Cities: Portland

Settled in 1829, Portland was named in a coin flip after Portland, Maine, birthplace of one of its founders (the losing option was Boston). An hour from skiing at Mount Hood and 90 minutes from the Oregon Coast, Portland is a recreational paradise.

So much more than you'd expect!  The Portland Aquarium brings you up close to dozens of species including sharks, giant octopus, stingrays, reptiles, birds and more.  They offer special encounters where you can actually interact with, feed and even touch the animals. Great for all ages!

These routes in and around Portland vary in difficulty and offer something for everyone in the family

Recreation: Cycling

A spectacular setting along the the Columbia River waterfront further enhances everything the Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach has to offer.

Whether you seek comfy and convenient accommodations before your early morning departure from Portland Airport or a relaxing adventure in Oregon's Rose City, you will find the Red Lion Portland Airport is a delightful

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Driving to the waterfront on the east side of Portland, the first thing people normally think about is OMSI – the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Every time Marilyn Depew walks through the Japanese Garden, she notices something different.

“WOW! I want to be in front!” Ethan said as he rushed on to the tram car, putting his hands on the bubble-like window in the front of the tram.

Attraction: Sightseeing

Years ago a curious 7-year-old named Michael Jones followed an old-timer into the depths of one of Portland's residential hotels.

Jim and Stephanie Rose stood outside in the rain, with a large pink box waving it around like they had won the lottery.

One of the best things about discovering a new city is finding the hidden funky neighborhoods that shape the fashion and art undercurrents found around town. Alberta Street, in North East Portland, is one of these.

Attraction: Shopping, Sightseeing

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