Visitor Info

Portland Oregon Visitor Info for Mensans

Downtown Portland has a LOT to see and do. There is serious nightlife here.

No Sales Tax in Oregon.
Increase your credit lines and bring extra luggage. Freight or postage to ship your purchases home, may be less than the Sales Tax you don’t pay especially “Media Mail” from Powells.

Powells City of Books
Nike Town
Pioneer Fashion Mall and Food Court

Portland Streetcar runs across the new Tilicum Crossing to the Pill Hill Tram through Portland State University, and downtown. It stops at Powells City of Books and continues through the trendy Pearl District, then loops through the trendy NW 23rd area.

Pioneer Square Portland’s civic “living room” park.

Public Transportation
Here’s a MAP.

ADA: Downtown Portland and public transportation are all highly ADA compliant. All street corners have ramps, trains and busses kneel or have ramps, taxicab companies have wheelchair cabs and Tri-Met, our public transport agency has special short busses.

$3 from/to the airport on MAX our light rail line. Drops you at Lloyd Center and downtown.

River Cruises on the Willamette River with multiple cruises every day including lunch and dinner cruises.

Wine Country – the Oregon Wine Industry has over 2,000 vineyards, they start less than one hour to the West of downtown, and half an hour to the South. There are formal and informal tours, or you can rent a car and just explore.

Brew-Pub Tours – Portland has more brew pubs per capita than any city in America. There are formal and informal tours.

Portland Art Museum – 4 blocks.
Oregon History Center – 3 blocks. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) ~ $10 by cab, $1.45 by bus.

All in the same area: ~$10 by cab, ~$3 by bus and Light Rail:
Oregon Zoo
Children’s Museum
Western Forrestry Center
Oregon Vietnam Memorial
Hoyt Aboretum
Japanese Gardens
Rose Test Gardens

PGE Park Baseball, Soccer. On Blue MAX
Rose Garden – Basketball, Hockey, Arena Rock acts. On Blue, Red, and Yellow MAX lines.

Lloyd Center Shopping Mall

Moonstruck Chocolate Co. is a local firm. As seen on Oprah. 526 NW 23rd Ave., 503-542-3400,

Oregon Symphony and their 2,500 seat Concert Hall.
Portland Opera and their 3,000 Seat Concert Hall.
Portland Center for the Performing Arts .

Movie Theaters

City Blocks are only 200 feet, plus sidewalk and street. The original land developers wanted plenty of corner lots. This makes Downtown Portland very human scale and easy to walk.