What to do in Portland II
Located just a little over 60 miles from Portland, Mt. Hood is informally a dormant volcano sporting little mountain towns, hiking trails, a ski resort, and Timberline Lodge. Fans of The Shining may recognize this lodge as the exterior used in the movie. Explore the trails, hit the slopes, or dine in nearby Government Camp.
Named after Pioneer Courthouse, this square finds itself in the middle of Downtown Portland. Relax in the square, take a gander in the nearby library, or window shop at the stores.
With multiple locations throughout Portland, Boxer Ramen combines traditional Japanese flavors and recipes with vegetarian cuisine. Try the Shiitake Shoyu or Vegetarian Curry for the veggies out there or the Tonkotsu Shio or Spicy Red Miso for the meat eaters.
Known for their mini donuts and variety of chai offerings, Pip's Doughnuts veers from the traditional donut and coffee shop. Try (or should I say chai) their Smokey Robinson chai for a flavor reminiscent of a campfire or the Japanese Garden for a chai and matcha combination. The Candied Maple Bacon donuts are to die for and their seasonal offerings are always a must have. Lines frequently go out the door, so stop by on a weekday morning to beat the crowds.