1. Powell's Bookstore - visit the world's largest independent bookstore!! https://www.powells.com/

2. House of Shadows - Oregon's only "full contact haunted house"! https://www.oregonhauntedhouses.com/halloween/the-houseshadows-or.html?fbclid=IwAR1UkcuGAH-_TycXy_PNXWnJVp7cRqTGiKJUJqfIGVQrwf3xgImD2rtrBIQ

3. Wine tasting throughout the Willamette Valley - Oregon Wine Country https://www.oregonwinecountry.org/

4. Stop into a doughnut shop (or 3) - suggested are:

  • Voodoo Donught, where the "magic is in the hole" - https://www.voodoodoughnut.com/
  • Blue Star Donuts, unofficially described as "Adult donuts" - they simply describe themselves as gourmet donuts with that certain "je ne sais quoi" - https://www.bluestardonuts.com/
  • Pip's Original Doughnuts - they have a brick and mortar location in NE Portland but what makes this company "VERY Portland" is that they also own the only doughnut and chai making van in Oregon! http://www.pipsmobile.com/

5. Romantic/Relaxing Sunset dinner cruise or thrilling jet boat tour of Portland's waterfront - https://www.portlandspirit.com/ OR https://willamettejet.com

6. Eat, eat, and eat some more - a list of a "few" of PGVC members faves are (in no particular order of preference):

7. Get your desserts at any one or all of the following establishments:

  • Papa Haydn - papahaydn.com
  • Salt & Straw - saltandstraw.com
  • Ruby Jewel - rubyjewel.com
  • St Barbra Pinoy Bakery - stbarbra.com
  • Jin Ju Patisserie - jinjupatisserie.com
  • St Honore Boulangerie - sainthonorebakery.com
  • Wailua Shave Ice - wailuashaveice.com

8. Visit a few of our microbreweries - Peit is having a Pub Crawl on Thursday, October 10 starting at 3 pm

  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Back Pedal Brewery
  • 10 Barrel Brewing Company
  • Bailey's Taproom
  • Von Ebert Brewing
  • Base Camp Brewing
  • Coalition Brewing
  • Great Notion Brewing

9. If beer isn't your thing, Portland is also home to quite a few distilleries:

  • Bull Run Distilling Company
  • Freeland Spirits
  • New Deal Distillery
  • Eastside Distilling
  • Westward Whiskey
  • Wild Roots Vodka
  • Aria Portland Dry Gin

10. Be a tourist and sight see many famous landmarks, parks, gardens, and other institutions that Keep Portland Weird!


If you want/need any other suggestions, please get in touch with Unko G, Aunty D or Peit for more ideas...it would help for us to know the following things:

  • If it's food recommendations: type of cuisine you would prefer (American, Pasta, Southern BBQ. German, Ethiopian, etc.), if you will be alone, on a date, or with a group, and a price point you prefer.
  • If it's an activity: Indoors, Outdoors, active or relaxing, and how much time do you have?
  • If it's anything related to sexual activities: contact Peit directly! LOL!!