Entertaining your folks in Portland, Oregon!
May 23, 2012 8:27 AM Subscribe
How should I entertain my midwestern mother as she visits me in Portland for the first time?
posted by dargerpartridge to Travel & Transportation around Portland, OR (18 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
After living in Portland, Oregon for almost 5 years now, my parents from Iowa are finally coming to visit me, well my mother at least. Off the bat I can already think of a million things to do that she will like: ie. Powell's, Rose Garden, Multnomah Falls, Breakfast restaurants, etc. I'm still trying to think of some new things she might like though. For the most part her and I share similar tastes in entertainment, although I'd say after living here for so long I've become more acclimated to grungier venues (the VooDoo Doughnuts downtown, bars and such.) She is pretty open minded to new experiences, but I'm hoping to take her to some quirky and innovative venues while avoiding the overbearing hipster/homeless people/scumbag population that exists in Portland. Reason being I'm wanting to show her how neat of a city this actually is, not try and depress her with our social drama.
Can you guys think of some places I may not have thought of yet for entertaining my mother?
Thanks in advance!