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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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Most Viewed Transportation in Portland

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Greyhound or Amtrak

When we first started planning our trip to the Pacific Northwest, we thought about renting a car to travel from Seattle to Portland, but I quickly changed my mind after looking up the Amtrak website:...
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Lightrail and Metro

To be honest, we didn't need to use much public transportation in Portland because it's really easy to get around on foot. However, the TriMet public transportation system is quite convenient to use...
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Portland International Airport

The international airport - PDX - is an easy one to navigate. Portland is a destination point and only serves as a hub for local flights, so you don't have too many people running around from one...
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Walk..it's great!

One of the reasons why visitors don't need a car in Portland is that shortly after the city was founded, early developers decided that city blocks should only measure 200 x 200 ft. While some people...
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Car/Rental Car

Portland is one of two major metropolis in the Pacific Northwest and is serviced by train. Amtrak runs from Vancouver, BC in Western Canada to Los Angeles, CA. Portland's train station is of...
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Bicycle

You'll see bicycles everywhere in Portland. It's a very "green" way to get from Point A to Point B. To see a list of suggested places to rent bikes, click here.
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TriMet

It's easy to get around Portland without having a car. The public transportation works well, feels safe and clean. That includes the rail system and buses. We had a week long pass and I was able to...
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TriMet Information on Smart Phone

Each TriMet bus and train station have their own unique number. This number is used for getting next arrival time information by web site, smart phone, text message, or the voice phone line.Next...
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glabah
Jan 28, 2015

Tram over Portland

The aerial tram from the "river" to the "top" of OHSU's campus is a "must do" trip. The round trip cost is $4.00 (2013) and is well worth it. You only need to pay for the ticket "up" the tram. The...
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Agraichen
Sep 06, 2013

Parking

Parking in Portland can be an adventure in itself. Also, the parking meter instructions should be followed. Many "parking meter kiosks" tell you to place the "ticket" on the dash board. Portland...
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Agraichen
Sep 06, 2013

When First Class is not class at all....

I don't know where else to put this, and it only occurred because a fire by the Portland Airport caused a traffic delay, thus resulting in our arriving 4 minutes after the gate closed (11 minutes...
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Roadquill
Aug 27, 2013

Take the bus

Getting around Portland is pretty easy. For instance, the #63 bus picks you up at a Max stop near PGE park and will take you the rest of the way to Washington Park. You can pay per trip or buy an all...
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Herkbert
Oct 03, 2010

one US town with alternatives to the car

Portland has one of the best mass transit networks in the United States. Buses, light rail, trams and even streetcars whisk locals and visitors alike around the metropolitan area. Fares depend on...
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richiecdisc
Oct 26, 2009

Portland to Seattle

Driving from Portland to Seattle will probably be about 3-4 hours depending on the traffic. I think it is possible to commute on a weekly basis- go home to your family on the weekend in Portland and...
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joiwatani
Dec 01, 2008

Top Hotels in Portland

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506 S.W. Washington, (formerly 5th Avenue Suites), Portland, Oregon, 97204, United States
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1510 S.W. Harbor Way, Portland, Oregon, 97201, United States
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422 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon, 97205, United States
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750 Southwest Alder Street, Portland, Oregon, 97205, United States
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729 SW 15th Ave, Portland, Oregon, 97205, United States
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808 SW Taylor Street, Portland, Oregon, 97205, United States
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Top Things to Do in Portland

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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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Water Front 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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Washington Park

The Wildwood Trail used to be a famous Portland feature that has now become somewhat overshadowed now by a number of other things. It still provides an interesting look at Portland's preserved West...
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Chinatown

For quite some time I have been attempting to find my photographs of Portland's classical Chinese garden. They were taken soon after it was opened in 2001, but alas I have not yet been able to find...
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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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Japanese Garden

A trip to the Washington Park area necessitates a visit to Portland's Japanese Gardens. We took advantage of a beautiful day to visit and enjoyed it very much. There is a fee to get in, $9.50 for...
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Top 5 Portland Writers

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glabah

"Nearest Big City"
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mtncorg

"CITY OF ROSES, RIVERS AND MOUNTAIN CORGIS"
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Shaft28

"Portland, an great liveable city"
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Jefie

"The Pearl of the Pacific Northwest"
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IncogNeat-0

"If it's tourist season, can we shoot them?"
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