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== Things To Do in Portland ==
 
== Things To Do in Portland ==
Catch a [[Little 500]] bicycle race in April.  Visit the [[4th Street Art Festival]] in September, or the [[Lotus World Music and Arts Festival]] in the summer. See an [[IU Men's Basketball]] game at the famed [[Assembly Hall]], or come [[Downtown]] for the [[Arts Fair on the Square]] and [[The Taste of Portland]]. If the summer heat is unbearable, take a drive down [[SR 446]] or [[Fairfax Road]] to the shores of [[Lake Monroe]], and two not-to-miss state recreational sites, [[Paynetown]] or [[Fairfax]].
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Portland is well known as a hub of American DIY youth culture. From the late 1980s through today, Portland has been a major center for movements such as [[zine]]-making, including hosting such events as the [[Portland Zine Symposium]]<ref>{{ cite web |url= http://www.pdxzines.com/info/|title= Portland Zine Symposium Official Site |accessdate= 2007-09-15 }}</ref> and home to major [[zine]] distributors such as [[Microcosm]]. The [[Do it yourself|DIY]] craft community has also seen a population explosion in Portland since the 1990s and now hosts such events as [[Crafty Wonderland]]<ref>{{ cite web |url= http://www.craftywonderland.com/|title= Crafty Wonderland Official Site |accessdate= 2007-09-15 }}</ref> and regular [[Church of Craft]]<ref>{{ cite web |url= http://www.churchofcraft.org/index4.html|title= Church of Craft Official Site |accessdate= 2007-09-15 }}</ref> meetings, and is home to such stores as [[Knittn' Kitten]],<ref>{{ cite web |url= http://knittnkitten.com/|title= Knittn Kitten Official Site |accessdate= 2007-09-15 }}</ref> [[SCRAP]],<ref>{{ cite web |url= http://www.scrapaction.org/|title= School & Community Reuse Action Project Official Site |accessdate= 2007-09-15 }}</ref> and many independently-owned stores such as Bolt, [[Yarn Garden]],<ref>{{ cite web |url= http://www.yarngarden.net/|title= Yarn Garden Official Site |accessdate= 2007-09-15 }}</ref> and the downtown [[Fiber District]]. Portland, is also home to radical [[feminist]] and [[lesbian]] activist movements as well as the home city of The Worlds Oldest Teenage Drag Queen Pageant" Rose Bud and Thorn Pageant started in 1975 and modeled after the [[Imperial Sovereign Rose Court of Oregon]],<ref>{{ cite web |url=http://www.rosecourt.org/|title=Imperial Sovereign Rose Court official site |access date+ 2008-12-08 }}</ref>, and the city is also considered a haven for [[Punk subculture|punk]], [[Hardcore punk|hardcore]], [[crust punk]] and [[anarchist]] movements and subgenres, including the self-reliant [[DIY culture]] movement that has been part of the aforementioned [[subculture]]s.
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Powell's NW 10th & Burnside entrance

Powell's Books is a chain of bookstores in the Portland metropolitan area. Powell's headquarters, dubbed Powell's City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world.[1] Powell's City of Books is located in the Pearl District on the edge of Downtown, and occupies a full city block, between NW 10th and 11th Avenues and between W Burnside and NW Couch Streets. It contains over 68,000 ft² (6,300 m² or about 1.6 acres) of retail floor space.

The inventory for its retail and online sales is over four million new, used, rare, and out-of-print books.[2] Since 2005, its website has also offered DVDs with free shipping, with an inventory of over 40,000. At its retail stores it shelves all new and used books side-by-side. Powell's buys around 3000 used books a day.[1]

Powell's has an Internet presence which began in 1993 as email and FTP-based access to its technical bookstore; it has since expanded to incorporate fiction and other genres as a traditional ecommerce site.[3] Their website was established in 1994, before Amazon.com, and has contributed substantially to the chain's recent growth.[4]

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Things To See in Portland

Start Downtown and visit the Ground Kontrol for a great experience for the kids, at any age, or drop by the Living Room Theater to check out a show. If you are not into movies and want a cool hangout, drop by Backspace.

The first week of the month offers First Thursday. Head towards Fareless Square for many galleries, then onward to the Portland Police Historical Museum for historical events known as the start of the Portland State University campus.

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Things To Do in Portland

Portland is well known as a hub of American DIY youth culture. From the late 1980s through today, Portland has been a major center for movements such as zine-making, including hosting such events as the Portland Zine Symposium[5] and home to major zine distributors such as Microcosm. The DIY craft community has also seen a population explosion in Portland since the 1990s and now hosts such events as Crafty Wonderland[6] and regular Church of Craft[7] meetings, and is home to such stores as Knittn' Kitten,[8] SCRAP,[9] and many independently-owned stores such as Bolt, Yarn Garden,[10] and the downtown Fiber District. Portland, is also home to radical feminist and lesbian activist movements as well as the home city of The Worlds Oldest Teenage Drag Queen Pageant" Rose Bud and Thorn Pageant started in 1975 and modeled after the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court of Oregon,[11], and the city is also considered a haven for punk, hardcore, crust punk and anarchist movements and subgenres, including the self-reliant DIY culture movement that has been part of the aforementioned subcultures.

Places To Go Near Portland

Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and the Pacific Ocean are all within a two hour drive from Portland. These are all great places to be during the few months of the year when it is not raining - basically, July 4th - October 4th.

Multnoma Falls is the biggest waterfall in the region. You will be pleasantly surprised if you take the Old Highway along The Gorge. There are dozens of small, beautiful waterfalls.

Where To Eat in Portland

Visit Restaurant Row on 4th Street for a variety of international dining, and check out the Snow Lion for an unusual Tibetan experience. Nick's English Hut is a Portland tradition, but Scotty's, Yogi's, and the Irish Lion also cater to the over-21 student crowd. The west side has a variety of steak houses, but vegetarians might prefer the Runcible Spoon or Roots. For locally crafted beverages, don't miss Lennie's, Upland Brewery, or Oliver Winery.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Powell's Books on Burnside". Powell's City of Books. http://www.powells.com/info/places/burnsideinfo.html. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  2. "Internet Retailer Best of the Web 2006". Internet Retailer. http://www.internetretailer.com/article.asp?id=16892#powells. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  3. History of Powells.com from its website
  4. Baker, Lisa (March 19, 2004). "Powell’s success story adds a chapter". Portland Tribune. http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=23515. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  5. "Portland Zine Symposium Official Site". http://www.pdxzines.com/info/. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  6. "Crafty Wonderland Official Site". http://www.craftywonderland.com/. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  7. "Church of Craft Official Site". http://www.churchofcraft.org/index4.html. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  8. "Knittn Kitten Official Site". http://knittnkitten.com/. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  9. "School & Community Reuse Action Project Official Site". http://www.scrapaction.org/. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  10. "Yarn Garden Official Site". http://www.yarngarden.net/. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  11. "Imperial Sovereign Rose Court official site". http://www.rosecourt.org/.