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Why Portland is An Amazing Place to Visit

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Portland is known for its great sites and rich history. It is also the largest and most populous city in the state of Oregon.

Here is why Portland is an amazing place to visit.  

Lots of activities

There are lots of things to do in Portland, OR, you will not run out of activities to take part in. For instance, if you are a nature person, there are parks, hiking trails and natural sites that can keep you busy.

You can visit Oneonta Gorge, Sauvie Island, Forest Park, Tom McCall Waterfront Park or the infamous Washington Park.

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In fact, Washington Park can keep you busy for quite a long time. While there, you can visit the Washington Park Zoo, museums, amphitheater, and the Japanese gardens. You can also take nature walks here, go to the archery range, play tennis or soccer, enjoy public art or simply go out on a picnic.

If you are looking for a bit of mystery, visit the Witch Castle in Forest Park. The old mansion features a story of murder and love.

For the lovers of art, the city is a gallery because of the street art. Move around the city and you will enjoy the art and music scene. Alberta Arts District has the most street art.

Music is plenty around the city given that there are many performers both veteran and upcoming. You can visit McMenamins for a show anytime.

The Food Is Excellent

A good dining experience is required for any place worth visiting. Portland is no different. There are many diners and restaurants you can try out.

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If you want to be more adventurous with food, try out the food trucks. These have different cuisines from Africa, the Mediterranean, Asia, South America and other parts of the world.

Great Place If You Are Into Booze

Do you love craft beers, fine wines or matured spirits? In Portland, you can drink at the source. The city has breweries, distilleries, and wineries.

In the east of Willamette River, there is a Distillery Row where you can find distilleries just a short from each other including Stormbreaker Brewing, Ecliptic Brewing, and Lucky Labrador.

For the wineries, go to Willamette Valley on the outskirts of the city and it is also where they grow the Pinot Noir grapes. In the city, go for wine tasting at Fullerton Wines.

Use of Recreational Marijuana Is Legal

Well, you will have to use the marijuana indoors but hey, it’s a relief not worrying about getting caught. If you are looking to have a good party time, then head to Portland.  Recreational Marijuana use is legal in Oregon.

Some of the places you can get wild are Al’s Den, Alibi Tiki Bar, Southland Whiskey Kitchen, and Darcelle XV.

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Enjoy the Rich History

Portland is rich in history. Here you will find the oldest neighborhoods and buildings. For instance, there is the Pittock mansion which was built in 1914 for Henry Pittock, an Oregon publisher.

The mansion, sitting on 46 acres, has 46 rooms and it is modeled after the French Renaissance and Victorian architecture.

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