A lot has changed since moving to Portland last May (besides the worldwide obvious). My wife and I have full-time jobs, we’ve settled in our apartment quite nicely, and made new friends along the way. If you follow my page on Instagram, it probably needs no mention that this place has also influenced my style as far as what I wear and the pictures I take. Not only that, but I feel like a true Portlander knowing all of the best places to shop and dine in town. My city guide I wrote a year ago has most definitely changed, with some reliables still making the list and others being discarded to make room for newly found favorites. This may seem like the wrong time to make a travel guide of businesses that aren’t even open during this time, but I believe these places deserve all the attention they can get and hopefully this blog post will still be of value when everything blows over. It’s a tough time for all and I’m only including these places as I would hate to see any of them not make it out from this global pandemic. So when you start traveling again and Portland happens to be on your list, here are all my favorite places to visit around the city.
Okay I haven't tried this place out yet but by the looks of their beer packaging and playful interior, I think it's safe to say this is a must try. I'll be making my way over to the brewery once they open back up again.www.awaydaysbrewing.com
In my last guide, I mentioned Departure being my favorite restaurant. They've since changed their menu, but luckily I soon found G-Love to take it's place. The restaurant is Portland's first 'Reverse Steakhouse', meaning their menu is vegetable based with protein acting as a side dish rather than a main.www.g-lovepdx.com