United and US Airways offer nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Portland, Ore., with mid-July fares starting at $562 round trip.
1022 S.W. Stark St.
Boutique hotel with a retro-chic look. Rooms with shared bath from $115, with private bath from $165.
Oven & Shaker
1134 N.W. Everett St.
Sleek bar-restaurant in the Pearl District specializing in pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven and Italian street food. Individual pizzas from $13.
3226 S.E. Division St.
Thai-inspired Asian street food served family style in a casual, rustic setting. Entrees from $12.
Tasty n Sons
3808 N. Williams Ave.
Neighborhood restaurant in a warehouse-like space. Brunch entrees from $8; dinner from $9.
22 S.W. Third Ave.
Open round-the-clock, this local landmark is known for such decadent treats as the Memphis Mafia, a fritter with banana chunks and cinnamon sugar glazed with chocolate frosting, peanut butter, peanuts and chocolate chips, $4.25.
International Rose Test Garden
400 S.W. Kingston Ave.
Open daily 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Lan Su Chinese Garden
N.W. Third Avenue and Everett Street
April-October, daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; November-March, daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9.50, seniors $8.50, students $7.
Portland Japanese Garden
611 S.W. Kingston Ave.
April-September, Monday noon to 7 p.m.; Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. October-March, Monday noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $9.50, seniors and college students $7.75, children 6 to 17 $6.75.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W. Burnside St.
Daily 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.