If you love weed and only have a single day to spare in the City of Roses, or would like to take the ultimate grand tour in just 24 hours and save the rest for later, oh have we got the perfect high-class excursion for you.
Cannabis became legalized to recreational users (21+) in Oregon on July 1, 2015, but this green state’s history of tolerance for marijuana consumption doesn’t just stop there. Oregon was the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of herb, doing so in 1973. With its revolutionary and ground breaking ways, OR influenced many other states to follow, proving to be a true innovator in the path to cannabis legalization in the United States.
Portland, also known as P-Town, the City of Roses, Stumptown, PDX, Beervana and probably the most hilarious, Rip City, prides itself on the support it brings to artists and slightly odd individuals everywhere. With its city motto “Keep Portland Weird”, PDX has grown in popularity over the last 10 years, attracting the nontraditional and unorthodox to its forest lined streets, outstanding coffee shops, superb chocolate and mind-blowing microbreweries.
With much of Portland’s impeccable marijuana arriving from local farms throughout Oregon, some of its herb also comes from neighboring states Washington and California, in addition to Canada and Mexico. This Bridgetown has no shortage of intriguing activities, mouth-watering eats, dank ganja and out of this world nature.
Keep reading to discover…
The Stoner’s Ultimate 1-Day Travel Guide to Portland, Oregon:
Disclaimer: In order to enjoy this tour, you need to be 21 years or older, because recreational marijuana is only available in Oregon to those 21+.
The journey all begins early in the morning at 9AM. Although waking up early may seem like a vacationer’s nightmare, trust us it’ll be worth it.
9:00 AM: A Little Stroll Downtown to Wake & Bake
Head towards Downtown PDX to the historic Pearl District. No matter where you are staying, Portland’s incredible public transit system will guide you effortlessly to downtown. Simply hop on the MAX or the TriMet transportation buses.
Go visit Oregon’s Finest marijuana dispensary located at 1327 NW Kearney St., Portland, OR near Jamison Square. Pick up some of their pre-rolled joints, or an Eighth of one of their amazing strains. Oregon’s Finest cares immensely about the quality of their products, sourcing ganja that is local, sustainably grown and organic. Once you’ve stocked up on some tasty bud, take a little stroll around the area and get ready to wake and bake.
Because of the early hour, it’s best to choose a strain that will energize you, such as an uplifting sativa. Some of our favorites that this dispensary offers includes, Sour Tsunami, Hazy Girl, Betty Hayes and Dogwalker.
10:00 AM: Some Coffee to Get You Going and Satisfaction For Early Morning Munchies
Head slightly south from the Pearl District to the heart of Downtown Portland to Heart Coffee located on 537 SW 12th Ave, a cozy yet modern cafe that offers outstanding coffee and beautiful latte art. Get yourself caffeinated so you can keep going with your day. Just around the corner sits Tasty n Alder on 580 SW 12th Ave. Although this restaurant is a little busy and a rather popular location for individuals visiting PDX, their food is the perfect way to cure the morning munchies, with hugely innovative and delicious breakfast/brunch menu that will definitely satisfy any cravings you might have.
11:30 AM: Relax, Meditate and Clear Your Mind
To unwind and relax, head over to the Lan Su Chinese Garden located at 239 Northwest Everett Street. Here you will be able to bask in the Asian-inspired architecture, landscaping and attitude. A wonderful place to meditate and regroup, this garden is affordable to tour and is located close to Downtown Portland. Additionally, there is a tea house within the garden where you can sit down and enjoy a finely selected tea off of the diverse menu.
1:00 PM: Pick Up Any Book You Desire
On 1005 W Burnside St. sits a bookstore that claims to be the largest independent used and new bookstore in the world. It is called Powell’s City of Books, the headquarters for the famous Powell’s Books company. Within this massive multi-story shop, you can truly discover any book that you desire, with plenty of used options to save you cash. In addition to carrying millions of books, Powell’s also sells an assortment of clever and adorable Portland-inspired merchandise, which serve as wonderful gifts to bring back to your friends and family.
2:00 PM: Try Some Local Artisan Beer, Gourmet Bar Snacks and Lunch
One of Portland’s world-renowned micro breweries located just a few blocks from Powell’s City of Books, Deschutes Brewery offers all the best beers and impeccable chef-special dishes as well. If you’re truly hungry for a larger meal, order an entree, but it’s simple to also settle with a pint of beer or a beer sampler, combined with some delectable bar snacks. Head over to their downtown Pearl District location at 210 NW 11th Ave, and discover why Deschutes has become one of the most popular microbreweries in the United States.
3:30 PM: Jam Out to Some Tunes or Grab Yourself a Vinyl
It often feels like cannabis and groovin’ music go hand-in-hand, so what better way to enjoy being high than by searching through all your favorites at Everyday Music located on 1313 W Burnside St. Browse through new and used CDs, DVDs and Vinyl Records in a store that has everything an audiophile or simple music lover could ever desire.
4:30 PM: Soak In Some Spectacular Oregon Views
Take a bus and head over to Skidmore Bluffs, a local-only known location that has the most incredible view of Portland from above. Located at the very end of Skidmore along the Willamette River, this is the best place to lay out on the grass, soak in the sun and even catch a sunset. The exact address of this nature ridden secret spot is 2206 N Skidmore Ter, Portland, OR. Additionally, this is a private enough location to smoke some more of that cannabis you bought earlier without attracting too much attention to yourself. Take a deep breath, have a puff and enjoy the view.
6:00 PM: Cure Those Evening Munchies and Have Yourself a Gourmet Dinner
Head over to SE Portland and enjoy a vibrant twist on traditional Mexican cuisine at Xico, a fan favorite for stoners and weed-lovers alike. This isn’t an average hole-in-the-wall Mexican spot however, bringing gourmet and high-class flare with amazing twists on traditional flavors and the use of powerful colors in food- where Oaxaca and Oregon cuisine are both represented. Xico is already making waves, receiving rave reviews from massive amounts of Portlanders. Xico is located at 3715 SE Division St. Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation, because you don’t want to miss the tasty delights this spot has to offer.
7:30 PM: It’s Time For Dessert
If one thing is for sure, Portland has quite the reputation for serving up some outstanding desserts, and it gets pretty creative too. Head over to Salt & Straw, being called the phenom of the year by Oregonians everywhere. This Portland style ice cream parlor serves up some especially bold flavors, taking the art of ice cream to a whole new level. Located at 3345 SE Division St., each and every flavor they offer exudes Portland’s spirit, featuring unique tastes such as Honey Lavender, Pear & Blue Cheese, Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache, Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper and Oregon Black Truffle, just to name a few.
8:30 PM: Zone Out and Get the Highest Score
Take a bus over to the west side of town and have so much vintage fun at Ground Kontrol, recognized as one of the best arcades in the US. This arcade strives to preserve games from the Golden Age of Video Arcade Games, incredibly blending this retro element with the presentation of live music and DJs, performing a different style of music each day of the week. Additionally, Ground Kontrol is now a full-service bar, so you can try some local drinks while enjoying old-school gaming. You’ll be sure to keep a wide smile because of all the fun you’re having here while baked. Ground Kontrol is located near Chinatown at 511 NW Couch St.
10:00 PM: Enjoy Some Live Music, Play Pool and Relax to Some Drinks
Head back over to the east side of town to end your day with an energetic evening at The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge, located at 2845 SE Stark Street. Here, there’s live music almost every night of the week, as well as pinball machines and pool tables, plus a full-service bar, so anything you might desire for the evening is available at your fingertips in one convenient and hip location. Step outside to re-up your smoke if you want to, and let that energizing sativa rush through your body as you enjoy the night.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our ultimate marijuana inspired Portland, Oregon guide!
It is important to remember that the consumption of marijuana is the sole responsibility of the user and discretion should be taken.