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What to do in Portland? 35 Unusual Portland Activities

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What to do in Portland? 35 Unusual Portland Activities

Introduction - Here are 35 unusual Portland activities to try if you are wondering what to do in Portland. Try these, and...

 

Walk along Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Activity 1 - Tom McCall Waterfront Park is an urban bastion of recreation, art installments, green space, and liveability. Stretching along the Willamette...

 
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Learn about science and local nature at OMSI

Activity 2 - If you're traveling with kids, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has interactive exhibits, classes, and summer camps, and...

 
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Visit the Pittock Mansion

Activity 3 - Henry Pittock, an Oregon Trail migrant and later industrial tycoon, built this mansion overlooking Portland. The mansion was later abandoned...

 
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Go shopping at the Portland Saturday Market

Activity 4 - For a true taste of Portland, the Saturday Market in the city's historic Old Town is the place to be...

 

Walk to Multnomah Falls

Activity 5 - Multnomah Falls cascades more than 600 feet down the mountainside and is one of the cool places in Portland, found...

 
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Squeeze into Mill Ends Park

Activity 6 - Spanning a whopping 452 square inches and holding a single tree, Mill Ends Park is quite literally one of the...

 
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Try unique ice cream flavors at Salt & Straw

Activity 7 - The Salt & Straw was born from the desire to bring people together, and ice cream was quickly seen as...

 

Stroll through the Portland Japanese Garden

Activity 8 - It's easy to get lost in Portland's Japanese Garden in Washington Park, a famous Oregon landmark, as its peaceful beauty...

 
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Walk around Downtown Portland

Activity 9 - Downtown Portland encompasses many of the locations on this list, but it deserves its own mention. The restaurants, shops, and...

 

Find the Witch's Castle

Activity 10 - The Witch's Castle is saturated with dark history and the slosh of high school keggers, making it one of the...

 

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