What you'll find:
US News and World Report named NW 23rd avenue "One of America's Best Shopping Streets." Also known as Nob Hill, this neighborhood is perfect to explore on foot with lots of one-of-a-kind boutiques as well as national retailers. You'll also be surrounded by delicious eateries. Best of all, two blocks away on NW 21st avenue, there are more opportunities for strolling, shopping, and eating. Restaurants range from Bamboo Sushi and Thai Bloom to Escape from New York Pizza and McMenamins Blue Moon Tavern & Grill. Unique shops include Sloan Boutique, Ellington Handbags, Betsy & Iya jewelry, and Lush Cosmetics. National chains are represented by Urban Outfitters, Pottery Barn, and Goorin Bros. hats. Catch a movie at Cinema 21 — and don't forget to sample a deliciously uncommon ice cream flavor at Salt & Straw.
How to get there:
Take Willamette Blvd to N Rosa Parks Way | Turn right on N Greeley Ave. | Turn right on N Interstate Ave. | Continue right onto NW Broadway Bridge. | Continue left on NW Broadway St.| Turn right on W Burnside St.| Continue to NW 23rd Ave. Trip time: 21 minutes/6.6 miles
Tri-Met 35 Greeley (from N Portsmouth St. & N Willamette Blvd.) to SW 5th Ave. & Alder St; Walk to SW 5th Ave. and SW Washington St. and transfer to Tri-Met 15 Belmont/NW 23rd; Get off at W Burnside St. and NW 23rd Ave. Trip time: 60 minutes.