Portland City Travel Guide

Portland City Travel Guide

With day trips that delight and a nightlife that bedazzles, Portland is a welcoming destination, anytime. Set against the backdrop of majestic Mount Hood, Portland combines a sophisticated, cosmopolitan atmosphere with refreshingly friendly, small-town warmth that makes it a natural for tours of all types.

Whether in groups or individually, visitors can cruise our scenic rivers, stroll through gardens and parks, shop tax-free in our tempting array of stores and boutiques, then wrap up the day with world-class dining and entertainment. Amazing things are happening in Portland. Creative things. Outlandish things. Beautiful things. Portland’s arts and culture scene has taken an exhilarating turn in recent years, garnering worldwide attention for its meld of enriched classical institutions and innovative new venues, with an influx of young creatives to feed them all.

Whether in Portland’s official Cultural District downtown, a transfigured warehouse in the trendy Pearl District, or an emerging neighborhood on the east side, Portland offers opportunities to simply dabble, or to fully immerse yourself in the best of Northwest arts and heritage.

Brazil Grill charrusco is a century’s old Brazilian cooking technique that is taking the country by storm — this is a one price, just keep eating. Both Gracie’s , its companion bar, the legendary Driftwood Room and the hotel itself recently underwent a multi-million dollar “revival.” The effect, according to Alaska Airlines Magazine, “has revitalized the existing property with the charisma and panache of a magnificent bygone era.”
There is something for everyone at Gracie’s. The breakfast menu features traditional favorites like German pancakes and an assortment of Benedicts. The lunch and dinner menus feature deli-style sandwiches, salads, fresh fish and comforting pastas in the city.

Jake’s Famous Crawfish is considered one of the top ten seafood restaurants in the nation, Jake’s Famous Crawfish has been a downtown Portland landmark for more than 110 years. Jake’s features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood flown in daily, making a true Pacific Northwest statement using fresh Northwest products and served in a traditional and timeless presentation. Enjoy salmon roasted on a cedar plank; Oregon Dungeness crab; Chinook salmon stuffed with crab, shrimp and brie; great pastas, poultry dishes and excellent selection of prime steaks.

The bar at Jake’s has been a popular gathering spot with visitors and locals alike. Enjoy hand-shaken cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices or a selection from the premium beer and wine list while visiting with friends, family or business associates. Jake’s — A tradition for generations.

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