North Lagoon Avenue Swan Island Portland, OR 97217 +1 503 286 3083 /+1 503 285 4566
PT-658, a World War II motor torpedo boat, has served the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and USCG. The organization called Save The PT Boat, Inc. has accomplished quite a lot in terms of restoration and preservation of the boat, making it one of the only vessel of its kind to be afloat. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
3552 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR 97227 +1 503 288 3231
The mouth-watering pizza draws a throng of people into this NoPo institution, and the music keeps them for beers. Serving pizzas with the most decadent of cheese and exotic toppings, this pizzeria also features vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Pies are somewhat expensive, but the pre-made slices are very reasonable and abundant. Enjoy the daily happy hour (4p-6p) with pitchers. Once an open-mic sort of venue, the recently added Atlantis Lounge plays a wide diversity of music including jazz, bluegrass and indie-folk, seven nights a week - arrive before 8p to avoid a cover. Be sure to check out trivia night on Wednesday where brains meet beers to compete for prizes and glory.
5000 North Willamette Boulevard Portland, OR 97203 +1 503 943 7525
Play basketball, volleyball, attend sports conferences and even witness musical concerts of none other than the legend Bob Dylan himself. Now that's a rare treat! Although you can have the Oregon Symphony for company sometimes. A visit to this very different recreational center, in picturesque Portland, allows you to be a part of sport, hand in hand with the arts. A very inviting combination welcomes you all the way to Oregon.
7406 North Smith Street Portland, OR 97203 +1 503 286 0203
Portland boasts a number of gorgeous historical churches and this one is no exception. The north Portland church was built in 1921 and has provided years of uplifting prayer to the Catholic denomination. The structure shimmers with ornate stained glass windows. An antique pipe organ and intricate bell tower are pleasing to all the senses. The parish, which was originally referred to as St. Clements, is active in the community, volunteering in a number of charitable programs.
You're sure to enjoy playing at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. The 1925 course features an abundance of water, making for a challenging game. Though its a private course, the public is also invited. The rates are $100 for nine to 18 holes, depending on the season and a dress code must be followed regardless of the season. The year-round course also offers a pro shop and rental clubs. A full bar, restaurant and snack shop will provide necessary sustenance before or after the game, and a driving range will help hone your skills.
Connects Portland and Vancouver Via Interstate 5 Portland, OR 97217 +1 503 222 2223
Interstate Bridge connects Portland to its Northern counterpart, Vancouver, Washington. The east bridge was completed first, in 1917. The second bridge wasn't built until 1958. Since completion of the western bridge, it became the route for southbound I-5 traffic, while the eastern bridge provided access for northbound folks. The more than 3,500-foot bridges are relatively low, providing a feeling of gliding over the water below.
1800 Northeast Alberta Street Portland, OR 97211 +1 503 331 1420
This small coffee joint specializes in art as well as lattes. A new show every month coincides with the neighborhood's Last Thursday festivities. The cafe recently displayed the works of John Roos, who paints bright neighborhood scenes on pieces of old corrugated tin roofs. The food is as good as the art and even better now that the shop is sharing space with In From the Storm Vegan Restaurant. Try the chocolate buttermilk cake with buttercream icing, or several varieties of fresh fruit slushies. Only organic milk is served in coffee drinks here.
4815 Northeast Seventh Avenue Humboldt Street Portland, OR 97211 +1 503 823 2223
Going back to school has not ever been this much fun. This elementary school play yard is accompanied by a huge baseball field and jogging path. Named for Martin Luther King, Jr., the park and school grounds have trees, swings, benches, lighting, a jogging path, and ball field. This is a great place to spend the day relaxing or exercising. There are no fees to use the park.
1901 Northeast 82nd Avenue Portland, OR 97220 +1 503-823-5121
Acquired by the city of Portland in 1941, this friendly park covers 4.25 acres. Mature Douglas fir trees provide the feeling of a secluded mountain forest. The Madison South neighborhood park has picnic tables and a playground where kids will love playing on the brightly colored equipment. You will see many folks playing Frisbee and exercising their canine friends. Pack a lunch, grab some friends and spend a lazy summer day here.
Northeast 75th Avenue and Roselawn Street Portland, OR 97218 +1 503 275 8355
This semi-developed park is named after the woman who led Lewis and Clark to Oregon. Sacajawea was the Native American married to the expedition's French guide, Toussaint Charbonneau. The Shoshone Indian ended up leading the way. Close to the airport, this park is a good place to stretch your legs after a long flight. Full of open space, it is also a great place to spread out and relax, although it is not the best summer park for finding shade. There are no fees to use the park.
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 ...