As part of the Portland Senior Experience, success in my internship is my first priority, but I’ve found that “experiencing” Portland is another top priority. This is my first time living in the beautiful city of Portland so I want to make sure I get the most out of my short time here. Whether it’s exploring food carts, seeking out the best happy hours or finding new running routes with the best views. Thus far I’ve had some amazing experiences.
PSU Farmer’s Market: I live a block away from PSU so I visit this farmer’s market every weekend. They have a huge selection of produce as well as food stations and tents with specialty items. They also have the most amazing flower selection I’ve ever seen. Check it out every Saturday from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.
Grassa: I ate here for the first time with a co-worker from my internship. Best pasta I’ve ever eaten. You can watch them make the incredible pasta from scratch as you wait for your meal. Great music and fun environment.
Widmer Brothers Brewery: The brewery offers free tours (which includes beer tasting!) every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. If you’re not up for a tour they have a great pub where you can enjoy a drink and great meal.
Departure Restaurant + Lounge: An amazing bar located on the rooftop of the Nines hotel in downtown Portland. You can enjoy an amazing view and great happy hour from 4-6 pm every day.
Any other suggestions for must see spots or activities in Portland?