Tips for Getting Married in Portland, Oregon

Planning Tips

Portland is one of our favorite places in the country to say "I do," so if you're marrying in the City of Roses, here are some creative, PDX-themed ideas to incorporate into your celebration.

Save the Date (above): A vintage postcard-themed save-the-date will compel guests to mark their calendar.

Portland wedding ideas

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Welcome Bag: Kick off your wedding festivities with a Portland-themed welcome bag filled with thoughtful goodies like maps, post cards, and locally made booze and sweets. Be sure to stash everything in a Powell's bookstore tote.

Portland wedding ideas

Photo: April Black

Table Number Cards: Portland is famous for its many bridges, so help guests get the lay of the land by naming each table after a different one. Local graphic designer April Black has a set of bridge-themed post cards that would be perfect as table-number cards.

Portland wedding ideas

Photo: Sally Shim

Food Trucks: Another thing Portland is known for? Its amazing food truck scene. Hire your favorite truck or cart to serve up food at your wedding. Our pick? Salt & Straw ice cream, of course.

Custom Cake Topper: Crown your confection with a custom cake topper designed to look like Portland's iconic White Stag sign.

Coffee Favors: The City of Roses is also known for its vibrant coffee culture, so why not pass out jars of coffee beans from your favorite roaster for guests to enjoy at home?

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