What to Do
Wake up with a stroll along the Willamette River or perhaps morning yoga. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so put an egg on it at Tasty n Sons – if you can snag a table. Or pop by 180 Xurros & Xocolata for an authentic Spanish pick-me-up before swinging by Pine Street Market for lunch and Wiz Bang Bar’s soft-serve ice cream. If the weather’s nice, visit the Japanese Garden, considered the most authentic outside of Japan, with its new bonsai terrace and sand and stone gardens. Otherwise, bury your nose in a book at Powell’s City of Books downtown. Cycle north to the Alberta Arts District to shop for local arts, crafts and clothing at independent boutiques such as Antler, Tumbleweed and Frock. End the day with light, flavorful falafel and spicy labneh at new Israeli restaurant Ray or watch each dish being prepared from the chef ’s counter at Le Pigeon where courses like pigeon heart fried rice and foie gras profiteroles will surprise and delight. Afterwards, have one last glass of champagne at tiny Ambonnay.