P&C Visits Portland, Oregon

Oregon is bursting with creative energy. The eclectic food scene is reason enough to plan a trip.
By Samantha Brody
Feb 06, 2013

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Meet Mexican Hissing Cockroaches, explore a giant glowing globe, and more at this super cool hands-on museum. Omsi.edu

Bicycling Known for its bike-friendliness, Portland offers miles of marked lanes downtown and loads of paths and trails farther out. Rideoregonride.com

International Rose Test Garden No trip to The City of Roses would be complete without a stop here. Over 550 varieties are in bloom from April through October! Portlandonline.com

Oregon Children’s Theater We loved James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This fall: Alice and Wonderland: A Rock Opera. Octc.org

Powell’s Books This amazing bookstore is one of the city’s big draws. Powells.com


Bob’s Red Mill Love the breakfast menu! Try the eggs with organic corn grits and Tillamook cheddar. Bobsredmill.com

Food Carts From Czech to Vietnamese, these trucks parked around the city serve up just about everything. Foodcartsportland.com

Country Cat Sit at the bar and watch the chefs cook farm-to-table comfort food. Sunday nights, kids under 10 eat free. Thecountrycat.net

Cacao For dessert, explore the exotic selection of chocolates at this shop. Cacaodrinkchocolate.com

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