My trip to Portland was for work – I work for British shoe brand Dr. Martens – and we had our SS18 Global Conference there. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to have some spare town and explore the city of Portland while I was there. This was actually my first time in North America – it’s never appealed to me that much, as coming from England I assumed the cultures would be pretty similar and I like to be thrown into the unknown. But, doubts aside, I had a blast.
A cool vegan eatery in hip Hawthorne for when you want something healthy and nutritious.
Classic American burgers and out-of-this-world service.
An amazing selection of ice creams – plus, they do a dairy-free version too.
Pasta and salads in a cool and trendy canteen-style building.
Some truly amazing and HUGE pizzas. A must-visit.
Traditional Peruvian fare. Try the ceviche, the SENSATIONAL lamb and their Pisco sours. Oh, and the live music is great too.
Cheap and tasty sushi. Try their 7 kinds of roe.
An authentic dive bar with great beers and live music.
The only place I found with a rooftop.
The most fun ever. Fully nude, fully fun. You’ll see a great mix of people in here and tattooed naked ladies. This was my favourite place in Portland.
Huge, apartment-like rooms with dishwashers, dressing rooms and desks and a great outdoor area.
You know what’s up. Great bar too.
This is biased as I work for them, but the staff are so friendly. Just go in and chat.
The biggest and best bookshop I’ve ever seen. Just huge.
Hire a Nike Bike
They’re orange and Nike-branded. Much better than London’s Santander ones.
Go record hunting at Jackpot records
A cute and quirky record shop. Hit the dollar bin for some bargains.
Have you been to Portland? What are your tips?