Now that you’ve achieved full-definition eyesight with LASIK, you may experience a renewed zest for life and a thirst for new activities. Portland offers a myriad of sights and attractions to enjoy with clearer vision. Here are some of Will Vision & Laser Centers’ favorites:
Marvel at the Portland Rose Garden
One of Portland’s must-see attractions is the rose garden in Washington Park. Home to more than 10,000 roses (650+ varieties!), the garden also offers beautiful views of downtown and Mount Hood, that you don’t need contacts or glasses to experience. The park is open daily and is free to the public. The best months to visit are typically May through September.
Root for the Trail Blazers
Drink in the excitement of a professional basketball game and cheer on the Portland Trail Blazers! They play at the Moda Center, located just across the beautiful Willamette River from downtown. Games are scheduled from October through April. Keep an eye out for their upcoming 2014-2015 schedule here.
Soak Up the Falls
Portland clearly has a very wet climate, and one of the advantages to this weather is the ubiquity of waterfalls in the area. The 80-mile Columbia River Gorge boasts more than 90 major falls, many of which are available year-round for hiking or simply observing in awe. The most popular spots include Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil and Multnomah Falls. Learn more about these falls here.
Explore the Pearl District
Window shopping never looked so good! Browse shops like Diesel, REI and Jonathan Adler, as well as the legendary Powell’s City of Books. Or, if you’re more of an art enthusiast, check out the interior design shops and art galleries. The charming Portland Streetcar will help you get where you need to be.
Join the Nike+ Run Club
If you’re an avid runner, imagine how the city will open up for you with 20/20 vision! Join other like-minded athletes during “the world’s largest run club,” which meets at the downtown Portland Nike store Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. for 3-, 5- or 7-mile routes. Afterward, you are invited to socialize with fellow runners at local bars and restaurants. Follow the @NikePortland Twitter feed or #WeRunPDX hashtag to get more information.
Take a Trip to the Theater
Portland is home to a thriving and diverse arts scene. There is truly something for everyone, whether your preference leans toward Broadway shows, smaller independent productions, music, ballet or comedy performances. Leave your opera glasses at home as you take in the vibrant theater culture. Check out Portland’5 Centers for the Arts to peruse upcoming shows.
For more information on how to achieve crystal-clear vision with LASIK, contact Will Vision & Laser Centers, serving Portland, Beaverton and Salem, Ore., as well as Vancouver, Wash., and all surrounding locations. Call or email us today. You can reach our Vancouver office by calling (877) 542-EYES (3937), our Beaverton office at (877) 542-3937 or our Salem office at (877) 542-3937.