Located in Southeast Portland lies Woodstock, one of the city’s oldest and most cherished neighborhoods (read our guide to Woodstock real estate for more information).
The Woodstock neighborhood is touted as being “one of the best places to live in Oregon” thanks to its highly-rated public schools and lovely parks. Woodstock Village, the pedestrian-friendly commercial heart of the neighborhood, also provides many things to do in Portland.
Enjoy Good Times, Good Tunes, Craft Beer and Pizza at Double Mountain Taproom
Located at 4336 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Double Mountain Taproom is known for serving up delicious craft beer and pizza. Their other pub fare gets good ratings too, but their pizza is a must try. Enjoy live music in the evenings, or great tunes from their “ever growing vinyl collection.”
Stroll, Picnic and Play in Woodstock Park
Grab some tasty snacks from one of the bakeries or cafes on nearby Woodstock Boulevard, and enjoy a picnic in Woodstock’s largest neighborhood park. 14-acres of greenspace, multi-use sports fields, a dog off-leash area, a children’s playground, onsite washrooms, parking, designated picnic areas and a paved walking trail make Woodstock Park an excellent destination for outdoor recreation.
Join Fellow Greenthumbs at Woodstock’s Annual Neighborhood Plant Sale
You’ll find houseplants, perennials, vegetable plants, herbs and more at this one day annual plant sale that’s hosted every May by the Woodstock Neighborhood Association. Proceeds go towards maintaining the Woodstock Community Centre. This year’s plant sale is on May 11th (the day before Mother’s Day) from 9am to 3pm at Woodstock Community Centre at 5905 E 43rd Avenue.
Shop, Sip and Snack in Woodstock’s Village Centre
Located at SE Woodstock Boulevard is a concentration of bakeries, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and markets, some of which have been serving the Woodstock community since the early and mid 1900s. A few notable places to visit and try include:
Otto’s Sausage Kitchen & Meat Market: This German meat shop and deli has been feeding the Woodstock community since 1922. If you’re a “trying is buying” type of shopper, you’ll love tasting what’s on the grill at Otto’s. Everyday from 11am through 5pm, Otto’s outdoor grill is cooking up delicious German sausages for hungry patrons. Inside the shop, you’ll find a selection of meats, beer, wine and deli-made salads and sandwiches.
Lutz Tavern: Since 1947, Lutz Tavern has been an iconic neighborhood watering hole. It is known for its no-fuss, old-school atmosphere, and famous for its delicious corn dogs. Lutz Tavern also serves generously sized burgers and sandwiches and an ample selection of beer, whiskey and cocktails. Join them for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
Red Fox Vintage: Find something unique and nostalgic at Woodstock’s boutique, vintage shop. Red Fox Vintage features everything from clothing and accessories to furniture and vinyl.
Papaccino’s Coffee House & Cereal Bar: Located at 411 SE Woodstock Boulevard and open til 8pm, this mom and pop cafe is appreciated for its outside tables, generously sized breakfast sandwiches, strong cappuccinos, selection of cereal, a dedicated kids’ area and family-friendly atmosphere.
Cloud City Ice Cream: Woodstock’s favorite destination for something sweet. Cloud City Ice Cream serves up delicious desserts in a retro-cool atmosphere.
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