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Best things to do in Portland

Science Museum
“Oregon Museum of Sciences and Industry ... super fun stop for kids and adults alike! Just a few miles north along the river...a bike trail will take you straight there :) ”
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“This place offers the best vista of Portland you can find. It's accessible by bus but is much easier by car. The mansion itself is a fun and informative place to tour.”
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Art Museum
“Definitely worthy of a visit to Portland premier art museum. A beautiful, serene space that will inspire.”
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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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Science Museum
“This is a very interactie child sized fun place to take kids, especially if it's raining.”
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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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Historic Site
“the site of the end of the Lewis & Clark trail - great place for history lovers and a fun trip on a sunny day”
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“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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General Entertainment
“Keeping Portland Weirder! Museum featuring strange & creepy exhibits, artwork & merchandise”
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“You can see most of Portland from the view points at the Rose Gardens. I could spend hours there as there are so many kinds of roses. There is no charge to go through the gardens ; however there is a charge for parking. While you are there you might as well check out the Japanese Gardens right up the hill from the parking lot. ”
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“lots of interactive exhibits on forestry - fascinating and fun for nature lovers”
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“Best art shows in the basement of the best record store, Mississippi Records. Also in the same building as Sweedeedee, incredible breakfast and lunch spot. Delicious and gorgeous.”
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“A unique little museum that often puts on puppet shows. Check out their website for events and times.”
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History Museum
“Pearson Air Museum and the Jack Murdock Aviation Center help visitors connect to the history of aviation at Pearson Field. From its roots as a civilian air field, to its history as the site of the Spruce Mill and its transformation into an important Army Air Corps field, Pearson Air Museum helps provide a detailed look into the golden age of aviation at Pearson Field. Hours:Pearson Air Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays. Location: 1115 E 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661 Mailing Address: 612 E Reserve Street, Vancouver WA 98661 Phone: (360) 816-6232”
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History Museum
“Located just off Main Street between Downtown and Uptown Village, the museum is operated by the Clark County Historical Society (founded in 1917) and housed in Vancouver’s 1909 Carnegie Library building. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and received a recent overhaul including new flooring, fresh paint, exterior improvements, and enhanced meeting space. In addition to intriguing exhibits, featured programming brings life to the history. The Family Saturday program invites families to the museum to participate in fun, hands-on activities the second Saturday of each month. The most popular events are the summer downtown walking tours, with rotating content ra”
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“Just outside OMSI in the Willamette River, check out this decommissioned US Navy submarine - tours provided by OMSI ”
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