This web page highlights curious, interesting, and unusual places found in the State of Oregon. The search continues as we discover strange and unique treasures located in the Great Northwest. Unusual artifacts and accomplishments illustrate a peculiar culture and history that defines the Oregon Spirit. Sites forged with a spirit of survival and determination. The Oregon spirit is preserved as a testament as diverse & peculiar personalities blaze new trails that forge the Northwest wilderness. We can only wonder as we unveil a canvas so colorfully painted by legendary pioneers.

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AROUND OREGON


PORTLAND ATTRACTIONS

  • Portland Oregon Visitors Association ~ Portland Downtown Attractions
  • InterPortland Guide
  • Current weather report for Portland and Vancouver.
  • Portland Parks & Recreation
  • Visit the smallest city park in the USA, right here in Portland. aka Mills End Park. A 24 inch park in diameter, dedicated by the City of Portland located in the traffic island intersection of SW Front and Taylor.
  • Forest Park, the largest city park in the USA.
  • Japanese Gardens, a haven of tranquil beauty located at 611 SW Kingston -
  • The Grotto, the internationally reknowned Catholic sanctuary, is a magnificent rock cave carved into the base of a 110 foot cliff located on NE 85th and Sandy blvd.
  • The Astounding Woodstock Mystery Hole~ Portland, Oregon.
      The Mystery Cam updates pictures from inside the Mystery Hole every hour!
      For a guided tour, contact Barron at his new web site..
  • World Forestry Center Museum ~ 4033 SW Canyon Rd.
  • Metro Washington Park ZOO ~ 4001 SW Canyon Rd.
  • Oregon History Center ~ 1200 SW Park Ave.
  • Audubon House and Nature Store ~ 5151 NW Cornell Rd.
  • American Advertising Museum located at 9 NW 2nd Ave.
  • Portland Art Museum ~ 1219 SW Park Ave
  • Pittock Mansion overlooking Portland on 3229 NW Pittock Dr



PORTLAND URBAN ADVENTURES
    This is a current picture of Downtown Portland from OMSI

  • Get a good pair of shoes or boots before you start your journey
      Al's Shoes & Boots   5811 SE 82nd   Portland, OR
  • Explore the Ghosts of North Portland
  • Handwriting on the Wall? ~ of a building erected on Portland Oregon's first cemetery.
  • The Expo Center ~ Historically, Hall A was a Japanese concentration camp during World War II.
  • Tom Peterson's ~ on the corner of S.E. Foster & 82nd.
  • Lacey's Bomber ~ a WWII bomber airplane and resturant located in Milwaukie at 13515 SE McLoughlin Blvd
  • OMSI ~ Oregon Museum of Science and Industry 1945 SE Water Ave
  • Nike Town ~ 930 SW 6th There is also a factory outlet store on 3555 NE Martin Luther King blvd
  • Hot Topic ~ 947 Lloyd Center Portland, Oregon
  • The 24 Hour Church of Elvis ~ The worlds first 24-hour coin-operated art gallery found at 750 SW Ankeny -
  • The Radish People located between Northeast Weidler Street and Broadway, in the Lloyd Center.
  • Dark Horse Comics ~ See a life size alien and preditor at Dark Horse Comics in Milwaukie OR on the corner of S.E. Main and S.E. Jackson.
  • Cowboy's Then and Now Museum ~ 729 NE Oregon St.
  • Hippo Hardware, a museum of Fixtures located at 1040 E Burnside
  • Stark's Vacuum Cleaner Museum at 107 SE Grand
  • Uncommon Treasures Antiques, jewelry, art, and gifts - Located at 3526 SE Hawthrone.
  • Soutas Saltwater and Reef ~ 700-gallon fish tank is the largest saltwater tank in the state.
  • sKATEBOARD Park under the Burnside Bridge ~ east end.
  • The Portland Police Museum at the Justice Center ~ 1111 SW 2nd Ave A tip: if your wanted for a crime, be sure to stop by the front desk and let them know your in town visiting. You might get a free doughnut.
  • Oregon Maritime Center & Museum ~ 113 SW Front ~ 224-7724
  • Historic Oaks Park ~ amusement park and roller rink by the Sellwood Bridge
  • Portland Saturday Market ~ 108 West Burnside
  • The UFO Museum ~ 1637 SW Alder This is relocating but still pretty cool, and here's "proof".
  • Windmill House ~ 92nd & SE Mill
  • The longest pendulum in the United States is found at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. It swings from a 90 ft long cable above the heads of visitors and weighs 900 lbs.
  • The Worlds-longest pedestrian suspension bridge. ~ 660-foot long bridge connects the Veterans Administration Hospital and the Oregon Health Science University ~ 3181 SW Jackson Park Rd.
  • Portland's Bridges ~ On the right is a picture of the Saint John's Bridge.
  • Willamette Week ~ Best of Portland 1997

  • ENJOY ENTERTAINMENT WITH FOOD
    • Visit the Rose Quarter
    • Watch a movie for a buck! Pizza and microbrews are extra
    • Sylvia's Italian Resturant and Class Act Dinner Theatre ~ 5115 NE Sandy blvd. ~ 288-6828
    • Enjoy a meal and brew with a Ghost. They say these places are haunted...
      • The White Eagle Cafe & Saloon ~ 863 N Russell ~ 282-6810
      • Elephant & Castle ~ 439 SW 2nd ~ 222-5698
      • Virginia Cafe ~ 725 S.W.Park ~ 227-0033

  • FOOD & SHELTER IN PORTLAND

  • TUNES

    Here's a current picture of Newport at the Coast,
    Click the picture for a larger view.

  • PORTLAND'S BEST FOR HAIR
    • Hair Styling
      • BOB Shop
        555 S.W. Oak Portland OR
        1 (503) 226-2886
      • Magnum Opus
        805 N.W. Gilsan Portland Oregon
        1 (503) 228-1918
      • Hickox and Friends
        615 S.W. Broadway Portland OR
        1 (503) 241-7111
    • Ethnic Hair Care
        Waves Hair Design
        1926 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Portland OR
        1 (503) 232-6263

  • GREAT RESTAURANTS
    • American
      • Beaterville Cafe ~ 2150 N Killingsworth St.
      • The Alibi Resturant & Lounge ~ 4024 N. Interstate ~ 287-5335
      • Mary's Place at Demetri's ~ W. Burnside @ 17th ~ 222-1507
      • Montage ~ 301 SE Morrison ~ 234-1324
      • Umbra Penumbra Cafe/Salon ~ 316 SW 9th ~ 223-4497
      • Papa Haydn ~ 701 NW 23d ave ~ 228-7317 & 5829 SE Milwuakie ~ 232-9440
      • The Western Culinary Institute's Daily Dinner ~ 1310 NW 13th St.
      • Zell's An American Cafe ~ 1300 SE Morrison ~ 239-0196
      • Bread and Ink Cafe ~ 3610 SE Hawthrone Bvld. ~ 239-4756
      • Rocco's Pizza
      • Pizza Hut ~ Various locations
          If Pizza Hut did'nt work, try- iPizza the Electronic Pizza Kitchen
      • The Ringside
        • East ~ 14021 NE Gilsan ~ 255-0750
        • West ~ 2165 W Burnside ~ 223-1513
    • Italian
      • Delpina's Ristorante Italiano ~ 2112 NW Kearney ~ 221-1195
      • The Olive Garden ~ 8700 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas ~ 652-1200
      • Mama's Maria's Resturant & Lounge ~ 3218 SE 21st ~ 231-0102
      • The Old Spaghetti Factory ~ 0715 SW Bancroft ~ 222-5375
    • Mexican
      • HOTEsparza's Tex Mex Cafe ~ 2725 SE Ankeny ~ 234-7909
      • The Bull Ring NW ~ 1900 NW 27th ~ 274-4096
      • The Iron Horse Restaurant ~ 6043 SE Milwaukie ~ 232-1826
    • Japanese
      • Bush Garden Japanese Restaurant ~ 900 SW Morrison ~ 226-7181
      • Uogashi Japanese Restaurant ~ 107 NW Couch ~ 242-1848
      • Koji Osakaya Japanese Fish House ~ 7007 SW Macadam ~ 293-1066
    • Vegetarian and Health Foods
      • Here's a great list of Portland's Healthly & Vegetarian Restaurants and Stores. On the Net, sometimes you have to go to far away places, such as the United Kingdom, to find out about local Hot spots!
    • Localmenus.com provides Oregon's most complete listing of area restaurants with menus.
    • dine.com ~ Portland Oregon.
    • Go here for a much bigger list of Portland area Restaurants.
    • And don't for get Desert ~ Godiva Chocolatier ~ @ 700 SW 7th inside the Pioneer Place Shopping Center

  • COFFEE HOUSE'S
    • Papa Haydn ~ Best Desert House in Portland
      • West ~ 701 NW 23d ave ~ 228-7317
      • East ~ 5829 SE Milwuakie ~ 232-9440
    • R K (Rimski Korsakoffee) Coffee House ~ 707 SE 12th ~ 232-2640
    • The Pied Cow ~ 3244 SE Belmont ~ 230-4866
    • Umbra Penumbra Cafe/Salon ~ 316 SW 9th ~ 223-4497
    • The Green Room ~ 2280 NW Thurman ~ 228-6178
    • Murry's Bagel's ~ 1000 S.W. Broadway ~ 242-2435
        (Fresh Bagels Baked Daily) ~ mmmmm

  • DRINKING ESTABLISHMENTS

  • BOOKS, BOOKS, and more BOOKS
  • ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

  • TRANSPORTATION AND TOURISM

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  • Bicycling
  • BaseBall
  • BasketBall
  • FootBall
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snow Skiing

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