A 1 day tour of Oregon
from our Western issue,
Photo: Travel Portland
|The Portland Saturday Market is the place to shop for fresh produce and handcrafted wares.
Part of Portland’s charm is how easy it is to get around.
Compact, walkable blocks and a comprehensive public transit system make reaching the city’s top sites a snap.
And it’s just a short jaunt from the urbane offerings of downtown to up-and-coming eastside neighborhoods.
Get energized for your day in “The Rose City” with a cup of joe from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, where the beans are sourced responsibly and roasted locally.
Discover a unique keepsake at Portland Saturday Market in historic Old Town, where rain or shine, you’ll meet artists selling their handcrafted wares at this open-air market. Operating since 1974, it is the largest continually operating outdoor arts and crafts market in the nation. It is one of the most popular shopping destinations for local handcrafted goods.
Journey back to the Ming Dynasty at the Lan Su Chinese Garden. This urban oasis, built by Suzhou artisans, features a peaceful lake, covered walkways and richly planted landscape. Take a plant tour before relaxing in The Teahouse in the Tower of Cosmic Reflections.
Get lost in a book lover’s paradise at Powell’s City of Books, the largest used and new bookstore in the world. Be sure to grab a map — the store takes up an entire city block, and it’s easy to get lost among 1½ million books.
Stop for lunch at Jake’s Grill. Built in 1909, this Portland landmark features American classics like roast beef and chicken pot pie, as well as the freshest seafood.
Next, savor the sights and scents of the oldest public rose test gardens in the United States.
The International Rose Test Garden offers spectacular views and more than 8,000 roses. Founded in 1917, Portland’s International Rose Test Garden is the oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States.
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Photo: Travel Portland/ Torsten Kjellstrand
|Powell’s City of Books offers a selction of more than 1 million books.
Its purpose is to serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties, but it also provides a beautiful, magical place to tour.
Quench your thirst with a brewery tour and tasting at Widmer Brothers Brewing Company. Founded by Kurt and Rob Widmer in 1984, Widmer is now Oregon’s largest brewery, thanks in large part to its award-winning Hefeweizen.
Cross the river for some tax-free shopping on North Mississippi Avenue. With independent clothing boutiques, restaurants, shops and friendly bars, this street is a lively place to linger, day or night.
Dine in true Portland fashion at one of the city’s hundreds of popular food carts. Mississippi Market Place is Portland’s first dedicated food cart space, providing a perfect chance to grab dinner while mixing with locals.
Stay at Timberline Lodge, which offers year-round skiing and snowboarding and many group amenities. The Mount Hood resort offers lodging, dining and music festivals.
The International Rose Test Garden
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Portland Saturday Market
Powell’s City of Books
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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