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Best things to do in Portland

Bookstore
“Whether you are an avid reader or just enjoy browsing titles, Powells City of Books is a must see. "...the largest used and new bookstore in the world, occupying an entire city block and housing approximately on million books." powells.com”
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Park
“At 5,200 acres, this is the largest park within any U.S. city. It gets very popular in summer, especially on week- ends, so if you want to check it out be prepared to embrace the crowds. See Witch's Castle under Hikes. ”
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Garden
“Visiting the Portland Rose Garden and Japanese Garden (right next to each other) for a fabulous experience in world class gardens!”
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Art Museum
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“Portland Art Museum has a fine standing collection and lots of fresh, relevant rotating exhibits. You can also enjoy a wide variety of independent and foreign films at the Whitsell Auditorium, part of the NW Film Center. The gift shop is wonderful with lots of gifts for both adults and children that will satisfy both curiosity and the discerning eye. Pay special attention to the major exhibits, they are well worth the price of admission!”
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Science Museum
“I could spend a whole day at OMSI, easy. Between the Exhibits, the Planetarium and IMAX theater, the submarine tours, and the excellent waterfront location and café, this is one of my favorite stops in Portland. The view from the East Bank across the river to Portland downtown is one of the best, and it is fun to walk the East Bank Riverwalk. You can make a nice riverfront loop by crossing one of the bridges, going down the West Bank waterfront, then coming back across a different bridge to rejoin the East Bank Riverwalk. There are also the Hawthorne docks where you can get down to the river. OMSI is great for grownups and kids alike. Take a look at their listings for special events, like the Maker's Faire, and adult only "after dark" evening programs where you get to mix science and some of your favorite adult beverages often catered by local craft brewers, vintners and distilleries. Seeing a movie in the IMAX theater is an amazing experience. Great in summer or on those long rainy winter days!”
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Museum
“A sandstone home of two of Portland’s iconic pioneers with breathtaking views. Join a guided tour of the inside of the mansion or just enjoy the 46 acres of lush grounds around the property. ”
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Thais restaurant
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“A Portland Classic. For an insiders tip, put your name on the list and get a starter cocktail at Whiskey Soda Lounge. Walking distance from the studio apartment. ”
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Bar
“An old elementary school turned restaurant/bar/theater/hotel? What’s not to be intrigued about? Bring $5, a bathing suit, and a towel and you can even pop in the soaking pool for a swim, beer (or wine) in hand! If you aren’t familiar with the McMenamjn brothers, they have over 60 locations in the NW - most of which are quirky, unique spots similar to this. Good beer, cheap 2nd run movies, and a cool atmosphere are a plus, the wait for service can be kind of a drag from time to time, though.”
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Zoo
“Community supported since 1888, Oregon Zoo provides exceptional experiences to more than 1.5 million visitors a year to inspire them to create a better future for wildlife. From education programs to on-the-ground conservation efforts, the zoo is working to save species regionally and worldwide. The Oregon Zoo is community-funded through visitor admissions, public funds from Metro (a Portland-area regional government) and charitable donations to the Oregon Zoo Foundation. The 64-acre Oregon Zoo is located in Portland, a city and surrounding metropolitan area of more than 1.5 million people”
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Botanical Garden
“Visiting the Portland Rose Garden and Japanese Garden (right next to each other) for a fabulous experience in world class gardens!”
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Buurt
“Amazing hilltop park that's actually an extinct volcano! Beautiful woods with amazing views of downtown Portland, Mt. Hood, and surrounding areas. Catch the adult soap box derby once a year.”
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Ice Cream Shop
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“Ice cream shop with a seasonal menu, only in Portland (and now in LA, I guess??). ”
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Zuidelijk/soul food restaurant
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“If Portland were to have a meal, it would be brunch! Screen Door is great for brunch and breakfast (they have a line, so I suggest putting your name down and then getting coffee at Heart Roasters nearby). ”
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Nieuw Amerikaans restaurant
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“One of Portland's top rated restaurants on Yelp! Just a 5 minute walk from the house!”
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Park
“Enormous and beautiful local park with lots of beautiful spots to picnic and play. ”
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Rock Club
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“American fast-food style burger in a bar/restaurant with a nice outdoor patio. Most pubs in the neighborhood offer good, hefty burgers with plenty of dressings, this is a simpler, slightly smaller one, but solid and satisfying. This restaurant is attached to the lovely Mississippi Studios music venue.”
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