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Pearl District will enthrall you with its local legends, thriving art scene and more. Many consider this part of town to be the heart of the art scene since it is home to galleries and boutiques. But the former warehouse district after its urban renewal, is among the best shopping districts in the city. Walk down the cobblestone streets of this neighborhood and take in the sights. Explore its markets, specialty stores, unique boutiques and eateries.
Downtown Portland is the heartbeat of the city and its cultural mishmash will appeal to everyone. Shopaholics will go crazy with its tax-free shopping and foodies will delight in the numerous culinary offerings. From food carts to upscale eateries, there is something for everyone. You will also find eclectic boutiques, branded names, flagship stores and more. Some of the interesting sights are the Pioneer Courthouse Square, Tom McCall Waterfront Park and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The neighboring Old Town, Chinatown and colored canvases of the Pearl District are equally fascinating places to explore.
Northwest Portland / Nob Hill is a great place to explore. The Northwest 23rd Avenue is a shopper's paradise with its specialty shops, local flavor and branded names. Stroll through this neighborhood's charming Crafstman and Victorian store-fronts that are home to quaint eateries, cafes and shops. But that's not all. The Pittock Mansion, Peculiarium and Oregon Jewish Museum and Center are fascinating places to visit. Don't miss Forest Park in your itinerary when in this district.
North Mississippi is a well known area in Portland for fine shopping. It houses unusual eateries and shops selling uncommon items. A lot of classic shops like The Meadow, Gypsy Chic, Black Wagon and Flutter are a good place to begin one's foray into the world of shopping. The main eateries and live music venues that line the streets add to the appeal of the evenings here. Whenever you travel to Portland, make sure to chalk out a day for exploring this vibrant area for a memorable experience.
Hawthorne District has a bohemian and hipster vibe to it with its colorful boutiques, bookshops and eateries. You will be hard-pressed to find an establishment here that is duplicated anywhere else in the city, or even the country! It is a fun place to spend the afternoon, and find the unique items that you could only find in this unique district.
Alberta Street is an epicenter of diversity, art and culture. Trendy little art galleries, novelty stores and unique restaurants line the street. Portlanders of all kinds come to Alberta Street for their annual fair: a lively celebration complete with live music and dancing, food, kids' stuff and a free trolley that rolls right through the middle of everything. Come and see why Northeast Portland is quickly becoming the capital for culture in this town.