Largest city of the Oregon State of United States of America, Portland is considered as one of the most environmentally conscious city. And hence, if you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of overcrowded and overpopulated metropolitan cities, then visiting Portland can definitely be a good idea. There are plentiful of things to indulge in during your Portland trip. Also named as the City of Roses, Portland is a perfect place to pause and relax for a bit.
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Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Scenic Drive, Family And Kids
Cascade Locks, OR 97014, United States
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is stretched over 292,500 acres connecting the Sandy River with the Deschutes. The river takes its course through Oregon and three Washington counties which contribute to the serene beauty of this Gorge. Volcanoes and floods effortlessly carved a brilliant path down the steep Rocky Mountains leaving behind the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge.
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area exhibits a picturesque view with sumptuous waterfalls that will leave you mesmerized. The unruffled scenic area is also ideal for hiking to get a better glimpse of the individual waterfalls.
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Garden, Park, Family And Kids
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
07:30 am - 09:00 pm
With the fear of decimation, a responsible citizen had foreseen the threat of the European roses being subject to extinction during the bombing of the First World War. This very thought convinced the government ultimately giving birth to the International Rose Test Garden. In this sumptuous garden, you will get a chance to stroll amidst 10,000 blooming flowers belonging to about 500 different species. The park acts like an oasis amidst the bustle of city, thereby rejuvenating you and making you believe in the immortality of beauty.
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Museum, Children Museum, Park, Zoo, Memorial, Family And Kids, Fountain, Picnic ...
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
05:00 am - 10:00 pm
This is a massive urban public park, 410 acres in size, with more activities packed into its premises than some small towns have. There are over 15 kilometres of trails criss-crossing a prettily landscaped area of diverse trees and flowers, grassy amphitheatres, ponds, miniature waterfalls, gardens, stone stairs, public art, tennis courts and soccer fields and picnic areas. Frankly, the place looks magical.
Highlights of the park include:
The Oregon Zoo
The Washington Park Amphitheater, which is the location of many a public concert and the Washington Park Summer Festival
The Portland Japanese Garden
The International Rose Test Garden - Shakespearean and alpine garden with 7000 roses in 5000 varieties.
Rose Garden Children's Park, with the the Elephant House picnic shelter is one of the greatest children’s playgrounds you’ll ever come across.
The World Forestry Center Discovery Museum
The 2004 Oregon Holocaust Memorial: a collection of scattered objects, stone benches, granite bars that represent the railroad tracks, all word containing the history of the Holocaust comma names of people who died in the camps and their surviving relatives in Oregon.
The Washington Park station
Hoyt Arboretum - 10,000 plants covering 1,100 species
The 1987 Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial - adjacent to Hoyt Arboretum, this is an 8 acre landscaped bowl and amphitheatre, with year specific monument walls.
The Portland Children's Museum
The Washington Park & Zoo Railway
Les AuCoin Plaza
Various monuments, including the Lewis and Clark Memorial Column, the Coming of the White Man statue, the Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste statue, the Chiming Fountain, the Loyal B. Stearns Memorial Fountain, the Frank E. Beach Memorial Fountain and the Royal Rosarian statue.
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Garden, Walking Area, Family And Kids
239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209, United States
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
After the Japanese garden, the city of Portland is also home to a magnificent Chinese garden. At a short distance from the waterfront lies the beautiful Lan Su Chinese Garden which is the largest Suzhou style garden outside the country of China. The garden does complete justice in its attempt to reflect an authentic Chinese garden. The charm of the garden is credited to its lovely blooming flowers, varied and rare plant species, the elite tea house, stone, art, buildings, water, koi, dragonflies and the peace and tranquility emitted by the calm atmosphere in there. Unwind from the day’s chaos by indulging in a pleasant visit to the Lan Su Chinese Garden.
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Garden, Leisure, Family And Kids, Nature
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205, United States
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Portland Japanese Garden is actually made up of five different gardens namely; Flat Garden, Strolling Pond Garden, Tea Garden, Natural Garden and Sand and Stone Garden. Each of these gardens exhibit peace and tranquility while depicting the Japanese tradition and culture. The designers of the garden believe that the quality of stones used in the garden are the prime most element to create a well-designed garden. Hence everything that contributed in the making of this five in one garden was picked wisely. Each of these five gardens has something peculiar about them.
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Food And Drinks, Winery, Valley, Vineyard, Adults
Willamette Valley, Oregon, Portland, USA
The Willamette Valley has beautiful vineyards that have led to the presence of about 400 wineries. If Pinot Noir suits your taste, you are bound to enjoy your visit to this valley. You can easily sip on your wine amidst the greenery and breathtaking landscape the valley offers.
In the valley, you will find an array fine-dine restaurants from where you can grab a delicious bite as well. Some of the old-guard wineries include Sokol Blosser, Erath and Eyrie. So, there are places to stay where you can find an ultimate accommodation to spend some time in the lap of nature.
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Outdoors, Biking Trail, Adventure, Nature, Adults
Portland, OR 97231, USA
05:00 am - 10:00 pm
Portland is reputed of its greenery with ample of tress embracing the residents of the city. I bet as a tourist you won’t be able to neglect the beauty of the lush green vegetation that will lure you with its scenic beauty. The forest park is replete with tall trees, plenty of hiking trails that go from easy to difficult, biking trails, equestrian, trails and vista point.
The forest park is adventurous and naturally beautiful. Enjoy a long kiss of nature by taking your first step into the woods at the pristine forest park.
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Family And Kids, Architecture , Mansion
3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland, OR 97210, United States
11:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Pittock mansion is a beautiful architectural structure that was home to the pioneers of Portland. The Pittock Mansion reflects life how it was hundreds of years back from the perspective of the Portland pioneers. It’s a French Renaissance styled chateau whose interiors reflect the architectural style of Victorian Turkish and French forms. Trivia: The mansion has appeared in Hollywood movies like First Love, Unhinged, The Haunting of Sarah Hardy and many others. Take a peek into its quaint setting and design.
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Outdoors, Zoo, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Train Ride
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221, United States
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
Of course, if you are an animal lover you are bound to love this zoo. Moreover you would be delighted to see the wide variety of animal species in the Oregon zoo for sure. Packy, is undoubtedly the highlight of the zoo being the oldest male elephant alive in Oregon. Kids are bound to enjoy this place more.
Kids are more likely to enjoy the zoo as there is also a mini train that runs in the zoo premises, a couple of good eateries and snack bars.
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Science Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museum
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214, United States
09:30 am - 09:00 pm
Age doesn’t matter at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry as the museum has something exciting for everyone who walks in. However, kids are bound to enjoy this place more. The museum is home to a planetarium, wide collection of travel exhibits, a giant-screen theater, a navy submarine and a lot more. The museum has its special way of inducing fun with learning by teaming up jug of beer or some fine wine with informative science talks. And after the alcohol acts as an appetizer, you can satisfy you hunger by grabbing a bite at the popular cafe in the museum. You dreamt of a session like this in school. Didn’t you? It is time to live it at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
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Art Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, United States
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
Portland Art museum, also known as the Portland museum of art (PMA) is an old renowned museum with an extensive collection of contemporary art, remarkable holdings of Maine art, exhibitions, commendable American and European art work and a lot more. The museum exhibits an unparalleled display of antique arts that goes way beyond one's imagination. The art museum screens movies and hosts curator talks as well. A visit to the museum of art is sure to leave you entertained and amused.
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Outdoors, Walking Area, Brewery, Restaurant, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Tow...
Pearl District, Portland, OR, USA
Pear district in an area in the city of Portland that is replete with bars, restaurants, a brewery block, fascinating shops, art galleries and more. For those who love beer, the breweries offer a variety of craft beer flavors. The Pearl District area is beautified with street sculptures, while the museums in this part of the town are completely worth visiting. When in Portland do not miss out on the fun this place has to offer.
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Religious Site, Cave, Botanical Garden, Statue, Family And Kids, Specialty Shop
8840 NE Skidmore St, Portland, OR 97220, United States
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother is a sacred shrine to the catholic community worldwide. However, anyone seeking peace and tranquility is welcome to the blessed place. The highlight of the grotto is a cave beautifully carved into a rock that is 110 feet tall. The grotto occupies 62 acres and is decorated with about 100 statues, beautiful reflection ponds, a chapel, a gift shop and a wide botanical garden.
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Outdoors, Water Body, Camp, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure Sport, Lake...
Trillium Lake Rd, Government Camp, OR 97028, USA
The Trillium Lake offers a picturesque view of Mount Hood and makes for a gorgeous backdrop with tall towering pine trees and a serene, tranquilizing atmosphere. The lake is otherwise ideal for day picnics, boating, fishing, camping, hiking and various other adventurous activities. Skiing can be a fun winter activity along the lake as well. There is a proper campground where you can fulfill your cozy summer picnic dreams and come back with fond memories of nature. Camping is also allowed.
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Park, Landmark, View Point, Bridge, Walking Area, Historical Site, Leisure, Fami...
8600 NW Bridge Ave Portland, OR 97203 United States
St. Johns Bridge is a steel suspension bridge that was built across the Willamette River in the city of Portland in the year 1931. This iconic piece of architecture is designated as a historical landmark in the city. A relaxing walk or a pleasant drive over this bridge would lead you to the historic downtown where the magnificent Cathedral Park and several sophisticated restaurants are located. There is an array of parks that embellishes this bridge that includes, Pier Park, the Columbia Slough, Kelley Point Park, Pier Park, the Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area. A walk or a drive through it will let you have a close rendezvous with nature.