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For less than $10 per adult, find peace in the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, or Lan Su Chinese Garden. (Aug. 20, 2007)

Portland, Ore.

There's much to do on the cheap in Portland, Ore, a city where living thrifty is living well.

For less than $10 per adult, find peace
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For less than $10 per adult, find peace in the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, or Lan Su Chinese Garden. (Aug. 20, 2007)

A trip to the massive Powell's City of
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A trip to the massive Powell's City of Books is a must for any visitor to Portland, Ore. (Jan. 4, 2008)

Step into Portland, Ore.'s Powell's City of Books
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Step into Portland, Ore.'s Powell's City of Books and step into the past, when bookstores had rows upon rows of books stacked to the ceiling. (Jan. 4, 2008)

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For about $25 a day you can rent
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For about $25 a day you can rent a bike and tool around the cyclist-friendly Portland. Ore., including traveling along the east bank of the Willamette River. (July 10, 2008)

Washington Park is home to the International Rose
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Washington Park is home to the International Rose Test Garden, with more than 10,000 rose plants. Peak blooming season is late spring through early fall and there's a great view of Portland from the garden on clear days. (Aug. 20, 2007)

Stephanie Lesire smells a rose as she walks
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Stephanie Lesire smells a rose as she walks through the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Ore. Founded in 1917, it's the oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States. (July 13, 2010)

Get a panoramic view of downtown on the
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Get a panoramic view of downtown on the Portland Aerial Tram. A roundtrip ride is just $4. (Jan. 30, 2007)

Oregon's Mount Hood is visible from the Portland
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Oregon's Mount Hood is visible from the Portland Aerial Tram. (Jan. 30, 2007)

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For the daring, the curious and the shameless,
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For the daring, the curious and the shameless, Portland's farmers markets mean one thing: Free tastes.They're also great for people-watching.

In Portland, farmers markets can be found nearly
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In Portland, farmers markets can be found nearly every day of the week.

The Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Ore., is lit
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The Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Ore., is lit up at night during a free movie screening event, Flicks on the Bricks. The courthouse building dates to 1869 and offers movies on select summer nights.

Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland, Ore., is home to
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Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland, Ore., is home to plenty of funky and vintage clothing stores. (April 30, 2013)

The most Portland part of Portland, the one
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The most Portland part of Portland, the one that inspires the jokes, is on Hawthorne Boulevard, where you'll find lots of vintage clothing shops. (April 30, 2013)

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Hawthorne Boulevard is known for its funky stores
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Hawthorne Boulevard is known for its funky stores and vintage clothing shops, and is a great place for tourists to visit to soak up the people-watching scene. (April 30, 2013)

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