Six Things to Do and See in Southeast Portland

Southeast Portland, where The Tristan Apartments is located, is known for lively shops, interesting cafes, and scenic parks. There are countless things to do and see in this popular area of the city. Whether you like spending time outdoors or are always looking for a new restaurant, there’s something for everyone here.

Here are six of the most popular things you can see and do in Southeast Portland:

1. Sign up for Trackers Earth Portland

If you have children and want to cultivate in them the love of the outdoors at an early age, Trackers Earth Portland is a great way to start. Its main office is located right near the Tristan, and you’ll be able to sign up your child for day camps, summer activities, and after-school sessions. All offer hands-on, immersive outdoor experiences. Trackers camps and programs have consistently been voted as Best Camp and Best After School Classes by parents in the area.

2. Visit the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Southeast Portland has many activities for families with young children. One of them is the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Children will love exploring the Blueback submarine and learn how the crew lives in the sub for months. The museum also offers a science playground, a natural sciences hall, and a discovery lab.

3. Watch a show at Aladdin Theater

Don’t think that Southeast Portland is just for kids. There are lots of entertainment options for adults too. There’s a show for everyone’s taste, from concerts to stand-up comedy. The famous Aladdin Theater is minutes away from The Tristan. This theater is one of the most well-known theaters in Portland, and it’s been around since the 1920s.

4. Enjoy the Portland Night Market

The Portland Night Market happens several times a year and brings together Portland’s best vendors of local food, drinks, and music. It blends these fun foodie experiences with local culture and retail in a free quarterly event with almost 200 booths and participants. Visiting the night market is a great weekend activity open to all ages.

5. Explore Mt. Tabor Park

Portland is only one of six cities in the U.S. with an extinct volcano within the city limits, and this is Mount Tabor. Less than a 15-minute drive away from The Tristan is Mt. Tabor Park. The park is a 191-acre public space with open reservoirs, hiking trails, a playground, a basketball court, and more. Everyone will love exploring Mt. Tabor Park.

6. Visit Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is an easy walk from The Tristan. It is a 9.5-acre garden that’s home to rare species of plants and flowers, including rhododendrons, azaleas, and other unique shrubs and trees. Visitors can enjoy three waterfalls with two scenic bridges. They can also stroll down picturesque paths to Crystal Springs Lake. Both children and adults will love spending time in this beautiful garden.

You’ll never get tired of exploring southeast Portland. It is the perfect place for urban professionals and young families to live and enjoy. There’s always a park to explore, a new restaurant to try, or a show to catch. The Tristan lies at the heart of this neighborhood and is the perfect base for living in this area.

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