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A Day in Portland

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If a day is all you have to explore the City of Portland, gear up for there are lots to discover. Portland is one of the most visited cities in the US and it offers a plethora of opportunities. From world class tourist attractions to outdoorsy fun activities, to amusing festivals and events - there are endless options you can see or do in 24 hours.  Brace yourself for an unforgettable 24 hours tour in Portland.

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Image by Oregon Department of Transportation via Wikimedia Commons

Breakfast at 8:00am

Have the most important meal of the day-breakfast at Mother’s Bistro & Bar (Southwest Portland, Downtown
212 SW Stark St). You will enjoy its traditional American delights, like mimosa, sausage, simple egg scramble, french toast or choose from the lengthy menu list. Another great place to have breakfast is The Good Earth Cafe (Southwest Portland, Downtown, 912 SW 3rd Ave). They serve good kobos coffe, burrito with sausage. bacon & egg sandwich and more.

Portland's Best Park! Washington Park at 9:00am

Start your 24 hours journey from Washington Park, which is one of the city's best park. The Park encompasses the International Rose Test Garden, the Portland Children's Museum, the Japanese Garden, Oregon zoo. Visit the animal at the zoo or explore the Rose City in the Rose Test Garden. Take a stroll around the green space, shady paths with fountains and flower exhibitions. Visit the park website for more information.

Address: Portland, OR 97210
Hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m

Historic Attraction! Pittock Mansion at 12:00pm

The Pittock Mansion is a unique historic attraction of Portland. The architectural beauty features a blend of Victorian and French-Renaissance design. You can participate in guided tours to explore the 22 rooms, with 20th century furnishings. Swing by the gift shop to pick up some hand crafted souvenirs.

Address: 3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, Oregon 97210
Website: www.pittockmansion.com
Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (February and December). Hours extended during the summer months.

Duration from Washington Park: 2.1 miles or 9 minutes drive

Lunch at 1.30pm

Sit yourself down for a delicious Mediterranean feast at Greek Express (Southwest Portland, Downtown, 827 SW 2nd Ave). This is a friendly venue and they let you try free samples. In for Japanese delight? Stop by Kale (Southwest Portland, Downtown, 900 SW Morrison St). Must try there - Doria with a delicious toppings. If you spot this food stand, Mississippi’s Delta BBQ (Southwest Portland, Downtown, 1402 SW 4th Ave), make sure you try their tender pork BBQ, brisquit, mac salad & rice.



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World's Largest Independent Bookstore! Powell's City of Books at 2:30pm

You must not miss a visit to Powell's City Books, which is the world's largest independent bookstore. Even if you're not a book lover, you will find this massive place a delightful and amusing treat. This store is so huge that you will literally need a map to guide you through. Fuel up with a cup of coffee at the World Cup Coffee shop.

Address: 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon
Website: www.powells.com
Hours: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Duration from Pittock Mansion: 2.6 miles or 9 minutes drive

Business and Cultural District! Pioneer Courthouse Square at 3:30pm

Stop by Pioneer Courthouse Square if you want to experience a bit of everything - cultural district, business and shopping hub. Wander around the Square to come across the Portland Visitor's Center, several charming shops and grab a bite from one of Portland's fabulous food carts. While strolling around, look out for weather machine, the waterfall fountain and drop by the Pioneer Courthouse.

Address: 701 Southwest Sixth Avenue | Portland, OR 97204
Website: www.pioneercourthousesquare.org

Duration from Powell's Bookstore: 0.6 mile or about 4 minutes drive

Experience Peace! Portland Classical Chinese Garden at 5:00pm

This massive garden occupies an entire city block. Outside China, it is the largest of its kind and you will find peace surrounded by stunning landscape. Take a walk along the curve pathways and relax by the beautiful pond while soaking in the views and tranquil atmosphere.

Address: 239 NW Everett Street | Portland, OR 97209
Website: www.portlandchinesegarden.org
Duration from Pioneer Square: 1.2 miles or 6 minutes drive

View Breathtaking City's Skyline! Tom McCall Waterfront Park 6:00pm

Stretching a mile long along the Willamette River is the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. You ought to be here to see the mind blowing vistas of the city's skyline. You can be a part of the city's many popular events take place here. Or perhaps plan a picnic with your family here. Get more details about the park here.

Address: SW River Drive | Portland, OR 97204
Duration from Chinese garden: 1.3 miles or 6 minutes drive

Splurge! Shopping at 7:00pm

Just a 5 minutes drive from Tom will lead you to Pioneer Place - the city's main shopping hub. prepare to splurge in top notch stores, like Macy's, Fifth Avenue, Ann Taylor, J. Crew and Tiffany & Co.After taming your shopping desire, get some refreshments in one of its many cafes or restaurants.


Address: 700 SW Fifth Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204-2018
Hours: 10am-8pm (Mon-Sat ); Sun 11am-6pm

Duration from Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 0.7 mile or 5 minutes drive

Dinner at 8:30pm

What's craving for dinner tonight? If Italian cuisine is in your mind, step in Ristorante Roma (Southwest Portland, Downtown, 622 SW 12th Ave). From crab ravioli to panna cotta, it will fully satiate your palate. Another place to drop by for delectable American feast is Veritable Quandary (1220 SW 1st Ave). With patio dining area, delicious fresh food, friendly staffs - you can look up to a great evening here.

Decadent Indulgent! Pix Patisserie at 10:00pm

A terrific combination of delicious desserts with your favorite drink or bottomless coffee - this is what to expect in Pix Patisserie. Choose from a wide selection of French desserts, Macoron and Eclair, and pair it up with a beautiful glass of champagne or sparkling wine. Also you must try their traditional Spanish tapas fare.

Address: 2225 E Burnside St., Portland, Oregon 97214
Hours: 2pm-2am Daily

Duration from Pioneer place: 2.1 miles or 10 minuted drive

Drinks with Live Music at 11:00pm

Drop by McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom and delve in Portland's sizzling nightlife with fantastic drinks, live music and dance They play all genres of live music, performed by local and national bands. The establishment also has a huge dance floor, where you can dance to your heart's desire. Also check out Lola's Room or Ringler's Pu in the same complex.

Address: 1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Box Office - From 11:30am to 6pm daily

Duration from Pix Patisserie: 2.1 miles or 8 minutes drive


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