The glowing city of Portland thrives on its individuality and is home to a vast selection of incredible minds ranging from culinary geniuses to master musicians and cinematic aficionados. Whether you’re seeking cultural scenes that feel like they rolled out of the silver screen or star-worthy cocktails and dining experiences, the options surrounding Hotel deLuxe are endless. Explore our guide below for our favorite recommendations.
As you plan future trips, please double check with the featured businesses' websites as, given safety measures in place and state regulations, hours and operations may be affected.
Gilda's Italian Restaurant
Address: 1601 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205
Offers a huge selection of classic Italian comfort food using organic, local and sustainable products.
The Leaky Room
Address: 1538 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201
This neighborhood gastropub features American fare, specialty cocktails, wine and whiskey in a laid back environment.
Toki (Take Out)
Address: 580 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Grab creative options ranging from pork belly breakfast sandwiches served on bao buns to boxes of doughnuts covered in passion fruit.
Shalom Y'all (Take Out)
Address: 1128 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
Casual, delicious Middle Eastern restaurant serving creative classics from kebabs to shawarma bowls.
Address: 1615 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Touting themselves as Portland’s first ever “Reverse Steakhouse,” G-Love’s mainly vegetarian menu puts the spotlight on locally grown and farm-sourced produce, with the cooks putting in shifts at a partner farm in Silverton. Carnivores won’t miss the meat here, with filling, creative dishes with a focus on freshness. G-Love also serves craft beer, cider and wine.
Petunia's Pies & Pastries
Address: 610 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
A Rose City icon, Petunia's is an entirely gluten-free and vegan bakery that also serves lunch/dinner items and craft cocktails.
Address: 1126 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
This cabin-inspired shop and sumptuous treats will make you feel cozy inside and out.
Address: 1237 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205
With wild creations like Pimento Cheese and Pink Lemonade donuts, Fill's in a must-try Portland affair.
Goose Hollow Inn
Address: 1927 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201
A laid-back tavern famous for its hefty Reubens enjoyed in a covered outdoor deck.
Multnomah Whiskey Library
Address: 1122 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
Situated in the heart of downtown, Multnomah Whiskey Library has a head-spinning inventory of spirits, with rare bottles that would make Raymond Chandler’s knees weak. Sit and sip from a Lagavulin neat or a cocktail, and watch as the expert bartenders slide along the floor-to-ceiling shelves on ladders, plucking up glinting bottles like treasure.
Address: 1122 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
Located beneath the Multnomah Whiskey Library, The Green Room provides the same impeccable experience, delivered in a bright and relaxed atmosphere.
Pepe Le Moko
Address: 407 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Underneath the famous Clyde Common restaurant, you’ll find the tiny (only 42 seats) speakeasy helmed by acclaimed barman Jeffery Morgenthaler, Pepe Le Moko. The tunnel-like design feels like a cross between a subway car and a cozy diner, but it’s Jeffery’s cocktails that are the true star of this spot. Try his version of the Long Island Iced Tea, made with top-shelf liquors and Cointreau.
10 Barrel Brewery Co.
Address: 1411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209
Insanely loaded taps, a rooftop patio and refined brewhouse staples make up the Oregon favorite that is 10 Barrel.
Address: 210 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Founded in Bend, Deschutes is a hub for classic brews and bar food.
Backwoods Brewing Company
Address: 231 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
From smothered tater tots to burgers, sandwiches and plenty of beer - Backwoods is the perfect post-adventure pit stop.
WINE & LIQUOR STORES
Park Avenue Wines
Address: 626 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR
A lovely wine shop located downtown, Park Avenue Wines has a curated selection of locally and internationally sourced bottles to take home, as well as an in-store bar for tastings and wines by the glass. In partnership with Spätzle & Speck, they also offer a fantastic full menu. Have no fears about snobby sommeliers here — you’ll only find kind, helpful wine lovers who only want to pair you with flavors you’ll love.
Address: 1 NW 23rd Pl, Portland, OR 97210
Seek out the spirits you're wanting at this boutique, downtown liquor store.
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.
Address: 823 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
Barista is named for the people who are most important to the café — the extremely talented makers who train to become experts in their craft. You can see the baristas’ dedication to their work in the meticulously poured cortados and lattes, taste it in the perfectly pulled shots of espresso; Barista is serious about coffee. They roast their own beans in small batches, and you can buy a pound to take home with you.
Super Joy Coffee Lab
Address: 1401 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97205
This quaint little corner coffee shop hand-selects high-quality beans from around the world, and uses refined roasting techniques to make the best cup of coffee. They also have a robot barista!
At 5,200 acres, Forest Park is the largest urban park in the country, and is a gorgeous, forested oasis alongside the city. Forest Park’s extensive system of trails, fire lanes and gravel roads provide excellent accessible opportunities for hiking, walking, running, and simply escaping the urban atmosphere. You’ll be amazed at the lush canopy of deep forest and ferns, wildlife and birdsong, just minutes from downtown.
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.
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.
Address: 4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland, OR 97221
With twelve miles of both relaxing and challenging hiking trails winding through 189 acres, Washington Park’s Hoyt Arboretum provides access to a globally diverse landscape, from stands of stately redwoods to groves of flowering dogwoods and cherries, exhibiting many rare and threatened species along the way.
Address: N Edison Street and N Pittsburg Avenue, Portland, OR 97203
In North Portland, nestled under the Instagram-worthy St. Johns Bridge, you’ll find Cathedral Park. Named for the Gothic bridge supports that create the soaring cathedral-like arches, and situated on a Willamette River beach and across from the tree-lined hills of Forest Park, it’s arguably the most serene of all of Portland’s parks. Bring a picnic and sit on the grass, take a walk along the path, or catch the family-friendly Cathedral Park Jazz Festival every July.
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.
Address: 117 NW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97204
A full-service bike shop that also offers rentals, repairs, and 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.
Address: 910 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
BurnCycle is a local fitness favorite — a signature 45-minute indoor cycling workout that incorporates drills to target your entire body. They’re all about community and positivity, so show up for this low-impact, high-intensity workout with a smile on your face, and you’ll be met with endless words of encouragement, and you’ll leave feeling like a million bucks — body and soul.
Address: 115 NW 5th Ave., Portland, OR 97204
Welcome to the West Coast’s premier retro arcade, with two stories of classic video games, pinball machines, a full bar, yummy eats, and live music. Play Atari and Nintendo Classic games from your youth while you snack on Frito pie and sip Montucky Cold Snacks. And if you’re lucky, you may even get to take part in a pinball tournament with some serious paddle pros.
Address: 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
Wander through a labyrinth of incredible reads at the world famous Powell's Bookstore.
Address: 627 SW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Originally stemming from a Portland-pride Instagram page, Portland Gear grew from the founder’s desire to wear his pride for his city on his sleeve. The logo, featuring a “P” with the outline of the state of Oregon, has since become synonymous with hometown pride in the City of Roses. Their store sells T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and accessories with trendy, Portland-centric designs you won’t find in any tourist shop.
Bridge & Burn
Address: 1029 SW Harvey Milk St, Portland, OR 97205
Bridge & Burn’s clothing is inspired by Portland and the Pacific Northwest, with deep, earthy colors you might find on a hike through the Columbia River Gorge. The appealing, utilitarian designs are well made in small runs, and the flagship downtown Portland store offers a selection of local brands of the same stripe, such as Pendleton Woolen Mills and Kiriko.
Tender Loving Empire
Address: 525 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
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.
Address: 404 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
WILDFANG is a whole mood. A female-founded, women-run clothing and lifestyle shop, Wildfang makes undeniably stylish clothes for gender-non-conforming womxn and tomboys. The Portland flagship store has a wall where you can carve your name and permanently make your mark, like the boss that you are!
HEALTH & SAFETY
If you are having a medical emergency, please dial 911 immediately.
Address: 622 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
A full service pharmacy and convenience store.
Address: 202 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Make an appointment online or walk-in.