A new crop of urban wineries is producing wine inside city limits, and you can visit their tasting rooms to try numerous vintages, while Distillery Row is home to six local distilleries making everything from whiskey and gin to rum and aquavit. Since you’re in ‘Beervana’, don’t miss taprooms at some of the cities more than 50 craft breweries, which brew everything from barrel-aged beers to hoppy India Pale Ales.
Shopping is great in the Pearl District, once an industrial area that now holds upscale boutiques and the city’s highest concentration of galleries. Be sure to check out Northwest 23rd Avenue, a stretch inside a residential neighbourhood with big trees and old bungalows that holds clothing shops, shoe stores, and fine restaurants. In North Portland, Mississippi Avenue has a quirky artistic vibe – imagine comic books, a garden store with chickens and a store filled with chocolate, salt, and fresh flowers.