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From our partners Portland Saturday Market:
It has become increasingly popular across our great United States for the theme "Staycation" to ring out loudly. What better way to experience Portland then purposely vacationing as a tourist. We went down to Portland Saturday Market for inspiration and compiled 5 easy steps to help you become a tourist in your own hometown.
What's the best thing about being a hometown tourist? It's so easy to do.Ãƒâ€š Get away without going away! Planning to get away can be a challenge these days, with both time and money at a premium for many would-be travelers. Fortunately, there is a way to satisfy wanderlust that is easy on both.Ãƒâ€š Discover what others come to see in your hometown. Explore the affordable, eclectic and unsurpassed mix of dining, shopping, history, art and nature that is Portland — on your own or with your family.
Ask someone about the visitor attractions in their hometown and they might well tell you that they have never visited that place. It seems many of us take the place we grew up in for granted. Why the rush to visit somewhere else? We have the rest of our lives to call in and pay a visit. In a worldwide global recession and with our carbon footprints becoming ever more noticeable, it makes sense to check out what your local environs have to offer.
Get Back to Nature. Natural beauty of awe-inspiring diversity is all around you in the greater Portland area. From Multnomah Falls, to the wonders of Mt. Hood to the many lakes and rivers, nature beckons.
For a more urban park experience, visit the Portland Rose Gardens, Lan Su Chinese Garden or Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
Take a Step Back in Time. Experience Portland's proud history. Stroll through Old Town Chinatown and along the historic waterfront district.Ãƒâ€š Take time to read the historical plaques and plan a stop at the Oregon Maritime Museum (www.oregonmaritimemuseum.org).
Family-Fun Events. Portland is very kid friendly. From ball games at PGE Park, to roller skating at Oaks Park, there is something for every "little one" in the family. Waterfront Park plays host to many festivals like; Cinco de Mayo, Rose Festival, Portland Bridge Pedal, and Portland Saturday Market. The fun is in experiencing your child's joy as everything is new and exciting for their first time. They can really soak in the experience like a thirsty traveler.
Tantalize Your Taste Buds. Food is always a key element in the success of any vacation, and Portland restaurants offer the variety needed to ensure memorable excursions. Food carts, ever more popular, line streets offering a trip around the world in international cuisines.
Shop Until You Drop. Like food, shopping is one of the guilty pleasures of being on vacation, and shopping in Portland provides hours of browsing pleasure for the whole family downtown in the malls and trendy boutiques.Ãƒâ€š A fun trip to Saturday Market will net you unique and personable gifts.
Local citizens are our most valuable tourism ambassadors. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Being a tourist in their own hometown' affords county residents the opportunity to experience our tourism assets first-hand so that they can share their experience and knowledge with friends, family and visitors from outside the area.