Thrillist's Best Day of Your Life: Portland

1. Ristretto Roasters

8.9
3808 N Williams Ave (btwn NE Fremont & NE Failing St), Portland, OR
Coffee Shop · Boise · 45 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: A classic example of Portland's coffee obsession, Ristretto's beans are hand roasted (hands put them on the fire… Johnny Blaze isn't palm-roasting them) to perfection. Read more.

Pine State Biscuits is one of Thrillist's Best Day of Your Life: Portland.

2. Pine State Biscuits

9.3
2204 NE Alberta St (at NE 22nd Ave), Portland, OR
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Concordia · 146 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: Get the signature Reggie Deluxe -- a biscuit loaded with fried chicken, bacon, egg, and sausage gravy -- and a Gourmet Chocolate Milk.

Radio Room is one of Thrillist's Best Day of Your Life: Portland.

3. Radio Room

8.0
1101 NE Alberta St (at NE 11th Ave), Portland, OR
Bar · King · 68 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: Enjoy a nonjudgmental, pre-noon breakfast cocktail on the rooftop.

Rich's Cigar Store is one of Thrillist's Best Day of Your Life: Portland.

4. Rich's Cigar Store

7.3
820 SW Alder St (at SW 9th Ave), Portland, OR
Smoke Shop · Downtown Portland · 9 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: On a nice day, we'll pick up a stogie and then hop on the MAX to Washington Park for a stroll and a smoke.

International Rose Test Garden is one of Thrillist's Best Day of Your Life: Portland.

5. International Rose Test Garden

8.9
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR
Botanical Garden · 96 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: Enjoy a cigar while taking in one of the best views of the city.

Lardo East is one of Thrillist's Best Day of Your Life: Portland.

6. Lardo East

9.2
1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd (at Ladd Ave), Portland, OR
Sandwich Place · Hosford-Abernethy · 69 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: A place promoting a pig out, Lardo plates meaty desires like their signature Porchetta w/ caper aioli & gremolata. Read more.

Forest Park is one of Thrillist's Best Day of Your Life: Portland.

7. Forest Park

8.9
Portland, OR
Park · Linnton · 4 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: Be one with the Great Outdoors. Stop to smell the moss and talk survival skills with feral bums.

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade is one of Thrillist's Best Day of Your Life: Portland.

8. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

9.2
511 NW Couch St (btwn NW 5th & NW 6th Ave), Portland, OR
Arcade · Old Town Chinatown · 173 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: It's like stepping into Tron! Read more.

Magic Gardens is one of Thrillist's Best Day of Your Life: Portland.

9. Magic Gardens

6.0
217 NW 4th Ave (btwn NW Davis & NW Everett St), Portland, OR
Strip Club · Old Town Chinatown · 14 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: Spend some time at the rack of Magic Garden. You have to. You’re from Portland... it’s calling to you.

Aviary is one of Thrillist's Best Day of Your Life: Portland.

10. Aviary

7.6
1733 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR
New American Restaurant · Northeast Portland · 26 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: This spot's got a dessert menu sporting beer ice cream. Yes, BEER ICE CREAM. Read more.

Ox is one of Thrillist's Best Day of Your Life: Portland.

11. Ox

9.3
2225 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR
Argentinian Restaurant · Eliot · 74 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: Chow down on one of the city’s best steaks. Read more.

Departure is one of Thrillist's Best Day of Your Life: Portland.

12. Departure

8.4
525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR
Lounge · Downtown Portland · 122 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: Outdoor drinking at its finest: Watch the sun go down over an amazing view of Portland--knock back a cocktail.