Best schools in Portland

Check out the top schools in Portland, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. The Grilled Cheese Grill

1. The Grilled Cheese Grill

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19 local reviews
1027 NE Alberta Ave, Portland
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(503) 206-8959
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Tambre
One of the coolest food truck set ups...great for families and kids. Eat inside a refitted school bus. Amazing…
Corey
This food cart will make you nostalgic for elementary school, as it boasts limitless variations on the Grilled…
Marie
This place is quirky, cheap, and surprisingly good. You can eat in an old school bus that has been converted …
1. The Grilled Cheese Grill

1. The Grilled Cheese Grill

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19 local reviews
1027 NE Alberta Ave, Portland
Open now
(503) 206-8959
Tambre
Tambre
One of the coolest food truck set ups...great for families and kids. Eat inside a refitted school bus. Amazing grilled cheese with a huge me…
Corey
Corey
This food cart will make you nostalgic for elementary school, as it boasts limitless variations on the Grilled Cheese sandwich. Dine in an …
Marie
Marie
This place is quirky, cheap, and surprisingly good. You can eat in an old school bus that has been converted into a seating area. Portland…
2. McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub

2. McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub

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109 local reviews
3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Open now
+1 503-236-9234
Movie theaterElectronics storeBar
Marc
Great updated technology in funky old school beautiful theater. Eat pizza and have a beer!
John
A Northwest institution, McMenamins has a dozen or so locations in and around Portland, even one in West Linn…
Michael
Awesome old-school movie theater that serves pizza, beer, and wine. If you have time the Back Stage Bar with …
2. McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub

2. McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub

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109 local reviews
3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
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+1 503-236-9234
Marc
Marc
Great updated technology in funky old school beautiful theater. Eat pizza and have a beer!
John
John
A Northwest institution, McMenamins has a dozen or so locations in and around Portland, even one in West Linn. Among the best are: Ringle…
Michael
Michael
Awesome old-school movie theater that serves pizza, beer, and wine. If you have time the Back Stage Bar with pool tables is an awesome pla…
3. Flying Pie Pizzeria

3. Flying Pie Pizzeria

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9 local reviews
5314 North Lombard Street, Portland
Open now
+1 503-206-4432
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Todd
Pizza is a personal preference and I like Flying Pie. Kinda old school and very unpretentious. A variety of cr…
Sarah
This place hasn't changed one bit since the mid 1980s. It's not the urban hipster pizza place with unusual top…
Adam
One of Portland’s classic pizzeria’s. Come hungry.
3. Flying Pie Pizzeria

3. Flying Pie Pizzeria

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9 local reviews
5314 North Lombard Street, Portland
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+1 503-206-4432
Todd
Todd
Pizza is a personal preference and I like Flying Pie. Kinda old school and very unpretentious. A variety of crust options - including whole …
Sarah
Sarah
This place hasn't changed one bit since the mid 1980s. It's not the urban hipster pizza place with unusual toppings and high prices - this i…
Adam
Adam
One of Portland’s classic pizzeria’s. Come hungry.
4. Hollywood Theatre

4. Hollywood Theatre

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60 local reviews
4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Portland
+1 503-493-1128
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Debbie
This great movie theater has an outpost at the airport now. They occasionally do movies in Hecklevision which …
Todd & Casey
Very cool old school movie theater showing a wide variety of independent and art films, classics, and new movi…
Emily
Renovated Prohibition-era movie house featuring indie films on a 50-ft. screen & live performances. Just down…
4. Hollywood Theatre

4. Hollywood Theatre

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60 local reviews
4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Portland
+1 503-493-1128
Debbie
Debbie
This great movie theater has an outpost at the airport now. They occasionally do movies in Hecklevision which consists of essentially people…
Todd & Casey
Todd & Casey
Very cool old school movie theater showing a wide variety of independent and art films, classics, and new movies. We saw "The Aristocrats" h…
Emily
Emily
Renovated Prohibition-era movie house featuring indie films on a 50-ft. screen & live performances. Just down the street!
5. Alberta Street Pub

5. Alberta Street Pub

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30 local reviews
1036 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland
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+1 503-284-7665
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Debbie
Old school watering hole with live music (a little cover), covered patio and variety of comfort foods.
Sue
Old-school watering hole with live music, a covered patio and a variety of elevated global dishes
Lisa
My new favorite place! The food is really good, the servers are really nice, there is live music and a back p…
5. Alberta Street Pub

5. Alberta Street Pub

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30 local reviews
1036 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-284-7665
Debbie
Debbie
Old school watering hole with live music (a little cover), covered patio and variety of comfort foods.
Sue
Sue
Old-school watering hole with live music, a covered patio and a variety of elevated global dishes
Lisa
Lisa
My new favorite place! The food is really good, the servers are really nice, there is live music and a back patio. They also have started …
6. Roseway Theater

6. Roseway Theater

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15 local reviews
7229 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Portland
+1 503-282-2898
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Kara
Old-school movie theater with one screen. Close to the house!
Sheila
Old school movie theater with only one screen. Seats have been updated, but the rest feels like a time capsul…
Nick And Monique
Great Historic local theater. 3 blocks from the house!
6. Roseway Theater

6. Roseway Theater

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15 local reviews
7229 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Portland
+1 503-282-2898
Kara
Kara
Old-school movie theater with one screen. Close to the house!
Sheila
Sheila
Old school movie theater with only one screen. Seats have been updated, but the rest feels like a time capsule. Walkable from my property.
Nick And Monique
Nick And Monique
Great Historic local theater. 3 blocks from the house!
7. Space Room Lounge

7. Space Room Lounge

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11 local reviews
4800 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Open now
(503) 235-6957
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
David
Old school neighborhood bar, also serve great food particularly breakfasts.
Isidore
Where we first met on a random night quite a while ago. Still hasn't lost that dingy, blacklight feeling in t…
Isidore
Where we first met on a random night quite a while ago. Still hasn't lost that dingy, blacklight feeling in t…
7. Space Room Lounge

7. Space Room Lounge

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11 local reviews
4800 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
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(503) 235-6957
David
David
Old school neighborhood bar, also serve great food particularly breakfasts.
Isidore
Isidore
Where we first met on a random night quite a while ago. Still hasn't lost that dingy, blacklight feeling in there. Stiff drinks, odd peopl…
Isidore
Isidore
Where we first met on a random night quite a while ago. Still hasn't lost that dingy, blacklight feeling in there. Stiff drinks, odd peopl…
8. Oaks Amusement Park

8. Oaks Amusement Park

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39 local reviews
7805 Southeast Oaks Park Way, Portland
+1 503-233-5777
Amusement parkPoint of interestEstablishment
Mingus
On Old School Amusement park. Roller coaster, bumper cars, cotton candy, etc. Basically works for 4 and up.
Judd
Old school amusement park with roller coaster, ferris wheel, go carts, bumper cars, miniature golf and more. O…
Lee Ann
Very old-school amusement park. You can pay for individual rides, and free admission into the park. Roller ska…
8. Oaks Amusement Park

8. Oaks Amusement Park

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39 local reviews
7805 Southeast Oaks Park Way, Portland
+1 503-233-5777
Mingus
Mingus
On Old School Amusement park. Roller coaster, bumper cars, cotton candy, etc. Basically works for 4 and up.
Judd
Judd
Old school amusement park with roller coaster, ferris wheel, go carts, bumper cars, miniature golf and more. Oaks Park has been called the C…
Lee Ann
Lee Ann
Very old-school amusement park. You can pay for individual rides, and free admission into the park. Roller skating! Bring a picnic and your …
9. RingSide Steakhouse

9. RingSide Steakhouse

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10 local reviews
2165 West Burnside Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-223-1513
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Ken & Erica
Upscale, old-school spot for steaks & chops features tuxedoed servers & a 10,000-bottle wine cellar. Great hap…
Jessica & Daniel
Upscale, old-school spot for steaks & chops features tuxedoed servers & a 10,000-bottle wine cellar. Dress to …
Jamie
This bar/restaurant is a true Portland Original! I have had many a birthday here, and the bar has an incredibl…
9. RingSide Steakhouse

9. RingSide Steakhouse

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10 local reviews
2165 West Burnside Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-223-1513
Ken & Erica
Ken & Erica
Upscale, old-school spot for steaks & chops features tuxedoed servers & a 10,000-bottle wine cellar. Great happy hour as well.
Jessica & Daniel
Jessica & Daniel
Upscale, old-school spot for steaks & chops features tuxedoed servers & a 10,000-bottle wine cellar. Dress to impress.
Jamie
Jamie
This bar/restaurant is a true Portland Original! I have had many a birthday here, and the bar has an incredible happy hour for late night ea…
10. McMenamins Kennedy School

10. McMenamins Kennedy School

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176 local reviews
5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland
+1 503-249-3983
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Jody
A place not to be missed. Brewery on the premises, and several different-sized, themed bar/pub spaces. The Cou…
Grace & Michael
This former elementary school has been converted into a multi-faceted and unique experience. There are several…
Wojtek & Trey
Since its 1915 opening, this historic elementary school has been a beloved fixture of its Northeast Portland n…
10. McMenamins Kennedy School

10. McMenamins Kennedy School

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176 local reviews
5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland
+1 503-249-3983
Jody
Jody
A place not to be missed. Brewery on the premises, and several different-sized, themed bar/pub spaces. The Courtyard Restaurant offers a div…
Grace & Michael
Grace & Michael
This former elementary school has been converted into a multi-faceted and unique experience. There are several bars (including the Detention…
Wojtek & Trey
Wojtek & Trey
Since its 1915 opening, this historic elementary school has been a beloved fixture of its Northeast Portland neighborhood. McMenamins renova…
11. The Fresh Pot

11. The Fresh Pot

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19 local reviews
4001 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Open now
(503) 284-8928
CafeFoodStore
Derek
Classic old school portland java stop.
Eric
Classic old school Portland coffee shop.
David
Local coffee shop
11. The Fresh Pot

11. The Fresh Pot

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19 local reviews
4001 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Open now
(503) 284-8928
Derek
Derek
Classic old school portland java stop.
Eric
Eric
Classic old school Portland coffee shop.
David
David
Local coffee shop
12. Buckman Elementary School

12. Buckman Elementary School

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4 local reviews
320 Southeast 16th Avenue, Portland
+1 503-916-6230
SchoolPoint of interestEstablishment
Mingus
There's a nice playground and park at Buckman school. About 1 block from house
Sarah
Arts school across the street has two play areas and long slide. Indoor community pool open in fall '15. I h…
Faith
Cute park for a picnic. Playground for kids
12. Buckman Elementary School

12. Buckman Elementary School

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4 local reviews
320 Southeast 16th Avenue, Portland
+1 503-916-6230
Mingus
Mingus
There's a nice playground and park at Buckman school. About 1 block from house
Sarah
Sarah
Arts school across the street has two play areas and long slide. Indoor community pool open in fall '15. I have a community garden plot. …
Faith
Faith
Cute park for a picnic. Playground for kids