Archives for July 2009

Local Park Series } Pirate Park

The Park: Pirate Park is a neighborhood park tucked behind a hill.  There’s a short walk to access it but it’s worth the work!  There are three structures with a lot of slides, water, and sand. How to get there: From HWY 26 take  Bethany Blvd. north to Laidlaw.  Head west on Laidlaw, turn right on Preakness Terrace, turn left on Hackney Dr.  … [Read more...]

Portland Central Library

The Portland Central Library is located in one of the cities most charming buildings.  Built in 1903 and designed by A.E. Doyle, this Georgian Revival edifice is a jewel that should not be overlooked!  With more than 17 miles of shelves, the Central Library is an adventure waiting to happen.  Plan to spend time exploring more than just the 2 … [Read more...]

I-Spy @ South Park Blocks

SW Park Ave. from Salmon St. to Jackson St. Portland ABCs">Portland ABC's by Megan Elle Photography For more historical information go here. … [Read more...]

Downtown Walking Fountain Tour

Downtown Portland is a fun place to play on a hot summer day.  Pack a picnic, lather on some sunscreen and head out on a self guided walking tour of Portland's historical fountains.  Get a Map complete with historical information and guided instructions for this fun activity. … [Read more...]