The Portlandia book, Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors, is now available, so you should probably get on that. It is on sale for $10.99 at Amazon, which is a STEAL! That’s like, ten beers in Portland. A month’s rent. All your groceries for the year.
Would make 1 great gift for the angsty twenty-something in your life (orrrrr, you?) May I recommend the the italian scramble at Cup and Saucer as the breakfast meal of choice and New Seasons as the grocery store of choice and Laurelhurst as the park of choice? Jet Blue, Southwest, and Virgin are all good options for getting there. Driving is also a fine way of entry, especially from the south. The landscape change is basically cathartic.