Little Bird Bistro
215 S.W. 6th Ave., Downtown
In the PDX, this little bistro is known to be the spot for fun late-night dining and lazy Sunday lunches. The menu is always on point, with the butter poached cod salad and octopus terrine being two of our favorites. If you're feeling adventurous, go for the scotch egg.
410 N.W. 14th Ave., Pearl District
This niche Japanese outdoor retailer only has one location in the US, and it should probably come as no surprise that they’ve landed in Portland. Come here for one-of-a-kind outdoor clothing (for both men and women) in modern, urban color-ways and interesting prints. They also have an amazing selection of cooly designed accessories like gas stoves and hatchets.
427 N.W. Broadway, Pearl District
This Old Town Portland work-supply-meets-lifestyle shop is a hotspot for the city’s creative craftspeople and DIY enthusiasts. Locally-made and ethically-sourced goods are their specialty: you’ll find everything from work aprons to selvedge denim jeans, gardening tools to axes for chopping firewood, even a selection of stationery and decor for your studio. In keeping with the founders’ DIY spirit, its airy, modern interior, modular storage, and interactive displays were custom-built by their own team.
506 S.W. Washington St., Pearl District
A packed social calendar (live music and nightly wine service), spacious and home-like rooms (Frette sheets, lots of natural light), and the organic small-plate-focused restaurant, Red Star Tavern, make Monaco one of the most coveted reservations in town. The elaborate, Mediterranean-themed tapestries and vibrant red-orange-and-blue color scheme throughout the communal areas and rooms are a refreshing departure from the strictly classical or modern hotels in the city. Lest you forget you’re in Portland, a live goldfish can be sent up to your room upon request to keep you company during your stay.
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
1411 N.W. Flanders St., Pearl District
Situated in the Pearl District, 10 Barrel brews their own creative selection of beers and serves food with locally-sourced ingredients to pair it with: Try the champagne oyster shooters for starters, and leave room for all the comforting, quintessential pub food, from burgers to fish-and-chips to pizza (gluten-free crust is an option for all pies on the menu). Upstairs, at the open-air rooftop bar, you'll find the same menu, in addition to panoramic views of the West Hills and the Pearl District—when the weather cooperates.
1124 N.W. Lovejoy St., Pearl District
At Sammy's, flower arrangements are largely hand-picked from the area's seasonal offerings and named after local Portland streets. There are two locations—one in Goose Hollow and one in the Pearl District. Sammy's offers same-day and online delivery, and carries a range of fresh flowers and plants, from lilacs and lilies to terrariums and mini cypresses.
25 N.W. 11th Ave., Pearl Disctrict
Think of Garden Bar as the Sweetgreen of Portland. Mix-your-own salads (or choose from a few well-executed menu items) that are mixed and tossed for you on site. The advantage of going local for a quick salad joint? Most of the organic vegetables on order are sourced from Oregon farmers. There are also locations in Old Town, Park Square, and SE Division.
The Café at Christopher David
901 N.W. 10th Ave., Pearl District
Christopher David is actually a hybrid interior design shop, florist, and café—which means that it's pretty much the most beautifully decorated working coffee shop you could imagine. And, as you'd expect, there are fresh flowers everywhere, too. In addition to great décor and strong WiFi, it’s hard not to love a place with an entire section devoted to toast.