We asked people who know Portland where they would take a friend who was visiting. Here are some of their answers:


Melinda Stone, First United Methodist Church, Albany, Oregon:

My place I’d take a friend is on a visit to one of the food cart communities.

Because the food quality is very high, typically very local, and a lot of fun… a good way to get a “taste of Oregon”


Cilla Coe from LaGrande, Oregon
My place I’d take a friend is either the Rhododendron Gardens or Timberline Lodge.
Because the Gardens should be in full bloom in May and very beautiful. Seeing Mt. Hood up close like you can at Timberline is something few people would ever experience.