We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon. If you’re like us, you’re already planning both your conference agenda (stopping by the EveryAction booth, panels on fundraising automation, managing relationships with vendors, and maximizing multi-channel ROI, and hitting up the hottest conference party), and your free time for exploring the city. You won’t want to miss all that Portland has to offer, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots in the City of Roses to make your trip planning simpler!
Walking Distance From the Conference Center
Just need to grab a quick bite to eat before hitting the next panel on your list? Want to skip Starbucks in favor of something more local? We've got you.
Breakfast & Coffee
If you're venturing out into the city for a more adventurous brunch or coffee break, here are a few of the spots we're excited to frequent while we're in town!
- Waffle Window
- Blue Star Donuts
- Fried Egg I'm In Love
- Coava Coffee Roasters
- Heart Coffee Roasters
- Bijou Cafe (just down the street from Voodoo Doughnuts!)
Lunch & Dinner
Portland is a foodie's dream, full of every cuisine imaginable. From white tablecloth restaurants to buzzing food truck collectives, a huge variety of high-quality fresh food is available across the city.
- Food Cart Pods
- Luc Lac (Vietnamese)
- Lardo (Sandwiches)
- Por Que No (Taqueria)
- Pok Pok (Thai)
- Bollywood Theater (Indian)
- Guero Tortas (Mexican/Sandwiches)
- Salt and Straw (Ice Cream)
Ready to unwind after a long day of conferencing? These local hotspots offer unique flavors and experiences you won't find anywhere else.
Things to See & Do
The Pacific Northwest is full of natural beauty, and Portlanders love to spend time outdoors - so make sure to bring a jacket (and maybe some hiking boots if you're really feeling adventurous) and take full advantage of the city and nearby surroundings.
- Portland Rose Garden
- Mt Tabor Park
- Hawthorne Blvd
- Multonomah Falls
- Pioneer Square
- Waterfront Trail
- Powell's Books (The World's Largest Independent Bookstore)
Before you board your plane, don't forget to RSVP to the best party of the year - just steps away from the conference center, we'll have tasty apps, delicious drinks, and a fun, laid-back environment to mingle with fellow conference attendees!