Sights & Attractions in Portland


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Name Category Location
Central Library
The elegant, etched-graphite central staircase...
Libraries Downtown
The Grotto
Owned by the Catholic Church, the National...
Religious Sites Northeast Portland
Hawthorne District
Stretching from the foot of Mt. Tabor to...
Neighborhoods / Streets Southeast
Hoyt Arboretum
Twelve miles of trails wind through the...
Gardens / Arboretums Southwest
International Rose Test Garden
Despite the name, these grounds are not an...
Gardens / Arboretums Southwest
Ira Keller Fountain
This series of 18-foot-high stone waterfalls...
Fountains Downtown
Japanese Garden
The most authentic Japanese garden outside Japan...
Gardens / Arboretums Southwest
Japanese-American Historical Plaza
Take a moment to study the evocative figures cast...
Squares Old Town-Chinatown
Lan Su Chinese Garden
In a twist on the Joni Mitchell song, the city of...
Gardens / Arboretums Old Town-Chinatown
Laurelhurst Park
Manicured lawns, stately trees, and a wildfowl...
Parks Southeast
Old Church
This building erected in 1882 is a prime...
Religious Sites Downtown
Oregon Historical Society
Impressive eight-story-high trompe l'oeil...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
Oregon Maritime Museum
Local model makers created most of this museum's...
Museums / Galleries Old Town-Chinatown
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Hundreds of hands-on exhibits draw families to...
Museums / Galleries Southeast
Pioneer Courthouse Square
In many ways the living room, public heart, and...
Squares Downtown
Portland Art Museum
The treasures at the Pacific Northwest's oldest...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
Portland Children's Museum
Colorful sights and sounds offer a feast of...
Museums / Galleries Southwest
Portland Farmers Market
On Saturday from March through mid-December,...
Markets / Bazaars Downtown
Portland Saturday Market
On weekends from March to Christmas, the west...
Markets / Bazaars Old Town-Chinatown
Powell's City of Books
The largest independent bookstore in the world,...
Stores / Malls Pearl District
Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade
A stroll along this 1½-mile pedestrian and...
Promenades / Boardwalks Southeast


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