Portland is a foodie’s dream. A locavore’s paradise, Time magazine even called Portland the “new food Eden.” And because you, happy honeymooners, no longer need to have even the slightest concern about fitting into that sleek wedding dress or dashing tuxedo, we have just the thing for you: a quick look at some of Portland’s best places to sip, snack and dine the day away.
We’ll start the day off with Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Opened in 1999 and named in honor of Portland’s logging-industry past, this coffee shop has been carefully selecting and sourcing the world’s best beans and dealing directly with their farmers ever since. Now with shops in Seattle and New York, the roasters have more than earned their reputation for quality – in both their coffee and their relationships. Next is Voodoo Doughnut (or Blue Star Donuts, if an around-the-corner line isn’t in the cards) for sugary-sweet creativity – or something maple-glazed with bacon on top. For lunch, tacos. ¿Por Que No? serves south-of-the-border flavor while remaining centered on supporting the Portland community by sourcing local meats and donating to area programs and schools. Meanwhile, mid-afternoon seems like the perfect time to sit back and enjoy a taste of Beervana via brewery tour. We like the Portland Brewbus, which makes stops at up to four local breweries each Saturday, and Widmer Brothers. Dinner comes fresh, seasonal and with a view of the city skyline at Noble Rot, which grows its very own vegetables in a rooftop garden right outside the restaurant’s window – while dessert should be handmade, small-batch and all-natural ice cream from Salt and Straw. Did we mention that their flavor selection includes choices like honey balsamic strawberry with cracked pepper and brown ale with bacon? If all else fails, and you find yourself hungry and confused by the myriad of options at hand, hop on the Bites by Bikes tour: five miles, three and a half hours, and the perfect combination of great food and sightseeing.