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Powell's City of Books fills an entire city block, where it sells new and used books. The company claims to be the largest independent bookst
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Portland Japanese Garden sits nestled in the hills of Portland, overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis for locals and tra
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The walled Lan Su Chinese Garden is a result of the friendship between Portland and its sister city in China, Suzhou. The gardens are intende
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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Visit the top attractions near the Portland, Oregon area on this guided, half-day tour. Spend an afternoon taking in some amazing views of  Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls. Start along the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway. Some of the viewpoints in the area may include Portland Women Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Multnomah Falls. Bring a camera to capture the indescribable views.
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At Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, you'll see numerous military and civilian aircrafts and space machinery. The main attraction, the 1947
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Portland

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Things to do in Portland include many activities sure to appeal to travelers eager to escape the mundane tourist attractions of other major urban centers. The big city with a small-town feel is famous for its coffeehouses, microbreweries, and verdant parks like International Rose Test Garden, which helps Portland live up to its nickname the "City of Roses." Bookworms shouldn't miss Powell's City of Books, the largest independent bookstore in the U.S. To explore a sprawling world of pristine forests, lakes, and wetlands outside the city borders, take a side trip to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Where to stay in Portland

For easy foot access to Portland's best shopping, dining, and entertainment, stay in or around the downtown area, connected to the rest of the city by light rail. This compact and busy part of Portland contains the highest concentration of hotel rooms in the city, allowing you to explore options ranging from boutique properties to big chains. Thanks to Portland's convenient transportation system, you can also choose a less expensive motel or bed and breakfast in one of the outlying neighborhoods, and still be within minutes of most major tourist attractions.
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