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Travel Portland, Oregon - A Short Essential Guide
|Date Added: November 02, 2007 04:35:35 PM|
|Category: Regional: United States: Oregon|
Travel to Portland Oregon for a really fantastic City experience. Not only is Portland a beautiful city combining stunningly the old and the new but it is a lively, exciting, culturally active city. Whether you are going to Portland on a business trip, a weekend break or taking the family for a holiday you are not going to be disappointed. There is more than you can possibly do in a week or two. Portland lies in the Marine West Coast climate region, which is marked by warm summers and rainy but temperate winters.
This climate is ideal for growing roses, and for more than a century Portland has been known as "The City of Roses," with many rose gardens and we mustn't forget it is also known as the home of the Trail Blazers NBA basketball team. There are an abundance of Hotels, Motels and Camps in the area so you certainly won't be short of a place to stay.
As for activities there are almost too many to mention. But let's give it a try, there are 5 amusement parks to keep both kids and adults happy, 9 museums, 3 arboretum, a casino, 24 conference centers, 7 convention centers, 3 country clubs, an estate, an Exposition Hall, 6 golf clubs, a library, mansions, racetrack, 4 sports arena, 20 theaters, 2 theme parks, a yacht club and a zoo. There are festivals, venues offering an array of classes, exhibits, concerts, and performances in fine arts, music, drama, and dance. A terrific park and recreation system which makes Portland a great place to live, work and play. Portland Parks & Recreation operates 13 community centers, 12 SUN community schools, 13 swimming pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, the Community Music Center and Multnomah Arts Center, and many other facilities.
There are facilities for baseball, basketball of course, skating, soccer, biking and equestrian trails. When you have had your fill of all of this activity you can relax in any number of bars and restaurants. From the casual to the sophisticated you are going to find your evenings in Portland as exciting as the days. If after your full day you are too tired to change to go out to dinner, don't worry, there are casual places for you and the kids to relax and eat and enjoy your evening.
If perhaps you are having a romantic break for two, you may want to look your most elegant and there are bars, restaurants, clubs and Hotels where you will feel the dressing up has definitely been worth it. Whatever your style or preference you are going to find it here in Portland. You can view all of these wonders of Portland from the aerial tram. The best way to see all that the city has to offer and probably one of the first places you should try. After you have seen the City from on high you can chose where you want to go next. Have a great time when you travel to Portland, Oregon.
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