Overview Portland

Visiting Portland

To locate Oregon’s celebrated laid-back attitude, look no further than Portland. Small, clean, and accessible, the City of Roses is home to botanical beauties like South Park Blocks, Forest Park, and the Japanese Garden. Portland’s Northwest charm goes beyond flowers, though, extending from Hawthorne’s brewpubs and art-house theaters to Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.... Read More To locate Oregon’s celebrated laid-back attitude, look no further than Portland. Small, clean, and accessible, the City of Roses is home to botanical beauties like South Park Blocks, Forest Park, and the Japanese Garden. Portland’s Northwest charm goes beyond flowers, though, extending from Hawthorne’s brewpubs and art-house theaters to Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.    Close

Stories and Tips Portland

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Day Three

Written by Brent Don on 14 Jul, 2000

Wednesday started off in Eugene City and took us up to Corvallis and Albany later in the day. •Eugene City Brew 844 Olive Street Eugene, OR 97401 Eugene City Brew is located on the lower level of a restaurant, which gives it an appropriately dark pub atmosphere — even…Read More


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Downtown Portland

Written by auntieanne on 14 Dec, 2000

Simply strolling through downtown Portland is an experience in itself. The downtown's short blocks and scenic fixtures make for a pleasant walk. There are also many retailers, restaurants, galleries, and specialty shops. What I most enjoyed about down town were the many…Read More


A Great Time Screaming

Written by Hank Jennings on 03 Sep, 2005

The screams you hear can only mean one thing — the monsters have returned to Scream at the Beach. This collection of haunted houses in Portland, Oregon, features low-gore, family-friendly attractions, but that’s not to say that they’re not scary. The Scream at the Beach…Read More


Getting to Portland for the budget traveler: Discount Airlines, the Seattle-Portland Loop, and the Max Connection

Written by Backpackingrl on 05 Feb, 2005

This entry is intended for budget travelers and students wanting to visit Portland. I have flown to and from Portland around 10 to 15 times. For someone on a budget, the best option is Southwest Airlines (www.southwest.com), deals on the Travelocity fare watcher…Read More


Navigating the city in an environmentally friendly way- without sacrificing convenience

Written by Backpackingrl on 05 Feb, 2005

This is easy in Portland. Portland is a city far ahead of its time in environmental policy. This way of life stretches from green spaces and large sections of untouched land to the way people travel. Portland gets our vote for best…Read More


Pioneer Courthouse Square and a Honkin’ Huge Burrito

Written by Backpackingrl on 05 Feb, 2005

The Pioneer Courthouse Square (SW Broadway and Yamhill) occupies 40,000 square feet and encompasses a whole lot of history. This is the single most visited site in the city of Portland. You will find a healthy mix of tourists and locals spending the…Read More


Kornblatt’s: Review of a Portland Deli by a Native New Yorker

Written by Backpackingrl on 05 Feb, 2005

Kornblatt’s deli occupies a prime plot of real estate. Located on 23rd Avenue (628 NW 23rd Ave., 503/242-0055), this is a great location for feeding hungry walkers and window-shoppers. Seating is similar to a deli in NYC. You will be seated as…Read More


A Delicious Taste of Northwestern Cuisine

Written by Backpackingrl on 05 Feb, 2005

This restaurant is pricey but has completely delicious food. Higgins (1239 SW Broadway, 503/222-9070, dinner entrée around $20 to $30) uses fresh local ingredients to create one-of-a-kind entrées. The atmosphere is a smart,casual French bistro type. It is good for adult groups,…Read More


Authentic Greek Fun: the Greek Cusina bar

Written by Backpackingrl on 31 Jan, 2005

You will recognize Greek Cuisina (404 SW Washington St, 503/224-2288) by the large purple octopus on its roof. This place is a full-blown Greek experience. If you are in the mood for some dancing, plate-smashing, and all-out audience participation, come here. Greek Cusina…Read More


Portland Saturday Market

Written by Backpackingrl on 31 Jan, 2005

Art-lovers will have a great time at the market. Craft-lovers will have an even better one. Despite its name, the Portland Saturday Market is open both Saturdays (10am till 5pm) and Sundays (11am till 4:30pm) from the first weekend of March until Christmas…Read More


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