Whether you call it PDX, P-town, Stumptown, the City of Roses, Bridge City, or simply Portland, you’ll want to visit this vibrant destination in the Pacific Northwest for its eccentric locals, its dynamic downtown—resplendent with microbreweries, coffee shops, brunch spots, and bookstores—and the sweeping natural scenery that surrounds it, like the sparkling Willamette River and majestic Mount Hood.
Join us on our Post-Convention Tour to visit some of the city's highlights. Tour Cost: $60 per person.
- Pick up at DoubleTree by Hilton Portland (1000 NE Multnomah St) at 8:30 am.
- Multnomah Falls
A waterfall as magnificent and memorable as any in the country is located just a 30- minute drive outside of Portland. Visiting Multnomah Falls, a 611-foot-tall roaring, awe-inspiring cascade of icy water, lets you experience the power and beauty of nature up close and with ease.
- Powell’s City of Books in Downtown
Powell's headquarters, dubbed Powell's City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world. Powell's Bookstore is located in the Pearl District on the edge of downtown and occupies a full city block. It contains over 68,000 square feet (6,300 m2), about 1.6 acres of retail floor space. CNN rates it one of the ten "coolest" bookstores in the world.
- Lunch time
There are many restaurant options and shops to explore around Powell’s Bookstore. Shops of interests may include SCRAP, a donation-based creative reuse store, Kinokuniya Portland, a Japanese-based retailer known for its collection of Asian books, magazines, DVDs and stationery, Oblation Papers & Press, a letterpress print shop and hand-papermaking studio on view, and MUJI, a quality retail store with minimalistic approach from Japan.
- Portland Japanese Garden / International Rose Test Garden
Nestled in a serene nook of Portland, Oregon’s Washington Park sits the beautiful Portland Japanese Garden. The Portland Japanese Garden is a place to discard worldly thoughts and see oneself as a small but integral part of the universe. Just down the hill from The Portland Japanese Garden is the International Rose Test Garden, where you can stroll around over 10,000 rose bushes of approximately 650 varieties. The International Rose Test Garden covers 4.5 acres in several tiers facing downtown Portland, the Willamette River, and East Portland. On clear days, there are views of the Cascade Range, with Mount Hood featured prominently.
- Drop off some passengers at Powell’s Bookstore.
- Drop off the rest of passengers at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland t 4:30 pm.
The tour is full. If you are interested in joining, please email: pcoc-info [at] origamiusa.org to be placed on a waiting list.
- Online registration for the PCOC Post-PCOC Tour is now closed.