Portland Social City Guide

There’s no two ways about it: Portland, Oregon is a fascinating place. Whether you’re into food, art, or generally just great, well-designed cities, there’s something for you in PDX. Here, we break down all of our favorite blogger’s under-the-radar picks for food, drinks, and shopping.


For “Epic Eats and Banging Beats”: Revelry

Recommended by: Influencer Kathryn Budig

“It tastes like memories.” 

For emerging fashion designers: West End Select Shop

Recommended by: Nike Brand Director Trelawny Davis

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For a picturesque hike and stunning views: Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory

Recommended by: Photographer Riley Combs

  • Riley Combs
  • Portland, OR
“In the dirt and under the stars is the place to be.”

For the largest indie bookstore: Powell’s Books 

Recommended by: Youtuber Hailey Devine

“My favorite way to see any city is by bike — We rode around the Pearl District, and stopped by Powell’s Books (which is insanely huge!). My body is totally taking a hit from this trip now. But…. Worth it. “

For the oldest record store in PNW: Music Millennium

Recommended By: Singer Donna Missal

For a wine oasis: Enso Winery

Recommended By: Wedding Photographer Mattie Krall

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For a sneaker-themed coffee shop: Deadstock Coffee & Gallery

Recommended by: DJ and Influencer Mick

  • Mick
  • Brooklyn, NY
“Or should dope be coffee? Out here in these Portland streets.”

For the best ice cream in the city: Salt & Straw Ice Cream

Recommended By: Food Writer Jiduann Woo

  • Judiann Woo
  • Portland, OR
“We tasted all the ice creams @saltandstraw’s cookbook launch party and Rose City Riot just might have been my favorite (although many came in a tight second). The flavor is named after Portland, the City of Roses, but the inspiration comes from the Middle East. The rose flavor is subtle but pure — “just enough rose water for a stroll-through-the-garden experience.” The ice cream gets an added dimension of flavor and creaminess with ribbons of saffron cream swirled in”

For authentic Thai food: Pok Pok

Recommended by: Foodie Monica Storch 

“The @pokpokpdx Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings totally live up to the hype! So glad the WorldMark Portland – Waterfront Park put me within easy reach of a plethora of Portland’s culinary delights!”

For the best Italian food: Ava Gene’s

Recommended by: Kitchenware Retailer Williams Sonoma 

“Can’t leave Portland without pasta from @avagenes. Raviolo with corn and truffles. Look at that egg. 😱 Thank you, chef @jj__mc. ”