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)