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Portland candy makers and chocolatiers

These seven Portland candy artisans craft unique sweets, be they creamy cacao confections, rainbow-colored candies or salty-sweet treats.

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Pumpkin patches in and near Portland

The Portland area has many farms with U-pick pumpkin patches and fun family activities like hayrides, corn mazes, petting zoos and cozy fall food and drink.

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Audubon Society of Portland Nature Sanctuary

The Audubon Society of Portland Nature Sanctuary provides a great jumping-off point for exploring Forest Park, the country’s largest urban wilderness.

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Apple picking near Portland

Freshly-picked Pacific Northwest apples are a local favorite, and many Portland-area orchards allow visitors to pluck the fruit right off the branch.

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Portland’s best back-to-school shopping

This fall, ditch the chain stores and get your kids ready to learn in style by shopping at these distinctly Portland spots.

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Baseball in Portland

Portland and nearby Hillsboro offer two local baseball teams pitching nothing but summery good times, the Portland Pickles and the Hillsboro Hops.

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RV parks in and near Portland

Whether you’re craving a woodland adventure, an urban exploration or just a great roadside view as you travel cross-country in your RV, Portland has it all - along with comfortable and convenient locations to park or set up camp.

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Summer Free for All

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Free For All program offers over 250 free events from June to September, including free movie screenings, concerts and rock climbing.

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July event picks

Trying to decide what to do in Portland in July? Here are our editors’ picks for the best activities and entertainment available this month!

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UFO Festival in McMinnville

Every May, thousands of visitors flock to the city’s famous UFO Festival, featuring four days of parades, costume contests, expert speakers and family fun.

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