by Nina Lary - 21 Reviews - 50 List
He might bring home the bacon; he might hold down the fort. Either way, Dad deserves a day of his own, a day free of responsibility or household chores. Whether he swoons over fine cigars, gets his kicks white water rafting or finds inspiration in a blank canvas, we've got plenty of ideas for spoiling the father(s) in your life.
Updated: June 22, 2010
Nothing says ?I Love You? more than a white water getaway. Let dad leave behind his responsibilities for a day and tame the river on his own. This local run tours on the Upper Clackamas and White Salmon rivers, in addition to Oregon surf and skate tours if your pops is still young at heart.
Whatever it is dad likes to do outside, he'll find his gear here. With killer deals on army/navy surplus, rafting and camping gear, this is the place to let him loose. Just be sure to meet him at the register. Today is your treat!
This sweet little sushi and sake house screams funky artistic with woodcut booths and handmade paper lamps. A sake menu including flights from various regions of Japan, spanking fresh fish and laid-back vibe will lull dad into Father's Day contentment.
Chock full of goods for the artist, architect or engineer, this Portland warehouse is a great spot to swoop gifts for an artistic father. If you're not sure what's missing from dad's box of tricks, just pick up a gift card and be rest assured that it will be put to good use.
You'll be doing the driving today. So open the car door and usher ol? dad into the passenger seat. The destination? Oregon City: home to the Portland area's largest scotch collection. This Scottish pub boasts over a hundred scotches sorted by region and a menu full of authentic specialties like Banger & Beans, Scotch Eggs and Haggis Balls.