Father's Day in Portland 2010

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

Father's Day in Portland: Outdoorsman

Sea To Summit Tours Adventures

1000 Sw Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

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.

Andy & Bax Sporting Goods

324 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

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!

Lucky Lab Brew Pub

915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Outdoor dads feel at home where the beer flows, peanut shells hit the floor, the patio sprawls and, of course, man's best friend is welcome to join in the fun.

Father's Day in Portland: Artist

Delia Inc

6524 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Owner Chris Cardy not only crafts beautiful furniture, but also teaches three-hour intro to welding courses, which is just what dad needs to execute his metallic visions. The $150 course fee includes all supplies and necessary gear.

Zilla Sake House

1806 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211

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.

Columbia Art & Drafting

1515 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

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.

Father's Day in Portland: Distinguished Gentleman

Highland Still House

201 S 2nd St, Oregon City, OR 97045

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.

Rich's Cigar Store

706 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

Treat dad to a day of dark, smoky joy. First he'll select a choice cigar from the humidor, then enjoy it while browsing through one of the city's best magazine selection or during a leisurely stroll down NW 23rd.

John Helmer Haberdasher

969 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Outfit him like the king he is. If Dad is in dire need of new duds, cruise him down to this classic haberdashery and set him up with a new suit, or just a classy silk tie and fedora.