Nature is calling – and so is that brunch spot. If you’re
looking for things to do in Portland this weekend, check out these hiking
trails within city limits. Nothing gets your appetite going quite like
traipsing around the wilderness, so we have some snack suggestions to follow up
that morning full of activity.
Bonus: All of these spots are just steps away from our
newest collection of luxury apartment homes, The
Carson, located in Slabtown, a newly revived neighborhood in Northwest Portland.
With over 5,200 acres of land and more than 80 miles of
Park is one of the largest urban forests in the United States. Wander along
Wildwood Trail and make your way to Pittock
Mansion where you can take in the panoramic views of Portland and the
distant Cascade Mountains. Built by successful newspaper publisher Henry
Pittock, the mansion is a wealth of history and hidden secrets – the perfect
destination nestled among the woodlands.
+ Breakside Brewery
Follow up your forest frolic with lunch at Breakside Brewery
in Slabtown. Just across the street from The Carson, Breakside is the ideal
spot to wet your whistle. There are more than 15 handcrafted beers on tap (try Bazooka Face or Tangerine Dream), and
if that doesn’t impress you – take a look at the menu. It’s more than your
standard pub fare. Indulge in braised boneless short rib or pair your IPA with
is bursting with activities for the eager explorer. Try your hand at target
practice on the archery range, or enjoy the more than 6,000 plant specimens from
around the world at the Hoyt Arboretum. The Oregon Zoo is home to rare Condor
chicks, and the Portland Japanese Garden is a window to the other side of the
world with seasonal activities, performances, and demonstrations.
+ Pine State Biscuits
Do yourself a favor and indulge in the goodness from Pine State Biscuits. Their
biscuits can make even the biggest breakfast non-believer an advocate for
bacon, egg, and cheese. Now a Portland staple, Pine State Biscuits was actually
founded by three transplants from North Carolina. They craved the Southern
cooking of their childhood, and so introduced some (really, really, really)
amazing biscuits to the people of the Pacific Northwest.
If views are what you’re after, take in the scenery atop
Portland’s urban volcano – Mount
Tabor. Yep, it’s a volcano, though it’s no longer active. Part of the
cinder cone (the crater where all the lava comes out) is visible to park
visitors, while the rest was cut away and used to pave the nearby parking lot. Mount
Tabor has numerous paths and can be climbed from any direction, no matter your
+ Nineteen27 S’mores
Nothing goes better with a day of outdoor adventures than
s’mores. And no one does gourmet campfire treats better than Nineteen27 S’mores. Everything is made
from scratch – from the graham crackers to the marshmallows. If you’re not
feeling very traditional, they have more than the standard chocolate and
marshmallow to offer you. Try mint chocolate, bourbon caramel, or moose tracks
– all featuring locally sourced ingredients.