The Portland places and events that nourish us through the winter and beyond.
Bundle up, we’re going out! Just because it’s wintertime, doesn’t mean you should go into total hibernation. Breathing fresh air, getting a shot of winter sun and staying connected is still important to all of our health and well-being, even if it is cold outside. Winter nourishment means different things, depending on you and how you’re feeling in the moment. There are times when you’re looking to stretch, get outside and go a bit wilder. And then there are times when you seek out cozier, warm nooks. From tea shops and speakeasies to heated patios, ramen joints and cold weather attractions, we’ve got a roundup of all the wintry places, sights, and sounds to hold you over till spring.
Your Vibes: calm, peaceful, refreshing
Winter is a time to reflect and recharge. An incubator. Self-care and balancing your internal energy is your vibe. And when you go out, you do so with mindfulness and intention. When you’re away from home you seek out the serene, the calm and the low key environments. Search more Quiet Energy vibes in Portland.
Your Vibes: trust, friendly, intimate
To you, winter means coming together with friends and loved ones. You’re all about cozying up next to someone you love to stay warm on cold nights. When you do venture past the intimacy and familiarity of home, you seek out the tried and true neighborhood haunts where you can meet up with close friends and find warmth and joy in the company of others. Search more Togetherness vibes in Portland.
Your vibes: classic, nostalgic, historic
Winter brings you back to your roots. It’s the high season for nostalgia and those sentimental feelings draw you to places packed with wintry old world charm. Dimly lit interiors, warm fires, foggy windows, stiff drinks, historic emblems. Fond, wistful memories abound and the cozy atmosphere is the perfect conduit for reconnecting with old friends and nurturing new friendships. Search more Old School vibes in Portland.
Your vibes: adventurous, curious, wild
To you, winter is not the time to stay cooped up and confined indoors. It’s time to get out and do something fun. Be active. Be outside. Stretch. Try something new. Your energy tends to know no bounds and to stave off the stir crazy vibes, use this time to go on adventures and be an explorer. Bring the family or go it solo. Search more Playtime vibes in Portland.
Your Vibes: Diverse, Proud, Cultural
Community sustains you and winter is a time for intentionality. It’s a time for love and inclusivity. You find yourself naturally seeking out activities, places and organizations where you can put your focus on showing up for others. Supporting local businesses, making room at the table for others and spreading good vibes is what it’s all about. Search more Solidarity vibes in Portland.
Your vibes: Lively, spontaneous, energy
Cold weather doesn’t chill you out, it wakes you up and makes you feel more alive. Getting together with friends and family, ducking in and out of local shops, enjoying small spaces with loud music. The energy you’re seeking is bustling and vivacious. You find yourself drawn to colorful, popular places where dancing is encouraged and the food served is far-flung. Search more Buzzing vibes in Portland.
Your vibes: inspired, magical, cozy
You are inspired by the changing seasons and charged with creativity. Whether you are cozying up next to a warm fire or exploring a magical winter fantasy land, this is a time of free spirited imagination and discovery. You’re drawn to cozy destinations and experiences that are waystations for your wintertime adventures. Search more Dreamy vibes in Portland.