United Airlines and Alaska Airlines offer nonstop flights from Washington Dulles and Reagan National, respectively, to Portland, Ore.
WHERE TO STAY
Tierra Soul Urban Farm
4614 N. Michigan Ave.
A few miles from St. Johns in North Portland’s hip Mississippi Avenue historic district, this family-run guesthouse comes complete with backyard chickens and a library stacked with local zines. You can even opt to sleep in the silver 1969 caravan. Rooms from $105.
1022 SW Stark St.
In the heart of downtown, with pint-size hotel rooms decorated by local artists, a creative on-site bar/restaurant and a Stumptown Coffee outpost. Rooms from $135.
WHERE TO EAT
8307 N. Ivanhoe St.
Modern East Asian small plates, steamed pork buns and noodle soups in a comfortable, -homelike setting. Dishes $4 to $16.
Tulip Pastry Shop
8322 N. Lombard St.
Definitively old-school bakery with fresh-made doughnuts, cookies, muffins, pies and maple bars from 75 cents.
WHERE TO DRINK
Port Way Tavern
7600 N. Willamette Blvd.
A barfly’s home away from home; local beers from $4.
The Central Hotel
8608 N. Lombard St.
Handcrafted cocktails ($6 to $10) in a no-frills classic ambiance; hotel rooms coming late 2014.