Visiting Oregon: Top 7 Attractions in Portland
The Pacific Northwest: Portland, Oregon
The Attractions You Want To See in Portland
The City of Roses offers both visitors and residents a variety of worthwhile attractions and activities. Here are seven of the best:
7. Tom McCall Waterfront
Celebrations and festivals are common occurrences at Waterfront Park, but even when nothing's going on, there is still plenty to do and see here.
6. Portland Rose Garden
Portland wouldn't be known as the City of Roses without its world famous rose garden. It's especially incredible when everything is in bloom.
5. Portland Saturday Market
You can find items such as eclectic, handmade jewelry items, exotic food, and local artwork here. The Saturday Market is also one of the best people watching areas on Earth.
4. Portland Japanese Garden
This is a quiet, serenely beautiful space that offers the perfect respite from the city's hustle and bustle. You'll feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a visit here.
3. Powell's City of Book
Arguably the best bookstore on the West Coast, Powell's is a Portland cultural icon that truly captures the spirit of this city.
2. Forest Park
This 5,000 acre park is the largest urban park in the United States and offers an authentic wilderness experience without having to leave the city limits. Over 70 miles of trails are available here for use by outdoor enthusiasts.
1. Portland Art Museum
The oldest art museum on the West Coast, Portland Art Museum hosts many world-class traveling exhibits and also provides hosts special events such as the Northwest Film Festival.