Pivot Picks

Pivot Picks for Venues

Paramount Hotel

808 SW Taylor St portlandparamount.com
Imagine lying on top of a cloud on top of a mattress made from pure goose feathers on top of a unicorn's back. That's the style and comfort you'll be staying in when you're at the Paramount Hotel. All in the heart of downtown PDX.

Elysian Ballroom

918 SW Yamhill St elysianballroom.com
The Elysian Ballroom! I mean, honestly, do you know what "elysian" means? Paradise, baby! Get ready to be dazzled with class, in a happening joint you won't want to leave. What's cooler than the Elysian Ballroom? Only YOU.

Pivot Office

7405 SW Tech Center Dr, Suite 140 askpivot.com
Where do you want to go? How about to the Pivot office! It's where the magic happens. And by "magic" we mean the hard work we love to do for you every day. Check out our custom woodwork. And see if you can find the hidden owl.

Pivot Picks for Food

The Melting Pot

1001 SW 5th Ave #100 meltingpot.com
If rich, creamy cheeses and chocolates sound like your kind of scene, grab a few friends and meet for conversation, cocktails and some of the best food you’ve ever experienced. The Melting Pot invented the Art of Fondue just for people like you.

Brazil Grill

1201 SW 12th Ave brazilgrillrestaurant.com
Be prepared to be dazzled by an array of tableside carved FRESH, succulent, and perfectly roasted meats you won’t find anywhere else. Traditional South American hospitality served nightly with authentic Brazilian chefs, and Gauchos.

McMenamins Market Street Pub

1526 SW 10th Ave mcmenamins.com
The original neighborhood gathering spot throughout Oregon and Washington since 1983. Handcrafted beer, wine, cider, spirits and coffee make every occasion special. Explore McMenamins' eclectic mix of pubs, historic hotels, movie theaters, concert venues, spas, events and join in on the pure fun and entertainment!

Tasty 'n Alder

580 SW 12th Ave tastynalder.com
A modern steakhouse featuring a fun, family-style menu of innovative dishes with diverse international origins. The dinner menu is rooted in the traditional steakhouse concept featuring meats, seafood and salad served in a festive, energetic environment that encourages shared plates and imbibing.

Brunch Box

620 SW 9th Ave brunchboxpdx.com
Portland's own one-of-a-kind burger joint for when you're on the go! Order fresh, unique burgers that satisfy your cravings or get creative and build your own. This fun venue serves a variety of Angus beef, turkey, fried chicken, and vegetarian options.

St. Cupcake

1138 SW Morrison St saintcupcake.com
Make your sweet tooth dance! Treats from cupcakes to cookies, pastries, and ice cream give you a variety of irresistable dessert and flavor options to choose from.

Flying Elephants at Fox Tower

812 SW Park Ave elephantsdeli.com
A charming breakfast and lunch spot with nice outdoor seating overlooking Director Park and a menu full of sandwiches, salads, and baked goods made from fresh ingredients.

Park Kitchen

422 NW 8th Ave parkkitchen.com
Sit back, relax and let Chef cook for you. This experience includes at least 8 different dishes served family style for the whole table to enjoy. He will serve up his favorites and peak of the season offerings.

180 Xurros & Xocolata

2218 NE Broadway St 180pdx.com
Oregon's first xurro shop! Grab one of their fresh batches made daily with a side of hot coffee or xocalata. It's a scrumptious bakery with a Spanish twist.

Oven and Shaker

1134 NW Everett St ovenandshaker.com
Oven and Shaker is a modern urban saloon in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District that ties together the hearty Italian Street food and wood burning oven pizza making talent

Guero

113 SE 28th Ave facebook.com/gueropdx
A hearty Mexico-themed food cart with a plethora of filling, flavorful sandwiches, bowls, and drinks.

The Whole Bowl Food Truck

SW 9th and Alder thewholebowl.com
Described as a hug in a bowl, Whole Bowl offers a signature nut, gluten, wheat, and hydrogenated oil-free food combo with fresh ingredients and a vegan option. Perfectly minimalistic and delicious!

Salt & Straw

838 NW 23rd Ave saltandstraw.com
Be ready for an outrageous ice cream experience unlike any other! If you are an adventurous flavor-seeker, these wild and tasty combinations (like Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper) along with your choice of toppings will be the thrilling fit you've been looking for.

Pivot Picks for Coffee

Heart Coffee

537 SW 12th Ave heartroasters.com
The motivation behind this coffee is simple: uncompromising quality. Heart is a specialty coffee roasting company aiming to bring people a focused and exceptional coffee experience within a sophisticated, urban setting. There's care behind every cup.

Stumptown Coffee

1026 SW Stark St stumptowncoffee.com
The experts when it comes to that perfect roast to fit your liking. Complete with a full espresso bar, drip coffee, brew-by-the-cup offerings and cold brew, as well as pastries and sandwiches from Roman Candle Baking Company.

Case Study Coffee

802 SW 10th Ave casestudycoffee.com
Known for perfecting their craft with fresh, seasonal roasts, Case Study loves to bring personality to their coffee and their service. Feel free to stay awhile.

Coava Coffee

1300 SE Grand Ave coavacoffee.com
Coava travels the world in pursuit of coffees with the highest quality, complexity, and balance. They dedicate themselves to mastering their sourcing, roasting, and preparing processes all while partnering with the community to provide Portland with some outstanding coffee.

Behind the Museum

1229 SW 10th Ave behindthemuseumcafe.com
Behind the Museum Café is a unique café that specializes in Japanese tea and foods, Japanese antiques and art and crafts.

Peet's Coffee

508 SW Broadway peets.com
The company that started the craft coffee revolution. Pick up a hot cup along with any one of their artisan baked goods, warm breakfast options, or ready-made meals to go.

Starbucks

1030 SW Jefferson St starbucks.com
It's the classic. An assortment of creative coffee and beverage options alongside a plethora of breakfast, lunch, and pastry choices. The offerings are endless.

Pivot Picks for Drinks

Multnomah Whiskey Library

1124 SW Alder St mwlpdx.com
The Multnomah Whiskey Library holds an exhaustive collection representing all major, and lesser, styles of distilled spirits known to the modern world.

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

112 SW 2nd Ave kellsirish.com
Both contemporary and traditional Irish food and musical entertainment can be found at this rustic, laid-back joint. Check out the cozy pub for a variety of original beer, wine, and cocktail choices.

Red Star Tavern

503 SW Alder St redstartavern.com
Ideally located in a historic building near Pioneer Square, Red Star is the place to meet and unwind as it delivers the timeless ambiance of a true tavern to a contemporary mix of customers. Whether you prefer lively socializing, or sinking into a booth for private conversation, you can kick back and get comfortable.

Bailey's Taproom

213 SW Broadway baileystaproom.com
Bailey’s Taproom offers 25 constantly rotating taps encompassing the entire range of beer styles with an emphasis on Oregon breweries.

Henry's 12th Street Tavern

10 NW 12th Ave henrystavern.com
Dedicated to serving the finest local brews and beer-inspired food, Henry's pays homage to the rich history behind the iconic Portland brewing industry with a warm, comfortable atmosphere and a variety of tasty menu options. Be sure to check out the billiards room upstairs!

Yard House

888 SW 5th Ave #2004 yardhouse.com
A vast variety of craft brews and a kitchen that prepares over 100 items made from scratch daily all inside an energetic space makes this modern public house a great choice for beer-buffs and foodies alike.

Raven & Rose

1331 SW Broadway ravenandrosepdx.com
Nestled in Portland's historic Ladd Carriage Housee, Raven & Rose offers classic farmhouse cuisine with a menu inspired by the Irish and British countryside which is driven by simple, pristine ingredients and exceptionally executed in a welcoming and attentive atmosphere. The Rookery—the upstairs bar—provides an exclusive hideaway for sipping cocktails inspired by the building’s exuberant history.

Portland City Grill

111 SW 5th Ave, 30th Floor portlandcitygrill.com
Enjoy a glass of wine at Portland's most popular award winning restaurant with unsurpassed views of the city and the Cascade Mountains from atop the 30th floor. Enjoy fresh seafood prepared with Northwest, Island and Asian influences along with perfectly prepared steaks, fresh salads and other delicious offerings all enthusiastically served by our attentive restaurant team

Swift

1932 NE Broadway swiftloungepdx.com
Now here's a place with personality! Swift is an icon for their off-the-wall drink names, like "Momma's Me-Time," and their vibrant, lively atmosphere. Order one of their rib-sticking plates and kick back with a cool one in hand.

Pivot Picks for Fun

Powell's Books

1005 W Burnside St powells.com
Powell's Books is a chain of bookstores in Portland, Oregon, and its surrounding metropolitan area. Powell's headquarters, dubbed Powell's City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world.

Living Room Theater

341 SW 10th Ave pdx.livingroomtheaters.com
A spot for the trendy Portland movie-goer. This theater offers one memorable experience with their indie films, comfy recliners, and food and wine delivered to your seats. After 7 pm, it becomes a destination for the 21+ club in the evening.

Waterfront Park

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park portlandoregon.gov/parks
A popular Portland destination on a sunny day, this historical 30-acre park offers its visitors beautiful riverfront views, public art, bike trails, fountains, and a public plaza. It's a local favorite for a reason!

Lan Su Chinese Garden

239 NW Everett St lansugarden.org
Lan Su Chinese Garden, one of Portland's greatest treasures and most interesting sites to visit, was built by Chinese artisans from our sister city, the province of Suzhou, and is one the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China. Take a walk in the lush gardens, visit the charming tea house, or spend some time shopping inside this quaint wonderland. 

NW 23rd Ave

NW 23rd Ave nwpdxnobhill.com
There are so many wonderful and unique attractions around NW 23rd Avenue Portland that delight shoppers and visitors from season to season, year after year. Walk the street and find inspiring shops and boutiques, tantalizing restaurants, and comforting coffee houses.

OMSI

1945 SE Water Ave omsi.edu
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a science and technology museum in Portland, Oregon.

Pittock Mansion

3229 NW Pittock Drive pittockmansion.org
Built in 1914 for one of Oregon’s influential families, Pittock Mansion is filled with rich history and remarkable stories.

Four T Trail (trolly, tram, trail and train)

multiple starting points 4ttrail.wordpress.com
The 4T can be started at any point along the loop. The four-miles on hiking trails and the combined rides on the tram, trolley, and train take between three and four hours to complete. Near the trolley stop in front of downtown’s Central Library are over a dozen restaurants plus nearby food carts, so you can grab a bite after building a healthy appetite.

Pearl District

Easily one of Portland’s most desirable neighborhoods, the Pearl District is home to some of the city’s best known chefs and restaurants, world class art galleries, and vibrant shops and boutiques.

Saturday Market - only Saturday & Sunday

2 SW Naito Parkway portlandsaturdaymarket.com
Portland Saturday Market is celebrating its 43nd season in 2016. PSM is the Rose City’s largest outdoor arts and craft market. Operating every Saturday and Sunday from March through December 24th, the market offers 252 spaces for local artisans to show their skills and sell their handmade wares.

Venues

Pivot Picks for Venues

Paramount Hotel

808 SW Taylor St portlandparamount.com
Imagine lying on top of a cloud on top of a mattress made from pure goose feathers on top of a unicorn's back. That's the style and comfort you'll be staying in when you're at the Paramount Hotel. All in the heart of downtown PDX.

Elysian Ballroom

918 SW Yamhill St elysianballroom.com
The Elysian Ballroom! I mean, honestly, do you know what "elysian" means? Paradise, baby! Get ready to be dazzled with class, in a happening joint you won't want to leave. What's cooler than the Elysian Ballroom? Only YOU.

Pivot Office

7405 SW Tech Center Dr, Suite 140 askpivot.com
Where do you want to go? How about to the Pivot office! It's where the magic happens. And by "magic" we mean the hard work we love to do for you every day. Check out our custom woodwork. And see if you can find the hidden owl.

Food

Pivot Picks for Food

The Melting Pot

1001 SW 5th Ave #100 meltingpot.com
If rich, creamy cheeses and chocolates sound like your kind of scene, grab a few friends and meet for conversation, cocktails and some of the best food you’ve ever experienced. The Melting Pot invented the Art of Fondue just for people like you.

Brazil Grill

1201 SW 12th Ave brazilgrillrestaurant.com
Be prepared to be dazzled by an array of tableside carved FRESH, succulent, and perfectly roasted meats you won’t find anywhere else. Traditional South American hospitality served nightly with authentic Brazilian chefs, and Gauchos.

McMenamins Market Street Pub

1526 SW 10th Ave mcmenamins.com
The original neighborhood gathering spot throughout Oregon and Washington since 1983. Handcrafted beer, wine, cider, spirits and coffee make every occasion special. Explore McMenamins' eclectic mix of pubs, historic hotels, movie theaters, concert venues, spas, events and join in on the pure fun and entertainment!

Tasty 'n Alder

580 SW 12th Ave tastynalder.com
A modern steakhouse featuring a fun, family-style menu of innovative dishes with diverse international origins. The dinner menu is rooted in the traditional steakhouse concept featuring meats, seafood and salad served in a festive, energetic environment that encourages shared plates and imbibing.

Brunch Box

620 SW 9th Ave brunchboxpdx.com
Portland's own one-of-a-kind burger joint for when you're on the go! Order fresh, unique burgers that satisfy your cravings or get creative and build your own. This fun venue serves a variety of Angus beef, turkey, fried chicken, and vegetarian options.

St. Cupcake

1138 SW Morrison St saintcupcake.com
Make your sweet tooth dance! Treats from cupcakes to cookies, pastries, and ice cream give you a variety of irresistable dessert and flavor options to choose from.

Flying Elephants at Fox Tower

812 SW Park Ave elephantsdeli.com
A charming breakfast and lunch spot with nice outdoor seating overlooking Director Park and a menu full of sandwiches, salads, and baked goods made from fresh ingredients.

Park Kitchen

422 NW 8th Ave parkkitchen.com
Sit back, relax and let Chef cook for you. This experience includes at least 8 different dishes served family style for the whole table to enjoy. He will serve up his favorites and peak of the season offerings.

180 Xurros & Xocolata

2218 NE Broadway St 180pdx.com
Oregon's first xurro shop! Grab one of their fresh batches made daily with a side of hot coffee or xocalata. It's a scrumptious bakery with a Spanish twist.

Oven and Shaker

1134 NW Everett St ovenandshaker.com
Oven and Shaker is a modern urban saloon in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District that ties together the hearty Italian Street food and wood burning oven pizza making talent

Guero

113 SE 28th Ave facebook.com/gueropdx
A hearty Mexico-themed food cart with a plethora of filling, flavorful sandwiches, bowls, and drinks.

The Whole Bowl Food Truck

SW 9th and Alder thewholebowl.com
Described as a hug in a bowl, Whole Bowl offers a signature nut, gluten, wheat, and hydrogenated oil-free food combo with fresh ingredients and a vegan option. Perfectly minimalistic and delicious!

Salt & Straw

838 NW 23rd Ave saltandstraw.com
Be ready for an outrageous ice cream experience unlike any other! If you are an adventurous flavor-seeker, these wild and tasty combinations (like Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper) along with your choice of toppings will be the thrilling fit you've been looking for.

Coffee

Pivot Picks for Coffee

Heart Coffee

537 SW 12th Ave heartroasters.com
The motivation behind this coffee is simple: uncompromising quality. Heart is a specialty coffee roasting company aiming to bring people a focused and exceptional coffee experience within a sophisticated, urban setting. There's care behind every cup.

Stumptown Coffee

1026 SW Stark St stumptowncoffee.com
The experts when it comes to that perfect roast to fit your liking. Complete with a full espresso bar, drip coffee, brew-by-the-cup offerings and cold brew, as well as pastries and sandwiches from Roman Candle Baking Company.

Case Study Coffee

802 SW 10th Ave casestudycoffee.com
Known for perfecting their craft with fresh, seasonal roasts, Case Study loves to bring personality to their coffee and their service. Feel free to stay awhile.

Coava Coffee

1300 SE Grand Ave coavacoffee.com
Coava travels the world in pursuit of coffees with the highest quality, complexity, and balance. They dedicate themselves to mastering their sourcing, roasting, and preparing processes all while partnering with the community to provide Portland with some outstanding coffee.

Behind the Museum

1229 SW 10th Ave behindthemuseumcafe.com
Behind the Museum Café is a unique café that specializes in Japanese tea and foods, Japanese antiques and art and crafts.

Peet's Coffee

508 SW Broadway peets.com
The company that started the craft coffee revolution. Pick up a hot cup along with any one of their artisan baked goods, warm breakfast options, or ready-made meals to go.

Starbucks

1030 SW Jefferson St starbucks.com
It's the classic. An assortment of creative coffee and beverage options alongside a plethora of breakfast, lunch, and pastry choices. The offerings are endless.

Drinks

Pivot Picks for Drinks

Multnomah Whiskey Library

1124 SW Alder St mwlpdx.com
The Multnomah Whiskey Library holds an exhaustive collection representing all major, and lesser, styles of distilled spirits known to the modern world.

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

112 SW 2nd Ave kellsirish.com
Both contemporary and traditional Irish food and musical entertainment can be found at this rustic, laid-back joint. Check out the cozy pub for a variety of original beer, wine, and cocktail choices.

Red Star Tavern

503 SW Alder St redstartavern.com
Ideally located in a historic building near Pioneer Square, Red Star is the place to meet and unwind as it delivers the timeless ambiance of a true tavern to a contemporary mix of customers. Whether you prefer lively socializing, or sinking into a booth for private conversation, you can kick back and get comfortable.

Bailey's Taproom

213 SW Broadway baileystaproom.com
Bailey’s Taproom offers 25 constantly rotating taps encompassing the entire range of beer styles with an emphasis on Oregon breweries.

Henry's 12th Street Tavern

10 NW 12th Ave henrystavern.com
Dedicated to serving the finest local brews and beer-inspired food, Henry's pays homage to the rich history behind the iconic Portland brewing industry with a warm, comfortable atmosphere and a variety of tasty menu options. Be sure to check out the billiards room upstairs!

Yard House

888 SW 5th Ave #2004 yardhouse.com
A vast variety of craft brews and a kitchen that prepares over 100 items made from scratch daily all inside an energetic space makes this modern public house a great choice for beer-buffs and foodies alike.

Raven & Rose

1331 SW Broadway ravenandrosepdx.com
Nestled in Portland's historic Ladd Carriage Housee, Raven & Rose offers classic farmhouse cuisine with a menu inspired by the Irish and British countryside which is driven by simple, pristine ingredients and exceptionally executed in a welcoming and attentive atmosphere. The Rookery—the upstairs bar—provides an exclusive hideaway for sipping cocktails inspired by the building’s exuberant history.

Portland City Grill

111 SW 5th Ave, 30th Floor portlandcitygrill.com
Enjoy a glass of wine at Portland's most popular award winning restaurant with unsurpassed views of the city and the Cascade Mountains from atop the 30th floor. Enjoy fresh seafood prepared with Northwest, Island and Asian influences along with perfectly prepared steaks, fresh salads and other delicious offerings all enthusiastically served by our attentive restaurant team

Swift

1932 NE Broadway swiftloungepdx.com
Now here's a place with personality! Swift is an icon for their off-the-wall drink names, like "Momma's Me-Time," and their vibrant, lively atmosphere. Order one of their rib-sticking plates and kick back with a cool one in hand.

Fun

Pivot Picks for Fun

Powell's Books

1005 W Burnside St powells.com
Powell's Books is a chain of bookstores in Portland, Oregon, and its surrounding metropolitan area. Powell's headquarters, dubbed Powell's City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world.

Living Room Theater

341 SW 10th Ave pdx.livingroomtheaters.com
A spot for the trendy Portland movie-goer. This theater offers one memorable experience with their indie films, comfy recliners, and food and wine delivered to your seats. After 7 pm, it becomes a destination for the 21+ club in the evening.

Waterfront Park

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park portlandoregon.gov/parks
A popular Portland destination on a sunny day, this historical 30-acre park offers its visitors beautiful riverfront views, public art, bike trails, fountains, and a public plaza. It's a local favorite for a reason!

Lan Su Chinese Garden

239 NW Everett St lansugarden.org
Lan Su Chinese Garden, one of Portland's greatest treasures and most interesting sites to visit, was built by Chinese artisans from our sister city, the province of Suzhou, and is one the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China. Take a walk in the lush gardens, visit the charming tea house, or spend some time shopping inside this quaint wonderland. 

NW 23rd Ave

NW 23rd Ave nwpdxnobhill.com
There are so many wonderful and unique attractions around NW 23rd Avenue Portland that delight shoppers and visitors from season to season, year after year. Walk the street and find inspiring shops and boutiques, tantalizing restaurants, and comforting coffee houses.

OMSI

1945 SE Water Ave omsi.edu
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a science and technology museum in Portland, Oregon.

Pittock Mansion

3229 NW Pittock Drive pittockmansion.org
Built in 1914 for one of Oregon’s influential families, Pittock Mansion is filled with rich history and remarkable stories.

Four T Trail (trolly, tram, trail and train)

multiple starting points 4ttrail.wordpress.com
The 4T can be started at any point along the loop. The four-miles on hiking trails and the combined rides on the tram, trolley, and train take between three and four hours to complete. Near the trolley stop in front of downtown’s Central Library are over a dozen restaurants plus nearby food carts, so you can grab a bite after building a healthy appetite.

Pearl District

Easily one of Portland’s most desirable neighborhoods, the Pearl District is home to some of the city’s best known chefs and restaurants, world class art galleries, and vibrant shops and boutiques.

Saturday Market - only Saturday & Sunday

2 SW Naito Parkway portlandsaturdaymarket.com
Portland Saturday Market is celebrating its 43nd season in 2016. PSM is the Rose City’s largest outdoor arts and craft market. Operating every Saturday and Sunday from March through December 24th, the market offers 252 spaces for local artisans to show their skills and sell their handmade wares.