DEBI'S INSIDE GUIDE TO PORTLAND... A Quick Orientation... Our Location... Mass Transit... Car Rental... 15 minutes from downtown, 30 minutes from the airport, close to the I-5 freeway, set amongst Doug Firs! We're on the #78 bus line, pickup and drop-off is right at our driveway. It's an easy 9 miles to downtown Portland. Despite good mass transit, we recommend a car to access everything! A Car2Go pickup point is a 0.25 mile walk away. Our 3 all time favorite places to eat... Food Carts We all know that food carts can be amazing places to sample local food whilst supporting local business. Portland is blessed with over 1,000 of them! Everything from coffee to Indian food can be found in all manner of places around the city. Ask us, or consult this page for a few tips! The Woodsman The idea behind The Woodsman Tavern was to create a place where people could gather for good food, good drink and good company. We second that! This is a place that feels warm, like it could be in a more remote location, not in the middle of the city! 3 for the culture vulture Microbrews & Wineries... Some may baulk at the idea of featuring beer and wine in a "culture" slot. We disagree! They are an integral part of our area's identity. It's impossible to cover them all here but, come stay with us, and we'll happily share our knowledge! Portland Spirit... One of the best ways to see the city is via a cruise with Portland Spirit. They have many different options depending on whether you want to combine with a meal, sightseeing, or even (in the summer months) a live, local band. Farmers Market at PSU... A huge range of local vendors pitch their tents at the Portland State University every Saturday, year round. Everything from organic French crepes (yum) to local cherries, cheeses, wild mushrooms, pickled products, and plenty more! Paley's Place If you're looking for a dining experience to rival some of NYC's best then you have to book a table at Paley's Place. Chef and owner Vitaly Paley has a passion for local, organic and sustainable practices, and has been featured in many high profile magazines and newspapers! 3 for the sightseer Multnomah Falls... Stunning! Around 1 hour from the studio, Multnomah Falls is 600+ feet tall, and flows year round. Walk to Benson Bridge for an incredible view. It's also worth taking the path to the top! And don't forget the other waterfalls nearby. Timberline Lodge... Although 70 miles away, Timberline Lodge is a must see. Around 6,000 feet in elevation on Mount Hood, it's a national landmark, steeped in history and iconic architecture, with great views and food (and it was filmed in The Shining!). Oregon Coast... Dramatic views, wide open beaches, a strong sense of nature, and a feeling of being a million miles away! The 400+ miles of coastline has an almost mysterious, hypnotic feel - you won't want to miss it!