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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”
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Art Museum
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“Definitely worthy of a visit to Portland premier art museum. A beautiful, serene space that will inspire.”
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Museum
“One of the best views of Portland. You can either drive or hike up via one of the trails from downtown Portland.”
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Science Museum
“Fascinating science museum geared toward folks of all ages. They have special after-dark and planetarium shows for adults as well. Special exhibits. Check their calendar. An awesome place to learn about...well, everything!”
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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. ”
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Gift Shop
“Like science? Taxidermy? Rare plants? Jewelry by local artists? Check this place out, it’s amazing! ”
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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.”
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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”
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History Museum
“Rotating exhibits give insight into state history, art & more in building with 8-story-high murals.”
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Historic Site
“Get a taste of how Fort Vancouver played a vital role in the fur trade industry.”
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Science Museum
“This is where you want to take your young children (age 0-12). It’s a general museum with collections of art, history, car stuff, etc.,tailored to children of course. They have some really hands on exhibits too, like building a bridge, construction stuff, and a clay studio. The Children Museum is located in Washington Park, along with a ton of other Portland attractions to do as well when you get out here. ”
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Playground
“This Science museum is packed with fun for the kids. Many hands on activities and games for the whole family to explore.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Coffee Shop
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“This shop has yummy pastries and always has very interesting local art covering the walls.”
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Art Gallery
“Obsessively curated art- and design-friendly bookstore, with regular events.”
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