Deschutes is the best beer, hands down. Also in contention is another Oregon beer, although it's from Eugene, is Ninkasi. They don't have a tasting room in Portland (yet) but any bar worth going to has it on tap. But yeah, we love beer. And no offense to Wisconsin, I'm sure you have a lot of great micros, but PBR and all that other stuff is pisswater
Oh my gosh I totally spaced it. I know you want to go to several places, by all means, do so. But if you're actually interested in trying lots of beers, aside from going to all of the different breweries hit up Henry's 12th Street Tavern. It was the original Henry Weinhard brewery, now it's an awesome pub that has over 100 beers on tap. The beer menu is like 1,000 pages. Plus, it's just one block west of Powell's, in the same general part of Portland as Deschutes, Rogue, etc.
Ok I know we're talking about beer here, but if you're into coffee hit up Stumptown and/or Barista.
If you're interested in like boutique style shops and things of that nature, go to NW 23rd. You can also find some great restaurants in that area. Including a place called Papa Haydn's, famous for extraordinary dessert.
If anyone wants recommendations on restaurants, especially breakfast, let me know.
Plus my gf wants me to tell all of you non-Portlanders not to go to Chinatown after dark. Unless you wan't crack cocaine, hookers, or to be robbed