First time visitor to Portland? Long time resident? Looking for something to do on a slow weekend? How about a scavenger hunt for Portland to explore some of what makes Portland, Portlandia. And maybe learn some history while you’re at it!
1.) Q: He has twins in Philadelphia and New York
2.) Q: This was the World’s longest Bar
3.) Q: Flood water reached this building in 1894.
4.) Q: Portland’s First Traffic Light is here.
5.) Q: Pac-Man, The Simpsons, Donkey Kong, Dr. Mario
6.) Q: Grimm had the oldest Turkey Dinner
7.) Q: The first place you could make a phone call
8.) Q: This ancient culture shelter’s Portland Future
9.) Q: He’s older then Powell’s
10.) Q: The Bishop lived here
11.) Q: They fought against public drunkenness
12.) Q: This veteran of the Spanish-American War is still remembered
13.) Q: Which was Portland’s first bridge?
14.) Q: Lewis and Clark. Murder. Witch’s House
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2.) A: Erikson’s Saloon Building is on NW 2nd next to Alexis. Big gold letters on the building.
3.) A: (Several) First one at 133 Second Ave, Haseltine Building. There is a sign on it, and you can see the water marks on it. Second at 220 NW 2nd Ave
4.) A: Portland Police Museum
5.) A: Ground Kontrol Arcade
7.) A: Portland’s First Telephone Exchange
8.) A: Time Capsule at the Chinatown Gate
9.) A: Cameron’s Books
10.) A: The Bishop’s House
11.) A: The Benson Bubblers
13.) A: Morrison Bridge
14.) A: Danford Balch Homesite