South Park Blocks / SW
From the prestigious mansion-clad residential district of the 1870s to the heart of Portland’s Cultural District today, the ever-evolving South Park Blocks feature public art, iconic local institutions, and diverse architecture.
Pioneer Square / SW
Head east to visit “Portland’s Living Room,” Pioneer Courthouse Square. From the iconic Allow Me statue to the surprising “echo spot” near the brick staircase, the Square features entertaining design elements mixed with nods to its history, such as the wrought-iron gate that adorned the Portland Hotel that once occupied this space.
The museum’s main gallery features rotating exhibits of national and international stature, while its three core exhibits tell the stories of the experience of Jews in Oregon, Oregon survivors of the Holocaust, and the ways discrimination has affected groups of people across the region.
Pine Street Market / SW
One of my favorite places to grab lunch or a sweet treat. The roasted chicken from Pollo Bravo (complete with homemade dipping sauces) is delicious, and Salt and Straw’s soft serve shop, Whiz Bang Bar, features the incredible locally inspired creations you expect from this Portland mainstay.
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