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Be a Tourist In Your Own Town

Have your ever just taken the time to simply look around and see how AMAZING our city is? The Rose City is one of the most eclectic places there is! You can literally go from pristine and proper, to weird and wonderful within blocks of one another.  Portland also offers amazing opportunities for families as well. These are just a few things to cross off your list to really call yourself a Tourist in your own town!

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The Northwest is a mecca for families looking to spend quality time outside exploring. Many of the trails on the outskirts of the city offer hours of exercise and breathtaking views. Head across the river into the small suburb of Camas and explore Round Lake.  OMSI, or Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, offers hour upon hours of fun for the entire family. As one of the nation’s leading science museums, the halls of this enormous 219,000 sq feet offers a retired Navy Sub experience and what it really feels like to go through an earthquake. If walking through miles and miles of trees and flowers is something you and the family love to do, then Washington Park,the International Rose Test Gardens and the Japanese Rose Gardens are a perfect Saturday outing. Discover the real meaning of why the city is dubbed “The Rose City”.

Foodies welcome!

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If you love to take your palette on a collision course of wild flavors visiting the downtown area Food Carts is a place that you can call home. The Alder Food Carts as well as the Carts that grace the streets on Mississippi are waiting for you. From the exotic Thai tastes or Korean Burritos, to Comfort food from the deep South to down home PB and J’s. Not only are the streets alive with insane tastes but if you call yourself a true local, then brunch is a part of your weekend tradition. A trip into your favorite local bistro or coffee shop is almost as much a ritual as it is to put on socks in the morning before you head out on your bike to work. Mothers and Stumptown Coffee are just a few of the favorites many frequent and definitely top on your list of “must try” places.


Whatever you and your family are looking for in this amazing city, you are sure to find it. The city of Portland is waiting to be explored and experienced. Be a Tourist in your OWN Town. Don’t forget wherever you go you can take 104.5 WAY-FM with you on our mobile app or on iheartradio.com  


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