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Best things to do in Portland

Bookstore
“Whether you are an avid reader or just enjoy browsing titles, Powells City of Books is a must see. "...the largest used and new bookstore in the world, occupying an entire city block and housing approximately on million books." powells.com”
514 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“The PAM is a lovely small museum with nice rotating exhibits and a great modern wing with Impressionism up to the modern era.”
274 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Did you come with kids and need an activity for a rainy day?! This one is my kids’ favorite!”
268 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic home above the rose gardens with an iconic view of the city. Open for tours year round. If your feeling adventuresome, park at the closed gate after hours and walk up the driveway to catch the city lights at night. ”
275 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“I have completed many paintings here. They have the best Masala Chai in town! And you can purchase very rare teas here. It can be very busy here but there is always a comfy couch available or the outside garden area. ”
73 locals recommend
History Museum
“Vital to every historic place like Portland, local historical museums are an underrated source of knowledge and fascinating enjoyment. OHSM is an example of how to put together a museum that not only teaches, but entertains.”
33 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Like science? Taxidermy? Rare plants? Jewelry by local artists? Check this place out, it’s amazing! ”
63 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Best place to see local art. They always have rotating shows. They have an amazing downstairs bar and stage with tons of live music for cheap. Pool tables and pin ball upstairs”
57 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Perfect for 1-6 year olds. Right next to the zoo. Our favorite place to take our babes on a rainy (or sunny) day. ”
39 locals recommend
History Museum
“Rotating exhibits give insight into state history, art & more in building with 8-story-high murals.”
35 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Come and see the humble beginnings of Vancouver! Check online for hours of operation as these change seasonally. Bring the kiddos!”
36 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Disjecta provides a catalytic platform for forward-thinking work by visual and performing artists. Dynamic programs showcase new ideas and engage new audiences while fueling collaborations between artists, curators, and viewers to impact and intervene in the larger contemporary arts dialogue. Disjecta exacts equal rigor from local and national artists, while recognizing and supporting the talent of the region.”
23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This shop has yummy pastries and always has very interesting local art covering the walls.”
24 locals recommend
Playground
“This Science museum is packed with fun for the kids. Many hands on activities and games for the whole family to explore.”
22 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Obsessively curated art- and design-friendly bookstore, with regular events.”
17 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Guardino's have been on Alberta Street since artists made the neighborhood hip. Their space hosts four galleries and myriad artists and each room is worth a stop. My favorite is Vitrified studios where local ceramicists work while you shop.”
21 locals recommend