Sights & Attractions in Portland

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Things to Do in Downtown

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Central Library
The elegant, etched-graphite central staircase and elaborate ceiling...
Libraries Downtown
 
Chapman and Lownsdale squares
During the 1920s these parks were segregated by sex: Chapman...
Squares Downtown
 
City Hall
Portland's four-story, granite-faced City Hall, which was completed...
Government Buildings Downtown
 
Director Park
Low on greenery but high on gathering space, this is the newest...
Squares Downtown
 
First Congregational Church
This Venetian Gothic church, modeled after Boston's Old South...
Religious Sites Downtown
 
Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Named for a former governor revered for his statewide land-use...
Parks Downtown
 
Ira Keller Fountain
This series of 18-foot-high stone waterfalls across from the...
Fountains Downtown
 
KOIN Center
An instant landmark after its completion in 1984, this handsome...
Architectural Sites Downtown
 
Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse
The sophisticated exterior of this 1997 skyscraper is clad in...
Government Buildings Downtown
 
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
 
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 Building
Portlandia, the second-largest hammered-copper statue in the...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Downtown
 
Portland Center for the Performing Arts
The "old building" and the hub of activity here is the Arlene...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown
 
Portland Farmers Market
On Saturday from March through mid-December, local farmers, bakers...
Markets / Bazaars Downtown
 
Portland State University
The state's only university in a major metropolitan area takes...
Educational Institutions Downtown
 
Terry Schrunk Plaza
A terraced amphitheater of green lawn and brick, shaded by flowering...
Squares Downtown
 
World Trade Center
The three sleek, handsome World Trade Center buildings, designed...
Architectural Sites Downtown
 
Yamhill National Historic District
Trains glide by many examples of 19th-century cast-iron architecture...
Historic Districts / Sites Downtown
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