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Essential Portland Bike Tour
"Meet us at our convenient downtown location and pick out bikes as we get ready to head out on the town. Rolling through the heart of China Town and in to Tom McCall Waterfront Park our first stop is at the Japanese American Historical Plaza for a bit of history and a look at the ever changing cityscape. Continuing on participants experience world class bike paths and scenic vistas of the Portland skyline on our way to visiting green neighborhoods and successful commerce spaces. Enjoy the smooth path through Portland’s Park Blocks and visit our newest park for beer and craft culture here.""""This signature bike tour and ideal introduction to the City of Roses. Visit historic Old Town
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Best of Portland City Morning Tour
"Travel through the various parts of the city from downtown Portland to the Pearl District to Nob Hill and several neighborhoods. Visit all the must-see attractions including the sites of Pioneer Square and learn about the great diversity found in Portland’s downtown area the historical importance it has played in the state’s history and the fast-growing culture that exists in the City of Portland.On this tour learn about many prominent and notable citizens of Oregon. Experience sights of Portland Food Carts were you can satisfy your appetite at Portland Food Carts all over town. Next tour through the Pittock Mansion a meticulously preserved architectural landmark that symbolizes Portland’s transformation from a small lumber town into a bustling city. As we travel let the fragrance of our International Rose Gardens embrace you with over 550 different varieties of Roses
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Best of Portland City Tour 2PM
"Travel through the various parts of the city from downtown Portland to the Pearl District to Nob Hill and several neighborhoods. Visit all the must-see attractions including the sites of Pioneer Square and learn about the great diversity found in Portland’s downtown area the historical importance it has played in the state’s history and the fast-growing culture that exists in the City of Portland.On this tour learn about many prominent and notable citizens of Oregon. Experience sights of Portland Food Carts were you can satisfy your appetite at Portland Food Carts all over town. Next tour through the Pittock Mansion a meticulously preserved architectural landmark that symbolizes Portland’s transformation from a small lumber town into a bustling city. As we travel let the fragrance of our International Rose Gardens embrace you with over 550 different varieties of Roses
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Most Viewed Local Customs in Oregon

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umbrellas? Not for locals!

This is a weather related tip and thus doesn't fit into any of the currently available VirtualTourst categories: Portland has a well-earned reputation as a place where it rains a lot. The local...
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Blackberries for everyone

Blackberries are everywhere in the Portland area, and to a lesser extent all over the northwest. The most common type was introduced and is now considered an invasive species because they take over...
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Stay in your car

In this day and age, self service is the norm. But not in Portland, at least not when it comes to gasoline. Oregon is only one of two states in the US where you cannot pump your own gasoline. In 2003,...
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Rose Queen

The Rose Festival Court is comprised of 14 outstanding women who are selected from 14 Portland-area high schools by their respective student bodies. Each court member represents her school throughout...
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Voodoo Donuts in Portland

An observant traveler departing the Portland Airport may notice any number of fellow travelers carrying boxes of donuts home from Portland. In fact, we eschewed the box, but did bring some of the...
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Mar 22, 2012

Got Beer?

Here's some general info on the Brewers Festival. Please visit my Portland page for more information.I once read that Oregon had more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the United States and...
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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Craft Beer Pioneer

Many are coming to realize that Oregon is full of many scenic wonders but it has been a forerunner in the craft beer revolution in the United States as well. In the early 1980s, small breweries...
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Oct 30, 2009

Oregon White Oak

At one point in time, the Willamette Valley had a significant portion of oak savanna and other ecosystems that revolved around the large oak trees found here.The tree is also known as the Garry Oak,...
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glabah
Aug 10, 2009

Wapato, Sagittaria latifolia, native plant

Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest held this species of plants in particularly high regard. There have been some attempts at trying to restore some of the native habitats for these plants.The...
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glabah
Oct 12, 2008

Salmon

Fish that live in the ocean and return to fresh water to reproduce (salmon and steelhead) have been part of life in the Pacific Northwest as long as anyone can remember. Native American folklore has...
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glabah
Sep 18, 2008

Don't Pick the Trilliums

Trilliums are a native Oregon (and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest) flower that arrives in March or April, depending on the winter weather, flourishes for a few weeks, continues to live in relative...
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glabah
May 08, 2008

Oregon Grape

I can not count the number of times I have had people make comments to me about "that strange holly plant with the blue berries rather than red ones" because they are unfamiliar with Oregon's state...
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glabah
Apr 09, 2008

Douglas Fir Trees

The Douglas Fir tree is Oregon's state tree, and they serve as popular decoration, shade, park feature, and Christmas tree. It is also a popular tree to cut down and use as lumber for housing, and is...
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glabah
Oct 30, 2007

Slugs

Slugs ("snails without shell" according to the Lewis & Clark Expedition) are very common in the Pacific Northwest. They come in two types: native slugs and imported European black slugs. The...
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Oct 30, 2007

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Top Hotels in Oregon

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506 S.W. Washington, (formerly 5th Avenue Suites), Portland, Oregon, 97204, United States
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66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, 97401, United States
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170 Highway 101, Florence, Oregon, United States
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Rim Drive, Crater Lake, Oregon, 97604, United States
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3125 Ryan Drive Southeast, Salem, Oregon, 97301, United States
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744 South-West Elizabeth Ave., Newport, Oregon, 97365, United States
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Top Things to Do in Oregon

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Downtown

Opened in 2006, the Portland Arial Tram is mostly used by those needing to get to Oregon Health and Sciences University near the top of the hills overlooking Portland. The arial tram connects the...
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Skinner Butte Park

While not vast, Skinner Butte Park has 100 acres of forest, playground, trails, climbing walls and various other features that make it seem far larger than it actually is. The primary feature of the...
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Hatfield Marine Science Center

The Marine Science Center in Newport is a branch of Oregon State University, and has been conducting ocean research for many decades, including research ships and other efforts. Opened in 1965, the...
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The Beach

Naturally, one of the draws here is the beach. After all the name is "Cannon Beach". For those who have not been to a beach in Oregon before: please be aware that the water is cold. Most people do...
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Burnt Lake

Burnt Lake is the goal of many on a hot summer day. You have a three mile trail in - the last mile gaining elevation rapidly - and a lake that warms with the day. Mt Hood looming forms a mighty...
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Capitol Building

It doesn't look like it from below, but the Capitol Building in Salem offers a viewing deck of sorts. Offered during many normal weekdays, and in concert with the Capitol Building Interior Tour, the...
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"OREGON IS HOME"
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"Oregon, the most beautiful state"
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"Oregon: A Treasure Often Overlooked"
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"Famous for Rain, but That's Only Part of the Story"
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"OREGON"
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