Spend a Weekend in Portland

Looking to get away for a long weekend? Portland, OR, has it all! From its delicious craft beers to its "keep it weird" mentality, here's your guide to a weekend adventure in the Rose City.

Show: 36 Hours
Episode: Portland Cool

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Photo By: 042024006103

Photo By: 042024006103

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Beast

Beast was named restaurant of the year by The Oregonian in 2008. 

Bike Library

36 Hours hosts Kyle Martino and Kristen Kish play some piano at the People's Bike Library of Portland, a celebrated steel and gold-leaf sculpture by local artists Brian Borrello and Vanessa Renwick. 

Concordia Brewery

Concordia Brewery is housed in the McMenamins Kennedy School, a refurbished elementary school in northeast Portland that now serves as a hotel, brewery, restaurant and movie theater.

McMenamins Kennedy School

A wonderful selection of happy goodness in the McMenamins Kennedy School.

Burnside Skatepark

Burnside Skatepark is a local skater hangout under the east side of the Burnside Bridge. It was built without any permission but was soon accepted and approved by the city. It has been featured in both films (including Free Willy) and various skating video games.

DeNoble Farms

The vegetable stand at DeNoble Farms features its award-winning Italian artichokes. 

Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden is a place for quiet reflection on the beauty of nature and inner harmony. 

Voodoo Doughnut

A kooky shop known for its unusual doughnuts and eclectic décor, Voodoo Doughnut is a local favorite in the Rose City.

City Motto

Until next time, Portland. Keep it weird.