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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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Water Front Park Tips (25)

Walk & Roll

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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Apr 04, 2011

GOVERNOR TOM MCCALL WATERFRONT PARK

Sometimes urban renewal works, sometimes it doesn't. Here, the long held dreams of reuniting the City with the Willamette River have come to a very successful fruition. In the 1920's a seawall was...
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mtncorg
Apr 04, 2011

JAPANESE AMERICAN HISTORICAL PLAZA

Dedicated in 1990 to the memory of all Japanese Americans who suffered inland internment during WWII because of fears that these people would help potential invading Japanese forces. The garden and...
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mtncorg
Apr 04, 2011

CHERRY TREES

Over one hundred ornamental cherry trees surround the Japanese American Historical Plaza giving a wonderful impression in early spring or mid fall. One of Portland’s longtime Sister Cities is Sapporo,...
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mtncorg
Apr 04, 2011

MORRISON BRIDGE

Replacing two earlier bridges, the Morrison was completed in 1958 with minimalist architecture in mind. The bridge is a very busy conduit into the central city - some 50000 vehicles a day. Like the...
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mtncorg
Apr 04, 2011

BURNSIDE BRIDGE

The older of the two inner city double-leaf bascule drawspans, the Burnside Bridge was built in 1926 replacing an older 1896 structure. One of the designers involved was Joseph Strauss, better known...
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mtncorg
Apr 04, 2011

HAWTHORNE BRIDGE

Owned by Multnomah County - as are six of Portland’s other Bridges - this is the City's oldest, dating back to 1910. The bridge features a 244-foot steel through truss vertical lift span, which can...
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mtncorg
Apr 04, 2011

SEAWALL

Wander along the riverside boundary of Waterfront Park and you walk along the edge of a seawall built in the 1920’s to provide flood protection to the central business district. For the one and only...
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mtncorg
Apr 04, 2011

Cinco de Mayo in Portland

In another excuse for Portlander's to get out when the sun might be out is the waterfront Cinco de Mayo festival. For five days, thats right F-I-V-E, the waterfront park is transformed into a open...
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Shaft28
Apr 04, 2011

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Portland has a nice park along the waterfront of the Willamette River downtown. It is right along the Old Town shore of the river, once a busy commercial area and a heart of the city's early economic...
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WulfstanTraveller
Oct 24, 2010

A Park by the River

The Tom McCall Waterfront Park, named after a former Oregon governor, borders the west side of the Willamette River. It's a great place to walk, bicycle, people watch, or just hang out on the grass....
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Rixie
Apr 27, 2009

in A Clean River

Portland is famous because of the Rose Festival and it is commemorated here at the Watefront Park. This is like what venice beach is to los angeles so the center of festivals, event, parties, etc in...
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machomikemd
Oct 01, 2008
 
 
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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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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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