Comfort Inn & Suites Tualatin - Portland South
7640 SW Warm Springs Street
Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone: (503) 612-9952
Fax: (503) 612-9946
Non-members are welcome to play at this 72-par private course. Pull carts are included with the fee at Tualatin Country Club. The 1912 championship course has been redesigned and offers a challenging round of golf. Golfers enjoy a break at the full bar and restaurant, which also provides catering. You can warm up on the putting green, driving range and chipping area. The pro shop typically opens at 6a.
Summerfield Golf & Country Club is located within a retirement community and was mentioned as one of the best Oregon executive courses. The nine-hole course, built in 1973, is open to the public for a nominal fee. The 33-par course features a chipping area and putting green, as well as an on-staff pro. The on site restaurant and lounge are great places to gather before or after the game.
Eighteen famous holes have been replicated at this outdoor putting green. Each hole is 30-50 yards long and copied to scale. One of the holes is an island green, only accessible by a footbridge. The facility also includes a covered and heated driving range with 62 tees. A restaurant and pro-shop completes the package. Golf programs for juniors are also offered.
With four indoor courts, reservations are sometimes a necessity but can be made as far as a week in advance. Classes, activities, group mixers and competitive play events are held daily. Courts are booked by the hour and can even come with a ball machine if you're missing a partner for the day.
Tennis lovers of all skill levels will appreciate this facility. Tennis professionals offer comprehensive lessons and that's just the beginning. At Mountain Park Racquet Club you will find everything from a pro-shop, childcare services, massage therapy, Jacuzzis and workout services. Sign up for one of the many fitness classes including aerobics and interval training. If you get tired playing tennis, try the squash or racquetball courts. After a vigorous game or two, take a load off in the lounge area. Call for membership information and dues.
The kids will have the time of their lives and you might, too. This six-acre fun park is just a short trip south of Portland. Outside, enjoy bumper boats, batting cages, miniature golf and more. Inside is another world where you can experience Kidopolis and laser tag. Admission to the year-round park is free, although you are charged for specific games and rides. Ask about special rate packages including outside or inside unlimited play. If you prefer, pay for each attraction separately. Check website for updated open hours.
You will not find much more than an endless sky and huge field here, and thank goodness! This open space provides the perfect environment to let loose with seven acres of grassy knolls awaiting plans for development. This primitive park overlooks the towering trees of its Westside neighborhood. The lot is ideal for kite flying and you will find many taking advantage of just that. Dickinson Park is located just off Interstate Highway five, about 10 minutes south of downtown.
Get ready to race. From Indy-style Formula One machines to two-seaters that let parents and children work the wheel together, this recreational racetrack has cars for everyone, and it's a lot of fun. Great for birthdays and other group events, Malibu Raceway LLC offers special rates for groups of 10 or more, plus other specials like "Two-For Tuesday." All ages will enjoy the twisty three-quarter-mile track, as well as the game room and batting cages.
This is all that is left of Portland's once-grand trolley system. It still runs smoothly, and views from the open glass-free windows are great. You almost slip back to a time when the rails were the only way to get around. It is a nice break from traffic and the best way to get intimate with the Willamette River without jumping in. The round trip cost a little bit, however the prices for adults, senior citizens and children is different. You can ride the rails Saturdays and Sundays from April through May.
Marylhurst University offers excellent academic courses, and students can even receive degrees online. But books are just the beginning. Check out the school's gifted symphony orchestra. The school is also renowned for its art programs, and the gallery boasts the works of Richard Kraft, Christine Murakishi, Janie Lowe, Joseph Biel and many others. It has provided the finest in contemporary art for more than two decades. You can learn more about the university's forums, exhibits and other events by visiting the web site.
Formerly the Progress Downs Golf Course, this redesigned, year-round, soft-spike-only course mixes old and new styles. More water, bunkers and bumps will mean more trouble for those who do not hit fairways. The par-71 course is 6,426 yards long and mainly flat. Be prompt as the management requests that you pay and check in 15 minutes before your tee time. Wind down with a meal at the Stockpot Restaurant and Catering Co.
This nine-car barge is ferried across the Willamette River by an underwater cable. Operating almost continuously since 1914, the boat resembles a trolley connected to an overhead electric power supply. The cost is $1.25 per car and the ride is an essential part of your leisure visit to Southeast Portland. Expect a wait, the ferry is one of the few ways to cross the river in this part of town, making it very popular with commuters. Note that this business accepts only cash.