Portland Metro Area Adventures and Recreational Activities
Fishing, Hiking, Parks, Sightseeing and Shopping
Portland Sport Fishing
Small Stream Outfitters, Portland, Oregon - Small Stream Outfitters has been helping beginning and expert anglers alike catch fish since 1997. We are full service Sportfishing Guides and Outfitters offering guided trips for Salmon, Trout and Steelhead on local rivers in the Portland Metro area. Some of these famous streams include The Clackamas and Sandy rivers. We also guide smaller creeks in the area and can arrange for eco-tours, crawdadding, and whitewater float trips. To learn more about our services read our Rates and Bookings page, learn more about the Fish We Chase and the Rivers We Fish. We also keep current fishing reports from Oregon on our Blog.
Portland Area Hiking Trails
Hiking Trails, Portland, Oregon - There are some really amazing hikes in and around Portland. From hiking Multnomah Falls in the Gorge to Silver Creek Falls down south, there are some stunning hikes to be had. With over 350 trails to hike you won't be disappointed. Portland Area Hiking Trails. This is a wonderful book full of hikes in the Portland area, Moon: Take a Hike Portland: Hikes within Two Hours of the City
Beautiful Portland Parks
Forest Park, Portland, Oregon - An abundance of wildlife (more than 112 bird and 62 mammal species) can be found in Forest Park. With its massive tree canopy and substantial undergrowth, the park serves as a natural air purifier, water collector, and erosion controller. In 1803, William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame) paddled far enough up the Willamette River to see Forest Park's present location. He described this forest as having Douglas fir as its predominant tree, with trunks ranging from five to eight feet in diameter.
International Rose Test Garden - Washington Park, Portland, Oregon - Tucked between the Japanese Garden, Hoyt Arboretum, the zoo and the rest of Washington Park,
The International Rose Test Garden contains 10,000 plantings of 550 varieties. From here, in addition to the spectacle of color, you will see the most photographed view of the City of Roses, with Mt. Hood towering in the background.
Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon - With the opening of the Eastbank Freeway (Marquam Bridge, I-5), Harbor Drive became less important to the traffic flow of the city. Governor Tom McCall created the Harbor Drive Task Force in 1968 in order to study proposals for creating a public open space in its place. In 1974, Harbor Drive was torn up and construction of a waterfront park began. It was completed and dedicated in 1978, gaining instant popularity. In 1984, the park was renamed Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
Sightseeing In & Around Portland
Oregon Zoo, Portland, Oregon - The Oregon Zoo is home to animals from all corners of the world, including Asian elephants, Peruvian penguins and Arctic polar bears. From the mist-filled Africa Rain Forest to the majestic Great Northwest exhibits, the zoo encourages visitors to understand and experience the natural world. Committed to conservation of endangered species and their habitats—both locally and around the globe—the zoo is a center for wildlife preservation and field research. Hours and rates vary based on the season, more information can be found at the Oregon Zoo Website.
OMSI, Portland, Oregon - Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums. OMSI offers 219,000 square feet of brain-powered fun through hundreds of interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations. OMSI has five exhibit halls, eight science labs, a giant screen OMNIMAX Dome Theater, the most technologically advanced planetarium in the Pacific Northwest, and the USS Blueback submarine, the last fast-attack diesel-powered submarine built by the U.S. Navy.
Portland Metro Area Shopping
Woodburn Company Stores, Woodburn, Oregon - Coming to Woodburn is like coming home. Just walk down our tree-lined streets or visit our historic downtown and you’ll see–Woodburn is a special place to shop, live, work, or visit. If you are planning a trip to our beautiful area, stop by the Oregon Visitor Information Center next to Customer Service. Hours of the stores are Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm & Sunday: 10 am - 7 pm
NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon - If ecclectic, trendy, interesting botiquettes are your kind of thing, NW 23rd Avenue is the place for the you. Here you can find a large collective of coffee shops, bars, restaurants, clothing shops, and more! Hours of the stores vary.
Pioneer Place, Portland, Oregon - Downtown Portland is buzzing with activity. And it's not just the coffee. There is an energy here that charges every moment with fun and excitement. In the heart of downtown, you'll find Pioneer Place – four city blocks filled with shopping, dining and entertainment. Add tax-free shopping, and you're certain to have the time of your life. Mall hours are Monday - Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm & Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm.
Portland Metro Area Hotels
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