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Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District

1150 NW 9th Avenue · Portland, Oregon 97209 USA

Local Guide to Downtown Portland and the Pearl District

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Portland's downtown and Pearl District are hubs for what makes the city special: breathtaking natural beauty, a thoughtful culinary scene, artisan-focused shopping and a well-preserved history. Everything here has a local touch, and so does our list of recommendations.



The city offers an appealing mix of historical sights, hipster havens and large-scale entertainment.

Portland Art Museum 
The oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest houses a collection of more than 42,000 objects reflecting the history of art ranging from ancient times to present day.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry 
Among the nation's leading science centers, this museum features hundreds of interactive exhibits and a theater with a giant screen stretching four stories high.

Pittock Mansion 
This 22-room mansion, decorated in early 20th-century furnishings, marries French-Renaissance and Victorian design and offers a beautiful view of the city skyline.

Rose Quarter 
This sprawling venue is home to the NBA Portland Trail Blazers and the WHL Winterhawks. Throughout the year, the calendar is filled with the biggest names in music and entertainment.

Portland Saturday Market 
This weekly market, held every Saturday, features more than 200 booths showcasing a variety of arts and crafts from local Pacific Northwest artisans.


Take advantage of the city's tax-free shopping on everything from designer clothing to children's books.

Take home a custom-designed piece of jewelry from this boutique and workshop.

Sabina's Style
This women's boutique carries styles from the biggest names in fashion.

Anne Bocci Boutique & Gallery
Up-and-coming designers (including winners of Bravo's Project Runway) and art-inspired pieces are celebrated at this Pearl District boutique.

Brands like Prana, Free People, Bugatchi, Desigual and Rodd & Gunn are among those carried at this men's and women's clothing, accessories and gifts boutique.

House of Lolo
This contemporary women's fashion boutique offers a versatile and well-rounded selection of apparel and accessories from affordable designers.


Local and handmade are the cornerstones of kitchens across the city, where menus offer flavors from near and far.

Voodoo Doughnut
This local favorite fills its pink boxes with more than 50 different types of doughnuts including raised yeast, cake and vegan options.

Food Carts Portland
Line up with locals at food trucks stationed around the city including Stoopid Burger, Wasabi Sushi PDX, Mahi Taco, Pastrami Zombie and Matt's BBQ.

Open Tandoor
This Indian restaurant is known for its traditional Punjabi kebabs, curries and lentil dishes.

Screen Door
A celebration of Southern cuisine ranging from one-pot Cajun dishes to NOLA-inspired Creole fare.

Mother's Bistro & Bar
Homemade favorites (like mom used to make) are given a refined touch with classical cooking techniques.

Coffee Shops

Portland's coffee shops are the perfect place to spend a rainy day, whether you drink coffee or not.

Ovation Coffee & Tea
This modern spot offers Moroccan coffee and tea beverages along with pastries and snacks.

Sisters Coffee
An airy cafe with lots of seating and a menu of carefully sourced coffee beverages, light pastries and sandwiches.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
This national chain offers house-roasted, direct-trade coffee, brewing equipment and whole beans.

Lovejoy Bakers
This popular cafe offers desserts, light fare and local coffee in an airy space with outdoor seating.

Breweries & Pubs

These local watering holes pair really good beer with really good food.

Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
This former auto-body shop offers gourmet pub grub and beer brewed on site.

10 Barrel Brewing
An elevated take on the typical bar, this place offers 20 fresh beers on tap, food prepared with locally sourced produce and a rooftop with great views.

Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House
The list of beers here is long, but the knowledgeable bartenders are happy to make recommendations.

Portland Brewing Company
This large brewery features draft house beers, casual grub and a retail shop with ales to go.

Outdoor Exploration

Portland's natural beauty is well-preserved and celebrated at these popular parks.

Forest Park
This 5,200-acre urban forest overlooks the Willamette River and offers well-maintained hiking trails and the chance to spot wildlife.

Silver Falls State Park
At 9,200 acres, this is Oregon's largest state park and among its most popular. It's home to breathtaking scenery, majestic waterfalls and hiking trails, and is perfect for swimming, camping, fishing and biking.

Washington Park
Gardens, museums, a zoo and a forest; this park offers something for everyone.

The Lan Su Chinese Garden
This authentic Ming Dynasty-style garden is based on the 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design and nature. Expert horticulturalists lead tours around this Chinatown district attraction.

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Some of the city's biggest events, including the Oregon Brewers Festival and the Portland Saturday Market, are held at this 30-acre park along the Willamette River.

Getting Around

Portland's Union station is only .4 miles from the hotel.

Portland Streetcar
This modern-day streetcar travels through downtown Portland from Portland State University to the Nob Hill neighborhood via Pearl District, a popular shopping and dining area.

MAX Light Rail
Portland's light rail system connects the metro area and downtown core.

Bike Tours & Rentals
Head out on two wheels to explore the city's more than 300 miles of bike lanes, paths and low-traffic streets designated as "bike boulevards."

Contact Us

Residence Inn Portland Downtown Pearl District
1150 NW 9th Avenue Portland Oregon 97209
Phone: 1-503-220-1339

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