Things to Do in Portland

One of the best parts about being located in downtown Portland is you won’t have to go far for either fresh air or the most delectable local eats. Portland is known far and wide for its fabulous food and drink scene, as well as for the outdoor attractions — some of the most sought after in the Pacific Northwest. Check out our faves below.

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    Peak Tours and Transit:

    Peak Tours and Transit is all about bringing you closer to the heart of Portland, Oregon, with tours that are as inspiring as they are fun. They've got a knack for turning ordinary sightseeing into something extraordinary, letting you in on the secrets and stunning sights that make this region so special.

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    Broadway Cannabis Market:

    Come experience downtown Portland's premier cannabis dispensary only two blocks from the Hotel Lucia. Our thoughtful team of budtenders will guide you through our locally sourced products representing the best in Oregon cannabis. We have the perfect items for travelers, curiosity seekers and connoisseurs alike.

    Battle Creek Cellars:

    Located in the heart of downtown Portland’s Pearl District, this warm and modern family-owned winery will make you feel right at home.

    Special offer: Receive 2 for 1 wine tasting. Ask for the offer card at the front desk. Show at time of purchase to redeem.

    1927 S’mores:

    Bringing a piece of the great outdoors to downtown Portland with their selection of torch-fired, delightfully gooey S’mores. Get your camping fix at their downtown location, conveniently located blocks from the hotel on Southwest Alder.

    Special offer: 10% off when you show your room key.


    Discover Portland’s arcade bar & pinball paradise, complete with 40+ pinball machines and 55+ arcade games. Savor a creative assortment of cocktails, draft beers and delicious non-alcoholic drinks paired with hearty burgers & giant slices of pizza, while you enjoy the games and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

    Special offer: Enjoy Free Admission when you show your room key.

    Tender Loving Empire:

    Discover this Dream Boutique; record-label-shop-art-studio featuring local talent, with amazing Portland-made music, art, and gifts.

    Special offer: 10% off when you show your room key

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    Address: 627 S.W. Washington Street. Portland, OR 97205

    This Italian eatery brings a touch of East Coast style to the downtown Portland food scene. Ilsolito offers rustic focaccia, handmade pasta, and specialty cocktails or wine sourced directly from their cellar.


    Address: 750 SW Alder Street, Portland, OR 97205

    Savor the craftsmanship of high-quality cocktails paired with an eclectic selection of over twenty small plates. Delight in unique flavors served in individual portions, all priced under $10 to enhance your beverage experience.


    Address: 729 SW 15th Ave Portland, OR 97205

    Known for its delicious brunch menu and seasonal Afternoon High Tea, this locally known staple offers a range classic American fare and picture perfect decor.


    Address: 729 SW 15th Ave Portland, OR 97205

    Offering legendary drinking experiences like Champagne cocktails and flights of Manhattans alongside expertly curated bar bites, the Driftwood Room is truly a vintage-inspired experience in Portland.


    Address: 611 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

    Located at the historic Sentinel Hotel, Jake’s Grill brings the classic American Grill dining experience to downtown Portland, OR. Inspired by tradition, Jake’s Grill is proud to serve the finest meat and seafood in a classic, uncomplicated style.


    Address: 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

    This vegan bar and lounge features a delicious plant based menu along with DJs and live music. Come in early or during the week for chill vibes, or on the late night on weekends for a lively dance party.

    Sizzle Pie

    Address: 926 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97205

    Specializing in quirkily named pizzas to please vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike, and swathed in funky classic rock décor, Sizzle Pie is a local favorite. If you’re not averse to pineapple on pizza, may we suggest the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Or for vegans, the Buffalo 666 is topped with jackfruit and vegan ranch and wing sauce.


    Address: 113 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204

    Located in the scenic historic Portland waterfront, Lechon offers an authentic rustic South American inspired experience.

    10 Barrel

    Address: 1411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209

    A Portland favorite known for pizzas, indulgent brewpub eats and a huge selection of locally brewed beers, 10 Barrel is a brewery located in the Pearl District. Check out the huge rooftop patio to catch some rays while you sample some brews with a 10-beer flight or catch the Blazers game inside.

    Luc Lac

    Address: 831 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

    Trendy and delicious, Luc Lac is the best Vietnamese Restaurant in downtown with an amazing atmosphere.


    Address: 1205 SW Washington St. Portland, OR 97205

    Just a few blocks away, Grassa offers meticulously crafted bowls of fresh pasta on the fly, paired with traditional and seasonal salads, delicious appetizers and tasty cocktails.


    Address: 2275 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97210

    This upscale izakaya is the perfect spot for date night. Inspired by Japan and the changing seasons, serving the most delicious and delicately prepared seafood, it's a favorite of both locals and visitors alike.

    Blue Star Donuts

    Address: 1701 SW Jefferson Street Portland, OR 97204

    Blue Star is a gourmet donut shop that makes incredible yeasted and cake donuts from scratch, with fresh fruits, herbs and spices, even liqueurs. You must try the Cointreau Crème Brûlée donut, a signature brioche shell filled with fresh custard, hand torched for that bruléed sugar crust that we all adore so much — with a pipette of Cointreau inserted into the top. Give it a squeeze to make it extra special!

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      Q Restaurant & Bar

      Address: 828 SW Second Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

      Whether you are there for dinner with friends or a romantic date night, you are sure to enjoy their hyper local Pacific Northwestern food, inspired by French cuisine. Featuring a comfortable bar with panoramic windows, an airy dining room, and an open kitchen with seating and views from the Chefs Counter, Q Restaurant & Bar offers a uniquely beautiful space in which to share the love of great food, fine wines.

      The Fireside

      Address: 801 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

      A warm, cozy respite in the heart of trendy NW 23rd Avenue. Linger by the fires, delight in open air dining or seasonal outdoor patio, while enjoying delicious bites and sips fueled by the bounty of ingredients found here in the Pacific Northwest.


      Address: 2133 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

      With some of the most uniquely delicious craft cocktails we’ve ever tasted, Deadshot is a must-visit if you’re imbibing on the east side. The Who is Jack Nance? Cocktail contains whiskey, sesame and mustard, and is fantastic, and the Double Feature has smoked cola and popcorn. Sophisticated palates must not miss out.

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      Rogue Distillery Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

      Address: 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, Ore. 97214

      Pouring 36 legendary and limited-release Rogue brews in addition to 19 original taps from independent breweries in Oregon & beyond. Rogue crafts offers experimental beers in the Pilot Brewery near the back of the pub. This brewery is host to three foeders used to barrel-age sour beers. Order food, brews, and Rogue Spirits cocktails at the bar, and lounge or play games (cornhole!) on a large outdoor dog-friendly patio.

      Straightaway Cocktails

      Address: 901 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

      This Southeast Portland distillery features craft products with an innovative approach including prepared, top-shelf cocktails such as Lintik, a gin infused with lemon, housemade bitters and simple syrup, Paper Plane, The Swizzle and classics such as a Margarita, an Oregon Old Fashioned, The Cosmos and a Negroni. Straightaway also produces and offers its Accompani line of the liqueurs and vermouth that create the cocktails, such as Mari Gold and Crimson Snap amaros and Flora Green and Coffee liqueurs. The distillery also offers a line of single-can servings of wine-based spritzes such as Apicco (orange blossom), Fiore (grapefruit), Last Word (grassy and alpine) and Negroni (herbaceous and zesty) as well as a line of tea vodka sodas made with one of Portland’s original craft makers, Steven Smith Teamaker.


      Address: 2671 NW Vaughn Street, Portland, OR 97209

      Freeland Free Spirits is a locally run, women-owned and -run distillery — one of very few women-owned and -run distilleries in the world. With gorgeous jewel-toned bottles of gin and bourbon, and cans of lovingly formulated cocktails created with locally sourced herbs and ingredients, any spirits connoisseur needs a Freeland creation in their suitcase.

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      Deadstock Coffee

      Address: 408 NW Couch St Suite 408, Portland, OR 97209

      Part coffee shop, part shoe gallery, Deadstock Coffee is a stylish haven where sneakerheads and coffee enthusiasts converge. Like the latte you’re sipping (with the sneaker stenciled on the foam)? Buy some freshly roasted Deadstock beans to take home. And thanks to the fact that Nike and Adidas HQs are in Portland’s own backyard, you can find some pretty sweet (and sometimes rare) kicks.

      Anna Banana

      Address: 1214 NW 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

      The oldest coffee cafe in NW Portland, Anna Bannana NW has been described as the “Grande Dame” of Portland’s coffee culture. A quirky & eclectic coffee & tea hangout in an old, renovated house that serves home-made sandwiches, and breakfast, Anna Banana's is sure to please.

      Smith Teamaker

      Address: 500 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

      Enjoy handcrafted teas, lattes and iced concoctions alongside handmade pastries. Looking for something a little more potent? Treat yourself to one of their curated wine, beer or cider selections.

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      Jack London Revue

      Address: 529 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

      The Jack London Revue is the Pacific NW’s new destination for Jazz. Located in the historic Alder Building in downtown Portland, OR, the Jack London combines the classic speakeasy feel of an historic basement Jazz club with the modern bells and whistles of a cutting-edge 21st Century club. Although rooted in the original American tradition of Jazz music and the underlying principle of “freedom through improvisation,” the Jack London will feature a wide range of music that has been inspired by Jazz music’s world-wide diaspora. In addition to weekly features with the NW’s most talented players and their musical families, the Jack London will also feature international / national and regional touring acts of the highest caliber. Come see what all the buzz is about and put your roots in deep, Portland’s new home for Jazz music is here to stay.


      Star Theater and Starlight Lounge & Patio

      Address: 13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

      Catch amazing live music performances by a variety of local and national artists. Venue serves cocktails, barbecue and features a large outdoor patio.


      2nd Avenue Records

      Address: 400 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

      Bringing you an immense selection since 1982, it’s a 7-minute walk from the hotel to quench your record digging desires. New, used, and everything in between. Reggae, Blues, Punk, Classic Rock, and any others you need, this place delivers. They’ve been a mainstay for almost 40 years for a reason. Check out their crazy good selection of band t-shirts while you’re there.


      Address: 3574 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

      Punk rock, hard rock, Sinferno Cabaret every Sunday night, and Karaoke from Hell featuring a live band! This place is thriving for a reason. The venue has shows several times a week ranging from well-known groups to locals just cutting their teeth. A short walk back to the hotel after the show makes it an easy choice when looking for something to do.

      Crystal Ballroom

      Address: 1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

      The McMenamins brothers have a knack for acquiring unusual and unassuming properties, and the Crystal Ballroom with it’s floating is no exception. A music venue for the past 100 years, it’s been hosting greats like James Brown, Marvin Gaye, to Everclear and Patti Smith, it’s been bringing music to generations of folks. Their music schedule is up months in advance, so plenty of time plan a trip around an awesome show. A 7-minute walk to the hotel is just the icing on the cake.

      White Owl Social Club

      Address: 1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

      Just a hop, skip and a jump to the East side of the river, The White Owl Social Club won’t disappoint. Whether it’s a crazy Saturday night dance party, or if you’re looking to continue the night before’s festivities with their Sunday afternoon events. Get on your dancing shoes and your head over!

      Jackpot Records

      Address: 3574 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

      Located in a great shopping area of the Hawthorne district, near great restaurants and shopping, Jackpot is a perfect stop to immerse yourself in music. Carrying new and used records and CDs, they really hit the spot in between getting lunch and finding some one of a kind goodies from all the shops in the neighborhood.

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      Washington Park

      Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221

      Washington Park is an urban park that includes the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Hoyt Arboretum, Portland Children’s Museum, Rose Test Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, amphitheater, memorials, archery range, tennis courts, soccer field, picnic areas, playgrounds, public art and many acres of tranquil wild forest with miles of trails for hiking. It’s easily accessible via either car or Max from downtown.

      Tom McCall Waterfront Park

      Address: 98 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204

      Easily accessible to downtown, Tom McCall Waterfront Park runs adjacent to the Willamette River and is often bustling with joggers, cyclists, picnickers, and others who want to enjoy the fresh air and the water. You definitely do not want to miss it in the spring, when the park’s numerous cherry trees absolutely explode with blossoms — it’s a sight to behold.

      International Rose Test Garden

      Address: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205

      Located in Washington Park, the International Rose Test Garden is home to over 10,000 rose bushes of approximately 650 varieties. Visit between April and October to see the blooms, with the peak happening around June. Take a peaceful and fragrant stroll through the rows and forget your cares, enjoy the unbeatable skyline view, or snap some amazing floral selfies.

      Portland Japanese Garden

      Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205

      Tucked into the scenic West Hills of Portland, above Washington Park and near the International Rose Test Garden, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of meticulously maintained, tranquil beauty. Proclaimed as one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan, the 5.5-acre space includes an authentic Japanese tea house, meandering streams, intimate walkways and an unsurpassed view of Mount Hood.

      Laurelhurst Park

      Address: SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

      Laurelhurst Park is a peaceful, wooded, 26.81-acre city park in Southeast Portland’s Laurelhurst neighborhood. A paved walk runs around the perimeter of the park, perfect for walkers and joggers, and a large, grassy expanse is ideal for picnics and kids. Arguably the park’s most popular feature is the duck pond, with a resident cast of ducks, geese, fish and turtles.

      Multnomah Falls

      53000 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019

      At 620 feet (189 m), Multnomah Falls is Oregon’s tallest waterfall. Located just 30 miles east of downtown along the Historic Columbia River Highway, the cascade offers both wheelchair-accessible viewing platforms and steep hiking trails that lead all the way to the top. Fed by rainwater and snowmelt, the falls’ steady stream runs year-round. Whether you climb to the top or peer up from the bottom, dress warmly and wear shoes with traction, because the waterfall’s spray makes the entire area cool and slick.

    • Powell's City of Books

      Address: 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

      Powell's City of Books is truly a bibliophile's dream come true. This Portland landmark is also the world's largest new and used bookstore in the world. Located in the Pearl District on the edge of downtown, Powell's occupies a full city block between NW 10th and 11th Avenues and between W. Burnside and NW Couch Streets. And, in addition to shelves upon shelves of books, the store also stocks wonderful gifts and souvenirs. Rated by CNN as one of the "coolest" bookstores in the world.

      Portland Art Museum

      Address: 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

      The renowned Portland Art Museum is the oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the heart of downtown’s Cultural District, the museum’s campus includes an outdoor sculpture court, permanent galleries and special exhibitions. The largest museum in Oregon, it has strong collections of prints and drawings, photography, Asian art, Native American (especially Pacific Coast) art, and Northwest art, and its European and American collections contain some extraordinary individual pieces, especially from the 19th and 20th centuries. With traveling exhibitions featuring some of the greatest artists, it is a must-see.

      Broadway Cannabis

      Address: 427 NW Broadway Ave, Portland, OR 97209

      Portland's premier downtown cannabis dispensary located only two blocks from Hotel Lucia. Known for a locally sourced assortment of products offering something for everyone from the curious traveler to the connoisseur.

      1927 S'mores Company

      Address: 1126 Alder Street, Portland, OR 97204

      Enjoy fancy s’mores and hot cocoa in a chic, nostalgic setting. The a walk-up s’mores counter flaunting 8–10 flavors, from classics like bourbon salted caramel or Moose Trackers (peanut butter on cocoa grahams) to rotating specials all, of course, torched to order. Also on offer, s’mores parfaits layers with crumbled grahams, chocolate mousse, and marshmallow fluff and a lineup of fancy hot cocoas topped with those bubbly, charred mallows.

      Portland Night Market

      Address: 100 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214

      The Portland Night Market offers an adventurous evening in the Industrial District, featuring 175+ of Portland's best vendors celebrating local food, culture, music, drinks and retail.

      Portland Center Stage at The Armory

      Address: 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

      Portland Center Stage is the largest theater company in Portland and their mission is to create transcendent theatrical experiences that break down the barriers separating people. PCS’s home, The Armory was the first building on the National Register of Historic Places — and the first performing arts venue in the country — to achieve a LEED Platinum rating. Enjoy a mix of classical, contemporary, and world premiere productions, along with PCS's annual JAW New Play Festival, and a variety of high-quality education and community programs.

      Cycle Portland

      Address: 117 NW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97204

      Ride like a local with awesome themed tours of the city, Cycle Portland is a must if you’re inclined to push the pedals in PDX. Show up hungry and take the Foodie Field Trip tour, which spans 7-8 miles and hits a number of local hotspots, or rent a set of wheels and set out on your own path — they have everything from easy-going e-bikes to uber-hip single speeds.

    • Paxton Gate

      Address: 811 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

      Discover Curiously Mind-Expanding Treasures & Oddities inspired by the Garden and Natural Sciences. According to Portland Picks "it’s like trespassing into the laboratory of an elegant and beautiful mad scientist.”

      Music Millenium

      Address: 3158 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

      Founded in 1969 and the oldest record store in the Pacific Northwest, Music Millennium specializes in mostly underground music and homegrown Portland talents. Aside from hard-to-find vinyl and the latest new releases, you can also catch in-store performances at the shop from time to time.

      Hello from Portland

      Address: 120 NW 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

      Hello From Portland specializes in Souvenirs and Gifts offering a wide selection of Tees, Hoodies, Postcards, Stickers, Mugs, Coffee, and Treats locally sourced from some of the most talented Portland & Oregon Artists, Entrepreneurs, Designers, and Makers around.

      Amity Artisan Goods

      Address: 962 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205

      More than a retail store, Amity is a center for underserved artists, women, immigrants, LGBTQ, BIPOC, Latinx, and AAPI makers featuring handmade goods from historically marginalized groups and providing a platform for them to shine.

      Tender Loving Empire

      Address: 412 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

      A local record label that’s also a local handmade goods shop — how very Portland! We dare you to walk into the boutique without uttering the word “cute” at least once; full of handmade jewelry, baby items and stuffies adorned with cheerful faces, intricately illustrated prints, apparel, candles and other housewares — we also dare you to leave without buying anything.

      Northwest Union

      Address: 730 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, Or 97210

      A collective of Portland vintage vendors who fill the bottomless corridors of this experiential smorgasbord with the best prices and selection of vintage clothes in Portland. With the best curated collection of items, great customer service, not to mention a fun-filled environment with more vintage gems than you could imagine.


      Address: 404 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

      Wildfang, a female founded clothing & lifestyle shop was born in a studio apartment in Portland as part of a mission to rethink gender norms and how they show up in fashion, embracing the masculine, the feminine, and the everything-in-between. Since it's launch Wildfang has given back over $650k to good causes and learned how to make some of the finest blazers. With real pockets!

      MAAK Lab

      Address: 916 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

      A scent development lab that dispenses their experimental scents into high-quality candles, lotions, soaps, and more, MAAK Lab is hard to describe — apothecary, workshop, fragrance developer — all we know is that their signature soaps smell AMAZING. We like waking up and showering with the Coffee Bar, which is actually made with coffee and espresso beans.

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