One of my favorite places in Portland is its funky Old Town (Chinatown). It’s home to a bustling arts and entertainment district and filled with eclectic characters, hip nightspots, good eats and one-of-a-kind attractions such as Portland Saturday Market, the Chinese Gardens and Voodoo Doughnut . My wife and I wandered into this neighborhood by mistake on our first day in the city (we got off at the wrong MAX stop) and after just a few minutes wandering the streets, we were completely ethralled by the spirit of Old Town.

What really adds character to old town however is its mysterious and not-so savory past. Watch this short movie by Dicky Dahl (a Portland based writer, filmmaker and former front man for Stratotanker) to experience Old Town Portland for yourself. ~ Happy Friday! – Mo

about author Mo Sherifdeen

Mo is Travel Oregon's content publisher and loves to hike the forests and mountain trails of Oregon with his wife, daughter and dog. He is also known for getting lost inside a maze of books at Powell’s, sipping an IPA (or two) and seeking the best fish 'n chips along the Oregon Coast.

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