If you're one of those people who loves a good excuse to visit Portland, mark your calendars for June 15! That's WORLD TAPAS DAY!

Spain's entity for promoting tourism has asked to sponsor a whole week of activities teasing the pleasures of Spain. Saturday, June 15 is TAPAS day -- the Spanish version of appetizers.

That should also be a good time of year to visit the rose garden, and the weather should be perfect for recreating on the Willamette River.

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