Written by Carly Burkhartsmeyer
Located right in Portland, Oregon, MiaDonna’s office and showroom is surrounded by incredible places to eat, shop, and relax. This city prides itself on having a distinct culture, as seen through our official motto: “Keep Portland Weird!” Portland’s also widely known for its food scene. Between countless award-winning restaurants and our vast number of food carts, you can find nearly any dish you’ve been craving. Another thing we love about about this place? The people! Portland is known to be an inclusive, friendly community. Portlanders are happy to stop what they’re doing to give directions or offer some must-see spots of their own to visitors. Finally, we never run out of things to do here. Portland’s an hour away from the coast, the mountains, and the Columbia River Gorge, so there’s no shortage of outdoor activities. Plus, between the city’s numerous unique neighborhoods, every visitor and Portland resident alike can easily find a part of the city to love. With all the options this city has to offer, we wanted to create a resource for our readers looking to visit. Read through this Portland City Guide and make a plan for the next time you stop by our showroom!
Where to Eat
If you’re looking for brunch…
Tasty n Sons: a local favorite for breakfast and brunch in the West End.
Interurban: “their Cowboy Ranchero at brunch is to die for” - Andrew, General Manager
Broder Soder: delicious Nordic brunch in a gorgeous space just minutes away from our showroom.
Stepping Stone Cafe: this classic diner is open until 3 AM on Fridays and Saturdays if you’re out doing something fun and need a bite!
If you need a cup of coffee…
Heart Coffee: simply great coffee!
Cornell Farms Cafe: this cafe is set in the middle of a beautiful nursery on a hill - grab a coffee and take in the views.
If you’re in the Pearl District and looking for lunch or dinner…
Shalom Y’all: really good Israeli street food in a fun environment.
Henry’s Tavern: classic American dishes in the historic Brewery Blocks space.
Jake’s Grill: a seafood-focused restaurant that’s been running for almost 25 years in Portland.
If you’re shopping in NE and getting hungry…
Miss Delta: the best Southern/Cajun style food in the area.
Russell St. BBQ: “Mouth-watering Southern comfort food” - Anna, Communications Manager
If you’re in SE Portland for the day…
PaaDee: serves up delicious and inventive Thai food.
Sapphire Hotel: “The best habanero martini!” - Diana, Email Marketing Coordinator
The Observatory: one of Personal Shopper Samantha’s favorite spots!
If you’re looking for dinner near NW 23rd…
Bar Mingo: fantastic pasta dishes and often live music.
Bamboo Sushi: great sushi and cocktails at this restaurant!
Where to Shop
For women’s clothing…
North of West: great boutique right in the Pearl District.
Shop ADORN: a wide variety of beautiful pieces for every occasion.
Communion: a cool boutique on SE Hawthorne Blvd. (which offers men’s clothing, too!)
For men’s clothing…
Scotch & Soda: great styles for men (options for women and kids, too!) at Pioneer Place.
Collier Clothing: beautiful, Italian menswear.
For home decor...
Schoolhouse Electric: offers very cool, Portland-style home goods.
Woonwinkel: stocks tons of unique, modern, and minimalist pieces.
Restoration Hardware: they just created a brand new space on NW 23rd with a beautiful rooftop garden and view of the city!
Rejuvenation: a great place to browse with a delicious cafe tucked away inside as well.
Other fun places to browse…
Portland Farmers Market at the Portland State University Park Blocks: a great place to support local businesses and shop for seasonal produce and other foods. This Saturdays-only spot was recommended by both Anna and our Operations Assistant, Adriane!
NW 21st and NW 23rd Avenues: both fun streets to walk around and pop into whatever stores catch your eye.
The Portland Night Market: Linley, our Sales Manager, says this is a great place to check out.
Powell’s Books: you can’t come to Portland and not stop in our famous bookshop that spans an entire city block!
Where to Relax
If you want to be outside…
Forest Park: more than 5,000 acres of trails to hike or run at one of the largest urban parks in the United States.
Jamison Square: a great place to relax - plus, if you have kids joining you, there’s water for them to play in.
Council Crest Park: stunning views of Portland at this picnic-perfect spot.
Skidmore Bluffs: another vista that’s perfect to watching the sunset.
Portland Japanese Garden: walk around these calming gardens for a serene escape from all the hustle of the city.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park: runners, walkers, and bikers alike love coming to the waterfront to get some exercise.
If you’re looking for a spa-like experience...
KIVA Spa & Cafe: our Mao, our Marketing Administrative Assistant, loves to relax at this holistic spa.
Kennedy School Soaking Pool: a great place to relax, this warm saltwater pool is tucked away in a private courtyard surrounded by lush gardens.
If you want a drink…
Roof Deck at Revolution Hall: stop by for happy hour with a view!
Wine Tasting in Oregon Wine Country: not quite in Portland, but certainly worth the half hour drive - gorgeous views and award-winning wines at many wineries in the area!
Living Room Theaters: set aside some time to grab drinks and catch a movie at this beautiful theater in the Pearl District.