Pittock Mansion in Portland is a great historical place to visit. The Mansion is beautiful and restored to its original dcor. There are three out of the four floors you can explore, be sure to have some time set aside as it is very interesting. There is a fee to tour the mansion. The view from their grounds is beautiful and it is a nice place to spend some time.
Julianos Pizzeria is located on East Mill Plain in Vancouver. Their pizza is very good but sometimes the wait is a little long as they get very busy. They have a very good variety of pizza to choose from and the taste is good. They have a very casual atmosphere and have a good dining area to bring the family.
Lindo Mexico is located off of east Mill Plain in Vancouver. They are a very good Mexican restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner. Their chips and salsa are really good. They have a nice variety on the menu to choose from. There is a lot of seating in the dining area and the employees are nice. Recommend!
Clark College is located in Vancouver and a good place to get your Associates Degree. Also good for taking general classes to transfer to a University. They have a Running Start Program for juniors and seniors in High School. Besides offering classes for credit they have a variety of classes for community education, they send out several catalogs a year for these. Nice college to attend.
Washington State University Vancouver Campus is located in the Salmon Creek area on a beautiful campus, on a clear day you can even see Mt. St. Helens. There are excellent programs available with a variety of degrees offered. The staff is knowledgeable and offers some good classes. This campus has been here a few years and they keep adding onto it. Good University to attend.
Oregon Zoo in Portland is one of my favorite outings. This is a very nice, clean zoo with a large variety of animals to see. All of the animals, birds, fish, etc. are in good enclosures with nice areas to view them. All of the animals are great to see, especially the monkeys. There is also a train you pay extra for that goes all around the zoo. At Christmas it is fun as they decorate and light it up for the holidays (dress warm). Highly recommend for an outing!
Christian Supply in Portland is a large store with a great selection of Christian books, Bibles, Music and supplies. If you home school this is a good store as they carry a nice selection of supplies for home schooling. There is also a large Christian Fiction and childrens section as well as a nice gift area. Very nice place to shop.
Located in East Vancouver, Cleats Batting Cages is a fun place to go for recreation or to improve batting skills. There are different cages to us with a variety of speeds for all skill levels. If you dont want to bring your own bat and helmet they will provide them for you. You pay before you start and they give you tokens to use for each session so you are able to change cages if you like.
This Hawaiian Caf located in Vancouver has authentic Hawaiian meals. They have several lunch specials each day. The noodle soup is good and very filling. The dcor makes is like a little bit of Hawaii and they are always playing Hawaiian music. The dining area is nice with both booths and tables for seating. Fun place to go especially on a cold, rainy day.
Located at Duluth in the Ridgefield area, Don & Jos Drive-In serve good hamburgers and milkshakes. They also have fries, sandwiches, delicious homemade soup (vegetable soup is really good), chili, and other items. They have a drive through or there is seating inside at booths. The food tastes good and the employees are friendly. Great for lunch or dinner if you are in the area.