Known as "antique row," the area along S.E. 13th and Milwaukie avenues is the place to go for vintage finds. Start the search at Stars Antique Mall (7027 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.) and move on to R. Spencer Antiques (8130 S.E. 13th Ave.) but feel free to poke around some of the other mom-and-pop antique stores located on every other corner. Funky shops abound, including Portland Homestead Supply (8012 S.E 13th Ave.) for information and supplies for homesteading in the urban jungle.
Nearby is the Springwater Corridor Trail, a 21-mile path that begins near OMSI and winds its way east to Boring. The Sellwood segment runs along the Willamette River and passes Oaks Bottom Refuge, which has a paved three-mile path that ventures along the Willamette River, past a blue heron refuge (Portland's official city bird) and hummingbirds, waterfowl and other wildlife. Along the trail you'll pass the entrance to Oaks Amusement Park. Opened in 1905, Oaks Park is one of the nation's oldest continuously operated amusement areas with a ferris wheel, carnival rides, an old-fashioned roller skating rink and a roller coaster for the thrill seekers.