The Most Instagrammable Places In Portland
"The dream of the 90's is alive in Portland." I may or may not be a little bit obsessed with Portlandia (the TV show). But I am also in love with the city of Portland in general. Portland is really unrated. It's so close to Seattle and I think it often gets overlooked! But let me tell you, Portland is weird, hipster and oh so Instagrammable. Maybe it's the gloomy weather, mountains, and the amazing coffee shops. Whatever it is, I like it.
So here is my list of The Most Instagrammable Places In Portland!
Do you remember the scene in Twilight where The Cullens play baseball in a beautiful open field with a waterfall? Well this is the field and the waterfall!!! Now, if I haven't mentioned it before on this blog, I have been a huge Twilight fan for over 10 years, so obviously I had to include a Twilight location! But even if you aren't a Twilight fan, Multnomah Falls is absolutely breathtaking and extremely Instagrammable.
Ace Hotel Portland
I'm gonna say it now... The Ace Hotel in Portland is one the most photographed and most Instagrammable hotels in the country. There.. I said it! The Ace Hotel has some incredible locations (Palm Springs is my other favorite!) but the Portland location is just so cute and cozy. Not to mention, their lobby serves Stumptown Coffee and has a vintage photo booth. It's just all kinds of amazing.
VooDoo Donuts is kind of an institution. First off, they serve donuts, so that already makes them great. But it's the kind of donuts they serve that make them stand out from the crowd. Some of the most fun donuts are The Voodoo Doll, Memphis Mafia, Cock-N-Balls and Maple Blazer Blunt. Yes, those are the real names of the donuts and they are freaking delicious too. Go early, because every location is crowded with other people trying to get the best Instagram photo.
Keep Portland Weird Sign
If you have never been to Portland, be warned, it's a weird place. But the weirdness is what makes it so damn wonderful. Every major city has a wall that's super popular on Instagram, and this is Portlands. It's super fun to take pictures there when they aren't any cars in the lot! It's also right next to a Voodoo Donuts location, so go to both!
Cheese & Crack
It's not an Instagrammable list without something for the foodies! Cheese & Crack is pretty much a fancy snack bar. "Cheese & Crack"er plates are what they are really known for and not only are they delicious, but they look incredible. But be warned, this place is tiny. There are 20 seats in the bar so it is not good for groups more than 4. But it is great for date night!
Now as amazing as this looks, it was never actually a castle... or a home to witches. It was actually a park bathroom! But despite a seemingly uninteresting backstory, it's supposedly haunted by a man who was murdered, who lived nearby in the mid-1800's. Even if you don't believe in the supernatural, it's still a cool place to visit! And a beautiful place to photograph.
This restaurant is in my top 5 favorites of all time. 3 years ago while I was on a road trip up the west coast, we stopped in Portland for the night and went to Screen Door for dinner. Now let me start off my saying, this place is popular. We waited an hour for a table on a Thursday night. But it was sooooo worth it. Screen Door is known for the comfort and Southern food and it's incredible. Get the fried chicken strips, macaroni and cheese and a slice of pecan pie.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
I talked about Stumptown in the Ace Hotel, but I thought I would talk about it again. Stumptown are probably my favorite coffee roaster and Portland is their home, so there are quite a few locations. My favorite being the downtown location on SW 3rd Ave. There is not much I can say other than they have incredible coffee and every single shop has the best vibes.
St. Johns Bridge from Cathedral Park
St. Johns Bridge and Cathedral Park are Portland landmarks, so you shouldn't miss them. When the weather is nice, Cathedral Park is full of picnickers getting every bit of sunshine and it's also full of dogs (which is the main reason to visit a park, if you ask me). It also has great views of the rest of the city.
Salt & Straw
If you live in any big city on the west coast, then you have probably already heard of Salt & Straw. It is an incredible ice cream shop that was created in Portland and has spread fast (and that's because it's so damn amazing). They have ice cream flavors that you have never heard of, but that's what makes them special. Some of the standouts are Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper, Arbequina Olive Oil and Pear & Blue Cheese.
Old Town Portland Sign
You can't leave Portland without seeing the vintage Old Town Portland sign. First of all, it's gorgeous and I want it in my house (if that was possible!) It lights up at night and illuminates the whole street. Don't miss it!
Have you ever been to Portland? What was your favorite thing you did? Comment down below!