Children and adults can enjoy water slides, wave pools, sand volleyball and more inside this giant building. Conference rooms are also available as well as an onsite cafe, a small retail shop and an outside picnic area under trees and sun. Adults can get away from the hectic swim area and head over to the adult-only hot tub to relax, knowing that lifeguards are always on duty. The lifeguards try to keep two lanes open for lap swimming at all times.
Highway 99 East @ Interstate 205 Oregon City, OR 97045 +1 503 275 9750
This is an impressive site from almost any vantage point along State Highway 99 East and Interstate 205 near Oregon City. The Willamette River pours more than 40 feet of water over a basaltic ridge built in the 1870s. From certain locations, the falls appear to be completely round, dropping into a hole, while the actual shape is a huge half circle, built to direct traffic around the river. A view from West Linn can be used to watch boats along the river, while the Oregon City side offers frequent turnouts.
115 South River Street Newberg, OR 97132 +1 503 538 6629
Long before he was president of the United States, Herbert Hoover lived here in Oregon. At the age of 11 (in 1885), he moved in with his uncle, Dr. John Henry Minthorn and grew up in this large house, which was restored in the 1950s. Among displays are some of the original furniture and decor. Admission charges vary for adults, seniors and children. Newberg is about a one-hour drive south of Portland.
3737 Southeast Adams Street Milwaukie, OR 97222 +1 503 659 5780
Milwaukie Museum-this farmhouse and its contents are as they were more than 100 years ago. Half of the house has been rebuilt, while the other half remains in its original form, so it is an interesting look at restoration. Inside you will find lots of old stuff, including washing machines, farm tools and other household items common to history's citizens of Milwaukee, located about 10 miles southeast of Portland. Museum admission is free.
2051 Kaen Road Oregon City, OR 97045 +1 503 655 8581
Clackamas County is the 'country' southeast of Portland and offers a lot, ranging from wine and cheese tasting and country fairs to outdoor concerts and rodeos. Truly a taste of Oregon, the attractions include Mt. Hood, the ghost that looms in the distance, and the End of the Trail Interpretive Center, where covered wagons house tales of the pioneers who came to the Northwest. The council has information on all of it and the web site can help you plan your day of fun out here.
Located on the southeast edge of Portland, the chamber offers information on everything. The main attractions of North Clackamas County are the parks and the outdoors. This county is where you will find the entrance to the Springwater Corridor, one of the area's best places for hiking, biking and picnicking. You will also find Mt. Scott, where you can step back and get a good view of Portland's skyline. In addition the county has golf courses, rivers, streams and shopping strip malls.
24101 South Entrance Road Estacada, OR 97023 +1 503 630 7150
Come visit McIver State Park whether you haul a trailer or sleep in a tent. Numerous activities to tackle include taking use of the sometimes challenging Columbia River in canoes or kayaks. Alternatives include riding lazily through the scenic trails on horseback or playing a leisurely game of golf. Among some of the occasional events here is an annual Civil Way re-enactment in April, where you are welcome to reserve space ahead for gatherings.
14665 Southwest Winery Lane Beaverton, OR 97007 +1 503 628 1227
See one of the oldest vineyards in Oregon, located about a half-hour from Portland in Beaverton. Now that word is out and the wines of the Pacific Northwest are served alongside fine French wines, local wineries are popping up all over. This, on the other hand, is one of the originals, dating back to the 1970s. The Vino Gelato is something different and is made from frozen grapes. Private tours of more than five people are available.
Set in Hillsboro, the "country" west of Portland, this is one of four wineries in a tour. You might feel lost among the rolling hills, but that is part of the charm out here. Come discover why this is an award-winning winery. A good sampling of Oregon wines is available, and the tasting is free. Call or check the Web site for a map so you can get here and easily find your way back to reality. The roads out this way can be confusing. Opens Monday to Sunday at 11AM.
3663 Southwest Dilley Road Forest Grove, OR 97116 +1 503 359 5012
This 600-acre area in the Willamette Valley offers some of the most scenic and lush land the Portland area has to offer. The grapes grown here have helped give the Northwest a name in wine. A tasting room is located within an old mansion. The Pinot Noir, a local mainstay, is worthy of that name. For something a little different, taste the Gewurztraminer, a dessert wine on the sweet side.
You will enjoy gazing at this graceful bronze elk sculpture
that rests on a large pedestal on Southwest Main Street. The statue celebrates a herd of majestic elk that used to graze in the nearby area more than a ...
Public Art Gallery (Michael Graves' Portland Building)
The Public Art Gallery, located inside the Michael Graves' Portland
Building, holds information about the city of Portland and many of the artistic endeavors featured throughout the streets. The most notable element of this gallery is the display of ...
This city square is the best place to find all
kinds of people, concerts, festivals, protests, fund raisers and everything else that goes on in the city. Portland's first school was located here. Now you can eat your lunch ...