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Endearingly weird, impossibly trendy, and undeniably cool, as much as you may not want to, you can’t help but love Portland. Known for its bike culture, counterculture, brewing prowess, and proclivity towards the road less traveled, if you’re looking to be on the cutting edge of obscure, then you’ll be right at home. Whether you’re looking to gorge yourself on doughnuts and chicken & waffles, bike around town, or experience the farm to table local food movement for the first time, you can bet we’ll have you covered to book a quintessentially quirky Portland trip plan.
With icons like Voodoo Doughnuts and Powell's City of Books, Portland is a town that boasts in its own brand of intellectual peculiarity; it's a city that indulges everything from coffee and nostalgic cuisine to a staggering number of breweries, distilleries, and wine bars. It's also a place where you can go to the Saturday Market, check out a stunning Portland Art Museum, and swing by a food truck before you head to an arcade. It's a stunningly wonderful balance of opposites—and in Portland, they're very proud of that.
And when the sun goes down, the good times continue. From amazing whiskey bars and honky-tonk stops to rum bars and timeless haunts, whether you're in the mood for beer, wine, dessert, or maybe even a comedy show or concert, Portland has nightlife a-plenty. And with local companies like McMenamins revamping everything from old elementary schools to churches you can expect to have a huge array of nocturnal things to choose from.
So while Portland certainly offers more than sundresses, cuffed pants, and things you’ve never heard of, the unequivocal counterculture of cool runs deeply in Portland’s identity, and the strangeness is definitely not to be avoided; not that you could. From the diverse range of museums, to the city’s vast art scene and amazing food culture, there’s a little bit of something for everyone—whether you’re a barista with a wombat tattoo or a well-sorted businessman, we think there’s a good chance you’ll find something that you love in this quirky and diverse city.