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Old 09-12-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Seattle area
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I have been to Portland before but only visited downtown. I am going to the game Timbers vs Sounders on Saturday and will stay in Portland for 1 night. I want to go to nice places where I can take nice pictures! I like outdoor places that have nice views of buildings, lakes, rivers or top of hills (something like Queen Anne, Alki Beach or Space Needle?). What are the places in Portland or nearby suburbs that everyone must see?
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Portland OR
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You can visit the Rose Garden on the ridge to the west of downtown for a nice walk uphill, beautiful view of the city, the mountain and the gardens are beautiful. It might take your mind off the Sounders losing to the Timbers.

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Old 09-12-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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"Must See" Photography locations are:

Multnomah Falls
Eastbank Esplanade
Chinese Gardens
Rose Gardens
Japanese Gardens

Other good locations:
Laurelhurst Park
Mt. Tabor
Fort Vancouver
Council Crest
Rocky Butte
Pittock Mansion
Sauvie Island
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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If you have a car, I'd recommend a day trip down to the coast to Astoria, Seaside (wasn't a big fan, but YMMV), Cannon Beach, swinging through Tillamook on the way back for some cheese and ice cream. Then on another day, take a day trip East along the Columbia River Gorge scenic highway, stopping at various falls and landmarks (Multnomah Fall is the biggie), have lunch in Hood River, and head up to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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There is a bus that goes from the stadium where the Timbers play (TriMet: Stops & Stations - Stop ID 6911 - SW 18th & Morrison Southbound) to Washington Park, TriMet: 83-Washington Park Loop .

The bus fare is $2.50. Get off at the Rose Garden.

The distance from the stadium to the Rose Garden is walkable but it comparable to walking from the WSF terminal to Virginia Mason (been there, done that). Take the bus up, walk down.

Don't plan on parking on the street when attending the game, parking is time limited - and enforced.

Have a great time in our city.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Seattle area
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Any suggestions where to park for the game even if I have to walk for 20 minutes after parking it doesn't matter or if there is parking at the stadium how much is it and do I have to buy a ticket for it?
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Where will you be staying?
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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At a hotel by the airport and I will have a car so far distance is not a problem
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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See if the hotel provides transportation to/from the airport. From there you can catch light rail Red Line that will drop you off at the stadium gate TriMet: MAX Red Line Saturday To Portland City Center and Beaverton TC

I don't know how late the game will run, just assure that the hotel will pick up up at the airport in the late evening. The Aloft PDX Hotel is at a light rail station.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Seattle area
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the game is from 12:30 to 2:30 pm and the weather is supposed to be nice!
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