14 THE PORTLAND GUIDE | Discover Oregon no passport required
Uwajimaya is a quality local Asian grocery & gift
market. Visit www.uwajimaya.com to learn more.
10500 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway • Beaverton, OR
OMSI (OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY)
Just across the Willamette River from
downtown Portland is OMSI, with a
planetarium, a giant-screen theater, an
actual retired navy submarine (USS
Blueback) docked right outside, traveling
exhibits and “After Dark” events that pair
science talk along with beer and wine for
visitors 21 and over. If you have a curiosity,
the Oregon Museum of Science and
Industry will lure you in. If your under 21
companions come along, OMSI’s core fan
base, they will feel an earthquake, learn
about physics in Turbine Hall, try out
experiments in the interactive labs and
watch storms form on a giant globe.
There’s even a hands-on science
playground for kids youger than 6.
Current exhibits include: Illusion—
Nothing Is As It Seems (through Feb. 19);
Robot Revolution (opens March 17); and
OMSI Science Pub (monthly in multiple
locations). Easy to get to via the Hawthorne
Bridge, or travel via Streetcar (Central
Loop) or MAX light rail Orange line.
1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland. (503)
Within just 64 acres inside of Portland,
you will experience a wide range of
different continents and ecosystems.
You’ll find Asia, Fragile Forests, Pacific
Shores, Africa and the Great Northwest,
and within each zone, you’ll find exhibits
such as Africa Savanna that recreate
habitats of specific animals. Now,
Elephant Lands makes its debut providing
a world-class home for the elephant
family and an unforgettable experience
for visitors. From hilly corridors to shade
structures and pools, Elephant Lands
creates a new benchmark for elephant
health and well-being. Visitors are
engaged and come closer than ever
before to these amazing creatures.
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland.
(503) 226-1561: www.oregonzoo.org
9-June 18, 2018). On a permanent basis:
History Hub; Oregon My Oregon; and
Oregon Voices. 1200 SW Park Ave.,
downtown Portland. (503) 222-1741;
Oregon Zoo (Photo by Sara Morgan)