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Why We Love It
Portland, nicknamed "The City of Roses", is known for its lush rose gardens, eco-friendly people, scenic beauty, outdoor environment, emerging food scene, coffee, and large number of microbreweries. Sometimes referred to as a big small town, rather than a city, it's home to museums, parks, shopping (no sales tax!), farmers markets, bike lovers, and many athletic and shoe manufacturers.
Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do
|Portland Saturday Market|
An outdoor, tented market with arts, crafts, local beer, food and live music.
|Mount Tabor Park|
A park home to a volcanic cone, green areas, trails, pathways and recreational fun. Activities: bike, picnic, playground, tennis, volleyball, walk/run.
|International Rose Test Garden|
A garden located within Washington Park with over over 7,000 roses consisting of 550 different varieties.
A crown jewel of the city, this park is full of lush greenery, vegetation, wildlife and trails. Activities: bike, hike, walk, run.
A group of craft distilleries open for tours, tastings and purchases. Purchase a distillery passport to get the most bang for your buck.
|Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area|
A 4,000 ft (1,219 m) deep river canyon stretching 80-miles (129 km) along the Oregon and Washington state lines. Activities: bike, camp, drive, fish, hike, horseback, kiteboard, picnic, windsurf.
|High - 64°F (18°C)||Low - 46°F (8°C)|
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Portland Union Station (PDX)
|Embassy Suites Portland Downtown||0.4 mi (0.6 km) from start/finish|
|Hotel Lucia||0.4 mi (0.6 km) from start/finish|
|Hotel Modera||0.4 mi (0.6 km) from start/finish|
|Marriott Portland Waterfront||0.5 mi (0.8 km) from start/finish|
|Paramount Hotel Portland||0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start/finish|
|RiverPlace Hotel||0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish|
|Residence Inn Portland Pearl District||1.1 mi (1.8 km) from start/finish|
|The Heathman Hotel||0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start/finish|
|The Westin Portland||0.3 mi (0.5 km) from start/finish|