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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
From $49.00

Water Front Park Tips (25)

Beer Festival At Waterfront Park

Every year the biggest Microbrew festival takes place in Portland at the Waterfront Park. Breweries from all over the country bring their beer for you to sample. There are dozens. You can get Ginger...
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seoulgirl
Jun 18, 2008

The World's Smallest Park!

See the second photo for the full and official story. According to Guinness, Mills Run Park is the world's smallest, located not too far from the river in Portland. I happened across it as I was...
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jaskak
May 02, 2008

Waterfront Park: summer festivals, sometimes quiet

Waterfront Park itself (officially named Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park) is a strip of land that was once occupied by Harbor Drive and industrial and port related facilities.By 1968 Harbor Drive...
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glabah
Jan 31, 2008

Battleship Oregon Memorial

Waterfront Park contains several monuments, including this one dedicated to the Battleship Oregon. For a breif period this ship was on display on the south side of Portland's waterfront, near what is...
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glabah
Jan 31, 2008

Watch the Fireworks Shows - 2-3 times a year

The photos shown here are from 2003, but the idea behind the Portland Fireworks is pretty much all the same: a barge is moved into the middle of the river, between the Hawthorne Bridge and the...
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glabah
Jan 04, 2008

Salmon Street Fountain

When it was installed in Waterfront Park, the local newspaper made comments about this likely becoming a commonly used landmark and location for people to meet.It is a frequently used landmark, and...
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glabah
Sep 18, 2007

Sunday evening at the park...

After "The Grill" dinner it is very nice to find your way to Water Front Park. It is close... Just couple of blocks. Fresh air and beautiful view of the river. Not much people over there. Plenty of...
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aquatic
Sep 14, 2007

PORTLAND SPIRIT

Visitors might like to experience Portland from the waters of the Willamette, itself. Several tour boats take guests – mostly in the warmer months – on a series of different cruises – sightseeing,...
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mtncorg
Nov 16, 2004

BATTLESHIP OREGON MEMORIAL

Located in Waterfront Park opposite the Oregon Maritime Museum, the mainmast of the USS Oregon, one of America's first battleships, is all that remains of this historic ship. The ship was found glory...
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mtncorg
Nov 16, 2004

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

This park runs for 22 blocks along the Willamette River. In warmer weather many events are held here, such as the Waterfront Blues Festival. There is a nice paved path for walking, biking or...
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leeludalas
Jan 14, 2004

Waterfront Blue's Festival

Annually over 4th of July weekend the fabulous Portland waterfront transforms into the Blue's festival. While I am not a huge fan of Blue's myself, the festival is a good time out.With four days of...
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Shaft28
Jun 05, 2003

Tom McCall Waterfront Park:...

Tom McCall Waterfront Park: This is a 22 block park! It is on the water front so awesome view! The park hosts many events and festivals such as the Rose Festival, the Bite, the largest US Brewers'...
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MrGQ
Sep 08, 2002
 
 
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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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