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Portland Sightseeing

When visiting Portland and planning your list of things to do, it helps to be informed about the many sightseeing options the city has to offer. From boats to buses, you should be able to find exactly what works for you. Looking for a special tour, like fun things for couples to do or adventurous tour ideas? The choices provide something for you no matter your travel needs or chosen destination.

Portland Spirit River Cruises

Willamette Jetboat Excursions

Gray Line of Portland

BREWVANA Portland Through Craft

Walking ToursCity maps and self-guided walking tours to historic buildings, sculptures and fountains are available from the Travel Portland visitor information center in Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 S.W. Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204. The information center is at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Morrison Street and is open Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-2, May-Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30, Sat. 10-4, rest of year. Phone (503) 275-8355 or (877) 678-5263. Contact the center or your AAA travel agent for help planning your trip.

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Portland, OR

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319 SW Pine St. Portland, OR 97204

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7900 NE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR 97220

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9750 NE Cascades Pkwy. Portland, OR 97220

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Best Western Inn at the Meadows

1215 N Hayden Meadows Dr. Portland, OR 97217

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Travel Information

City Population

583,776

Elevation

77 ft.

Sales Tax

Oregon levies no sales tax. The Portland area has a lodging tax of 11.5 percent and a rental car tax of 17 percent.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(503) 823-3333

Hospitals

Adventist Medical Center, (503) 257-2500; Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, (503) 413-2200; Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, (503) 413-7711; OHSU Hospital, (503) 494-8311.

Visitor Information

877 S.W. Taylor St. Portland, OR 97205. Phone:(503)275-8355 or (888)503-3291

Air Travel

Cheap airline flights can be found from cities all over the country.

Rental Cars

Several rental car agencies serve the Portland area. Hertz, (503) 528-7900 (airport), (503) 249-5727 (downtown) or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

The Amtrak passenger train terminal is at 800 N.W. Sixth Ave.; phone (800) 872-7245.

Taxis

Cabs must be hired by phone or at taxi stations, although a few will answer a hail from the street in the downtown business district. Companies include Broadway Cab Co., (503) 333-3333; and Radio Cab, (503) 227-1212. Fares are metered. Most taxi services charge $3-$5 for one person for the first .1 mile then $2.60 for each additional mile and a $1 fee for each additional passenger.

Public Transportation

Transportation by bus, streetcar or light-rail is available in Portland.

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