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Attractions: Portland
Eastbank Esplanade
esplanade

If you prefer to see the area by bike, you’re in for a treat as well. Progressive urban policies and expansive bike-friendly paths have earned Portland, Oregon, the distinction of being named Bicycling magazine’s No. 1 cycling city in America for the second straight year.
One of Portland’s best cycling paths is along the downtown waterfront. Just follow the promenade in Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park to the historic Steel Bridge. On the lower deck of the bridge, visitors will find a bicycle/pedestrian crossing that links the downtown side of the Willamette River to Portland’s Eastbank Esplanade. This 1.5-mile walking/cycling trail offers a great view of the city skyline and features a 1,200-foot floating walkway as well as easy access from four of the Willamette’s bridges.


Portland Zoo
Zoo

Trek through the tropics amid the sounds of birds, monkeys and other creatures. You’re not in West Africa; you’re in Portland at the zoo’s African Rain Forest exhibit. After you’ve survived the steamy tropics, dry off in the savanna, where giraffes, rhinos and hippos graze. From the tundras of Alaska to the coastal waters of Peru, travel around the world in an afternoon.



International Rose Test Gardens
RoseGardens

Visit one of the largest and oldest rose test gardens in the country — for free. The International Rose Test Garden, just minutes from downtown Portland in Washington Park, has 7,000 rose bushes, spectacular views of the city



Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
OMSI

Imagine a place where you can journey to the outer reaches of the galaxy, feel the power of an earthquake, climb aboard a real submarine, uncover a fossil, enter the world of virtual reality, or travel the globe in a five-story high IMAX® domed theater. You can also enjoy a view of the city while dining at the Riverside Cafe or find the perfect gift at the Science Store.
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Attractions: Regional


Multnomah Falls
MultnomahFalls

Plummeting 620 feet from its origins on Larch Mountain, Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the nation. Here, all your senses will come alive as you experience the sights and sounds of these magnificent falls. At the base of the falls lays historic Multnomah Falls Lodge. Built in 1925 the lodge provides fine northwest cuisine with a panoramic view from your table.



Vista House at Crown Point State Park
VistaHouse

Enjoy a beautiful ride up the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway to Crown Point State Park. The Vista House is 24 miles east of Portland along the Columbia River Gorge with beathe taking courtryside viewpoints. The Vista House was built as a rest stop observatory fort ravelers on the old ColumbiaRiver Gorge Highway and as a memorial honoring Oregon’s pioneers—particularly those who made their way down the Columbia River. Described by its architect, Edgar M. Lazarus, as “a temple to the natural beauty of the Gorge,” it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.


Cannon Beach
CannonBeach

A couple hours west or Portland, visitors can enjoy nine miles of wide, walkable beach at Cannon Beach. The scenic beauty of the seastacks offshore and headlands onshore make your stroll down the sand particularly memorable. Fly a kite, watch the sea creatures in the tidepools, or take pictures of famous Haystack Rock. Relaxing on the beach is part of the Cannon Beach experience.