15 Most Instagrammable Places in Portland, Oregon

Are you looking for the most instagrammable places in Portland? If so, this blog post is for you! Here are 15 Most Instagrammable Places in Portland for you to see!

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Last weekend, I took a long weekend trip to Portland with my photographer/friend Karya. We spent 2 ½ days exploring Portland and staying at the Dossier Hotel. Prior to this Portland weekend trip, I usually in and out of Portland with my family. We usually take an annual trip to attend mass at the Grotto, find a place to eat lunch, and then head back to Washington.

Because my trips to Portland are usually just day trips, I was excited to take a full weekend to find the most Instagram worthy places. We found adorable coffee shops, murals around corners, and of course – delicious food! If you’re planning a long weekend in Portland, you can fit in all of these spots in 2 ½ days!

Here are 15 Most Instagrammable Places in Portland, Oregon:

1. Kainos Coffee

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Kainos Coffee was our very first stop during our long weekend stay in Portland. I’m obsessed with the colorful, graphic statement wall. I also loved the homemade pop tarts! We knew the coffee shop would be instagrammable but we weren’t expecting the pop tarts to be so cute!

Address: 6633 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

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2. Pistils Nursery

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I’ve been on a plant shop craze this entire year so I knew I wanted to check out some local plant shops. Pistils Nursery had both an outdoor/indoor area. We asked one of the workers if we could take photos and they said yes – as long as we were mindful of customers. We were lucky enough to have the space to ourselves!

Pistils Nursery definitely belongs to on the Most Instagrammable Places in Portland list!

Address: 3811 N Mississippi Ave Suite 1, Portland, OR 97227

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3. Historic White Stag Portland Oregon Sign

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If you’re near the Chinatown Gates and Voodoo Doughnuts, you’re only a 5-10 min walk away from the historic White Stag Portland Oregon sign! This sign is on a busy bridge so we stayed on the sidewalk and framed this historic sign in the shot.

Address: White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

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4. Chinatown Gates

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The Chinatown Gateway serves an entrance to Portland’s Old Chinatown neighborhood. It was built in Taiwan and shipped to Portland in 1986. The gates are made of wood, steel, marble, and bronze.

Address: Chinatown Gates Portland, 22 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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5. Rosa Rosa (in the Dossier)

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Rosa Rosa was opened in 2018 by Chef Vitaly Paley. Rosa Rosa offers salads, house made pastas, and shareable plates. The cuisine is inspired by culinary traditions from the Roman, Ottoman Empires, as well as Chef Paley’s travels from Turkey and Georgia.

Address: 750 SW Alder St / Portland, OR / 97205

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6. Portland Sign outside of Arlene Schnitzer

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Formerly known as both the Portland Publix Theater and Paramount Theater, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall originally opened in 1930.

Address: 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

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7. Powell’s Books

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Founded in 1971, Powell’s Books is an independent book store that sells new, used, and out of print books. There are several locations in Oregon but their downtown Portland location is massive. This bookstore takes up an entire city block and has over 3,500 sections.

Address: 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

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8. Sizzle Pie Pizza Mural

After you’re done wandering around Powell’s Books, I’d recommend you head to Sizzle Pie for a slice of pizza. You can also take a photo in front of the pizza mural! Sizzle Pie offers vegan, veggie, and meat pizzas.

Address: 926 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97205

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9. Voodoo Doughnut

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Founded in 2003 by Kenneth Pogson “Cat Daddy” and Tres Shannon, Voodoo Doughnuts is one of the most popular doughnut shops in Portland. We came on a Saturday morning and the line was out the door and all the tables outside of the store were full. I personally got the Voodoo Doll – which is filled with raspberry jelly and topped off with chocolate and a pretzel stake. You can check out a full list of Voodoo Doughnuts here.

There are several locations all around Oregon but the one we visited was close to Old Chinatown.

Address: 22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

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10. Wild Shaman

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If you’re in the market for a new Turkish rug, carpet or vintage Kilims, you have to go to Wild Shaman. You can also find Kilim stools, ottomans, and poofs! I’m dying to have one of their poofs in my apartment but I’m scared our dog Boone is going to make it his second bed.  

Address: 931 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

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11. Blue Star Donuts

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Blue Star Donuts uses fresh fruits, brioche, herbs and spices, and more to create their gourmet doughnuts. One thing that stood out to me at Blue Star Donuts was their interesting flavors. They had blueberry bourbon basil and orange olive oil – I don’t think I’ve ever seen an olive oil doughnut!

Address: 921 NW 23rd Ave. Portland, OR 97205

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12. Presso Coffee

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Presso Coffee has two locations – one in Portland and the other in Vancouver, WA. I love the floral mural right outside the coffee shop! We actually stopped by the coffee shop on Easter Sunday so the coffee shop was closed but I’d love to see the interior next time I go to Portland.

Address: 2020 N McClellan St, Portland, OR 97217

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13. Cookie Dough Café

Have you ever been to a Cookie Dough Café? My first time going was this past weekend! I personally loved eating cookie dough as a kid. We used to bake chocolate chip cookies with my cousins and mom and I loved taking a bite of the dough before we laid them out on the cookie sheet. I had one scoop of the Oreo and it was yummy!

Address: 120 NW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97209

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14. Solabee Flowers

There are two Solabee Flower shops in Portland. And the Portland plant shop told us that we couldn’t have a photo shoot in here so we just wandered around and left. So FYI – they aren’t welcomed to photos but you can snap some iPhone photos.

Address: 1759 NW 24th Ave., Portland, OR 97210

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15. Murals Around the City

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I was surprised at the amount of murals all over the city. This mural was near Presso Coffee in Portland’s Kenton neighborhood – right across the street from the train station. We actually spotted it after taking photos outside of Presso Coffee.

Address: Kenton/N Denver Max Station

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I hope you enjoyed 15 Most Instagrammable Places in Portland!

What other Instagram worthy spots in Portland should I visit next time?

Thank you for reading!

For more Instagrammable City Guides, you can check out:

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Love,

Emma

Photos: Karya Schanilec

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3 Comments

  1. April 23, 2019 / 4:38 pm

    Remembering this post for when we visit Portland! I especially loved Pistil’s Nursery, so pretty!

  2. Mercae
    April 24, 2019 / 8:26 am

    Very cool! I didn’t end up going to like any of these places when I went to Portland. It was so cold the whole time.

  3. Marcie
    April 24, 2019 / 7:37 pm

    You found so many spots I haven’t been to yet! We love Portland!

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