Becca asked in TravelUnited StatesPortland · 9 years ago

what are some interesting places in portland oregon?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Cultural attractions

    * 24 Hour Church of Elvis, exhibit and museum

    * Blue Sky Gallery, exhibits and archives for local and national photographers

    * Klickitat Street, home of fictional characters Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby and Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby in the childrens book series by Beverley Cleary; a sculpture garden is on NE 37th

    * Museum of Contemporary Craft, oldest continuously-running craft institution in the U.S. exhibiting local and international artists' work

    * Northwest Film Center, film and video exhibition, film making arts education, and public information programs; sponsors the Portland International Film Festival, Northwest Filmmakers' Festival, Reel Music Film Festival, Portland Jewish Film Festival, and the Young People's Film Festival.

    * Portland Art Museum, oldest art museum on the West Coast, seventh oldest in the United States, more than 42,000 permanent works of art, and at least one major traveling exhibition, Native American art, Northwest art, modern and contemporary art, Asian art, and an outdoor public sculpture garden

    * Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, contemporary performance and visual arts programming, including the Time-Based Art Festival each September

    * Portlandia, second-largest copper repoussé statue in the U.S., after the Statue of Liberty

    * Powell's City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world at 68,000 square feet (6,300 m2), about 1.6 acres of retail floor space

    * Voodoo Doughnut, unusual doughnuts, eclectic decor, iconic pink boxes with drawings of voodoo priests, legal wedding services with catered receptions

    Nightclubs

    * Cotton Club, 1960s Soul Music venue

    * Crystal Ballroom, 1914 ballroom with floating floor; since 1960s, a dance and concert venue

    * Dante's, live contemporary music venue

    * Ground Kontrol, bar and one of the best video arcades in the U.S.

    * La Luna, prominent with the emergence of Grunge music in the 1990s; formerly named Ninth Street Exit (1970s), and Pine Street Theater (1980–1986)

    * Satyricon nightclub, alternative rock venue 1983–2003, closed 2010

    * X-Ray Cafe, one of the best rock and roll clubs in the country 1990 to 1994, prominent in Portland's underground culture

    Events

    * Hood to Coast relay race, late August team charity fundraising race, among longest major relays and the largest with 20,000+ participants, 322 kilometres (200 mi) course from Timberline Lodge to Seaside on the Oregon Coast

    * Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, mid-August

    * Oregon International Air Show, largest civilian air show on the U.S. West Coast, held July or August

    * Portland Farmers Market, weekly outdoor market, one of the five best farmers markets in the U.S., mid-March through December

    * Portland Rose Festival, June civic festival with hundreds of events including the second largest all-floral parade in the U.S.

    * Portland Saturday Market, outdoor arts and crafts market, largest continuously operated outdoor market in the U.S., weekends March through Christmas

    * Waterfront Blues Festival, charity fundraiser for Oregon Food Bank, first weekend in July, 150 performances on four stages

    Golf

    * Meriwether National Golf Course

    * Portland Golf Club

    * Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club

    * The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club

    Historical

    * Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

    * Oregon Historical Society Museum

    * Oregon Holocaust Memorial

    * Oregon Korean War Memorial

    * Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    * Pittock Mansion

    * Shanghai tunnels

    * USS Blueback (SS-581) naval submarine tour

    * Washington County Museum

    Parks and gardens

    * Berry Botanic Garden

    * Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

    * Elk Rock Gardens of the Bishop's Close

    * Forest Park, among the largest of city parks

    * The Grotto

    * Hoyt Arboretum

    * International Rose Test Garden

    * Lan Su Chinese Garden

    * Leach Botanical Garden

    * Mill Ends Park, world's smallest

    * Oaks Amusement Park

    * Pioneer Courthouse Square

    * Portland Japanese Garden

    * Tom McCall Waterfront Park

    * Washington Park

    Science, technology and education

    * Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

    * Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

    * Oregon Zoo

    * Portland Children's Museum

    * Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

    * World Forestry Center

    Shopping

    * Cascade Station

    * Jantzen Beach SuperCenter

    * Lloyd Center

    * Mall 205

    * Pioneer Place

    Other

    * Audubon Society of Portland

    * Oregon Sports Hall of Fame

    * Portland Aerial Tram

    * Portland Vintage Trolley

    * Washington Park and Zoo Railway

    * Willamette Shore Trolley

  • 4 years ago

    sturdy area's: the Pearl District, somewhat greater 'upscale' financially, yet nicely well worth the custom and (for the main area) clean environment; Northwest Portland is a sturdy area.... i will consult my mom, who's lived in Portland her total existence, and ask her what the "greater constructive" residing area's are! For the main area, nevertheless, Portland is an ideal place to stay!! VERY different and energetic, misplaced of diverse cultural and resourceful backgrounds and aspects! There are various inner maximum faculties interior the Portland area and great housing area's. The question is, what's precisely is she hoping for and searching for!! On an up observe, check out Saturday marketplace in downtown... VERY energetic!! there is virtually each there from stay area exhibits, to great nutrition/beverages, to homestead made outfits/pottery/rings bought,.... this is an incredible place to spend a summer season weekend!!!!!

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