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“A Portland, Oregon Preview”
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Portland & Medford Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
54 helpful votes
“A Portland, Oregon Preview”
Reviewed June 13, 2011

Portland, OR is the Northwest's secret treasure. The greenest city in the nation, Portland has over 2 million trees within the city limts. One quarter of the city is under canopy. And then there's the bike friendly thing. And the free downtown streetcar. The city is bounded by two rivers, the Columbia and the Willamette. The waterfront park & boardwalk are wonderful. The restaurants are top-tier. Personal favorites include: Andina, Merriweather's, Paley's Place, Le Pigeon, Southpark Seafood Grill & Wine Bar, Persia House; and for Sushi: Murata on Market. City attractions include a fantastic downtown Chinese Garden, located of course, in Chinatown; the world famous Japanese & Rose gardens at Washington Park; and, Voodoo Doughnuts - home of the planet's most unusual & desirable doughnuts. Pioneer Square on Broadway between Yamhill & Morrison is the core of the city, surrounded by shops, food & coffee. Lots of coffee. Daytrips include several spectacular waterfalls and a couple of world-class SPAs in the Columbia Gorge; as well as the charming, historic riverside fishing village of Astoria. Best of all, travelers can take the "Tri-Max" trains directly from the international airport to the downtown.

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3 Thank Charlie M
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
42 helpful votes
“Portland: progressive, vibrant and laid back”
Reviewed June 8, 2011

It's impossible to overstate how much I enjoyed Portland Oregon. I visited the city for the first time in May 2011. I absolutely LOVE the city. I had heard many good things about the Portland before going:

- the city is politically progressive
- cyclist friendly
- environmentally conscious
- great public transit system
- gay friendly
- runner friendly
- vegetarian/vegan friendly
- great independent music and arts scene.

All are TRUE! I would highly recommend a visit for anyone interested in these things.

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2 Thank travelbunny_toronto
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San Diego, CA
1 review
2 helpful votes
“America’s Hub World Travel Canyon Beach Tour”
Reviewed June 2, 2011

Excellent Tour. Ramona was an excellent guide. Enjoyed very interesting geography lessons.

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2 Thank Andy-san-Tracy
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Vancouver Island, Canada
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
“My favourite place in Oregon.”
Reviewed May 25, 2011

Portland in the spring is astoundingly beautiful. Dogwood trees are blooming in a fresh bright pink, rhododendrons and azaleas in bright multi-colours and so many more adding their sparkling presence to this very lovely city.

In parts of Portland it feels like we are driving through rural areas, as the mass of urban trees has been emphasized.

26th Ave is delightful with its array of interesting shops whilst the residences on either side are stately with fabulous gardens.
We visited family and stayed in their home in the Cedar Hills area, another lovely suburb.
We enjoyed Powells for books, Whole Foods for produce, Hullo, My Name is Tasty for a true Portland dining experience - a very satisfactory weekend indeed.

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5 Thank Czarusia
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Auburn, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
“The underground of Portlland waliking tour”
Reviewed March 9, 2011

When I signed for this tour, I thought there was an underground in Portland, like Seattle's. It isn't. This should be called the seedy side of Portland tour. It was interesting but above ground and a history lesson on the founding of Portland by the shipping industry. So it was about Kidnapping men to man the ships and drinking, sex and night life. it was a little long and I didn't like the ending in a dark basement telling tales. By then I was tired, hungry and had a hard time listening.

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1 Thank lmermaid
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