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1: Lan Su Chinese Garden

Immerse yourself in culture this month. Every Saturday and Sunday in May you have the opportunity to see impressive performances from local cultural organizations and dance troupes. Lan Su Chinese Garden celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month representing the diverse cultures of Asia, including India, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Pacific Islands and Japan. Come experience the other side of the world right here in Portland!

2: Skykart Indoor Racing

Get your heart racing with a few laps around the track at Skykart in Tigard less than 30 minutes from Portland. For under twenty dollars you get a seat in a world renowned European kart that's capable of 40 miles per hour. Accelerate your life with go-karting like you haven't experienced before!

3: Century Eastport 16

Recline in the most comfortable seat in Portland at Century Eastport 16. Don't just go see a movie experience luxury with new reclining leather armchairs that provide optimal comfort. With ample parking and the chance to choose where you sit beforehand seeing a movie has never been more convenient or comfortable.

4: Portland BrewBus

The Brew bus tour is for those who truly appreciate hops and the refreshing beverage they produce. On this tour, you visit three or four breweries. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to sample 15-25 unique handcrafted beers. The guide delivers a fun educational tour of this quirky city. You will learn all about the history of craft brewing and what it entails. Jump on the Portland Brewbus and get your brew on!

5: Portland Rock Gym

Go verticle with indoor climbing at the
Portland Rock Gym. No matter what your ability you will find a wide variety of classes and clinics taught by certified staff. Bring the entire family for a fun-filled day of indoor adventure. Even your younger ones will get to join in the fun, ages 6 and above have an opportunity to climb. Who says you can't have an adventure inside!

Indoor Rock Climbing

6: Circa 33

Don't miss the opportunity to uncover a prohibition-themed bar with a patio & secret speakeasy. Hidden behind a swinging bookshelf you are lead into an intimate bar with traditional drinks on the menu and a piano. Do yourself a favor and call ahead because the secret bar does sometimes close for special events - it's not quite as secret as it used to be.

7: Sake One

Enjoy the revolution that is sake. Venture 40 minutes from Portland to explore the world of sake and gain a deeper understanding of this age-old spirit. Enter the tasting room and be mesmerized by all the information and taste of this ancient elixir.

8: Mother Foucault's Bookshop

This is not a huge chain store where you will find every title under the sun. Mother Foucault's Bookshop is a vast collection of curated books chosen specifically by the owner. Due to careful selection, every book is a diamond in the rough. Cell phones are prohibited making this a great place to unplug. Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and be enchanted by one of the brilliant books chosen by the owner himself.

9: Steven Smith Tea Maker

Indulge in a tea tasting at Steven Smith Tea Maker. You will never think of tea quite the same after sipping tea in one of their tasting rooms. The finest teas are sourced from India, China, Sri Lanka, and Africa bringing you a quality unmatched anywhere. Walking through the doors you are transported to another world by a scent that engulfs you. This isn't just a tea tasting - it's a relaxing trip around the world infused with your sense of smell.

10: Rose City Rollers

If you have not experienced roller derby it is time, that changed. Go support the Rose City Rollers Portland's fierce group of girls are the 2016 international roller derby champions. Founded in 2004, this group has grown to be one of the largest roller derby leagues in the world with over 400 active skating members. Roll over and take in one of the most exciting up and coming sports.

Comments | Posted in Made in Oregon News By Dusty Sutton

From submarines to donuts that will put a spell on you Portland has a bevy of activities to keep you busy and your belly full while exploring some of what this growing city has to offer.

1: A Scoop with the Locals at Salt & Straw

Lick your heart out and fall in love with a place the locals have come to cherish.  Salt & Straw ice cream has taken the city by scoops in just five short years. Don't be derailed by the long line that pours out the door and wraps around the corner. Any resident will tell you it's worth the wait! Handmade and dedicated to quality has aided in dishing up 4 locations for your convenience.

Ice Cream

2: Step Back in History at Pittock Mansion

Immerse yourself in some Portland history and visit Pittock Mansion. Built in 1914 for one of Oregon's influential families, this estate has many stories to tell and beauties to withhold. An affordable excursion for the family at ten dollars and under for admission. The stately home is surrounded by 46 acres of natural beauty all free for the public to enjoy.

Pittock Mansion

3: Visit a Micro Winery

Step into a tasting lounge right in the city. If wine is what your palate is after Portland has plenty of choices right here. The owners of these quaint urban wineries are passionate and it shows. Special attention is paid to the small lots to bring only the finest wine to its patrons.


4: Tour the USS Blueback Submarine

Submerge yourself in learning about the USS Blueback. This 45-minute tour will have you peering through a periscope and touching a torpedo. See how a crew of 85 worked and lived for months at a time on the sub. Dive in and get your tickets here.


5: Hike Punch Bowl Falls

Venture forty miles outside Portland to experience a waterfall known for the descriptive term "punchbowl". The distinct shape of the falls resembles a ladle being immersed into a large bowl. This is one of the most photographed waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest with cliffs, waterfalls, and scenery transporting you to a completely different world.


6: Induldge in the Food Carts

Food Carts are no longer just hot dog stands and taco trucks. Portland has taken the food cart world to another level and every neighborhood has joined the phenomenon. Here you will find a dedicated space where your taste buds will find whatever your tongue desires. Some of the top rated restaurants in Portland started as just a window in one of these parking lots.

Food Truck

7: Get lost in Powell's Books

Powell's Books has been a staple in Portland since 1971. This impressive neighborhood retailer has continued to thrive even when the largest of chains have struggled. In a store big enough to need a compass for navigation there is something for everyone. Sip a cup of coffee and sit back to thumb through your favorite novel or go in search of a new best seller.


8: A Peaceful Day at The Grotto

Visitors from all walks of life will be delighted by the beauty found at The Grotto just minutes from Portland. This inviting destination offers 62 acres of beauty for its patrons to explore. Our Lady’s Grotto is the focus of the shrine at the garden, a rock cave carved into the base of an 110-foot cliff. The sight is nothing short of spectacular no matter what your religious beliefs may be.

The Grotto

9: Stroll Through Portlands Saturday Market

The Saturday Market in Portland lets you experience handcrafted goods made by artisans of this unique city. Recognized as the largest ongoing operating open-air arts and crafts markets in the country, there is sure to be something for everyone. A stage provides live music as you search for the perfect keepsake and a variety of food vendors are there to fill your stomach.

outdoor market


10: Be Hypnotized by Voodoo Doughnuts

With more than fifty different options Voodoo Doughnuts has a flavor fit for anyone. If you have a craving that's not on the menu ask one of their doughnut artists to create a masterpiece specifically for you. With multiple locations, you won't have a problem finding a place to get your voodoo fix.


Comments | Posted in Made in Oregon News By Dusty Sutton

Introducing 20 Leagues

11/9/2016 9:28 AM


We are so proud to add 20 Leagues to our family. Although their collection is small, it is quickly growing and producing more quirky, and unique products that perfectly represent the gems that Portland has to offer.  20 Leagues was founded by a creative local Portland couple who built  20 Leagues on the curtails of a New Year's resolution. Their mission is to be new pioneers in the revolution of Industrial Arts and self-proclaimed "marital pair sharing an odd, addled brain." Each piece is handcrafted with love and lots of layers, just like a piece of art, or a storybook. These crafty ornaments and magnets are storybooks you can display on your tree or refrigerator. 

Comments | Posted in Products By Trang Nguyen
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