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Get To Know Portland, Like A Local!

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. RiverPlace Hotel helps you make the most of your Portland stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

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.

Drink
Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson

Front Office Supervisor

  • Portland has become a Mecca for beer lovers around the world and one of my favorites is Oregon's first eco-brewpub: Hopworks. 

  • Rum Club is a great local bar with indoor and outdoor seating with a small food menu that is great. 

Retail therapy
David McCallum

David McCallum

Guest Service Agent

  • The West End of Portland is the new "it" spot for shopping.  Stores like Alder and Co. attract travelers and locals alike.

  • Nob Hill and NW 23rd Avenue is a popular local shopping area in Portland and was named on of the nation's best shopping streets in 2012. 

Wellness
Maya Lake

Maya Lake

Front Desk Agent

  • At our Oregon Athletic Club from April-October we have employee led runs on Thursday evenings and complimentary yoga classes on Fridays.

  • I recommend Portland Kayak Company tours, offering 2.5-3 hour tours that take you along the Willamette River.

One of a kind
Jaime Nicely

Jaime Nicely

Front Desk Agent

  • Portland is home to both the largest and smallest public park in the country.  Mill Ends Park (smallest) is a sliver of land on SW Taylor Street, and Washington Park has great views of the city, just west of downtown. 

  • Powell's is the largest independent bookstore in the US, covering an entire city block. 

Play
Nicholas Hixenbaugh

Nicholas Hixenbaugh

Assistant Executive Housekeeper

  • If you are in the mood for a good laugh head to Helium Comedy Club!

  • Ground Control is a great classic arcade in NW Portland, serving beer and wine and they have DJ’s.

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact RiverPlace Hotel's Guest Service team at (503) 228-3233

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