I'd say you have to factor in your personality. As NEVERGIVEUP states the zoo is great, if that's your cup of tea. I'm afraid the Portland Spirit was a let down for me, although at Christmas it is much better when the boats are all decorated with lights. For me, the boat thing was a been there, done that too many times. Pittock Mansion is another great stop, if you like that sort of thing.
I don't mean to offend any one. We all have different tastes. Here's a few ideas. . .
If you like to hike or even if you don't, I'd say you HAVE to head a few miles east and see Multnomah Falls. You can hump up the trail to the top or just stand at the bottom in awe. If you love flowers, the Rose Garden. To find your Zen go to the Japanese Gardens (NOTE: the rose gardens & Japanese are right next to each other). Also the Chinese Garden is great if this is a time of relaxation. If you're into people watching, don't miss Pioneer Square. If you like ANY type of art go to the Portland Art Museum. Bibliophiles drool uncontrollably at Powell's Books. To make sure you remember your trip, hit the Saturday Market (you don't even have to buy anything, although I guarantee you will). If you're a beer lover, you might hit a Mcmenamin's where you can also catch a cheap flick. Stroll with your sweetie at Waterfront Park (to burn off the beer). Science nerds (and Tom Clancy fanatics) should visit OMSI. My brother never misses a chance to hit the Portland Outdoor Store when he visits. . . ah, you get the idea.
It's a great city that has it all--outdoor fun, culture and shopping!
Edited by: GERWYN at: 8/10/2010 (05:55)
Hangin' in there!
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