Wednesday, July 16, 2014

10 Things We Liked in Portland: Food, Places & Skateparks



All kinds of curry dishes, good drinks, affordable dining, sidewalk seating, family business. 

Games! All kinds of games! Cozy ambiance, great beer selections (and some wines), fun, hip crowd. 

(just outside of/on your way to or from Portland)
The best ice cream we've ever had, crowds, an interesting look at the process of making and packaging cheese, an average lunch stop (according to Scott the grilled cheese did not have enough cheese (what gives?) and my taco salad was overpriced and just ok). In other words, skip the meal and go straight to dessert. 

A man who wants you to skate around wearing a horse head, great beer selections, good eats and vegetarian options (delicious soups and greens). 

$7 large pizza slice and salad combo, beers on tap, cool vibe, really good vegan options.


Amazing downtown location, comfortable, clean and hip setting; great, award winning dining options, free Wi-Fi, great shower pressure (appreciated after camping); friendly, hard working staff. 
{Thank you Hotel Lucia for providing our accommodations!} 

Mississippi & Alberta Street
Unique, cute, hip shopping, breweries and eateries (hip seems to be becoming my word of choice for Portland, but that sounds about right). 

A walk around downtown and the east and west sides of the river
West side- Interesting people watching, water fountains, dogs, occasional outdoor famer's markets, amazing views of the waterways and bridges. East side- more nature, amazing views of the city, large logs to climb on.


Gabriel skatepark
6820 SW 45th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
Fun roll-ins, snake run and cement mini-ramp; great for beginner-intermediate skaters.

(click to read my story about it)
SE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232
Local crew, alcohol and drugs, creative construction, quick transitions, uneven surfaces, shade from the sun or shelter from the rain, a great rush, a historic location. At least stop by and check it out! 

Pier Park
10325 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
Street course, a bowl that was too big (11ft. deep with a big pipe in the middle), a bowl that was medium, and a bowl that was just right (for me) with a mini ramp section. 

Pool with stairs and a steep drop-off, a smaller square bowl with fun hips and a street course. Great for skaters of all abilities. 

Have you been to Portland before? What would be on your list?

+read more from our trip here 


  1. Wow. Portland really is beautiful & looks fun! Some of my friends from high school just moved from L.A. To Portland & they love it too! living in the west side vicariously through y'all ;)

  2. You're Goldilocks! Glad you found a bowl that was just the right size for you. I love the look of Portland, I've seen it on a couple of other blogs and it's always very appealing. The food sound pretty good too, except the grilled cheese. It sounds like you're having lots of fun adventures Devon. Summer is wonderful isn't it? CJ xx

  3. I love my city! It looks like you love it too!! I am so glad you had a fun adventure. Thanks for posting. I've never been to Sizzle Pie so I am going to have to check it out. Stacy


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