The Portland Area is known for it's natural beauty, great beer, fine dining, and stunning parks. There is plenty to explore when you're not gaming, or if you want to take a bit of an extended trip to take in the city.
Downtown Portland is a great place to just walk around. The waterfront hosts a large Saturday market, and all through the city. Pioneer Square is a great place for shopping if you're looking for the bigger names, while NW 23rd street is more boutique with plenty of cafes and bars. The food scene is thriving, with swanky hip places to dine, as well as quick and cheap, though delicious food trucks. If you didn't get enough to drink at Lucky Labrador, Portland is home to dozens and dozens of breweries, bars, and tap rooms to wet your whistle.
A Portland staple, no trip is complete without stopping by Voodoo Donuts for some fried dough. Voodoo Doughnut is an independent doughnut shop based in Portland, Oregon, known for its unusual doughnuts, eclectic decor, and pink boxes featuring the company logo and illustrations of voodoo priests.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science centers and a featured attraction in Portland. It is a fantastic place to visit if you're bringing kids along, or are a big kid yourself.
Welcome to the Oregon Zoo, the wildest place in Oregon. On 64 acres in the West Hills of Portland, the zoo is a world community of animals and humans, at the forefront of animal care, conservation and wildlife education.
Portland Japanese Garden
The Garden sits nestled in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis for locals and travelers alike. Designed in 1963, it encompasses 12 acres with eight separate garden styles, and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood.
The largest independent bookstore in the world, located on West Burnside, in the heart of downtown Portland. Powell's Books is incredibly fun to check out, even if you don't have a book in mind, grab a coffee at their cafe and peruse their bountiful reading material.
If you're up for a bit of an adventure, then renting a car to drive out to the coast can be a blast. Canon Beach is famous for it's large rock formations (above), as well as being the location they filmed the end of Goonies at. Seaside has a fun, boardwalk carnival feel, and you can also make it up to Astoria, all during a day trip.