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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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Downtown Tips (55)

Skidmore Fountain

Reading a bit of history on Portland (more on the history soon) I found out exatly what this fountain was used for. Erected in 1888 this fountain provided refreshment for the "horses, men and dogs" of...
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Gypsystravels
Sep 25, 2006

Portland's Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square is rightfully called Portland’s living room and is at the heart of Portland’s busy downtown shopping district, which features free light rail transportation and lots of activity.It is...
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ZanieOR
Feb 06, 2005

Pioneer Courthouse Square: Tourist Information

The square features include a vast open area, stairs / risers going up the hill, a fountain, a weather indication machine (which changes at noon every day), several sculptures, and a coffee house.The...
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glabah
May 29, 2009

"Best of Portland" walking tour

The best way to discover Portland without actually moving there is probably to go on the "Best of Portland" walking tour. In about 2 1/2 hours, this tour takes you all over the downtown area and gives...
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Jefie
Dec 28, 2010

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

OMSI has a number of exhibits. Some are expected, some are unusual, and from time to time traveling exhibits visit.For decades, one of the favorite exhibits has been the Gravitram, a "gravity powered"...
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glabah
Nov 07, 2007

Get lost in Powells Books

Spend and afternoon working your way through Powells Books entire city block.. 3? story book store. Its huge and overwhelming, and somehow haphazard and organized at the same time. They have a great...
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TrvlnGrrl
May 31, 2006

Pioneer Courthouse Square

Pioneer Courthouse Square, also known as "Portland's living room", is at the heart of the big movement that took place in the 1980s to revitalize downtown Portland. City officials wanted to create a...
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Jefie
Dec 12, 2010

Sightseeing - That's Why You Came Isn't It?

Get yourself into the centre of the City, somewhere around the Park Blocks - delightfully kept gardens and tree-lined pedestrian walkways that run in a northerly direction from Portland State...
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Geoff_Wright
Feb 13, 2004

See The Wonderful Buildings

Around the Park Blocks you will see many wondeful buildings. The one in this photo is of the Oregon History Center building, in East park Avenue. The building was being renovated when I took the...
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Geoff_Wright
Jul 25, 2003

Mill Ends Park, the world's smallest park!

Here's another attraction that makes Portland so delightfully weird! Covering a total surface area of a little less than 300 square centimeters, Mill Ends Park is listed in the Guinness Book of...
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Jefie
Dec 28, 2010

Portland's Central Library

As an avid book lover, I always try to stop by libraries whenever I'm visiting a new city, and Portland was no exception. The city's Georgian-style Central Library was built between 1911 and 1913. It...
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Jefie
Dec 21, 2010

waterfall in front of Keller Auditorium

If you visit the theater for a matenee show on a hot summer day, you'll see a bunch of kids playing in and around the waterfall outside of the Keller auditorium. The pool on top is a nice spot to...
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vjoe
Aug 13, 2005
 
 
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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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