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Secret Portland (Oregon): The Unique Guidebook to Portland's Hidden Sites, Sounds, & Tastes (Secret Guide series)

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This intimate pocket-sized guide to the City of Roses features quirky eccentricities known only to locals, such as weather machine in Pioneer Courthouse Square, the International Rose Test Garden, and the only three-door elevator west of the Mississippi. Also included are details about a bookstore that occupies an entire city block, bus routes, and sites for science fictio ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by ECW Press (first published August 1st 2003)
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Amanda
I agree with another reviewer, there is nothing "secret" about the majority of the destinations in the book, even if you aren't from Portland. There's also a LOT of repetition--for instance the Rose Test Garden, Powells, Mills End Park and a few other places are talked about in several different categories. Additionally, there are some errors in the book that could have easily been checked, for instance: Mount Tabor is referred to as both an extinct volcano and a dormant volcano, which is not th ...more
Lafcadio
A little disappointed, I must admit. The "secrets" are not that secret. In fact, each category of secrets reveals what is most likely to pop up when you google it. Not much of a secret there.

Also, the "voice" in which this little volume is written bugs me quite a bit, and could use some editing:

"The unique design of the Steel Bridge has never been duplicated. It features two decks, one for trains, and one for automobiles, the lower of which can move independently of the other. Not only does thi
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