Triple Crown Fastpitch is a coast-to-coast operation, and the Left Coast is a primary source of interest and attention with the Valley Invite, based in and around Portland, OR. While the action on the field will be compelling, there are plenty of ways to change up your time at the event and see what else is intriguing about the region.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry – Really, there’s no better place to engage your mind and grow your knowledge that the OMSI. Five halls and more than 200 exhibits will fully engage the family, with theaters, planetariums and even a submarine.
Voodoo Doughnuts – Now in seven locations, this operation sprang to life in 2003 and has become a mandatory stop for visitors to the city. The Bacon Maple Bar is a particularly well-loved offering, but about 50 varieties are there for the munching.
Portland Food Carts – This dose of local culture is loosely organized in “pods” where dozens and dozens of cuisine styles are represented. At any given time there are about 500 tracks/carts in operation; it all started in the 1910s with horse-pulled carts and has taken root as part of the city.
Bridges – Over the Willamette River, there are 12 bridges keeping Portland stitched together, and they all have their unique charms. Suited for cars, bikes and pedestrians, the bridges help create the unique vibe of the city.
Multnomah Falls – About 30 miles from Portland, this is a 611-foot-tall awe-inspiring cascade of icy water. From the parking area off of I-84, a 5-minute walk is all that separates you from the exhilarating spray at the base of the falls.