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Things to Do & See in Portland (and in Oregon)

Here's an ever-growing list of recommendations (please add yours) of places to go and things to see in and around Portland, OR. My plan is to tackle at least two of these each week. Once I've done them, I'll make a note on that item.

Voodoo Doughnut - The Magic is in the Hole!!!

The world famous Voodoo Doughnut shops, with locations in Portland and Eugene, Oregon. The Magic is in the hole.

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Home

Wildlife in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Living Room® Theaters

Discover the sophisticated yet comfortable cinema environment that combines a European style café and lounge with a relaxing place to see wonderful movies. See movies the way they're meant to be viewed. Enjoy exclusive new releases and the most-talked about independent films that critics and audiences love.

McMenamins - Bagdad Theater & Pub Home

Kick back in the theater for enjoy a slice of pizza and a handcrafted ale during the show, or come early and enjoy dinner in the casual pub that fronts the theater - but beware, outdoor tables in the summertime may be hard to come by!

Portland Saturday Market - Home

Celebrating it's 40th Season! Portland Saturday Market Arts and Crafts market celebrates it's 40th season! Located in historic Old Town Portland, Oregon in Waterfront Park and Ankeny Plaza the market is open every Saturday & Sunday from March through Dec 24th.

Portland Farmers Market

So far, I've only been to the Hillsdale Towncenter FM...so many more to go!

Food Carts in Portland, Oregon

Need to visit a new one at least once a week...

Portland Forest Park, Hiking Trails, Mountain Biking, Running | The Forest Park Conservancy

Forest Park's extensive system of trails, fire lanes and roads provide excellent opportunities for hiking, walking, running, and simply escaping the urban atmosphere.

Washington Park

Acreage: 159.70 Acquired in 1871 Includes disabled access play area, disabled access restroom, fountain, historical site, paths - paved, paths - unpaved, Pay to Park, picnic shelter, picnic site - reservable, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, stage, statue or public art, tennis court, tennis court - lighted, trails - hiking, visitor attraction, vista point, and wedding site - reservable.

Hike around Oneonta Gorge

About the Hike: Next door to busy Multnomah Falls but usually overlooked by tourists, this delightful trail explores a cavern behind Ponytail Falls and then loops around Oneonta Gorge, a mossy chasm so narrow that Oneonta Creek fills it wall to wall.

Portland Japanese Garden | Portland, Oregon

Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland, Oregon.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Art in the Garden is a three-month partnership between Lan Su and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology to showcase six Sitka artists. Each month this summer in July, August and September, two artists will exhibit their work created in response to this unique location.

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Walk over St. John's Bridge

Walk over St. John's Bridge
St. Johns Bridge

The St. Johns Bridge is a steel suspension bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, USA, between the St. Johns neighborhood and the northwest industrial area around Linnton. It is the only suspension bridge in the Willamette Valley and one of three public highway suspension bridges in Oregon.

Hoyt Arboretum :: Home

An arboretum is a promise to future generations. Just as we are enjoying mature and wonderful trees that were planted many years ago, the trees we plant today will grow to provide shade, beauty and value for decades and centuries to come.

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See a play at The Gerding Theater at Armory Building

See a play at The Gerding Theater at Armory Building
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Get my library card; visit Multnomah County Central Library

Get my library card; visit Multnomah County Central Library
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden web page

Pittock Mansion

Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

Ground Kontrol will be CLOSED from 3:00 - 5PM today to set up for tonight's FREE PLAY PARTY!

Home | OMSI

An OMSI membership is your key to a year of fun, interactive, affordable science exploration! With free admission to permanent exhibits, discounts, invitations to special events, and new exhibits and features arriving all the time, an annual membership to OMSI is a great investment for your family and your community.

Welcome - Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest.

Portland Parks & Recreation :: Peninsula Park

Includes basketball court, disabled access picnic area, disabled access restroom, fountain, historical site, horseshoe pit, paths - paved, picnic shelter, picnic site - reservable, picnic tables, playground, rose garden, soccer field, softball field, splash pad, stage, statue or public art, tennis court, tennis court - lighted, and wedding site - reservable.

Oregon Zoo

Welcome to the Oregon Zoo, the wildest place in Oregon. On 64 acres in the West Hills of Portland, the zoo is a world community of animals and humans, at the forefront of animal care, conservation and wildlife education.