Portland Port Guide

Highlights of the Portland Port include colorful views of the wooded areas than can be found all throughout the city. The area surrounding the harbor is both picturesque and demonstrative of the history of Portland. The oceanfront has been the site of hard work for over a century; people of the region have long worked with the sea to make a living and help their city grow.

The city is well known for the efforts it has made to preserve our environment. It is considered one of the "greenest" cities in the United States. The weather is generally agreeable, with mild temperatures during the summer months. The winters are wet, but also have fairly moderate temperatures.


With great shopping within a short walk of the harbor, the Portland port of call is a great place to find many items you may want or need. One benefit to shopping in this area is the lack of sales tax. The port is a great place to pick up gorgeous antiques. Lotus Antiques and Art on Everett is a perfect choice for those looking for beautiful antiques, all from Asian cities. Cargo, located on 13th Avenue, is the perfect place to pick up antiques from any region in the world.

For the traveler more interested in the latest styles in clothing, Bubble Boutique on Glison Street offers a wide variety of styles. This boutique brings its customers clothing created by designers in many different countries. REI on Johnson is a great choice for the more active and athletic buyer.

Things to Do

BlueSky Gallery and the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, located on 8th, are wonderful places to visit for a variety of arts in the Portland cruise terminal area. A wide array of photographic artists have been displayed here and have become quite well known because of it.

BodyVox on Northrup is a great place to go for those interested in unique performances. This company offers a mix of dance, theater, and film to its visitors and will keep you entertained throughout your visit.

Restaurants and Bars

Any visitor's best bet when searching for a restaurant in Portland is to search for seafood. It is not hard to find in this area and can be some of the best seafood you have ever had. Bay 13, located on 13th Avenue, offers sushi as a specialty, but many other types of seafood can be found there as well. When seafood is not what you are craving, try a meal at the Andina Restaurant on Glisan. They offer a menu less concentrated on seafood and directed more toward South American cuisine. 

Candy Ultra Lounge and Bistro on 9th Avenue is a good choice for those who are looking for a night out on the town. This nightclub offers drinks and live entertainment. Life of Riley, located on 10th Avenue, is a good choice for those looking for the Portland bar experience.

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