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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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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
From $39.00
 
Portland Breweries By Bike
"Portland boasts the most brew pubs per capita and at 58 (the last time we counted) it would be dangerous to visit them all. Luckily we’ve narrowed it down to a few of our favorites and they all happen to be a short ride apart. Contact us about visiting y which allows everyone to sample the delicious styles that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.Upon returning to the shop we'll share in a free celebratory beverage provided by Hopworks Urban Brewery and you'll get your own pint glass to take home and remember your journey with!""""No visit to Portland would be complete without sampling the city's tastiest beverage - beer! Our experienced guides select the best breweries in town and deliver you right to the doorstep of the craft brewery scene. After enjoying two unique breweries
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Books

It is said that "No stay in Portland is complete without a visit to Powells", well as an advid reader I would have to agree. Powells is huge!! With over one million used, new and out of print books in...
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Gypsystravels
Sep 25, 2006

Powell's City of Books

Powell's City of Books is heaven for bibliophiles. It is the largest independent bookstore in the world and is so huge -- it takes up an entire city block -- that you actually need a map to find your...
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Rixie
Apr 28, 2009

Reading Frenzy

First, stop by Reading Frenzy. It's one of the first magazine stores that stocks 'zines (small magazines dealing with specialized subjects-from collecting Menudo dolls to starting a revolution-and...
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Rude_boy22
Sep 19, 2002

Powell's City of Books

As any literate Portlander will tell you, it’s absolutely essential that you visit Powell’s. Why? Because it’s the biggest single independent bookstore in the world. Because they have entire shelves...
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yonsei
Jan 06, 2003

Powell's City of Books

Powell's City of Books truly lives up to it's name. And what more could you expect from somewhere that claims to be the largest new and used bookstore in the world? Not only does it occupy an entire...
jackiepants
Oct 14, 2009

Powell's City of Books

This is a huge independent bookstore, supposedly the largest independent bookstore in the country. It has several branches in Portland, but the original, main, and largest is the downtown store -...
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WulfstanTraveller
Oct 24, 2010

Powell's Books

Let's state the obvious- any bookstore that requires a map to navigate its selection is utterly awesome. A great mix of new and gently used . Frequent in-store events and a bustling cafe, too. Budget...
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steedappeal
Nov 21, 2010

Powells Bookstore

Powell's Bookstore1005 W Burnside Portland, OR 97209 USA http://www.powells.com/One of the world's largest collections of new and used books in buildings that encompass a city block plus, this store...
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leafmcgowan
Apr 04, 2011

Powell's City of Books

Powell's is incredible. It is one of the largest book stores in the world. Just the number of categories of books it has is over 4700. If you like books, you could spend days if not weeks in here. New...
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leplaya
Jan 11, 2005

Thrift Stores

Portland has a bunch of thrift stores. There are many Goodwills and others. Off of 82nd and Holgate there is a Saint Vincent DePaul's bookstore that has softcovers for 1.00 and hard for 2.50. It's...
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seoulgirl
Mar 07, 2005

Powell's Books

The name of this tip pretty much says it all: for some decades now, when you mention Portland, Oregon anywhere in the world, likely you will get the response "Oh, I just love Powell's Books". Not...
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glabah
Dec 08, 2013

Books

This is suppose to be the largest new and used bookstore in the world (according to Wikipedia). It occupies one entire city block. Depending on how you approach this monstronsity of a store the...
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GracesTrips
Aug 06, 2016
 
 
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Top 5 Portland Writers

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"Nearest Big City"
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"CITY OF ROSES, RIVERS AND MOUNTAIN CORGIS"
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"Portland, an great liveable city"
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"The Pearl of the Pacific Northwest"
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"If it's tourist season, can we shoot them?"
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Things to Do Near Portland

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Powell's City of Books

While Super Stores are not a big favorite of mine and you might guess would not be popular in an alternative kind of town like Portland, Powell's City of Books is a mega store with a grass roots...
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Pioneer Courthouse Square

This is probably considered the center point of Downtown Portland. There is an information center located here along with public restrooms. A large open space with lots of people hanging out, having...
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Columbia River 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 National Forest Service, the Columbia River...
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Portland City Hall

Merrill Auditorium is the historic auditorium at Portland City Hall. It's home to the Portland Symphony Orchestra and PCA Great Performances. The performance schedule is a little light in the summer...
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Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum was founded in 1892, which makes it the oldest art museum on the West Coast. Although its collection was rather small at first, the museum soon gained popularity thanks to the...
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Steel Bridge

The Steel Bridge was build in 1912 and is the only "double-decked bridge with a telescoping vertical lift" in the world. The upper deck is used for the Lightrail, vehicles and pedestrians. The lower...
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