Every day in Parkrose we watch countless planes descend to PDX bringing business travelers and hipsters on pilgrimage, but despite the airport proximity, it’d be a safe bet that very few visitors to the City of Roses spend any time in the Parkrose area. Well, this week we got to hang with my sister-in-law from Dallas at her trendy ADU vacation rental a block off Hawthorne Blvd and do some touristy Portland stuff. It got me thinking: what would a vacation in Parkrose be like?
Here are tips for a perfect getaway to Parkrose!
VACATION RENTALS & HOTELS IN PARKROSE
The best way to get a feel for a neighborhood is to embed yourself inconspicuously, and a quick Airbnb search yielded 19 whole home stays in the Parkrose area.
RESTAURANTS AND FOOD CARTS IN PARKROSE
Some might assume Parkrose doesn’t have any great food options, but they’d be wrong! A few of these even make the best of Portland lists, and there are other worthy candidates that’ll just be our secret for now. Most of these selections are in the Argay Terrace neighborhood; I may be biased since I live there. Note that Parkrose operates like a small town, and many of these places close certain days or close early especially as we’re dealing with Covid and staffing shortages.
COFFEE IN PARKROSE
RECREATION IN PARKROSE
MASSAGE & SPA IN PARKROSE
SHOPPING IN PARKROSE
The Parkrose area has three distinct shopping districts. Cascade Station is technically in the Parkrose neighborhood although it’s probably more associated with the airport, but we’ll claim it! Check out their sites for a list of shops.
There you have my travel guide in the spirit of Portland Monthly/Travel Portland/Travel Oregon/1859 Oregon’s Magazine/Willamette Week/Oregon Live. Let me know in the blog comments what I left out or what you want to try out!