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My Portland –

Updated: Jan 21, 2020

My last hurrah before my surgery was a short visit to the Pacific Northwest, my home town, Portland, Oregon. We were only in Portland for a blink of an eye, to celebrate my dad’s 84th birthday. Happy birthday, dad! Although we were only there for a day, we brought our tennis racquets, knowing that upon our return to the east coast, I would be checking in the very next day at the Hospital for Special Surgery, for my bilateral Patellofemoral joint replacement procedure. So, before hanging up my tennis racquets, my last tennis experience for 2019 and for the next few months, was at the Portland Tennis Center.

The Portland Tennis Center

We had played at The Portland Tennis Center nine years ago. At that time, we played on outdoor courts. William and I had just started dating; and he had just started to play tennis, so it was fun. The Portland Tennis Center was located in Northeast Portland. I called up for a reservation and was given an early 8:00am start time. We were good with that time because of the time difference. It was not a problem. Even though we were staying in the Lake Oswego, Oregon area, the Portland Tennis Center was only a 15 minute drive. When we signed in, we paid our $16 fee for an hour and 15 minutes of court time (Travel tip: Reasonable rates, indoor facility is part of the Portland Parks and Recreation). We spoke with the attendant about the tennis facility. He told us that many people traveled to Portland and played at the Portland Tennis Center. (Travel tip: When I called for a reservation, I felt immediately welcome to play at the facility).

The Portland Tennis Center, Portland, Oregon -

We absolutely loved playing on the hard courts at the Portland Tennis Center. We loved that the facility was very active, even at 8:00 am. We will definitely secure court time at this wonderful facility on our next visit (with my new knees!). The facility had courts in the main building and an adjacent bubble with additional courts. There is plenty of parking at the facility.

After tennis, we enjoyed a day with the family in the Portland area. Usually, when we visit Portland, we enjoy sightseeing, including visiting some of the wineries south of Portland. Most of our trips to Portland, including this one, end with a stop at a fantastic Korean restaurant, Nakwon, Beaverton, Oregon. We highly recommend this Korean restaurant! (my mother is from South Korea and it has her approval!) to anyone visiting Portland, Oregon.

The Portland Tennis Center is a wonderful tennis facility to play tennis on your next trip. I cannot wait to go back! So don’t forget your tennis racquets, whether visiting on business or pleasure (if you are traveling solo, talk to the tennis attendant so they can assist in arranging attendance in a tennis clinic or for a tennis teaching pro to hit with you). I’m looking forward to our new decade, as we discover more places to visit and play tennis, of course!


The Portland Tennis Center – 324 NE 12th, Portland, Oregon – 503-823-3189

Nakwon – Korean Restaurant – 4601 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, Oregon 97005

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