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Favorite Portland content creators

With social media, the hunt is over for insider tips to Portland. What makes Portland so special to visit is the people—and the people are putting the city on display through their own artistic lens. In celebration of Travel Portland joining TikTok, here are some of our favorite Portland content creators who share on-the-fly and of-the-moment recommendation within the city of roses—which is also the city of fashion and beautiful food and fanciful drinks and stunning décor and so much more.

@FoodieSnitch – Emily Joan Greene for trendy new openings

In a recent video, Emily, warmly invites viewers in with, “I’d like you to consider me your local Portland expert.” Emily delivers with date night ideas through her unique, candy-hued lens. Her content is playfully seasonal through its forays in farm frolics, dim-lit dinners, and street chic outfits from local designers. In addition to a steady stream of videos showcasing new openings, @FoodieSnitch is also a go-to for dreamy weekend getaway ideas from Portland.

A favorite recent TikTok: Favorite Rainy Day Date Idea with Portland Art Museum and Andina

@hey.candace – Candace Molatore for a Sex in the City take

Candace treats the streets of Portland like her catwalk, and her galivants around the city are reminders that there is so much to love about Portland and ourselves. As a self-love advocate, acts of tender self-care seamlessly meld into her Portland recommendations. If you want to find the best coffeeshops for lattes and daydreams, @hey.candace can show you where to go for that “main character” type of energy.

A favorite recent TikTok: New Spot - Portland Cà Phê

@hiltonandjenndc – Hilton and Jenn DC for family-friendly outdoor recreation

In addition to their YouTube channel, this outdoorsy couple highlights hikes, kayaking and swimming holes near Portland. Whether you’re planning a day trip or a multi-day road trip, these two dial-in on seasonal recommendations suitable for most fitness levels and families—Hilton and Jenn have three teens themselves after all.

A favorite recent TikTok: Places to go on a hot day in Portland

@maynardvillaflores – Maynard Villa Flores for simplistic yet design-savvy ideas

Maynard is a social media manager for many well-loved Portland brands (to name a few: Upper Left Roasters, Nola Doughnuts and Portland Electric Boat Company). On his own channel, Maynard offers an earthy and minimalistic view into Portland’s food and design scene.

A favorite recent TikTok: Hotel Grand Stark

@portlandgear – Marcus Harvey of Portland Gear brand

Marcus has such a passion for Portland that he started a brand dedicated to it. The Portland Gear store on Burnside is a common pitstop for visitors to load up on apparel and gifts emblematic of their time in the city. Marcus’ love for the city is now also on display via TikTok, where he demystifies Portland culture like how to pronounce street names, how to order a drink like a local, and general Portland slang.

A favorite recent TikTok: The Portland 10 trivia questions

@tourguidejavi – Javier Cruz Contreras to find out if it’s worth the hype!

Javi’s earnest and playful energy is downright infectious. What’s more, his hype-meter (out of 10 hype-marks) is an incredibly useful tool for hot takes on Portland’s vast food scene and what is indeed worth the hype. Spoiler alert: it typically is. Javi’s dedication to confirming the hype spans from hidden gem local favorites to longstanding iconic dishes to hot new restaurants.

A favorite recent TikTok: Papi Sal’s worth the hype?


With TikTok at our fingertips, visitors are well-equipped with the wherewithal to live like Portland’s coolest locals.