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Portland Featured in New Children’s Book “50 Cities of the U.S.A.”

Thursday, August 24, 2017

 

Portland is prominently featured in a new children’s book titled “50 Cities of the U.S.A.”

The book shares what is best about Portland including downtown Portland, Portland events and attractions and more.

The book also shows kids what to do in Portland.

Featured events and activities include:

  • 9 A.M. Head to Besaw’s for breakfast—it’s be a Portland institution since 1903. Try the huevos rancheros or the garlicky farmer’s hash.
  • 10 A.M. Fill up your reusable water bottle before heading out—this city is serious about recycling and being green.
  • 11 A.M. Look for the Portland Penny at the Historical Society—it's the one the city's co-founders flipped to determine the city’s name!
  • 12 P.M. See if you can beat Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 4-minute, 10 second mile...in a pair of new sneaks, of course!
  • 1 P.M. Hit up a food cart for chow on the go...we suggest tracking down some Peruvian-style chicken topped with a fried egg. 
  • 2 P.M. Find a quiet spot to read from Portland resident Ursula Le Guin's award-winning fantasy book A Wizard of Earthsea.
  • 3 P.M. Sing along to a song by one of many local bands, whether you go punk like Sleater-Kinney or soft like the Decemberists is your choice.
  • 4 P.M. March across all 12 of the bridges that cross Willamette River. Start with the Hawthorne Bridge since it was built first.
  • 5 P.M. Take a fully-clothed bike ride through Irvington, unlike the thousands of cyclists who strip off each year for the World Naked Bike Ride!
  • 6 P.M. Zip down the slides in a playground near the Beverly Clearly Sculpture Garden in Grant Park. This is where her characters Beezus and Henry waxed the slides to make them go faster!
  • 7 P.M. Whether you like it smoked or sushied, salmon is the must-have fish for all Portland suppers. 
  • 8 P.M. Before you leave town be sure to take a picture of your feet on the new carpet at Portland Airport...how does it compare to the original, which was a famous local icon?
 

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