The oysters here are so good you’ll want to dine alone to take the pressure off of polite sharing. However, Jacqueline’s bar with a framed Bill Murray portrait deserves equal praise. Yes, this is a The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou themed bar and restaurant, but in a non-gimmicky, somehow beautiful way, topped off with very, very good food.
Everything about Milk Glass Mrkt is just so good: the friendly service, the insanely delicious and equally as fresh menu, the quaint and relaxed seating, the curated selection of small batch products. Go here.
Milk Glass Mrkt
Ox offers an array of wood fired Argentinian-style meats: all locally sourced and served alongside vegetarian options and heirloom produce. Don’t forget to save room for the Lemon Brioche bread pudding!
The self-professed professional drinking establishment is beloved by bartenders, sommeliers and casual bar hoppers alike for their seriously well crafted cocktails. Enjoy a cocktail or by-the-glass wine with Italian small plates at Shift Drinks’ industrial bar.
Tender Loving Empire
Committed to showcasing Portland’s visual and musical artists, Tender Loving Empire’s five shops are a beautiful homage to the local creative community. Since 2006, the shop has also been releasing music on their eponymous record label and has worked with artists from Andy Shauf to Y La Bamba.
Some vintage, some new, some kids clothes, some women’s accessories, offered in sunny corner digs.
The Yo! Store
A labyrinth of 13,000 sq.ft. of vintage–all in good condition, clean and well-edited. It’s too easy to spend an entire day getting lost in House of Vintage.
House of Vintage
Movies in the Park
Catch a free movie in your local park! Classics like Annie, Ghostbusters, and Star Wars are played alongside new favorites like Isle of Dogs, Coco, and Black Panther. Local musicians play before movies begin at dusk.
A 9.1-acre traditional Japanese Garden showcasing views of Mount Hood, bonsai, and cascading ponds so beautiful you might think you’re just outside of Tokyo. The garden also hosts tea ceremonies, guided walks, workshops and events.
It’s so hot that clothes are not an option: head to Collins Beach on Sauvie Island for some relief.
Collins Beach at Sauvie Island
Feel the breeze and bike the loop! This newly renovated trail is perfect for relaxing Willamette River views.
The Sellwood Bridge Loop
Bike, walk, roll, or skate to one of Sunday Parkways’ free events located all around Portland and include museums, beaches, and trail loops.
Our favorite shark-loving, ghost-sculpting artist sets up a solo show at Antler from July 26–August 26.