". Go to Multnomah Falls.(about..." Portland Favorite Tip by phildeni

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Favorite thing: . Go to Multnomah Falls.(about 20 miles East)following the Columbia River through the magnificent Columbia Gorge,as seen by explorers Lewis and Clark.Go wind surfing on the Columbia in the small town of Hood River. See awesome Mt. Hood (11,340 ft.) See the Rose Garden in Portland's Washington Park, and the Japanese Garden.Washington Park is the largest city park in the U.S.Yes, it is larger than Central Park in N.Y. City. Portland is the 'Rose City'.Be sure to see the huge rose 'test' garden at Washington Park, where hundreds of varieties are grown. Shop on N.W. 23rd Ave. at fine shops and boutiques..have lunch at McMennamins Pub.Walk the beautiful streets of downtown. Go to the theatre or to a symphony.Do not miss the 'funky' area of Hawthorne (appx. eight blocks on Hawthorne St.)There are many retro shops and wonderful small restaurants. Transportation is simple and inexpensive.Walking is the best way to see Portland, or on a bicycle. All streets have bike lanes.See the new Chinese Garden in old Chinatown.

Fondest memory: The ease of getting around and ofcourse, the beauty of the area.I have lived in Portland only four years, but hate to leave for more than a month (except to travel Europe).The Oregon Coast is the most beautiful in the Pacific Northwest.Watch whales migrating south to Mexico. Storm watch.Stroll the beautiful beaches. Have dinner at great seafood restaurants. Do not miss having the best Salmon in the country (maybe the world).I live here, ofcourse and am very proud to be an Oregonian. Memories continue on a daily basis.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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