Planning on visiting Portland from Hawaii any time soon? If so, here’s an overview of the town and some
Oregon’s main city of Portland is known as the “City of Roses.” Portland’s climate is marked by both warm, dry summers and cool winter days. As a result, it’s ideal for growing roses. The city is famous for its abundant outdoor activities as well as for it beer and coffee enthusiasts. Portland is home to a collection of independent-minded microbreweries, micro-distilleries and food trucks. They help contribute to the area’s unofficial slogan “Keep Portland Weird.”
Things to Do in Portland
There are many things to see in this bustling city. Top places include Voodoo Doughnuts, Oregon’s Museum of Science and Industry and Powell’s Bookstore. From humble beginnings in 1971, Powell’s Bookstore has grown into a Portland landmark and one of the world’s great bookstores. Powell’s City of Books contains more than 1.5 million books in 3,500 different sections and covers and entire city block. So get a cup of java at the in-store coffee shop. Grab a map to the nine color-coded rooms. And lose yourself in the largest used and new bookstore on Earth.
For those doughnut aficionados out there, Voodoo Doughnuts is a must try. Located in Old Town’s popular nightlife district, Voodoo Doughnut is one of Portland’s most unusual and delicious culinary destinations. The doughnuts, topped with creative ingredients such as bacon, Captain Crunch and Oreos, are almost as fun to look at as they are to eat. Open 24 hours a day locals and visitors line up for what may be the most innovative doughnuts in the world.
One of the nation’s leading science museums, Oregon’s Museum of Science and Industry is 219,000 square feet of brain-powered fun. There are five enormous halls which bring science to life with hundreds of interactive exhibits and displays. Experience an earthquake. Take part in live lab demonstrations. See a movie in the OMNIMAX Dome Theater. Explore the universe in a world-class planetarium and even tour a real submarine.
Visiting Portland from Hawaii
A number of airlines serve the Portland area. Some carriers like Hawaiian Airlines, Delta Airlines and Alaska Airlines have direct flights from Honolulu. So if you’re planning on visiting Portland from Hawaii, check out our Panda ® Online website. Here, you can find flights to and hotels in the Portland area online. Or you call us at (808) 734-1961 for information and assistance.