Sights & Attractions in Portland

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Name Category Location
 
Central Library
The elegant, etched-graphite central staircase and elaborate ceiling...
Libraries Downtown
 
The Grotto
Owned by the Catholic Church, the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful...
Religious Sites Northeast Portland
 
Hawthorne District
Stretching from the foot of Mt. Tabor to Southeast 30th Avenue...
Neighborhoods / Streets Southeast
 
Hoyt Arboretum
Twelve miles of trails wind through the arboretum, which has...
Gardens / Arboretums Southwest
 
International Rose Test Garden
Despite the name, these grounds are not an experimental greenhouse...
Gardens / Arboretums Southwest
 
Ira Keller Fountain
This series of 18-foot-high stone waterfalls across from the...
Fountains Downtown
 
Japanese Garden
The most authentic Japanese garden outside Japan takes up 5½...
Gardens / Arboretums Southwest
 
Japanese-American Historical Plaza
Take a moment to study the evocative figures cast into the bronze...
Squares Old Town/Chinatown
 
Lan Su Chinese Garden
In a twist on the Joni Mitchell song, the city of Portland and...
Gardens / Arboretums Old Town/Chinatown
 
Laurelhurst Park
Manicured lawns, stately trees, and a wildfowl pond make this...
Parks Southeast
 
Old Church
This building erected in 1882 is a prime example of Carpenter...
Religious Sites Downtown
 
Oregon Historical Society
Impressive eight-story-high trompe l'oeil murals of Lewis and...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Oregon Maritime Museum
Local model makers created most of this museum's models of ships...
Museums / Galleries Old Town/Chinatown
 
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Hundreds of hands-on exhibits draw families to this interactive...
Museums / Galleries Southeast
 
Pioneer Courthouse Square
In many ways the living room, public heart, and commercial soul...
Squares Downtown
 
Portland Art Museum
The treasures at the Pacific Northwest's oldest arts facility...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Portland Children's Museum
Colorful sights and sounds offer a feast of sensations for kids...
Museums / Galleries Southwest
 
Portland Farmers Market
On Saturday from March through mid-December, local farmers, bakers...
Markets / Bazaars Downtown
 
Portland Saturday Market
On weekends from March to Christmas, the west side of the Burnside...
Markets / Bazaars Old Town/Chinatown
 
Powell's City of Books
The largest independent bookstore in the world, with more than...
Stores / Malls Pearl District
 
Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade
A stroll along this 1½-mile pedestrian and cycling path across...
Promenades / Boardwalks Southeast
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