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7 Best Things to do in Portland, OR

There is much to do in Portland but if you had a couple days only, here are my recommendations!


This is the world's largest independent bookstore for both new and used books. It is so big that you can spend a whole day here! Absolute must-do.



Pretty touristy national site, best time to visit is during winter and spring as the water flow is highest. There is a restaurant on site, restrooms, ice-cream shop and a gift shop. Parking is right across the falls. This spot is about 30 minutes away from Portland, it's fun to do and quite beautiful. You can watch the falls from the bottom, you don't have to go up so the viewing area and the restaurants are handicap accessible. Free to visit.