50 Things to Do in Portland

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
⬢ The Ace Hotel – take your photo at the photo booth
⬡ The Belmont Goats
⬡ Glowing Greens Putt Putt
⬢ The Grotto (Christmas lights during the holidays)
⬢ International Rose Test Garden, Washington Park (best month: generally June)
⬢ Keep Portland Weird Sign(s)
Keep Portland Weird Sign (101 Things to Do in Portland Oregon).
⬡ Lan Su Chinese Garden
⬢ Portland Aerial Tram – for commuters to OHSU but has great views at the top.
⬢ Portland Japanese Garden, Washington Park
⬢ Powell’s Books
Powells Books (101 Things to Do in Portland Oregon).
⬢ Mill Ends Park (World’s Smallest Park)
⬡ McMenamins Kennedy School – Wach a movie or stay overnight
⬡ Oregon Zoo, Washington Park
⬡ Paul Bunyan Statue
⬢ Pittock Mansion
⬡ The Shanghai Tunnels of Portland
⬢ Voodoo Doughnuts or Voodoo Too (our literal neighbor)
Voodoo Doughnuts (101 Things to Do in Portland Oregon).

MUSEUMS + MEMORIALS
⬡ First Thursday Art Walk (or Last Thursday on Alberta Art Walk)
⬡ Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (on the Vancouver WA side)
⬢ Freakybuttrue Peculiarium
⬡ The Hat Museum
⬡ Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
⬡ Portland’s Children Museum, Washington Park
⬡ Portland Art Museum
⬢ Stark’s Vacuum Museum
⬡ World Forestry Center, Washington Park

URBAN PARKS + OUTDOORS
⬢ Cathedral Park (St John’s Bridge)
⬢ Council Crest Park
⬡ Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
⬢ Eastbank Esplanade
⬡ Elk Rock Garden
⬢ Hoyt Arboretum, Washington Park
⬢ Ira Keller Forecourt Fountain Park
⬢ Mount Tabor Park
⬢ Portland Rock Gym – try indoor rock climbing or join one of their outdoor field trips
⬢ Rent a bike – easiest ones to find all over are Biketown.
⬢ Rocky Butte Park – Joseph Wood Hill Park at Rocky Butte is the highest point
⬢ Skidmore Bluffs (Mocks Crest Park)
⬢ Tom McCall Waterfront Park (best during cherry blossom season)
⬢ Forest Park is the largest park within city limits. Take the short hike to Witch’s Castle)
Rent a Bike (101 Things to do in Portland Oregon).Rent a Bike (The Ultimate Portland Bucket List).

SHOPPING
⬡ Pick Fruit at Columbia Farms (or Hood River Fruit Loop Day Trip)
⬢ Portland Farmers Market at PSU (locals)
⬢ Portland Saturday Market (more touristy)
⬢ New Seasons Market – Like Whole Foods but on a new level.

EVENTS + SHOWS + VENUES
⬡ Aladdin Theater
⬡ Dive-in Movies
⬢ Evergreen Curling Club – Take curling lessons
⬡ Festival of Balloons in Tigard (next one: Jun 23-25, 2017)
⬢ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
⬡ The Naked Bike Ride (June)

 

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