Dust off your roller-skates and head to Sellwood-Moreland. You can rent a pair as well. This popular SE Portland neighborhood has one of the best and largest roller rinks in the country with a Wurlitzer organ in it to boot.
Sellwood-Moreland has some of the most dialed-in tree lined streets of bungalows in the city. This neighborhood is also a great place if you are an active dog owner. In the summer you can take your pup for a run and swim in the Willamete River at Sellwood RiverFront Park.
Steph’s top picks:
Eat: Papa Haydn East for an Oregon Bay shrimp salad. Something about the brininess of the capers make this salad sing.
Imbibe: Kay’s Bar for a draft and pour of whiskey. Great whiskey selection for a little, neighborhood bar like this. If you’re lucky there will be a band playing on the corner of Milwaukie and Bybee right outside of Kay’s door. I’ve become a serious fan of the Scratchdog Stringband who I heard the first time I went to this establishment. Outdoor picnic table seating with bluegrass, wings, beer, whiskey and friendly folk. Can’t beat that.
Play: Practice your fancy footwork during open skate at Oaks Park.
Shop: Get your spice on at Savory Spice Shop. I found Hawaiian Black Lava Salt that I had been wanting to pick up last time I was in Maui, but didn’t get a chance. Great place to shop for a sure-to-please gift.