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...
Libraries Downtown
 
Chapman and Lownsdale squares
During the 1920s these parks were segregated by...
Squares Downtown
 
City Hall
Portland's four-story, granite-faced City Hall,...
Government Buildings Downtown
 
Director Park
Low on greenery but high on gathering space,...
Squares Downtown
 
First Congregational Church
This Venetian Gothic church, modeled after...
Religious Sites Downtown
 
Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Named for a former governor revered for his...
Parks Downtown
 
Ira Keller Fountain
This series of 18-foot-high stone waterfalls...
Fountains Downtown
 
KOIN Center
An instant landmark after its completion in 1984,...
Architectural Sites Downtown
 
Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse
The sophisticated exterior of this 1997...
Government Buildings Downtown
 
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
 
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 Building
Portlandia, the second-largest hammered-copper...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Downtown
 
Portland Center for the Performing Arts
The "old building" and the hub of activity...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown
 
Portland Farmers Market
On Saturday from March through mid-December,...
Markets / Bazaars Downtown
 
Portland State University
The state's only university in a major...
Educational Institutions Downtown
 
Terry Schrunk Plaza
A terraced amphitheater of green lawn and brick,...
Squares Downtown
 
World Trade Center
The three sleek, handsome World Trade Center...
Architectural Sites Downtown
 
Yamhill National Historic District
Trains glide by many examples of 19th-century...
Historic Districts / Sites Downtown

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