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Weekender: Portland, Oregon

Weekender: Portland, Oregon
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Mason jars, coffee bars. Funktified feminist bookstores.

Afloat in Portlandia, you may feel lost. Voilà: a mini-food-guide for your mini-vacay.

Day 1

Breakfast: Stumptown Coffee, 128 SW 3rd Ave.

Why? Ingenious local roasters.

And? Hair Bender / Gesha Road Trip, not “Tall Latte.”

Lunch: Food Carts, citywide.

Why? Crave? Find.

And? Tours.

Treat: Salt & Straw, 2035 NE Alberta St.

Why? Homegrown. Organic. Ice cream.

And? Waffle cone with goat cheese marionberry habanero.

Dinner & Drinks: Doug Fir Lounge, 830 East Burnside St.

Why? Atmospheric log cabin feel. Patti Smith Melt. Indie club.

And? Do The Dougie in flannel.

Day 2

Breakfast: Voodoo Doughnuts, 22 SW 3rd Ave.

Why? Bacon-topped doughnuts.

And? Bacon-topped doughnuts.

Lunch: ¿Por qué no?, 3524 N Mississippi Ave.

Why? Traditional Mex.

And? Portland Horchata Borracha, infused liberally (pun intended) with rum.

Treat: Tea Chai Té, 734 Northwest 23 St (upstairs).

Why? Gingerbread chai. Kombucha. Pomegranate black.

And? Patio people-watching.

Dinner: Mint/820, 816 N Russell St.

Why? Refined fare. Local, organic ingredients.

And? Rhubarb gin cooler? Savory beet martini?

Drinks: Swift Lounge, 1932 NE Broadway St. / Rontoms, 600 E Burnside.

Why? Swift’s 32oz mason jar cocktails: Stoned Finch, Old Couple (Old German & Old Crow) / Rontoms’ local beer on tap.

And? Pinball and Jenga at Swift / Rontoms’ killer patio.

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