About Susan S
Lives in Vancouver, Canada
Since Mar 2014
Susan was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and has also lived in Victoria, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Austria. She has a background in international business and fascinated by new cultures and languages.
Equipment Hire, Bike Tours
Gift & Speciality Shops
Gardens, Parks, Zoos
Flea & Street Markets
Voodoo Doughnut is a must for those visiting Portland. Known for its unique, delicious, fun-themed donuts, this place is definitely worth the inevitable line that often forms here.
Since Portland is the bike capital of America, it would be almost a crime not to hop on two wheels while you're here. The city is incredibly flat, so biking makes for a fun and easy way to explore the city and cover a lot of ground quickly. On a bike tour, you can get the lay of the land — and learn a little while you're at it.
The name says it all. Spanning 68,000 square feet, Powell's really does feel like a city. This iconic bookstore has long been a beacon and a haven for book lovers. Don't be surprised if you find yourself spending several hours browsing the seemingly endless shelves here.
Enjoy a day of nature and exploration at Washington Park, which is home to the famous International Rose Test Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, Pittcock Mansion, Oregon Zoo, Vietnam Memorial, tennis courts, and plenty of places to have a picnic. With so many activities to choose from, you can easily spend several hours here.
The International Rose Test Garden (also known as the Portland Rose Garden) is the oldest public garden in America. As its name implies, the garden's primary purpose is to test new rose varieties, the oldest rose testing program in the country. Each year, the city of Portland awards a Gold Medal to the best introductions, which are then planted in the Gold Medal Garden.
After your visit to the International Rose Test Garden, take a walk over to the Portland Japanese Garden. Across its 5.5 acres, you will enjoy beautiful greenery, streams, and a view of Mount Hood.
Perched on the 15th floor of the Nines Hotel, Departure Restaurant and Lounge offers stunning city views, a trendy vibe, and delicious food. Especially popular on the weekends, this is a great spot to mingle.
Brunch is a favorite Portland pastime, and Mother's is a wonderful place to enjoy it. This fun spot serves up hearty comfort food in a classic, welcoming environment.
Portland Saturday Market is a bustling weekend spot thatshowcases many local artists on both Saturdays and Sundays. The art is incredible, and so is the waterfront location — the perfect place for a casual stroll on a weekend afternoon!
Don't leave Portland without checking out its food cart tours. Portland is known for its great food carts and serves a variety of street eats ranging from Thai to Mexican. This is a great alternative for those looking for lunch plans.
The Pearl District is a quaint neighborhood filled with great coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping. Grab a coffee at a cute cafe, and then explore the boutiques, finishing up with a nice dinner here.
Located in the heart of the Pearl District, Rogue is a must for those who love beer. With 38 taps, there is certainly a wide variety to choose from. And they are all pretty awesome!