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Looking For Things To Do In Portland? We've Got the Insider Scoop

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Vintage Plaza helps you make the most of your Portland stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips of fun and exciting things to do in Portland.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Portland, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

Eat
Tyson Bickle

Tyson Bickle

Guest Service Manager

  • Try a to-go breakfast at the food carts.  Portland is known for its great cart food options.

Drink
Tyson Bickle

Tyson Bickle

Guest Service Manager

  • I love greeting all of our guests.  Check out my red beard, I will point you to all the best Irish bars in town.

One of a kind
Todd Trnka

Todd Trnka

Chief Engineer

  • Remodeling your home?  I know all the best local hardware store options. 

Wellness
Cynthia Elliott

Cynthia Elliott

Executive Housekeeper

  • Talk a walk in Forest Park's many trails.  The wildwood trail is 30 miles from the Columbia River to the city of Gresham. 

Play
Mary Averette

Mary Averette

Director of Finance

  • Be sure to check out a Portland Timbers or Thorns game while you are in town. 

Retail therapy
Brian Rugg

Brian Rugg

Front Office Manager

  • I actually don't live in Portland -- I live in Vancouver, WA just over the bridge.  But I do love browsing the book selection at Cameron's Books in downtown Portland. 

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Vintage Plaza's concierge at (503) 228-1212.

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