1. Forest ParkWhat: With more than 5,000 acres to explore, Forest Park is the largest city park in the United States. There are 50 miles of trails and 30 miles of gated roadways for mountain biking. Visit Forest Park for a run, hike, bike ride, or horseback ride.
Where: Because the park is so large, there are many entrance points. Check the maps at the Friends of Forest Park website
When: Daily 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Underneath the Burnside Bridge on the west side of downtown Portland.
When:Saturdays and Sundays from March December 24. The market is also open for an entire week leading up to Christmas Eve for whats called The Festival of the Last Minute.
Where: Saturdays in the south park blocks between SW Harrison and Montgomery. Wednesdays in the south park blocks between SW Salmon and Main.
When: Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. 2 p.m., April - October
Visit the farmers market photo gallery
Where: The block between SW 6th and Broadway and between SW Yamhill and Morrison
When: The square never closes. For event information, check the online calendar.
Where: 400 SW Kingston Ave., (inside Washington Park)
When: Daily from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. The roses begin blooming in early May and peak around the first week of June.
Where: Enter at the Corner of W. Burnside and 10th Ave.
When: Daily 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. with shorter hours on holidays. Reasons to shop Powell's Books
Where: 2 miles west of downtown near the zoo. See the website for directions.
When: Grounds: Daily, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visitor Center: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. M F, closes at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
8. Tom McCall Waterfront ParkWhat: Along the west bank of the Willamette River is a beautiful green space named after Governor Tom McCall, who held office from 1967 - 1975. Attractions at the park include Salmon Street Springs, a public fountain where kids frolic in summertime. Theres also a paved trail for walkers, runners, or bikers, which connects to the Eastside Esplanade.
Where: Naito Pkwy between SW Harrison St and NW Glisan St.
When: 24 hours a day
9. Brewery ToursWhat: Learn about the brewing process and see the inner workings of Portland's best breweries. You might even get to taste the suds.
When: Call ahead to schedule your tour.
Where: There are lots of breweries to choose from. The most popular are: