Talk a walk through the largest city park... and the smallest.
It’s a bit of a factoid that Forest Park, which sprawls all through the northwestern part of the city, is the largest park in city limits in the US. Whether or not that’s actually true is unimportant. The lush forest is an essential visit for anyone coming into town. Stroll through sun-dappled pathways or take a foggy early morning run and enjoy the quiet serenity of Forest Park. Or, visit what made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s smallest park, Mill’s End Park, a tiny spot in a median strip on Naito. That way, when people ask your guests what they did when visiting Portland they can impress them by saying, “I saw a tiny park, the smallest in the world in fact.”
Portland is famous for its food cart scene, with pods abounding throughout town. Here, many restaurant success stories beginning with a humble food truck. One of the best is the Portland Mercado, a colorful collection of Mexican, Central American, and South American food trucks, as well as a Latin American market, bar, and butcher. It’s more than just a place to grab some amazing arepas or a burrito; it’s also a nonprofit Latino community development cooperation and an integral part of the Latinx community in Portland.