Summer in Portland is sorted with these Top 5 Things To Do
With Summer fast approaching you’ll be hard pressed to not keep busy in Portland. There is simply just so much to see and do. Famous for their Voodoo Doughnuts and having one of the largest used books stores in America. Portland is the place to go for everything from the glorious rose festival to their food carts that will satisfy any appetite.
The 2018 Portland Rose Festival is on
From May 26 to June 10th, Portland is in bloom with the Annual Portland Rose Festival. This spectacular non-profit event is volunteer-run in celebration of some of the most beautiful specimens of roses in the world. For a bit of extra fun, spend the day at the CityFair. But don’t miss the exciting opening night fireworks on May 25 commencing at 9:45 pm at Tom McCall Waterfront Park; it’s quite extravagant in keeping with the ‘Play Happy’ theme this year.
Explore The Pearl District
Nestled in amongst the rough architectural shell of old warehouses and industrial buildings is an area that is now known as The Pearl District. Once a little rough around the edges, this area has transformed into the place to enjoy a mecca of hand-crafted eateries, small venue performances, and boutique shops. You can include this on a tour of some of the best spots in this area to get the most out of your visit there.
Sip & Ride
Portland is widely known as a bike town. So with some of the best bike-friendly neighborhoods, biking your way around is a great option. Plus you get to see the sights of the city in a unique way; enjoying the local vibe and culture. Portland is famous for having some of the microbreweries the west coast has to offer. You can book a bike tour that will take you to some of the 40 breweries and brewpubs that are institutions in this beautiful city. It’s a fun and relaxing day of discovery with a taste of Portland’s best.
A visit to Portland would simply not be complete without seeing some of the fabulous scenery nearby. This includes the magnificent Silver Falls State Park and of course, the Columbia River Gorge. The breathtaking landscape of these areas is perfect for taking time out to slow down after a hectic day. So take a wander, drink in some fresh air and even pack a picnic for a special break.
Do the Donuts or You’ll Go-Nuts!
Of course, while you’re in Portland, you’ve got to try the donuts. It’s a must do! So grab yourself a coffee and sink your teeth into the wonders of the city’s favorite sweet treats. But if you turn up to Voodoo Donuts and would rather skip the line, check out Blue Star Donuts instead. It’s sticky, brioche heaven!