Portland Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by sequoiaknight
  • Things to Do
    by sequoiaknight
  • Things to Do
    by sequoiaknight

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  • 1. Downtown

    For the past few years, there has been Sand in the City - a sand sculpture contest in the middle of downtown Portland. This event is held in early July, has no admission price, and usually has at...

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  • 2. Japanese Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A trip to the Washington Park area necessitates a visit to Portland's Japanese Gardens. We took advantage of a beautiful day to visit and enjoyed it very much. There is a fee to get in, $9.50 for...

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  • 3. Washington Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This garden is known as the largest in a nation and features over 6800 rose bushes and 557 varieties. There is a garden of nominated varieties inside the garden. Some of them are really beautiful -...

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  • 4. Water Front Park

    So Portland moved a freeway to build a park! How many cities can say that? This park is emensely popular with pedestrians, cyclists and skaters. You'll see business people taking lunch strolls and...

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  • 5. Portland Saturday Market.

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Portland Saturday Market is so good they even have it on Sunday but still call it the Saturday Market. It's virtually under the Burnside Bridge which was our daily entrance into town since we...

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  • 6. Chinatown

    For quite some time I have been attempting to find my photographs of Portland's classical Chinese garden. They were taken soon after it was opened in 2001, but alas I have not yet been able to find...

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  • 7. Mount Hood

    Mount Hood lies 50 miles east of Portland and is visible from some of the higher elevations in the city such as the big bridges over the Columbia. The 11,249 foot tall peak is a dormant strato-volcano...

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  • 8. Museums

    Scientific exhibitions, the Blueback submarine and a planetarium are all part of the scene at the OMSI. We visited in January 2012 and attended the Body Worlds exhibit. On permanent exhibit is a body...

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  • 9. Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    In Washington Park on a small hill lies the beautiful Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The park consists of a circular path which depicts by year Oregonians...

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  • 10. Oregon Zoo

    The Oregon Zoo is located right in Portland at Washington Park and there is a metro stop right there for convenient access. There is a pay parking lot and it...

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  • 11. Nearby Locations to Portland: Columbia Gorge

    With several dozen incorporated cities, dozens of smaller towns, several dozen state parks in Oregon and Washington, and great gobs of land owned by the...

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  • 12. Nearby Locations to Portland: Oregon Coast

    I have written a number of tips about the Oregon coast, including a number that are located in specific cities on the Coast, as well as a few state level tips....

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  • 13. Willamette Shore Trolley

    NOTE: The Trolley is currently out of service and the line is awaiting approval from the Oregon Department of Transportation to start service again.This...

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  • 14. Portland Children's Museum

    Now that we're travelling with a toddler in tow, we always need to take into account her happiness and enjoyment. For our trip to Oregon, I decided it would be...

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  • 15. Farmers Market in St. John's

    The farmers market on Saturday morning in the St. John's area of Portland is a little charmer of a farmers market. Local fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats,...

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  • 16. Get outta town on 84

    We took a little day trip from Portland to see some falls that were near by. You can reach Wahkenna and Multnomah Falls about 30 mins out of Portland. And the...

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  • 17. REED COLLEGE

    Reed College dates to 1908 and is a true liberal arts school where all students gain an extensive introduction in to classical studies – Greece, Rome, biblical...

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  • 18. FRANK MANOR HOUSE

    M. Lloyd Frank brought in New York architect Herman Brookman in the early 1920’s to design an estate for his family in the southwestern hills above Portland....

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  • 19. LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE

    Lewis & Clark College is a private school tucked away on top of Portland’s West Hills in the southwestern part of the city. The school of some nearly 2,000...

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  • 20. The Best Brew Bus Experience Ever!

    My friends and I like good beer, and being in Portland, it's a little overwhelming to decide which brewery to go to- with over 40 within city limits. This...

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  • 21. PORTLAND CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

    We loved this fantastic children's museum. The best part of the museum was the water works exhibit. It's a giant structure loaed with cranks, funnels, conveyor...

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  • 22. INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDEN

    This is one of the most beautiful rose gardens I have been to yet, although I have to admit that I felt it to be quite over crowded. When I came here late last...

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  • 23. 180 Eternity View of the Gorge

    The Vista House was built in the early 1900’s at a cost of approx. $100,000. It stands upon Crown Point at 733 feet above the Columbia River. The Vista House...

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  • 24. The Rose Garden

    Being the City of Roses it must have a Rose Garden. Well, it has two, one in the west hills and another across the river near the Convention Center. The Rose...

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  • 25. EASTBANK ESPLANADE

    Having made the mistake of isolating city dwellers from the Westbank of the Willamette with the creation of a seawall and Harbor Drive in the 1920's and the...

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