There is much to see in Portland, Oregon. But if you only have one day to explore the city, start your morning off in Old Town at Voodoo Doughnut for a sweet morning treat. The line is worth the wait for amazing doughnuts topped with anything from bacon to Fruit Loops to Tang. The cult favorite doughnut shop has expanded to places like Austin and Hollywood, but Portland is where it all started.
An integral part of the Portland experience is the outdoors. So head to Waterfront Park (at the Skidmore Fountain MAX station) and stroll around the Portland Saturday Market (open rain or shine March through Christmas Eve), the nation’s largest weekly outdoor craft market.
After the market, take a jaunt to Powell’s City of Books, a Portland landmark that covers an entire city block with more than 1.5 million books. Then stop for lunch at Dick’s Kitchen in Southeast Belmont or on Northwest 21st (in the Nob Hill neighborhood) for a quality grass-fed beef burger and a chocolate or vanilla Coconut Bliss vegan milkshake.
After the high caloric intake, you’ll probably be in the mood for a hike, and you’re in the right city. Portland is one of America’s best walking cities, with dozens of hiking trails varying in difficulty. We recommend Forest Park, the Wildwood Trail and Mount Hood to see the stunning scenery.