THINGS TO DO AFTER YOUR LASIK IN PORTLAND
If you’re like many of King LASIK’s happy patients, you will be astonished at the clarity of your vision after treatment. Take full advantage of your high-definition vision by visiting some of Portland’s most-loved attractions and sights. Here are some of our top picks:
Walk, Jog or Bike along the River
The Willamette Waterfront is one of the first places to check out after vision correction. The waterfront park, which loops through the heart of Portland, offers fabulous views and great people-watching. You’ll marvel at the incredible bridges that crisscross the river. Walk or jog with a friend, or hop on your bike to see the sights.
International Rose Test Garden
Nestled in picturesque Washington Park, the International Rose Test Garden boasts more than 7,000 rose plants and 550 varieties, making it the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the country. Roses are sent from all over the world and tested for color, fragrance, resistance to disease and more. Come see why Portland earned its nickname, the “City of Roses”.
After spending time in the Rose Garden, make your way through Washington Park to the Oregon Zoo. Sprawled across 64 acres, the Zoo is teeming with beautiful and exotic animals (1,955 animals to be exact). Explore 232 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians and invertebrates. Twenty-two endangered species make their home at the Zoo.
Anxious for a beautiful view of the city? Take a few hours to visit Pittock Mansion, set on the West Hills of Portland. The French Renaissance-style chateau was built in 1909 as a private residence for Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock and his wife Georgiana. It has since morphed into a historical mansion open to the public for exploration. After touring the house, breathe in the beautiful view of the Portland downtown skyline from the backyard.
The Pearl District
Spend an afternoon shopping, eating or meandering through the streets of the bustling Pearl District. Don’t miss the world-famous Powell’s City of Books or the eclectic art galleries. Your newly improved vision makes the Pearl District come alive with color and detail!
A quick 30-minute drive from Portland, Multnomah Falls is a magnificent waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. It is the tallest waterfall in Oregon and the most visited recreation site in the Pacific Northwest, welcoming 2 million visitors a year. Admire the falls from the ground or take a foot trail up to the footbridge for closer access.