Entrance of Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall near Paramount Hotel
Exterior view of Paramount Hotel Portland
A woman purchasing food from a food truck near Paramount Hotel

PORTLAND ATTRACTIONS​

Experience the Best Portland Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, and More!

When you’re ready to explore the shops, restaurants and attractions near The Paramount Hotel, our staff will be happy to share some of our local favorites with you.
 
Whether it’s an introduction to Portland’s dining and nightlife scene, a quick briefing on the diverse artistic community or a nod in the direction of the city’s best tax-free shopping, we’ll get you living like a local in no time. As an active member in the community, we’ve got our finger on the pulse. We know Portland and we’ll make sure you come to love it as much as we do.

808 Grinds

The goal of Grinds is to offer affordable, high quality Hawaiian-Style cuisine that captures the essence of both Hawaiian culture and culinary traditions.

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Melty + Meaty

Tillamook and Olympia Provisions have teamed up to create a co-branded food cart offering locally-made meat and cheese fare in Pioneer Courthouse Square. 

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Whole Bowl

Enjoy meals free of nuts, gluten, wheat, hydrogenated oil, and guilt – filled with brown rice, black & red beans, avocado, olives, Tillamook cheddar, sour cream, salsa, cilantro, and their special Tali Sauce.

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Fried Egg I’m in Love

Considered by many to be Portland’s finest breakfast sandwiches, the cleverly named fried egg creations at this food cart feature perfectly cooked eggs accompanied by a wide range of ingredients. 

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Jojo's

The fried chicken sandwiches at Jojo have become the stuff of legend, hypebeast towers of smoked-then-fried chicken topped with everything from potato salad to pepper relish.

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Stretch the Noodle

Anyone who visits this cart will likely spot chef Xuemei Simard stretching, slapping, and pulling noodles for bowls of killer beef soup or stir fries, fragrant with ma la or five spice.

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Tito’s Burritos

Whoever said it’s hard to find tasty, authentic Mexican food in Portland hasn’t tried Tito’s carnitas tacos and burritos. Other just-as-fantastic menu options include burgers, sandwiches, breakfast options and more.

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​Nong's Khao Man Gai

 Nong's specializes in chicken and rice and a delicious signature sauce. A shining example of the “do just one thing right” school of cooking.

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Director Park

Directly across from the hotel you’ll find Director Park, a favorite local urban public space for relaxing and enjoying the Portland scene.

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Washington Park

Lovely Washington Park holds the Oregon Zoo, Portland Children’s Museum, World Forestry Center, Hoyt Arboretum, Portland Japanese Garden, and the International Rose Test Garden.

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Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Named for Governor Tom McCall, this park along the Willamette River is a popular place for jogging, skating, and splashing in Salmon Street Springs - a fountain with changing water patterns.

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South Park Blocks

This long stretch offers visitors a relaxing walk with possible sightings of the Unipiper – a local unicyclist, street performer, and bagpiper – or bar-hopping superheroes who often show up unexpectedly.

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Shemanski Park

Behind the hotel on the North End of the South Park Blocks, you’ll find Shemanski Park, known for an incredible seasonal market featuring 50 vendor stalls offering farm fresh, locally made food.

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Tanner Spring Park

Named for a local tannery built in 1845, this sunken oasis covering two blocks in the city embraces local ecology and sustainable practices, complete with an art installation and a boardwalk.

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Mt. Tabor Park

A popular location for concerts and home of the Adult Soap Box Derby, this park offers views of downtown Hawthorne Boulevard from an extinguished volcano cinder cone.

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Peninsula Park

This multipurpose park features the city’s first public rose garden and a historically designated bandstand, as well as a swimming pool, playgrounds, basketball courts, and tennis courts.

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

One of the last surviving theater venues on Broadway, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall keeps the tradition of hosting prolific performances alive in this historic part of Portland. 

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Newmark Theater

Located inside of the Antoinette Hatfield Hall and across from The Schnitz, this intimate 880-seat theater was designed to emulate the Edwardian-style theaters of Europe. 

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White Bird Dance

Dedicated to Excellence in Dance, White Bird is committed to bringing the best Portland-based, regional, national, and international dance companies.

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Crystal Ballroom

Any evening at the historic Crystal Ballroom is literally a multi-tiered experience. The Crystal, Lola's, Ringlers, and the Annex are delighted to host a steady stream of unbeatable shows.

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Star Theater

The Star Theater, formerly known as Princess Theatre, is a historic former silent film theater as well as a burlesque theater and an adult movie theater.

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Roseland Theater

Roseland Theater features a large stage, arena-level production, and superb acoustics and sightlines. 

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Portland Center Stage

Portland Center Stage inspires our community by bringing stories to life in unexpected ways. 

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Wonder Ballroom

The Wonder Ballroom has been a welcoming music venue in northeast Portland, Oregon since 2004.

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Aladdin Theater

The Historic Aladdin Theater started out as Geller's Theatre, a popular vaudeville house in the late 20's hosting greats including Jack Benny. 

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Revolution Hall

Revolution Hall is a gorgeously renovated, state-of-the art performing arts center and music venue located inside the former Washington High School and originally constructed as the school's auditorium.

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Moda Center

Previously known as the Rose Garden, Moda Center is the main indoor sports arena in Portland, popular for large indoor events including basketball, ice hockey, concerts, conventions, rodeos, circuses, ice shows, and theater.

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Regal Cinemas Fox Tower Stadium 10

Located across from the hotel, this theater complex with multiple screens features new release indie films, plush seating, and a concession stand.

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Portland Art Museum

Experience the power of art at the Portland Art Museum. 

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Portland Japanese Garden

Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons.

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International Rose Test Garden

The Portland International Rose Test Garden is the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States.

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Lan Su Chinese Garden

Tranquil botanical garden featuring rare plants native to China, decorative stonework & a tea shop.

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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is a unique 9.5-acre garden containing an outstanding collection of rare species and hybrid rhododendrons, azaleas, and other lesser-known ericaceous plants, as well as many companion plants and unusual trees.   

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Oregon Historical Society

Discover Oregon’s fascinating history at the Oregon Historical Society located on downtown’s South Park Blocks and across the street from the Portland Art Museum.

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Oregon Rail Heritage Center

This free Central Eastside attraction offers a first-class ticket to railroad history.

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Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

The Museum is dedicated to the preservation, research, and exhibition of art, archival materials, and artifacts of the Jews and Judaism in Oregon

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Pittock Mansion

Built in 1914, Pittock Mansion tells the story of Portland’s transformation from pioneer town to modern, industrialized city through the history and legacy of one its most influential families.

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The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium and Museum

The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium is an oddities museum, art gallery, ice cream parlor and gift shop all rolled into one awesome destination. 

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Stark's Vacuum Museum

Stark's Vacuum Museum, also known as Stark's Vacuum Cleaner Museum, showcases more than 100 vacuums from the late-1800s to the 1960s within a 10 feet x 40-foot section of the Stark's Vacuums store.

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Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Mineral

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals houses a world-class collection recognized as the finest in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation. 

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Kim Jong Grillin

Kim Jong Smokehouse features Korean-style street food prepared with Southern-style barbecue smoking techniques. The menu focuses on steamed buns and bibimbap, plus desserts, classic sodas and seasonal draft beers.

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Viking Soul Food

Potato lefse & other Norwegian specialties served from a vintage Airstream trailer.

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Tierra Del Sol Cuisine

Located inside the always-delightful Portland Mercado, Tierra del Sol focuses on Oaxacan classics. 

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Matta

This Vietamese-American spot serves comforting classics like thit kho, braised pork belly and soft boiled egg in a broth-y blend caramel, coconut, and chilis, and da lat, fried chicken marinated in nuoc cham. 

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Keller Auditorium

One of Portland's 5, Center for the Arts - The Keller hosts such a wide range of performances. The spacious theater, built in 1917 and originally known as the Civic Auditorium, stages Broadway productions, ballet, operas, family events and much more.

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Providence Park

Providence Park is Portland's outdoor soccer stadium. Home to the MLS Portland Timbers and NWSL Portland Thorns.

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