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May 15, 2012



Thank you Alicia! Your timing couldn't have been more perfect. I'm having out of town guests soon and was trying to think of things to do! Not much going on in the burbs (Beaverton).


It may not be completely comprehensive, but for this young adult who moved here late last summer and has been trying out new things as much as possible, it certainly gives direction! Thank you so much!

Love your blog by the way - I love reading local bloggers. :)


You are AWESOME Alicia - thank you for compiling this list. So many places to check out!!! Next time I attend Sock Summit - I'm going to stay for a WEEK!!! :) Thank you!!!!


Thank you SOOOOO much! I've been eagerly awaiting this list. Just in time for summer!




Wow - Portland sounds like an awesome place for me to visit - you covered all my interests with one exception! Any great bookstores?

Lynda M O

Alicia, you have done a Yeoman's job with this compilation. Many thanks.

Kathy McDonald

WOW! Makes me want to hop in my car and head south! We LOVE Portland, and now we have many more reasons to visit! If I couldn't live in Seattle, Portland would certainly be my next choice. THANK YOU!


Metaphorically packing my bags now! Living as I do in England I love funny places names, Nempnett Thrubwell being one near me! But I absolutely love Skidmore Bluffs! And I want to visit.

mary mulliken

are you crazy?! this is unbelievable! thanks. i just moved here. i'll be busy.


Did I miss Powell's bookstore in the mix f all those great things to do and see? Or, heaven forbid, has it closed???
I haven''t been in Portland for over 20 years, but i can't imagine the city without it, used to have a nice little cafe inside too.


What a fantastic list!! I want to visit SOOOO BAD!! xxoo


What? No Powell's Books? It's not an outdoorsy place or activity but definitely someplace to see! It was the only place our family went on our way through Portland on a trip to Washington a few years ago. We were there for several hours and all 4 of us walked out with stacks - LOL


What a great great list! We've lived here for almost six years now, and have visited quite a few of the places on this list, but it's always fun to discover more! My husbands birthday is next week and I think a trip to Little Big Burger is in order (especially when I tell him it's your hubby's favorite). Also, our little one has her annual visit to OHSU on Monday and I always think of that photo of Andy and the rainbow when we ride the tram. Thanks for making a tough day a little brighter :)


Ach! Makes me just wanna jump on a plane and visit your fine sounding city!


one more time, i'll try here.
corgi coming to live with my mother on thursday - 4 years old. callie. thought you'd like to hear the news...


Oh, how I wish we would have had this list when we were visiting friends there (a little over a year ago). This would have been perfect to whip out when they asked us what we wanted to do besides sit inside all day (as the only non-gamer, I was a bit bored with their activities).

Oh, well, now I have it for next time!


I *love* you for doing this :-)....better than ANY guidebook.....because you have knitting and fiber sources!!!! Can it be that you linked in every, single web site? Amazing. Thank you thank you thank you. I will share this list with friends!!!


Even for native Portlanders, we have not seen it all!!! What a wonderful list of neat places to see and have a meal in -- you did a terrific job of organizing all the ideas. Especially liked the synopsis of each one -- that really helps to choose -- but they are all so great maybe we should go to one a week!


YES!!!!! I cobbled together a list from your blog and your comments. So glad it's consolidated - THANK YOU!


Thank you so much!! We went to Portland for the first time last summer, and still have loads to see and do. Thinking of retiring there in a few years.


that is one heck of a kick @$$ list alicia!! thank you for putting your beautiful heart into it xo

Reading this seriously made me teary! I am sooo homesick, and not just personally. Your list makes me realize of the amazing things Coralie is missing out on. One day, I swear I will get off this rock!


Toast is my favorite breakfast joint ever! The menu is limited but delicious, and worth the limitations. Neighborhood owned and operated. :)

Ramona Falls is a spectacular alpine hike with amazing waterfall, high on Mt. Hood. So worth the drive. Alicia, the rise is not terrible and is very gradual, so maybe your foot could hack it? 7 miles though... ;)

Ice cream: Cool Moon in the Pearl district, right next to Jamieson Park!


Oh how wonderful! I was just thinking of planning a trip up north and this will come in handy! Thanks so much!

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