Rose Test Garden, where you can see more roses than you ever imagined in one place! The roses are some of the most beautiful we’ve seen and in a large variety of colors and species. It’s definitely worth a visit while they’re in bloom, especially since it is FREE to visit.

Fun Fact: Portland has been known as “the city of roses” since the late 1800s to early 1900s; it has held the Portland Rose Festival since 1905. 

If you love flowers, be sure to check out our post on the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival! It’s only a quick 1 hour drive from Portland. 

Alder Street Food Cart Pod

Unfortunately the Alder Street Food Cart Pod is now closed. For some quick eats and uniquely Portland brews, check out Rogue Hall, home of Rogue beer.

For lunch, I’d recommend heading out to one of the many food truck sites throughout the city to get some takeout. The largest of these is the Alder Street Food Cart Pod. There are tons of different cuisines to choose from and you can find something to try here no matter how picky you are.

Rogue Eastside Pub & Brewery

If you’ve heard of Rogue beers or even if you’ve browsed the beer aisle at the grocery store, you’ve probably noticed their bright, eye-catching cans with comic style art all over them. They’re especially known for their local support of various business via partnerships such as Voodoo Doughnuts with their Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale and Moonstruck Chocolates with their Oregon Craft Brewers Truffle Collection.

At this specific Rogue location you’ll find a large selection of Rogue beers totaling 45 different beers. You’ll get a choice of their core offerings as well as their limited release, seasonal menu, and experimental brews, 19 of these are on tap for your enjoyment!

Rogue typically has a core menu as well as a seasonal menu for their beers. From the core selection, Jimmy is a fan of the Dead Guy Ale for its malted and roasted flavor.

Our favorite quick bite from there is their tots with the Rogue sauce. You can choose between 3 different sauces including whiskey BBQ and housemade smokey ranch but the Rogue sauce is our favorite by far. For a fuller meal, their burgers are also known to be pretty good!

This location also has an amazing outdoor area with comfy Adirondack style patio chairs, fire pit, and corn hole games.

The back of the museum, by the waterfront.

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry

Spend your afternoon at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, an interactive science museum that is fun for all ages. Check out the special exhibits or see the planetarium show and tour the submarine, there is so much to do here! Coming from California, their $14.50 adult general admission isn’t horrible so it’s a great way to spend the day in Portland, especially when it’s rainy out.

We ate pigeon at Le Pigeon.

Le Pigeon

For your last dinner in Portland, I would highly recommend Le Pigeon. As one of the best restaurants in the city, reservations can be difficult to get, but they are available on OpenTable so that makes it a little easier.

The restaurant is small and intimate with a large communal table and a 10-seat bar area. The bar area is for walk-ins and the table is for reservations.

Delectable foie gras profiteroles for one of our two desserts!

Their menu is smaller with many unique dishes you can order a la carte or opt to do their 5 or 7-course tasting menu. Note that the tasting menu requires the participation of your entire party. Their menu is seasonal and usually changes often.  

This was one of our favorite meals EVER in PDX, it’s a tough choice between Le Pigeon and Toro Bravo to be honest. The food here is delicious and I would love to go back someday. I also liked how their menu typically includes a pigeon dish, they gotta live up to their name after all!

List of the Sights for 3 Days in Portland, Oregon

Note: Unless otherwise stated, all addresses are located in Portland, OR.


  1. Blue Star Donuts
    1237 SW Washington St
  2. Stumptown Coffee Roasters
    1026 SW Stark St
  3. Cacao (Closed)
    414 SW 13th Ave
  4. Powell’s City of Books
    1005 W Burnside St
  5. Lardo
    1205 SW Washington St
  6. Portland Aerial Tram
    South Waterfront Lower Tram Terminal – Located off of SW Moody Ave
  7. Mill Ends Park
    SW Naito Parkway & Taylor Street (at the center median)
  8. Tom McCall Waterfront Park
    Waterfront along Pacific Hwy W
  9. Deschutes Brewery
    210 NW 11th Ave
  10. Salt & Straw
    838 NW 23rd Ave

DAY 2 IN PORTLAND, OR – Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge

  1. Waffle Window
    3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd
  2. Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge
    (Address refers to the Multnomah Falls Lodge located by the entrance to the trail to the falls)
    53000 Historic Columbia River Hwy
    Corbett, OR
  3. Cathedral Park
    N Pittsburg Ave & N Crawford St
  4. St. John’s Bridge
  5. McMenamins Kennedy School
    5736 NE 33rd Ave
  6. Toro Bravo
    120 NE Russell St
  7. Nike Factory Store
    2650 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd


  1. Pine State Biscuits
    125 NE Schuyler St
  2. Portland Japanese Garden
    611 SW Kingston Ave
  3. International Rose Test Garden
    400 SW Kingston Ave
  4. Alder Street Food Cart Pod
    Block of SW 10th Ave, SW Washington St, SW 9th Ave, & SW Alder St
  5. Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery 
    928 SE 9th Ave
  6. Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
    1945 SE Water Ave
  7. Le Pigeon
    738 E Burnside St

Map of the Sights for 3 Days in Portland, OR

This map includes a list of all of the Sights to See, Restaurants as well as the routes by day (i.e. Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3) within specified layers.

By default, only the Sights to See and Restaurants are shown but you can select to view the daily routes. Use the slide out panel to select layers to toggle them on and off using the checkboxes.

Writing this post totally made me reminisce and want to go back to the Pacific Northwest, both to eat and hike for another weekend trip to Portland. Take me back!

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What to do in Portland (PDX), if you only have a weekend? 2-3 day itineraries for various cities courtesy of our monthly series "A Weekend Away." We'll take you to the prettiest places and the most delicious eats, including Blue Star Donuts, Stumptown Coffee, Multnomah Falls, St. John's Cathedral Bridge, Portland Japanese Garden, International Rose Test Garden, and Mill Ends Park. #ThingsToDo #Portland #Oregon #WeekendItinerary #AWeekendAwayWhat to do in Portland (PDX), if you only have a weekend? 2-3 day itineraries for various cities courtesy of our monthly series "A Weekend Away." We'll take you to the prettiest places and the most delicious eats, including Blue Star Donuts, Stumptown Coffee, Multnomah Falls, St. John's Cathedral Bridge, Portland Japanese Garden, International Rose Test Garden, and Mill Ends Park. #ThingsToDo #Portland #Oregon #WeekendItinerary #AWeekendAway


  1. I’ve always heard good things about Portland but never really read into it until now. Sounds like a great destination for a long weekend. Living in the south, I know some good biscuits and gravy joints but Pine State looks awesome.

    • Constance Panda Reply

      Portland is definitely very underrated. I hope you get to visit someday, I’d love to know about your opinions on Pine State Biscuits!

  2. I had no particular interest of visiting this city! However, your post made me change my mind- I should considerate it! Thanks for the detailed info!

    • Constance Panda Reply

      Honestly, I hadn’t thought of visiting until my friend moved there. It’s such an underrated destination with a lot to be discovered and explored.

  3. Sounds like a great itinerary! Those donuts look amazing, omg. Last time we were in Portland we checked out Voodoo donuts (had to), waited in line, but were not super blown away by the donuts, as you said. I enjoyed seeing all the different flavors, but they were almost too sweet. We’ll have to check out Blue Star next time.
    Omg and I gotta try that drinking chocolate! Totally reminds me of the churros con chocolate in Spain! Yummm.

    • Constance Panda Reply

      Yeahhhhh I waited about an hour after dinner one night for Voodoo, never again! I’ve been going to Blue Star ever since, but I’ve also heard great things about Pip’s if you’re down to “Homer Simpson” it. The drinking chocolate is EXACTLY like churros con chocolate (except without the churros), you’re gonna love it!

  4. Followingtherivera Reply

    I’ve no idea that Portland had so much to offer. I’ve never been here when in the US, but that hot chocolate looks so good, and the donuts too!

    • Constance Panda Reply

      It’s a surprisingly underrated destination. Honestly, it wasn’t on my list until my friend moved there and I’m so glad she did because now I know so many cool spots!

  5. Great post. I loved the fun fact about the tiny park and would love to try those donuts….must get to Portland one day!

    • Constance Panda Reply

      The tiny park is super cute, hope you get to see it’s cuteness IRL someday 🙂

  6. Wow! Those are just tasty treats! I rarely see posts on the food scene of Portland, Oregon so this is quite interesting.. 🙂 It’s also good to know that there are several parks and gardens to visit within the area. The Portland Japanese Garden looks beautiful as well as the views of the Columbia River!

    • Constance Panda Reply

      I’m glad you enjoyed my post, there’s a lot of cool things in Portland. You’re giving me ideas on posts, thank you! 🙂

  7. Backwoods Tourist Reply

    Nice write up! For some reason, I’ve always been drawn to Oregon. Now because of your posts, I’m drawn to donuts and biscuit sandwiches!!! Ha ha! Pictures were great! Enjoyed reading!

    • Constance Panda Reply

      Thank you for the compliments, I’m glad you enjoyed my post and photos. The food in PDX is absolutely mouthwatering!

  8. Radha Boansu Reply

    Yea, Portland has warm, dry summers and soggy, gray winters, meaning depending on the season, if you want to change your activities to have the ideal weekend: a hike and visit to garden in the summer or visit to an outdoor hot tub or the country’s largest bookstore on a rainy day.

    • Constance Panda Reply

      Thank you for the comments. I haven’t been to Portland during the summer yet, so it is possible to hike or visit gardens in the other seasons. Sure the weather might be more overcast and dreary, but you’re in the Pacific Northwest, that’s just how it is, and that’s part of why it’s so green up there 🙂

  9. This is one city I hope to hit up soon one day. I heard its a great place for eating out (and for some reason I hearing a lot of seafood is dished up here…am I right). I want to get to Oregon soon, as a hiker, this is a destination long waiting on my list to check out.

    • Constance Panda Reply

      It is SUCH a great place to eat out! The food is relatively affordable (compared to other metros like SF, LA, and NYC), the food is delicious, and there are tons of microbreweries and vineyards if you’re into that. I’ve actually heard the seafood in Seattle is the best, but I can’t say for sure since I didn’t have much seafood in PDX surprisingly, I was probably more focused on other things, as you saw in this post haha.

  10. Milkytravel Reply

    totally love your style of writing! you are amazing guys, i waaant that chocolate, together with donuts and lots of ice cream. mmm, so tasty

  11. A tremendously detailed post! I love when someones offer all of their best eating spots so I don’t have to think of where to go. Donuts, Churros and ice cream, guess you have a bit of sweet tooth 🙂 I also enjoyed all of the fun facts snippets. Thank you for a great 3 days itinerary.

    • Constance Panda Reply

      Haha thank you for the feedback, I’m sure you’d enjoy our other A Weekend Away itinerary posts, too! 🙂

  12. Lydia Smith Reply

    Such a detailed guide to Portland but oh my world, the gastronomic dying I felt reading this post isn’t the usual ones I feel. Portland is beautiful and cheap. I wonder why I haven’t considered it in a long time. Guess that’s why I’m reading your post. Thanks for the guide.

    • Constance Panda Reply

      Glad you enjoy it, IMO Portland is one of the best and most underrated foodie destinations!

  13. Did not know that there were so many bridges in Portland. I like the way you have shared the info with those useful facts. They make the read interesting. The waterfall was the one that really interested me. I would not mind a one hour drive to it especially since you say that you pass so many more cascades along the way. Goes to show it is quite scenic.

    • Constance Panda Reply

      Thank you so much for the feedback, I love fun facts as well so I thought I’d share them with my readers. Multnomah Falls is definitely a scenic place that’s worth visiting!

  14. Thank you for sharing your experience, the fun facts part is very interesting 🙂 12 bridges are a looot and I love bridges, so I would probably love Portland! 🙂

    • Constance Panda Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it! All of the bridges there are beautiful so you would definitely love it there!

  15. So many things in just one weekend! You totally did the best parts of the city in three days, great for those who don’t have enough time to really explore the area. Thank you for laying out the itinerary. And nice to know about the smallest park. It looks cute alright.

    • Constance Panda Reply

      Haha it’s just about the cutest park! We try to maximize our weekends so this post is part of our philosophy, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  16. Peter Korchnak Reply

    Thank you thank you thank you for recommending Blue Star. As a 15-year Portland resident, I get a little irked by all the travel blogs recommending Voodoo. The donuts are all hype and no good. But then, as we say, tourists can have it.

    • Constance Panda Reply

      Haha that is SO true! I am SO very glad I stumbled upon it the first time I visited. It’s totally been my go-to spot ever since!

  17. This is a nice itinerary to hit a lot of those spots in a short period of time and I bet it’ll come in handy down the road

    • Constance Panda Reply

      Glad you enjoyed this itinerary and that it was helpful to you! 🙂

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  21. This is amazing, you really having fun doing all those stuff haha, thanks for sharing this trip!

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