The Portlandia statue adorns The Portland Building that houses a significant portion of the city government. It is rather unknown even though it is over 34 feet tall. It's is hight above a narrow street making it hard to see. It's designer, Raymond Kasky, owns the commercial rights to it so you very rarely see pictures of it.
The Lab on Hawthorne is a Portland beer institution. Depending on the night of the week you are likely to see every type of Portlander. Bring your four legged friends and sit on the covered patio or hang out inside. Either way you can sample craft brewed beer and pdx life.
The Hollywood #farmersmarket is my favorite market on the East side although there are some others that are good as well. It's the perfect size for a visit with the family, has live music, and great breakfast food. Runs every Saturday from 8am to 1pm, May to Thanksgiving. 9am to 1pm, 1st and 3rd Saturdays, December to April. #kidfriendly #breakfast
Floating world comics has awesome hand made sci-fi action figures along side a great comics collection. They have indy titles, local zines, and all the costumed crime fighters you know and love. #comics #books
Starbucks shaded by a huge tree. The Beauty of this particular Starbucks is that it is in the coffee and eatery dead zone that currently exists by the convention center. It also happens to be across the street from my office and I know the people that work there.