Jody Victor wants you to know more about Portland.
Some of the must-see places are Powell’s City of Books. (It isn’t really a whole city but it is a block!) There are many rooms and they are coded by color. You can easily spend many hours there as they boast over one million books! You will find books of every category and some are used and some are new. They have a few smaller shops in different areas including PDX airport.
Another place to visit in the city is the Chinese Gardens. Within the garden, you are transported to China. Together with Chinese city Suzhou, Portland has created a beautiful oasis. You can see some beautiful Chinese art in the small buildings. If you are there on the right day, you may even watch a calligraphy ply his trade.
Another must-do is “The Pearl“. It is more of a district within the city where you will find all sorts of shops, galleries, food trucks, and parks. You may even come across a Portland Loo (’nuff said). During Labor Day weekend they have a craft show called Art in the Pearl where you just may find a beautiful raincoat made from the bags your newspaper is delivered in.
Jody wouldn’t mind spending more time in the Rose City of Portland, OR.