Exploring the City of Roses

BY Taylor Rebhan

Portland stays green year-round due to constant rain, but that weather forecast has never stopped the adventure-seekers of PDX. Divided by a river, surrounded by mountains, and originators of the distinct food-obsessed culture known as “foodieism”, this town has something new to discover at every corner. With the help of our friends at Wildsam, we came up with a list of key places to explore in Portland. Check out the photos by local photographer Joe Riedl below.

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9. Powell’s City of Books


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An icon for book lovers since 1971, this Portland classic spans five locations across town, with the West Burnside flagship as its beating heart. Ask the well-read staff for picks from their 3,500 sections. 1005 W Burnside St. powells.com

10. Portland Art Museum


The oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest displays its collection of Native American, graphic and modern art to an estimated 350,000 visitors every year. Don’t miss the Fine Print fair, an annual late-January dealer sale with surprisingly affordable prices. 1219 SW Park Ave. portlandartmuseum.org

11. The Doug Fir Lounge


Located next to the Jupiter Hotel, this bar-slash-venue holds nightly concerts in an intimate basement and has the feel of a log cabin as designed by the Jetsons, down to the glowing floors and high-tech sound system. 830 E Burnside St. dougfirlounge.com

12. Frances May 


Founded in 2008 by a grandmother-granddaughter duo, this well-curated boutique has a knack for carrying small-batch brands before they hit it big. Shop Jesse Kamm, Acne and Our Legacy here. 1003 SW Washington St. francesmay.com

13. Shinola


Motor City comes to the City of Roses. Explore Shinola’s range of thoughtfully-designed goods at their West End flagship in Portland’s Black Box, a circa-1916 building reimagined by Skylab Architects. 415 SW 13th Ave. shinola.com




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