Even if you live in a “hipster” city like Austin, Brooklyn, Seattle, and San Francisco, you should take a trip to the prime hipster city, Portland. It’s an easy city to visit, with affordable food and entertainment, fun options for splurging, beautiful parks, temperate weather, efficient transportation (even from the airport), and healthy integration of tourists and locals. It seems hard to have a bad time in Portland. But can we have an even better time?
This is a selfish installment of Hack Your City, because at least two Lifehacker staffers are going to Portland in September, and one staffer lives there. So we’d love your tips for the short and long terms—what to do on your fifth visit, or your fifteenth year.
What’s underrated? What places deserve a few more discerning visitors? What are the best alternatives to tourist traps? What’s the weirdest thing you like in Portland?
How should a visitor approach the city? What attitude should they adopt? What local traditions, behaviors, and laws should they be aware of? What should they know about the city’s past and present? How can visitors get along with the locals? What problems is the city dealing with?
What’s it like long-term? What do you love and hate about the city? What do you recommend to other residents? How do you hack your commute, what’s your daily lunch spot or the best spot to people-watch? What mistakes do new residents make—any common misconceptions or mispronunciations? Where do you go when you want to get out of town for a day or a week?
Lastly, how has the city’s vibe changed over the past few years? What old travel advice no longer applies here, and what new advice does?
Leave your tips in the comments below, and we’ll highlight the best ones. (Read some other comments first to make sure yours is unique.) Then come back Thursday for a new post with the highlights.
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