The arrival of summer brings with it more than just budding roses, music festivals, and the overwhelming scent of SPF 30. It also usually launches a three-month-long parade of guests too smart to visit during grayer days. Armed with NYT clippings and Portlandia DVDs, these visitors already are smitten with our little indie city. Now it’s time to show them not just the clichés they hunger for, but the depth of your local knowledge. Start with these five itineraries, built for five very different types of visitors. Whether you tag along or simply tape one to the bathroom mirror for your guests to find their own way, we’ve saved you the cognitive energy it takes to dream up the perfect day. Yup, that’s right: summer just got easier.
Itinerary #1: THE FIRST TIMER
Itinerary #2: IN-LAWS
Itinerary #3: BIKEABLE ADVENTURES WITH YOUR HIP COLLEGE ROOMMATE
Itinerary #4: YOUR SISTER & HER TWO KIDS
Itinerary #5: COLLEAGUE