Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Portland. WTR's Portland map shows you the location of the Lan Su Chinese Garden and the Portland Japanese Garden.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Le Pigeon and what to order at DOC. Then you're off to McMinnville.
Welge Travel Report Notables in Portland
Getting around Portland
Public transportation in Portland
WTR's Tony Transit says the best guide for public transportation in Portland is (portlandoregon.gov/transportation/)
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) - Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
People Watching in Portland
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is Pioneer Courthouse Square, Ira C. Keller Fountain and the Chinese Gardens.
Beverages in Portland
WTR's Winnie Winesnob says look no farther than the Oregon wines.
Dining in Portland
WTR's Carlota Cuisine says "don't miss" Ava Gene's - D: Nightly, 3377 SE Division St, 971-229-0571
Starters include salumi, formaggi, roasted olives and pate. The fritti with mushrooms, ramps, garlic and turnips is a specialty.
Your main is the halibut with fennel and bullet beans or the spaghetti with sardines, asparagus, ramps and pine nuts.
Go for the gelato for dessert. The wine is the '12 Grosjean Freres Pinot Noir.
Nightlife/Entertainment areas in Portland
WTR's Shauna Showtime says nightlife is spread out across the city, the claim is there's a bar in every block.
Shopping areas in Portland
Our Shari Shopper says the best shopping is Downtown, the Pearl District and Northwest/Nob Hill.
Business Information for Portland
Portland is open for your Business! Check out (http://portlandalliance.com/)
Recognition for Portland
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Portland
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: Portland Art Museum
Now through April 22, 2018 see Rodrigo Valenzuela
This exhibition in the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art features two videos by Rodrigo Valenzuela (born 1982 in Chile, lives and works in Los Angeles). Each explores a specific aspect of labor in the United States today. Prole (2015) follows a group of Spanish-speaking men as they casually move about an empty room discussing the way they work, how they present themselves as laborers, and their views of unionizing.