This is a great little Mexican restaurant. It's a wonderful place to get a quick lunch, or take your burrito to eat in the park. At first, I thought it looked a little sketchy from the outside, but the food was some of the best I'd had in Vancouver. Definitely recommended!
If you want to see new, exciting indie films, this is the only place in town to do so. The Fargo Theatre is very historic- boasting a giant Wurlitzer organ and very classic decor. The seats are a little uncomfortable, but the movies are great and priced very well. On weekends, they show cult classics, which is awesome!
This theater is really amazingly beautiful from the outside. It's a little shabby inside, but they play very innovative and indie movies here. It's worker owned and operated, I think, so you feel more like you're hanging out with your really cool film major friends every time you see a movie here. Definitely worth checking out.
This movie theater is huge. There are a million screens, and they show all the latest blockbusters and semi-blockbusters. I don't think they have a student discount, and the movies are pretty expensive. My idea is to just wait for the movies to come to the smaller theaters, but this is a good place to go to get swept up in a crowd of folks all excited to see the big summer blockbusters.
Sure, the seats aren't so comfortable, and the movies are often a bit inaccessable, but the Clinton Street is a wonderfully weird Portland staple. you can see the Rocky Horror Picture show here on Saturdays. The admission is $6, I think, for all shows. Definitely a fun place to be- the bar is good, too!
This is a great place to watch hilarious shows, like the free Sunday night Assscat performances which often feature fun folks like Tina Fey or Amy Pohler. The other shows are also reasonably priced, but nothing is as fun as the free Sunday night shows. The theatre is small but intimate, and you can get cheap Pabst here. Definitely go here!
This is a great rent by the hour place for bands to play. It's affordable ($25 per hour, I think?), and they provide amps in a reasonable space to practice. Lots of fun nights here!
This is a good bookstore for used and hard to find books. Definitely has a 60's sort of vibe to it, which is fun. Friendly college student service and affordable prices.
This is a great place to watch indie films as well as old classics. It's very modern- like a regular movie theater- but it's all the better for the movies that play here. Usual expensive prices, but the film selection is worth the price.
This exhibit is awesome. A really eye-opening experience (literally?). The bodies are carefully portrayed and preserved. This is worth the cost of the spendy admission. The diseased body parts were my favorite, and a good lesson to learn/see.