Killingsworth Station food carts
A few paces from the light-rail station, around 10 food carts share a neighborhood lot. Locals swear by the huge tlayudas at Tehuana Oaxacan Cuisine, which turns out street food inspired by the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Killingsworth Station food carts, 1331 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, Ore. 97217
Vieng Lao Oriental Food Center
Shopping at this long-standing Vietnamese- and Filipino-focused grocery, a Killingsworth mainstay for more than three decades, may remind many visitors of rummaging through their mom’s pantry.
Vieng Lao Oriental Food Center, 1032 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, Ore. 97217
Solabee Flowers & Botanicals
Aspiring houseplant hoarders won’t be able to walk past this Martha Stewart-approved florist without popping in. Solabee’s transfixing displays incorporate terrariums, tropical species and flowers fresh from local farms.
Solabee Flowers & Botanicals, 801 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, Ore. 97217
Three blocks north of Killingsworth’s main strip is a 16-acre park that was Portland’s first public rose garden. Stroll its brick walkways and grass paths to spy some 5,000 roses, including the City of Roses’ official blossom, the bright-pink Madame Caroline Testout.
Peninsula Park, 700 N. Rosa Parks Way. Portland, Ore. 97217
This home-style restaurant serves a sprawling menu of the best Ethiopian food in the city, with plenty of spicy vegetarian options, all plated with rolls of injera flatbread.
Enat Kitchen, 300 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, Ore. 97217
Turn! Turn! Turn!
Flip through vinyl records, magazines and musical oddities at this ’60s-inspired Portland institution, which pours six taps of craft booze and transforms into a rock venue once the sun goes down.
Turn! Turn! Turn!, 8 N.E. Killingsworth St. Portland, Ore. 97211
At this bar loved by vegans for the strictly plant-based menu, expect themed nights from obscure new wave and Japanese funk to queer- and trans-focused gatherings such as Cake, a sweaty party featuring guest performers from the local hip-hop scene.
Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, Ore. 97217