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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hotel
“The McMenamins chain is unique. They are spread all over the Portland metro area. They might just be a pub on a neighborhood block. Or, it will be a whole campus complete with bars, restaurants, hotel, theater's, shopping, etc. This one is the latter. Expect to pay mid-range prices.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Park
“Good hiking and from the top you can see about 5 mountain peaks from around the region. Visibility varies by day and season.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Outlet Store
“Not covered, outlet mall. Adidas, Gap, Tommy and many others.Not too far from Portland airport and a logical stop on the way back from Multnomah Falls. Not worth going all the way just for this. If you want to go outlet shopping only, then go to Woodburn Factory Outlets. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Huge ammount of acres , kind of uniquely wild. Flatt space, so nothing to clime. It is a trail loop by Sandy river. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Tad's is located right next to the Sandy River, the view and atmosphere is wonderful. The food is made fresh, from scratch, and there is both comfort food and healthy options on the menu. Tad's has been a family run business, in the current location, since the 1940s.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“This is a McMennamins Hotel and adult play land. There are multiple restaurants on site, a spa and a put put course. McMennamins was the original micro-brew experience here in Portland, and yes there are multiple places now, but this is a fun one to hit up! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“ Best burgers in Gresham, perhaps Portland metro area. An outdoor area that allows you to order from Local Cow and enjoy Hoppy brews.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Natural Wildlife Preserve among a vast planned park. Spray park for kids, walking trails, and Blue Lake itself. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Outlet Store
“You can't visit Portland without a day trip into the breathtaking Columbia Gorge!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Because the food is delicious ! And they occasionally have live Jazz bands.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you like Lebanese food, you'll love Nicholas! Located downtown on Main Street. They have vegetarian offerings.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best Brunch! Mon:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Tue:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Wed:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Thu:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Fri:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sat:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sun:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM”
  • 6 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Enjoy all that Sandy River beach is. Grate place to swim or just ley out on the sun. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Second to last stop on the Gresham Line (Blue Line) to Portland. Includes Tri-Met Bus transit.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“The Mt. Hood Theatre is our oldest theatre and features a single, very large screen. They show second run movies, making this a terrific cheap date for the family.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
“Great local bands that play on weekends, pool tables. Kennedy's or various Mcminimins, equipped w/bars, restaurants, soaking pools, music”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Tad's is located right next to the Sandy River, the view and atmosphere is wonderful. The food is made fresh, from scratch, and there is both comfort food and healthy options on the menu. Tad's has been a family run business, in the current location, since the 1940s.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“ Best burgers in Gresham, perhaps Portland metro area. An outdoor area that allows you to order from Local Cow and enjoy Hoppy brews.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Because the food is delicious ! And they occasionally have live Jazz bands.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you like Lebanese food, you'll love Nicholas! Located downtown on Main Street. They have vegetarian offerings.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Brunch! Mon:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Tue:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Wed:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Thu:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Fri:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sat:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sun:8:00 AM – 10:00 PM”
  • 6 locals recommend
Night Club
“Great local bands that play on weekends, pool tables. Kennedy's or various Mcminimins, equipped w/bars, restaurants, soaking pools, music”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great Italian food. You can color on the paper table cloth which children love.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 5 locals recommend

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