Can't Miss at Oaks Amusement Park:
Arts & Entertainment:
> McMenamin's Bagdad Theater & Pub (Porland,8 mi.) - A restored historic theater where guests can enjoy a meal while watching the latest feature films, as well as additional gathering places such as the Backstage Bar where you can enjoy some drinks with friends in the space where Vaudeville performers of the 1930's would perform.
> Portland Art Museum (Portland, 7 mi.) - The oldest art museum on the West Coast, featuring over 40,000 pieces of art including a sculpture garden and many pieces of Native American tribal art.
> Portland Saturday Market (Portland, 6 mi.) - The longest running open-air arts market in the country, the Saturday Market offers visitors the opportunity to purchase artwork and crafts from over 300 Pacific Northwest Artisans.
> PDX Adult Soap Box Derby (Portland, 8 mi.) - Whimsically designed, hand-built karts race downhill in Mt. Tabor Park.
> Portland Rose Festival (Portland, Various Locations) - An annual tradition of over 100 years featuring dragon boats, fireworks and the United States second largest all-floral float parade.
> UFO Festival (McMenamins, 38 mi.) - An alien-themed event featuring parades, pet costume contests and spaceship landing parties, becoming a destination for alien abduction survivors and those who want to believe.
> Apizza Scholls (Portland, 8 mi.) - One of Portland's most popular places for pizza, known for their belief in the "traditional rules of pizza", which include a maximum of 3 toppings, and only 2 can be meat because they want you to be able to taste each of the toppings. This spot was featured on "No Reservations" with Anthony Bourdain.
> Voodoo Doughnut (Portland, 6 mi.) - The original location of the popular doughnut shop, known for their unique variety of the sweet treat.
> BeerQuest Walking Tours (Portland) - Enjoy beer samples from some of Portland's Old Town Breweries in the traditional style beer tasting tour, or go on a smapling with a twist on the Haunted Pub tour, where your beer tasting will also offer insight into the less savory side of Old Town.
Landmarks & History:
> End of the Oregon Trail (Oregon City, 11 mi.) - The interpretive center for the end of the Oregon Trail, featuring actors that help to tell the tale of those who made the journey West by wagon.
> Oregon Historical Society Museum (Portland, 6 mi.) - A museum with permanent and traveling exhibits with interactive features that showcase Oregon and American History.
> Pittock Mansion (Portland, 9 mi.) - The former home of publisher Henry Pittock, this mansion provides visitors a glance into the story of Portland becoming a modern city from a pioneer town.
> International Rose Test Garden (Portland, 9 mi.) - Located in Washington Park, the oldest public rose garden in the United States, featuring over 600 varieties of roses in several thousand bushes.
> Multnomah Falls (Columbia River Gorge, 35 mi.) - The tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon, dropping over two basalt cliffs with several bridges and platforms for viewing, and hiking trails to enjoy a walk through the surrounding area.
> The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (Portland, 12 mi.) - A Catholic sanctuary that was carved out of a 110-foot tall cliff, and surrounded by a 62-acre botanical gardens, offering reflection space for all people, and excellent viewing locations.
> Moda Center (Portland, 7 mi.) - Located in the Rose Quarter of Portland, this arena is home of the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association, and the Portland Winterhawks of the the Western Hockey League.
> Providence Park (Portland, 8 mi.) - Portland's soccer stadium that is home to the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, and the Portland Thorns FC of the National Woman's Soccer League.
Theme Park-esque Attractions:
> Enchanted Forest (Turner, 53 mi.) - A theme park with a storybook trail featuring sculptures and statues of various fairy tales and stories, along with the unique Ice Mountain Bobsleds roller coaster and Big Timber Mountain log flume.
> Glowing Greens Miniature Golf (Portland, 6 mi.) - An adventure-style, 13-hole miniature golf course that is enjoyed in the dark with glowing elements and obstacles to challenge players.
> Portland Aerial Tram (Portland, 4 mi.) - Traveling a distance over 3,000 feet, and a vertical climb of 500 feet, the tram offers stunning views of the city and the Cascade mountains in the distance including the nearby Mt. Hood.