The Hideaway is your private oasis.
Comfortably modern; close to the city yet tucked away on the edge of Forest Park.
A full-floor suite with separate living, bath, and bedroom, the hideaway is perfectly situated close to the city center, Forest Park, NW 23rd restaurants & shopping,
but just far enough away to feel quiet and secluded.
If you’ve worked up an appetite shopping at Powell’s, head over to Nong’s Khao Man Gai!
Simple Thai street food that packs a flavor punch!
The original location is on the east side.
1003 SW Alder St
Portland has suddenly become overrun with ramen restaurants.
We have 2 favorites:
Afuri is the Portland outpost of a Tokyo classic. Excellent cocktails, an extensive sake list, and a solid beer list complement the large menu which includes sushi, ramen, and more. You've gotta try the gyosa!
923 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Boxer Ramen is a more basic setup, but also quite tasty. Don't be turned off by the limited menu. Each option is well executed and you'll spend half as much as you would at Afuri. There are three locations around town.
NW23rd: 2309 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97210
Near Powell's: 1025 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205
NE Alberta: 2032 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
For fantastic pasta dishes made with seasonal ingredients, Grassa’s a fantastic spot. They constantly update their menu and also offer a decent rotating tap and wine list.
A casual dining spot, Grassa embraces a portland restaurant norm: order before taking a seat.
There are two locations. We prefer the NW 23rd locale.
Find them on the web here: grassa
Portland’s a pretty cool place to bike.
We're so lucky to be so close to Portland's urban forest. With over 90 miles of trails, you're sure to find adventure!
We spend quite a bit of time on the Forest Park trails, so whether you're looking to hike or run, we're happy to help you find the perfect route!
Short Sands beach is one of our favorite spots on the Oregon coast.
You park at Oswald West state Park parking, the hike down though old-growth forest to Short Sands beach. We prefer the trailhead that leaves from the west-side parking lot (liekly on the right if you are driving from Portland)
Enjoy watching the surfers and taking in the moodiness of the Oregon coast. There are multiple hikes that you can access from this area, too.
For winter sports, you’ll head to Mt Hood, about an hour and a half drive from Portland.
Timberline has a beautiful lodge and is a touch closer to Portland. Meadows has a larger ski area.
Often the weather is different on the two faces of the mountain, so the weather/snow at any given time is often helpful in choosing which to visit.
Snowshoeing is also available. Here’s the List of trails.
Just east of Portland (out I-84), you’ll find the amazing Columbia River Gorge.
With a host of trails and sights on both the Washington and Oregon sides of the River, you can easily fill a day (or two) with waterfall sightings, hikes, craft beer, and more.
For most of the parking areas on the Oregon side, you’ll need to pay a day use fee–or borrow our annual pass. Just let us know and we’ll get it to you.
Some popular spots in the gorge: