Things To Do in Portland





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Mt. Hood Railroad - The fun begins the moment you step aboard this century old railroad. Sit back, enjoy the great views and visit with friends and family as you travel along the river, through forests, meadows and numerous fruit orchards to the town of Odell or Parkdale. During the layover, have a picnic in the park, sample local cafés, browse the shops and take in stunning views of Mt. Hood.

Portland Walking Tours - Portland Walking Tours is the #1 ranked attraction and tour in Portland! Our fun and award-winning events explore the excitement, history, food, architecture, neighborhoods, bridges, parks, fountains, artwork, and just plain weird places in Portland Oregon.

Hoyt Arboretum - Hoyt Arboretum is a much-beloved Portland open space, covering 185 ridge-top acres about two miles west of downtown. It is home to a collection of trees representing more than 1,000 species gathered from around the world.

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Portland Rose Festival - Attended by more than two million people, the festival is annually one of the top three most highly decorated events. Among the festival's most popular events are the Grand Floral Parade, one of the nation's top two all-floral parades, and the WaMu Waterfront Village, which features the Best Children's Programming in the World.

Portland International Film Festival - Drawing an audience of over 35,000, the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is the biggest film event in Oregon, premiering over 100 international shorts and feature films to Portland audiences each February. Audiences can experience a variety of parties, visiting artists, and plenty of festival adventure taking in this feast of cinematic fare.

The Bite of Oregon - The Bite of Oregon is produced as a fund-raising event by Special Olympics Oregon for athletes around the state. From coast to Cascades to canyons, the Bite of Oregon is a stunning celebration of Oregon, its food, its people and its extraordinary quality of life. Come join the fun at the best summer party on the Portland waterfront!

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Eleni's Philoxenia - When Eleni Touhouliotis left the island of Crete in 1974 for the United States, she brought with her a Greek cookbook one of her cousins wrote. She prepares Cretian-style food with an abundance of olive oil, garlic and fresh vegetables.

Iron Horse Restaurant - Located near Antique Row in the Sellwood District, our items are prepared fresh daily to provide you with authentic Mexican and Southwestern food in a casual and fun setting. Come dine with us on our seasonal sidewalk cafe or in our festive dining room.

Blueplate - Slide into a chair by the window or pull up a stool at the counter – feel right at home. The most difficult decision here is between the Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes and the Chicken fried Steak. Share an old-time soda, a chocolate malt or a cowboy coffee shake with friends and family.

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