Downtown Portland, with its varied selection of shops and no sales tax, is a wonderful place for a holiday shopping getaway. Most people find Portland's downtown area to be extremely walkable. Throw in its many parks and plazas, along with its food carts, coffee shops, and great restaurants, and downtown Portland has all you need for a fun shopping excursion. If you stay in a downtown hotel, you'll have a base to unload and refresh. After your day of shopping, take in a performance of The Nutcracker by the Oregon Ballet Theatre or the It's a Wonderful Life musical at the Brunish Theatre, both located downtown.