There as some parts of Portland that just have more going on that is interesting then others. Planned or unplanned these clusters offer a visitor a lot to see and do when you have a limited amount of time. The following are cluster tours you might find interesting. During the summer there is a park bus that runs between many of the attractions.
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Just Getting this sketched out
Cluster 1: Washington Park
This is a place where our forefathers got it right. Someone talk the city into buying what was viewed worthless land at the edge of the city back in the 1800’s and it has become a show piece for a number of attractions.
Cluster 2: Downtown
Old Town and Water Front – Water Front Park, Saturday Market, Portland Maritime Museum, Mill End Park, Historic Store front walk, Ankeny Plaza, Portland Outdoor Store, Selfies, Food, Voodoo Doughnuts.
Cluster 3: South Park Block
Cluster 4: Forest Park
This is a good walk with attractions to see and a chance to experience Forest
Cluster 5: South East Waterfront
Cluster 6: Fort Vancouver
Fort Vancouver, Waterfront Park, Memorial Wall, Farmers Market, The Academy
Just walking and wondering one of our interesting Neighborhoods can be fun and give you a good feel for the people of Portland. These neighborhoods are center on retail, restaurant and entertainment streets. Each were run down at one time and have revitalize over the years. It first started with NW 23rd that showed it could be done and is more up scale now. Then Hawthorne took off and my friends from out of town say if feel like Berkeley. Then Mississippi Ave started with street fairs, then a music scene and has now had a lot of redevelopment. Alberta Street is still a work in progress. It is well know for its wild last Thursday street fair in the summer.