portland is a playground
Portland is a thriving metropolis of lifestyle. It’s less like a city and more like a cluster of mini towns that offer a variety of colorful, funky, and charming cultures. We have the most breweries and microbreweries per capita than any city in the world. Portland has infinite iconic food options, coffee and boutique shops at ever corner, quick access to deep nature, wine country, and local artists everywhere. There are hundreds of great wedding venues, easy to find. We’ve listed a few images and links to our favorite venues above. We want the finest wedding experience for you and your guests. Below are a few suggestions to help enrich your experience and jumpstart the conversation.
Portland’s distinct seasons are exciting photography opportunities. Spring (April-June) means you could have every form of weather in one day. The diversity can be thrilling where we capture some of our best moments. Summer (July-earlySept) is wonderfully warm, sunny and dry with low humidity, a Midsummer’s night dream. Fall (lateSept/Oct) is often mild full of colorful golds and reds.
Portland loves everything handcrafted and independent. When it comes to ingestible, breweries, restaurants, bar scenes and food carts are offering tasting rooms for wine and cider. There are big small boutique shop scenes throughout the city full of locally made creations. Epic spa treatments too. And don’t forget about the famous Powell’s Books. It’s filled with floors stacked with new and used books and gifts.
Most Portland adventures seem to be about eating and drinking. The local wine, beer and cannabis tours are a very common and fun way to experience the area and all it has to offer. Of course there are also delicious brunch and exceptional restaurant experiences. For wine country, The Willamette Valley is Oregon’s largest wine region, stretching 100 miles from Portland to Eugene.
The Portland area is surrounded by incredible nature and sights. If staying close by is up your alley, you can pretty much find a city park within a mile of anywhere. Here are a few of our favorites: the Japanese Garden, The Rose Garden, The Chinese Garden, Cathedral Park and Hoyt Arboretum. You can find lovely hiking right inside the city at Forest Park, it’s the seventh largest inner city green space in the US. For more extensive hiking explore the Columbia River Gorge or head up to the Cascade Mountains and visit Mt Hood. The Oregon Coast is one of the most beautiful parts of Oregon and only 1.5 away and worth the drive!
recent portland weddings
If you're looking for a fun and easy way to get married in Portland, check out the surrounding areas in downtown near the Multnomah County Courthouse. Portland is full of entertainment and everything is in walking distance or easily accessible by an Uber or Lyft....
The Portland White House is an incredibly intimate wedding venue with historic architecture and charm. It's located in the North East Historic Irvington District. It's the perfect Bed and Breakfast for a wedding couple and family to stay in Luxurious guest rooms and...
Beth and Tony optimize their Portland wedding in all the right ways. Beth got ready at Hotel DeLuxe and Tony got ready at the Crystal Hotel both just a few blocks away from the 1st Presbyterian Church where they got married. They rode in a gorgeous classic car to the...
Radhika and Shilpin’s wedding was pretty much a dream within a dream. Pinks that ignite your eyes and blues that make you drown in wonder. “Indians are the Italians of Asia and vice versa. Every man in both countries is a singer when he is happy, and every woman is a...
Liz and Laurence live in Hartford, Connecticut so planning their destination wedding in Portland Oregon relied on many experienced vendors from Portland. One of the most important vendors for them was finding The Exchange Ballroom and Cascade Rooftop atop the Eastside...
Sherrie and Greg found one of the best-hidden gems for their small intimate wedding in Portland's Pearl District. After getting ready at the Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District they stepped into in an uber and headed over to the Cerulean Wine Bar. The Cerulean...
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