October 26, 2020

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Portland Walking Tour: A Fun Day Activity For Kids


 
Get lost in Portland is a game suitable for kids of the age of six or above. It is designed as a city tour game with some riddles and interesting facts about the city of Portland. Playing a game is a great way to explore the city and its most famous sites.
 
There are 10 sites located not far from one another, marked with the numbers from 1 to 10. Use a map to locate the sites and solve the riddle when you reach each site. Take your time to explore the beautiful city of Portland and let the game be your tour guide for the day.
 

1. Hawthorne Bridge

What is the color of the bridge?
 

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Photo by StuSeeger on Foter.com

Did you know?

The Hawthorne Bridge is a vertical-lift bridge over the Willamette River in Portland. It is known for being the oldest highway bridge in the city and the oldest still functioning vertical-lift bridge in the USA. There are over 8,000 cyclists and 800 TriMet buses crossing the bridge every day, which makes it the busiest transit bridge in Oregon.
 

2. Tom McCall Waterfront Park

How many small fountains are included into the Salmon Street Springs fountain?
 

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Photo by thedaisychick on Foter.com

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Tom McCall Waterfront Park is located along the Willamette River in Portland. This 36.59-acre (148,100 m2) park is named after Thomas Lawson (1913 – 1983) who was an American politician and journalist from Oregon. The American Planning Association placed the park between top ten America’s greatest public spaces in 2012.
 

3. Lownsdale Square

A statue of which animal is located inside the park?
 

By M.O. Stevens, from Wikimedia Commons
By M.O. Stevens, from Wikimedia Commons

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The Lownsdale Square in Portland is one of two squares which compose the Plaza Blocks. The large old elms and gingko trees, located in the park, are a well-known feature of this part of the city. One of the interesting things about Portland, which even locals might not know, is the miniature horse figures which are left as a part of the “Portland Horse Project”. There is a horse figure located in the Lownsdale Square area as well.
 

4. Pioneer Courthouse Square

What is the square’s floor made up of?
 

Michael Barera, from Wikimedia Commons
Michael Barera, from Wikimedia Commons

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Pioneer Courthouse Square is a 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m2) public space which is located in the center of downtown Portland. It is sometimes referred to as “Portland’s living room”. The area is named after the Pioneer Courthouse which used to be a federal building, built on the square in 1875.
 

5. Coming of the White Man Statue

Take a photo with the statue.
 

By History of Oregon, via Wikimedia Commons
By History of Oregon, via Wikimedia Commons

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Coming of the White Man is a statue which was gifted to the city in 1904. The artist Hermon Atkins MacNeil designed two Native American men with their looks directed to the Columbia River. One of the men on the sculpture is Chief Multnomah who is, together with his colleague, looking towards the river from where Lewis and Clark were arriving. Lewis and Clark were coming from the first American expedition where they crossed the western portion of the United States in 1804 and 1806.
 

6. Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste Statue

What is written at the bottom of the statue?
 

By Eyesoftheworld, from Wikimedia Commons
By Eyesoftheworld, from Wikimedia Commons

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Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste statue is one of the statues located in Washington Park. The statue represents the only woman who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition, Sacagawea. She, together with her son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, was included in the expedition with the purpose to explore the Western United States. Due to this fact, she is sometimes referred to as “the pioneer mother of old Oregon”.
 

7. Washington Park Amphitheater

Step in the middle of the Amphitheater and sing your favorite song.
 

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Photo by el_ave on Foter.com

Did you know?

Washington Park is a famous public place in Portland which is a popular place for hosting different public events, which mostly happen in summer. In the park you can find many interesting features, some of them are a zoo, forestry museum, arboretum, children’s museum, rose garden, Japanese garden, amphitheater, memorials, archery range, tennis courts, soccer field, picnic areas, playgrounds and many others.
 

8. Washington Park Rose Garden

How many different colors of roses can you find in the park?
 

Photo by K. Kendall on Foter.com
Photo by K. Kendall on Foter.com

Did you know?

Washington Park Rose Garden was open in 1924 and is famous for being the oldest continuously-operated garden in the USA. Inside the park, there are more than 10,000 roses which come in more than 650 different types.
 

9. Hoyt Arboretum

Name 3 species of plants you can find in the arboretum.
 

By Another Believer, from Wikimedia Commons
By Another Believer, from Wikimedia Commons

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Hoyt Arboretum, located in the Washington Park, was opened in 1928. Today there are almost 6,000 individual trees and shrubs growing in this 187 acres (75.68 hectares) arboretum. Visitors can scroll around twelve miles (19 km) of trails and observe the variety of plant species.
 

10. Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial

How many years did the Vietnam war last?
 

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Photo by mjfmjfmjf on Foter.com

Did you know?

The Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial honours the people from Oregon who were killed during the Vietnam War. There is a 1,200-foot (370 m) spiral path on the site, surrounded by various garden features.