Portland Farmers Market

Local Bounty Offered at Festive Outdoor Market The green and leafy South Park Blocks, next to Portland State University, are crammed with shoppers on Saturdays, from late March to mid-December. About 250 vendors sell their wares at Saturday Market at PSU. Most of the stalls are piled with the bright colors of vegetables and fruits […]

Stroll Forest Park in Portland, Oregon

A Native Forest Near Downtown Is a Haven to Nature Lovers and Hikers Just 15 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon, a 4,900-acre forest preserve invites hiking, biking, and strolling along 70 miles of trails. Hikers, bicyclists, and nature lovers flock to the 70 miles of trails that meander through Forest Park. Left undisturbed since its […]

Walk, bike, shop, dine or just relax at Portland’s Waterfront

Portland’s Waterfront Things to Do Bordering downtown Portland is Waterfront Park, a green expanse with a wide riverfront walkway. Cross the river to the Eastside Esplanade or head south to RiverPlace shops. The Willamette River is Portland’s focal point. Once an industrial strip, the river is now lined with parks, walking trails, wide promenades, riverfront […]

Visitor Guide to Downtown Portland, Oregon

Things to do in Downtown Portland Escape the daily grind in Portland, Oregon. Mapping out routes and pre-planning restaurants and activities ensures a great Portland day visit. The narrow downtown streets create a vehicular parking challenge in Portland. However, a good map and a full tank of gas are great companions for a day visit […]

Family Fun Things to Do in Portland with Kids

Best Portland Places to Take Kids Portland, Oregon is fun for all ages and a great family vacation destination. Following are some good places to go that adults and kids will enjoy together as a group. There are lots of fun family activities and places to visit in Portland, Oregon. Whether traveling on a vacation, […]

Visit Museums in Portland, Oregon

Visit Art and Craft Museums, OMSI, Oregon Historical Society, & More From the Portland Art Museum to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Forestry Center, Museum of Contemporary Craft, and Oregon Historical Society discovery awaits. Portland’s museums can take visitors on a tour of world art, immerse them in technological innovation, and offer a […]

How To Enjoy a Rainy Winter Vacation in Portland

Fun, Worthwhile Family Activities Await Travelers to Portland Whether under an umbrella in the Portland Japanese Garden or finding interesting indoor activities at OMSI, guests to this NW city enjoy a winter vacation. When planning a winter vacation, a trip to the Northwest should not be counted out because of wet, cold weather. Many indoor […]

Nature Parks in Portland, Oregon

Two Natural Areas to Explore Using Public Transit Portland, Oregon is deemed the “City of Roses” and here’s the reason – within the city’s 37,000 acre park system are three separate, very fragrant, rose gardens. The Classical Chinese Gardens located downtown (N.W. Third Ave and Everett St.) as well as the Japanese Gardens (tranquility) located […]

Public Gardens in Portland, Oregon

See a Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, Rhododendron and Rose Gardens Rose Gardens, a Classical Chinese Garden, an authentic Japanese Garden, and a Rhododendron Garden draw locals and tourists alike for picnics, weddings or a quiet stroll. Portland, Oregon, is blessed with a temperate climate, plus citizens who support and nurture an array of public gardens. […]

Portland’s Washington Park

Park features the Oregon Zoo, Rose Garden, Hoyt Arboretum, museums Ride the train at the Oregon Zoo, hear a concert in the Rose Garden, stroll the Japanese Garden or visit the World Forestry Center at Washington Park in Portland, Oregon. If you’re planning a trip to Portland, plan to spend time at the city’s 400-acre […]

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