Nike Town Portland

930 Southwest 6th Avenue
Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon offers a wealth of family-friendly attractions (in fact, I have so many to review, I’m behind!), but if you have a sports fan in your group, you’ll want to spend some time at Nike Town. The world headquarters of all things Nike, Portland outdoes itself with this two-story retail center in downtown (near Pioneer Square). Kids (and adults) love to see the newest shoe styles and apparel offered by Nike, displayed in their modern building with catwalks, glowing floors, and glass elevators. Various sports are represented in different rooms, and there’s a decent kids’ section upstairs.

Tip: If you’re not keen to pay the price for the top-of-the-line new products showcased at Nike Town, consider a stop at one of Nike’s outlets afterward for some serious (and more economical) shopping. We always find great deals at the Nike Outlet Store in Woodburn, OR (20 minutes south of Portland).

Date last visited: August 2010

Distance off the interstate: Ten minutes off either the I-5 or I-405 into downtown Portland.

Hours: Summer: 10am-7pm Winter: 10am-6pm

Food Services: None on site, but many options are at your disposal in the surrounding blocks. For something simple, Subway, McDonald’s, and a few other quick service restaurants are directly across the street.

Website: None. Their phone number is: (503) 221-6453

Directions: From I-5 south, take the Hawthorne Bridge onto Main Street. Follow Main Street east to 6th. Curbside parking is available, as are several parking garages. If you’re riding the MAX, you want to get off on the Pioneer Square South station.
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Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.

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