2122 S.E. Division St., Hosford-Abernethy
As far as dive-y foot spas go, Tranquille checks all of the boxes. It’s very clean, and you’ll soak your feet in a pot of hot water rather than a germ-filled jetted tub. You’ll get a free drink as part of your treatment, and more massage can be added in 15-minute increments.
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
1945 S.E. Water Ave., Hosford-Abernethy
For obvious reasons, the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry is a kid’s dream: planetarium, check, robots, check, giant digital globe, check. There’s even a fast attack submarine docked on the river (kids can climb aboard and tour it). What’s more surprising is that it's also a cool destination for grown-ups; the 21+ “OMSI After Dark” program brings in special science-based programming for adults to enjoy over beer and cocktails.
2713 S.E. 21st Ave., Hosford-Abernethy
The design at Löyly (which is Finnish for the steam that comes off hot rocks at a sauna) is distinctly Scandinavian, with beautiful hardwood floors and minimalist wooden lounge chairs set around the communal space. The facials, though, are decidedly unminimalist: There are nourishing masks; steamy, aromatic compresses to calm skin; layer upon layer of oils, creams, and hydrosols; detoxifying facial steams; and more. There’s a second location in Northeast Portland.
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