Econo Lodge Expo Center
405 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97211-1421
Phone: (503) 285-7777
Fax: (503) 286-8834
This little-known park is great for long walks and picnics. Paths canopied by old trees wind through the green space without any steep hills. The rolling park has basketball courts, baseball fields, and plenty of space to chip golf balls or pitch a blanket. You'll also find a picnic shelter, picnic tables and playground fun for kids. Not a safe place to linger after dark, it's still a nice little getaway close to the city. There's also a market nearby.
The only place in June to rival Washington Park's rose garden is this original testing ground for Rose City buds. Thousands of roses, spread over two acres, are sunken in a brick framework. The park has a community center with gymnasiums and a pool that is open to the public in summer. Perfect for photo opportunities, the gazebo-like center bandstand, built in 1913, overlooks the rose garden. Rose lovers will want to bring a special someone for a romantic stroll.
This outdoor city pool, Peninsula Pool, is one of Portland's best. Originally built to replace the Willamette River bathhouses, the building is full of old-world charm and reflects the eclectic, nature-loving era it was born into. Shaded by old-growth cedars and anchoring the north end of Peninsula Park, this is the perfect setting to take in the city sun.
Concordia University is an acknowledged arts university which is open to students who want to make it big in life. It offers education in a very challenging, yet supportive environment that prepares the students for the trials and tribulations that life puts forth for them. Besides studies, there are enough facilities for sports, recreation and cultural activities. Annual Transfer Admission Event, directed towards the foreign transfer students completing their bachelor's degree, events directed towards those students interested in gaining their MAT degree and baseball and golf championships are to name a few of the events that take place in Concordia University.
Located on the streets of Portland, the Emerson Apartments stands out in it's appearance with the beautiful Early Commercial style architecture. Standing still on less than one acre of land., this three story structure is beautiful from within too. The very homely interior with the decor kept elegant and pretty.
Built in 1913 North Portland Branch Library, one of the only historic libraries in the Multnomah County system, is now a neighborhood gem. Stand and marvel at the old-world detail of the original woodwork, including carved visages of writers such as Shakespeare, Moliere, Goethe, Milton, Dante and Plato. The Black Resource Center contains a wide selection of books by and about African Americans, and in the good-sized Children's Library, you will usually see a number of kids browsing, reading, and enjoying the friendly atmosphere.
Alberta Park is tucked away in a neighborhood that is frequented by children, rugby players, tennis players, and all those in search of nature within the city. Stretched along four city blocks in inner Northeast Portland, this park is a good destination for a picnic, a quiet afternoon or a jog on the trail. The playground area is fully equipped for fun and safety. This is a great place to spend a lazy day. There are no fees to use the park.
Visitors can enjoy a picnic and the great outdoors at this magnificent Portland park. This 86-acre park hosts a number of outdoor events, including trade shows, arts and crafts fairs and annual events. Built on the grave of Vanport, a city destroyed by a 1948 flood, the park also offers the usual amenities: lighted softball fields, soccer and football fields, nature trails and a playground. You will enjoy beautiful views of the Columbia and Willamette rivers and their banks in East Delta Park.
This park, located in the middle of a North Portland neighborhood, is a great place to have your cookout, picnic or nap. Some weekends, it tends to fill up with families and large gatherings, but most days, it is rather sleepy. Not a lot of people know about it. Nevertheless, the old-growth trees, green grass and quiet location make it another great Rose City park. You will find baseball and football fields, tennis courts and cookout facilities.
If you've got a game, here's the place to play it. If you're looking for a game, the odds are good you'll find one here. The sports complex has seven lit softball fields, which often double as baseball fields. There are seven soccer fields and Strausser Field offers a synthetic soccer surface, so you can see what it's like to play on that stuff. You'll also find eight sand volleyball courts in Delta Sports Complex. During the summer, there are people playing here from sunrise to midnight. The complex is also convenient to the rest of Delta Park.
Alberta Street is an epicenter of diversity, art and culture. Trendy little art galleries, novelty stores and unique restaurants line the street. Portlanders of all kinds come to Alberta Street for their annual fair: a lively celebration complete with live music and dancing, food, kids' stuff and a free trolley that rolls right through the middle of everything. Come and see why Northeast Portland is quickly becoming the capital for culture in this town.
Gammans Park, located in the peaceful Arbor Lodge Neighborhood, where folks walk down the street and wave to passing cars, the park is a truly fun place for kids, especially young kids. In addition to a playground fit for any tyke, there is a kiddy racetrack where the little ones can ride their tricycles or bikes on top of bridges and through tunnels. The park also has trails and paths that even the big kids enjoy. There are no fees to use the park.