How to show off your town, impress your boss, and endear yourself to colleagues—without looking like you’re trying 

Photographs: Nong’s Courtesy John Star; Ace Hotel Courtesy Ace Hotel; Spirit of 77 Courtesy Board Shanty; Director Park by Ashley Anderson; Edgefield Courtesy Mcmenamins; Whiskey Courtesy Shutterstock

Talking Point The wrought-iron gate at the northeast corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square came from the swank Hotel Portland, which stood on the site from 1890 to 1951.