This is an authentic Chinese garden--and it's such a nice way to spend an afternoon! There's a large pond and waterfall, and so many gorgeous plants and interesting architecture.
The Portland Spirit is a beautiful passenger boat that has sightseeing and dinner cruises along the Williamette River in Portland--it's especially nice around Christmastime to take a cruise on the river with all of the boats decked out in lights!
This place has so many fun things to look at--knick knack heaven! They have an impressive collection of halloween and christmas village sets in the back--and lots of authentic german nutcrackers!
This is really a fun place to bring your kids--there are all sorts of activities such as face painting, dress-up, clay art, and puppet shows--staff are friendly and helpful.
The World Forestry Center is newly remodeled and better than ever! There are a lot of fun exhibits--all educational--about trees, forestry, etc.--kids and adults will have a good time here and learn something, too.
The Oregon Zoo is great family fun--it's surrounded by Washington Park, and the wooded areas and landscaping are well-designed for the animal surroundings. Concerts and other special events (like the Christmastime Zoolights) are a lot of fun as well
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a wonderful place to take your kids--most impressive is the OMNIMAX theater--a large IMAX-type domed screen shows educational and some mainstream movies (like Charlie and the Chocolate factory).
Hillsboro Gastroenterology is now located right next to Hank's in Hillsboro--and they are a group of six talented and skilled physicians who I found to be very patient care oriented
The Benson Hotel is classic Portland elegance at its best--such a relaxing, upscale atmosphere with valet parking, helpful staff, and beautiful and comfortable rooms
The Portland Farmer's Market is on the University grounds--a very nice atmosphere, often there is live music--and a nice selection of fresh veggies, flowers, and local wine, jam makers, and restaurants (Hot Lips pizza is delicious)