We (my husband and I, mid-30's, no kids) arrive in Portland on a Saturday afternoon and will be leaving on Wednesday afternoon, and I'm trying to figure out how to divide our time. We're staying downtown at the Hotel Monaco and will have a car.
Here's what we know we want to do/see:
Saturday Market (on Sunday)
Underground Portland Walking Tour
Visit Powell's and Voodoo Doughnut
Sample at a few breweries/brew pubs
Take a scenic drive on the Columbia River Highway to see the Falls and maybe visit a winery or two
What do I need to add to the list? We like wandering around in interesting neighborhoods with good shops and places to stop for a bite to eat or something to drink. We also like scenic areas with good photo taking opportunities. I like interesting museums, and think the Museum of Contemporary Craft looks interesting, but I'm not sure I can convince my husband of that. Husband mentioned something about a river cruise, but I don't want to spend an entire day on a boat, and I'm a little nervous about riding the jet boats on one of these tours - http://www.willamettejet.com/index.php
Restaurant advice is also greatly appreciated. I've got Toro Bravo, Lincoln, and Castagna on my list based on things I've read in food magazines and on various blogs. We'll eat just about anything, with the exception of Indian food, which my husband doesn't care for. For dinner, we're ok with meal totals up to $100 for both of us.
Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated.