Posted by on August 11, 2010
As Charlie keeps getting older, he seems to have less and less time to spend with his dear old “mommy.” He’s always so busy, and I guess he doesn’t exactly owe it to me; although, I did raise him, feed him, and nurture him into who he is today…no biggy. Regardless, I’m starting to discover things to do in Portland that I never knew existed!
Here are my top 3 attractions that I have visited for the FIRST time this summer:
I used to think the Saturday Market was just a bunch of hippies trying to take your money by selling anything and everything. Boy, was I wrong! Every Saturday and Sunday you can browse through a diverse crowd of people and find beautiful mosaics, pottery, crafts, jewelry, paintings and much more all made by local artisans. On top of that, there is an international food court and live music!
I was lucky enough to experience this magnificent boat last week while on a lunch cruise. I enjoyed a delicious buffet, a live band, drinks, a very friendly staff, and the not-too-hot summer sun on the top deck. We loaded onto the boat on the waterfront downtown, and it took us on a 2 hour cruise going south on the Willamette River!
3. The OMNIMAX
The OMNImax at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is an amazing venue, unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced. It is a giant dome screen with digital surround sound that has the ability to bring you into a different world. I recently saw “Hubble,” which depicts a journey through space and the endless galaxies through the eye of the Hubble Space Telescope. It is unreal what is out there beyond our happy planet Earth, and you need to experience this! (It’s also a plus that Leonardo DiCaprio’s voice is narrating you through space!)