Downtown, Portland

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  • The 1875 Pioneer Courthouse, seen from the square
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    Powell's City of Books

    by Shaft28 Written Feb 14, 2003

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    One square block, multi-storied book store.
    Yes, the biggest in the US. New, used, priceless books - all here. Most my friends (the one's that read) just about pass out when they come here.
    It is a tad overwhelming, but so cool.
    Portland has more bookstores per capita than anywhere in the world- and the ultimate ruler in bookland is by far Powell's.
    Not to be missed.
    FYI- it's an independant bookstore. So none of that platic feel like Narns and Bobles.

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    by strader Written Aug 26, 2002

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    This is Portland's latest successful attempt at being environmentally friendly. Take the electric streetcar around NW and SW Portland. During the week, students take the streetcar to Portland State University, since NW Portland is the hip place for college kids to live. Now they don't have to ride their bikes through dangerous traffic to get to school. It also goes through the business district of downtown so you will see commuters trying to avoid outrageous monthly parking fees. On the weekend you will see lots of sightseers on the streetcar.
    Some nice stops:

    1. Portland State University

    2. Portland Main Library

    3. NW 23rd Avenue (lots of trendy shops, food, bars)

    4. Miso Hapi (excellent Vietnamese food, see my restaurant review)
    The link below is the official site of the Portland Streetcar, it's a really good site.

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    Another high rise office...

    by Windseekr Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Another high rise office building (unknown). Like most locations in the business district, you are never too far from a Starbucks coffee shop. Good places to kick back and relax over conversation, or to simply catch up on your reading. Recommedation: try an Iced Carmel Machiatto. Totally awesome!

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    Street car/Downtown Area

    by archan4698 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Take the streetcar. Its free in the downtown area and most of the Pearl district and runs along 10th avenue right by powells and goes down into the pearl district where some nice little shops are and up to the NW district where alot of good places to eat are located.
    hmmm, its free, and it has windows so you can see stuff, and it comes by every 10-15 minutes.

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    Willamette Jetboat Excursions,...

    by derats Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Willamette Jetboat Excursions, LLC

    There’s no better way to experience Portland’s beauty and charm than on the Willamette River. And no one can show you more of this unique waterway than Willamette Jetboat Excursions.
    Since 1997, the United States Coast Guard-certified pilots have shown visitors 37 miles of sights and adventure in the Portland metropolitan area – all in just two hours. See giant cargo and military ships, elegant riverfront homes, the majestic Willamette Falls, as well as bald eagles and osprey.
    Daily departures, April 28-Oct. 14.
    Adults $25, children (4-11) $15, 3 and younger free. Reservations recommended.

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    by bhorton Written Mar 5, 2004

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    Check out Pioneer Square during xmas time. The lights look great and the shopping is right behind you!

    xmas at Pioneer Square

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    Downtown Portland

    by Aquamantos Updated Apr 28, 2003

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    In Downtown Portland you can find everything: good restaurants, Shops, Malls, Cafés, Boutiques, Museums, Galleries, etc...

    It's also interesting to go for a walk........

    Downtown Portland
    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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    Eastbank Esplanade

    by strader Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Beautiful walk around the Willamette river. The Willamette cuts Portland in half, east side and west side. The Eastbank Esplanade forms a loop with the westside Waterfront Park. Very nice walk.

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    Lloyd Center Mall - The...

    by 10eke Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Lloyd Center Mall - The largest completely covered mall in the Northwest USA.
    I never before saw a mall with a huge skating rink in it.

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    .....walk, jog, bike or...

    by hersheybar Written Feb 25, 2003

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    .....walk, jog, bike or in-line skate along the river. You can make a big circle crossing two bridges and following the path on either side of the Willamette River.

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    • Cycling

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