Tersigni Vision, a modern LASIK and vision correction boutique, proudly serves the Portland, Oregon area. Tersigni Vision is the only vision correction center in Oregon to provide the full range of cutting-edge LASIK alternatives. We are easily accessible from any place in Oregon thanks to our property’s strategic location and quick access to the highway. Dr. Tersigni, who grew up on the Oregon Coast, chose to build a leading-edge vision correction center in Portland after noticing there was nothing like what he envisioned in the community. Tersigni Vision brings world-class care and life-changing vision correction to the people of Oregon and the Portland area.
We are located at:
15150 Bangy Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
From Downtown Portland:
Tersigni Vision is only 10 miles from downtown Portland, making the trip to get better eyesight quick and easy.
From the Airport
Tersigni Vision’s Portland center for vision correction is approximately 20 miles from the Portland International Airport, providing easy access for patients to arrive and depart from our location.
Well-known Employers in the Portland Area Include:
- Providence Health & Services
- Oregon Health & Science Univerity
- Legacy Health
- Kaiser Permanente
- Fred Meyer Stores
- Wells Fargo
Many employees from these companies have had improvements in their vision as Tersigni Vision patients.
Tersigni Vision’s Hometown
The largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon is Portland, a port city in the Pacific Northwest 60 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Portland, the county seat of Multnomah County, the most populous county in Oregon, is located at the meeting of the Willamette river and Columbia river. With a population of 652,503 as of 2020, Portland ranked 26th in terms of population in the United States, sixth on the West Coast, and second in the Pacific Northwest, behind Seattle. The Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), which has 2.5 million residents within the city limits, is the 25th most populous in the United States. About half of the people in Oregon live within the Portland metropolitan area.
Near the end of the Oregon Trail in the 1840s, large numbers of settlers began arriving in Willamette Valley, and the Oregon settlement—named after Portland, Maine—started to become populated. The city’s early economy was heavily influenced by the timber industry, and its proximity to water made it easy to move commodities. The city had a reputation as one of the most dangerous port cities in the world around the start of the 20th century, serving as a center for organized violent crime and racketeering. The city’s hard-edged reputation started to wane with the industrial boom that occurred after World War II. Beginning in the 1960s, Portland developed a reputation as a haven of counter-culture due to its expanding liberal and progressive political views.
Portland continues to grow and has a booming economy. The location of Portland is advantageous for several industries. Economic advantages include relatively low energy costs, easy access to resources, east-west and north-south Interstates, international airports, major marine transport facilities, and both west coast intercontinental railroads.
Portland City Government
The city is run under a commission-based government, which is overseen by a mayor, four commissioners, and Metro, the only metropolitan planning entity in the US that is directly elected. Warm, dry summers and chilly, rainy winters characterize Portland’s climate. Portland has been referred to as the “City of Roses” for more than a century because of the environment, which is perfect for growing roses.
Portland’s Many Names
The city has a variety of nicknames throughout its history, but “Rose City” or “The City of Roses” are the two that are most frequently used. The latter has been the city’s unofficial moniker since 1888 and its official nickname since 2003. Portland International Airport’s airport code, “PDX,” is another name that locals frequently use in casual conversation. Other nicknames include Little Beirut, Bridgetown, Stumptown, Rip City, Soccer City, P-Town, and Portlandia.
Neighborhoods of Portland
Portland, a city of neighborhoods, is known for the energy and distinctiveness of its numerous neighborhoods, each of which is spread across six so-called “quadrants” and has a distinct sense of place. Locals will tell you that until you connect with our diverse communities, you haven’t really visited Portland. The city is divided into east and west by the Willamette River, and north and south by Burnside Street, which runs the full length of the city.
The 2010 census reported the city as 76.1% White, 7.1% Asian, 6.3% Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 4.7% belonging to two or more racial groups, and 5.0% from other races. 9.4% were Hispanic or Latino, of any race. White people not of Hispanic origin made up 72.2% of the total population.
When a program to condense the city’s urban expansion boundaries was implemented statewide in 1969, the city established a precedent for state-directed metropolitan planning as a part of its sustainability initiative. The first city to adopt a thorough plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions was Portland.
Portland is a well-known culinary destination; in general, it’s a city famed for its fresh cuisine made using local ingredients. Everything from the best seafood in the world to absolutely delicious doughnuts can be found here. Portland is renowned for having the best food carts in any city. And if you want to eat outside, Portland has a surprising array of patio options, so you’re in luck. Also, don’t forget about Portland’s signature drinks: craft beer and coffee. Check out a craft brewery and microbrewery or find your favorite coffee roaster. And when it comes to wine and tea, we’re no pushovers.
Portland is renowned for having both the attractions of a little town and the conveniences of a large city, including an international airport, a reliable public transportation system, major league sports teams (Basketball – Portland Trail Blazers, Major League Soccer – Portland Timbers, Women’s Soccer – Portland Thorns FC), and numerous museums and art galleries. Local attractions such as plentiful arts and crafts fairs, independent bookstores, as well as local traditions like the annual Rose Festival Parade and the World Naked Bike Ride make Portland truly unique.
In Portland, it’s common to spend the day exploring one of the many distinctive districts, stopping by locally owned shops, eateries, parks, and cultural attractions.
Portland’s cozy culture encourages individuals to spend time indoors practicing their skills, creating art, enjoying delectable food, hearing live music, perusing bookstores, taking advantage of tax-free shopping, visiting craft breweries, and sipping tea, beer, wine, cocktails, and coffee. This may be due to our region’s abundance of rain.
Portland’s Climate and Weather
Rain or shine, you may enjoy the city’s close proximity to nature by playing in the Willamette River, exploring beautiful public parks and gardens, biking the city’s 162 miles (261 km) of bike lanes, and hiking both inside the city boundaries and in the adjacent Columbia River Gorge.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) provides a free interactive map citywide for bikes and five neighborhood bike and walk maps. Getting around Portland has never been easier!
With the untamed Oregon Coast, snow-capped Mount Hood, lush wine country, and waterfall-filled Columbia Gorge all within short driving distance of the city, Portland is the ideal starting point for recreation and adventures.
Here are some well-known Portland locations that you should check out with your new vision…
International Rose Test Garden
The oldest continually running public rose test garden in the United States is the Portland International Rose Test Garden. More than 10,000 roses can be seen in the garden, which is unofficially called the Portland Rose Garden. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world enjoy its sights and smells. The garden also provides breathtaking views of Mount Hood and the city.
Jesse A. Currey, the editor of the Oregon Journal, came up with the idea for the garden in 1915, and Portland Parks authorized it in 1917. During World War I, it emerged as a sanctuary for hybrid roses grown in Europe. In 1918, Portland started receiving flowers, and the garden and amphitheater were dedicated in 1924. The Royal Rosarian Garden, the Shakespeare Garden, and the Miniature Rose Garden are three of the smaller areas that make up the grounds. The garden is open every day, and entry is free.
From the lush gardens of Pittock Mansion, a historic building constructed in 1904 for Portland business tycoons Henry and Georgiana Pittock, take in a breathtaking perspective of the downtown skyline. The mansion’s vast chambers, which feature revolving exhibits of art, relics, and photographs, offer a look into Portland and Oregon history.
Washington Park, home to the oldest zoo west of the Mississippi, is only a short ride on the MAX light rail from Downtown Portland, Oregon. The 2,697 animals of the Oregon Zoo represent more than 215 different species. Over forty percent of the zoo has been restored over the past few years, including rhino enclosures, primate habitats, and a new elephant enclosure.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
This science museum, located in Portland’s Central Eastside on the Willamette River, is a must-visit destination for families.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry appeals to visitors of all ages with its planetarium, which lets you and your children view the stars, giant-screen theater, which shows everything from documentaries to Hollywood blockbusters, retired navy submarine docked outside, and “After Dark” events, which pair science talks with alcohol for those over 21.
However, kids and STEM enthusiasts continue to make up the majority of OMSI’s audience. These individuals can get their geek on by experiencing an earthquake, learning about physics in Turbine Hall, conducting experiments in interactive labs, or watching storms develop on a massive globe. OMSI is conveniently located in downtown and is reachable by car, train, or bicycle.
Portland Japanese Garden
The Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of meticulously kept, serene beauty located close to the International Rose Test Garden and on the picturesque West Hills of Portland, above Washington Park. The 5.5-acre area is known as one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan and features a traditional Japanese tea house, meandering streams, private walks, and an unrivaled view of Mount Hood.
Five different garden styles can be found on the grounds, which together help to foster a sense of peace. The grounds were established in 1963 as a symbol of reconciliation between the World War II adversaries. The price of entry includes guided tours, and the garden frequently holds special events.
Portland Art Museum
One of the oldest art museums in the nation and the largest in Oregon is the Portland Art Museum. The museum, which is at the heart of Portland’s cultural district and is housed in two historic buildings on the South Park Blocks, has a sizable and diverse art collection.
The museum was established in 1892, and its inaugural exhibition was a collection of superb plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture, which are presently on display in the city library’s upper hall. The museum relocated into Pietro Belluschi’s main building, a graceful modern adaptation of the Georgian style that was sleek-lined and forward-thinking in its concepts, in 1932. In 2005, the museum expanded its exhibition space and office space on campus by renovating the nearby Masonic Temple. The museum contains substantial collections of Northwest art, Asian art, Native American art (particularly art from the Pacific Coast), prints and drawings, and photographs.
Atop the hills west of downtown, the 410-acre Washington Park is home to two museums, a zoo, a beautiful rose garden, one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in the world, and more. Forest Park, whose grounds total 5,100 acres, is one of the nation’s top urban wildernesses and borders Washington Park on three sides. One of Portland’s oldest, most popular, and frequently visited parks is Washington Park.