Matt Wastradowski

Matt Wastradowski is an Oregon-based travel writer who loves writing about the great outdoors, the Pacific Northwest's craft beer and cider scene, and regional history. He's been lucky enough to write for the likes of Willamette Week, Northwest Travel & Life magazine, the REI Co-op Journal, and more—and has authored three guidebooks for Moon Travel Guides (including Moon Oregon, due out in 2023). When he isn't hiking around the region or bellying up to the bar at his favorite breweries, Matt is probably rocking out to Pearl Jam (as he owns more than 40 albums by the seminal band).

My Favorite Things to Do in Portland

Get lost in Powell's City of Books, which hosts more than one million books.

Hike through Forest Park, where views of the city skyline and Mount Hood await.

Try something new from Portland's celebrated chefs at a food cart pod.

Visit a craft brewery in the city known as Beervana.

Spend a day lazily eating, drinking, and window-shopping your way through one of Portland’s neighborhoods (like Hawthorne or Alberta).

"More than anything, I love Portland for the vibes. Portland is a city of leisure—and it never gets old hiking through forests around town, grabbing fresh fare from one of the city's culinary icons, lazing the day away at sprawling food cart pods, or meeting friends at one of the city's many breweries."