Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

What's New in Portland



Portland’s economy is booming. According to one estimate, the Oregon city will see a 40 percent increase in hotel rooms by 2020, and new businesses are popping up faster than you can say “Where have all the lumberjacks gone?” Here are some spots worth visiting on your next trip north.

1. EAT
For French food fans, a stop at Bistro Agnes is a must. The restaurant, owned by celebrity chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñonez, focuses on Parisian classics, including cassoulet, beef short rib bourguignon and mussels marinière.


Photo by John Valls

2. STAY
Be among the first to stay at the Porter Hotel, opening next month. The 297-room four-star facility has an expansive library, an indoor pool, a meditation spa and a fitness center. Even if you can’t spend the night, swing by the rooftop restaurant, Xport Bar and Lounge. It’s too early to review the food, but the expansive outdoor dining deck with panoramic views of the skyline and mountains won’t disappoint.

3. PLAY
While not technically new, The Portland Japanese Garden has undergone a $33.5 million expansion. This now-12-acre exhibit is considered one of the most authentic examples of a traditional Japanese garden outside that island nation. The massive undertaking includes a hand-chiseled and stacked-stone wall, which serves as the gateway to the garden’s new Cultural Village. Inside you’ll find three architecturally stunning buildings by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, along with the new Umami Cafe, where visitors cap garden tours with a traditional tea service.


Photo by Bruce Forster

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

Partner Content

Detroit Girl Michelle Schmitt Makes Good

Singer Michelle Schmitt works to get food and care to those in need. [Sponsored]

Change the World by Changing your Portfolio

Mirador Capital Partners helps investors use their money to support their beliefs. [Sponsored]

Adolescent Mental Health Conference Addresses Marin County Teen Challenges

Newport Academy offers an innovative adolescent mental health conference for healthcare professionals. [Sponsored]

Singer/Songwriter Uses Her Music to Help Millions in Need

For more than two decades, San Anselmo musician Michelle Schmitt has used her talents to help others, from critically ill children to families struggling to make ends meet. [Sponsored]

Investing for a Good Cause

Mirador Capital Partners offers a personalized way of investing that allows clients to put their money into companies that align with their values. [Sponsored]
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags