Sights & Attractions in Portland

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Aerial Tram
On a clear day, the short ride on the aerial...
Transportation Sites, Viewpoints Southwest
 
Central Library
The elegant, etched-graphite central staircase...
Libraries Downtown
 
Chapman and Lownsdale squares
During the 1920s these parks were segregated by...
Squares Downtown
 
Chinatown Gate
Recognizable by its 5 roofs, 64 dragons, and 2...
Architectural Sites Old Town-Chinatown
 
City Hall
Portland's four-story, granite-faced City Hall,...
Government Buildings Downtown
 
Clear Creek Distillery
The distillery keeps such a low profile that it's...
Wineries / Breweries Nob Hill
 
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
For much of the year, this 7-acre retreat near...
Gardens / Arboretums Southeast
 
Director Park
Low on greenery but high on gathering space,...
Squares Downtown
 
First Congregational Church
This Venetian Gothic church, modeled after...
Religious Sites Downtown
 
Forest Park
One of the nation's largest urban wildernesses...
Parks Forest Park
 
Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Named for a former governor revered for his...
Parks 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
 
Jamison Square Park
This gently terraced park surrounded by tony...
Parks Pearl District
 
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
 
Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center
Known to most locals as the Ecotrust Building,...
Architectural Sites Pearl District
 
Kidd's Toy Museum
Unusually, you need to knock to gain admission to...
Museums / Galleries Southeast
 
KOIN Center
An instant landmark after its completion in 1984,...
Architectural Sites Downtown
 
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
 
Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse
The sophisticated exterior of this 1997...
Government Buildings Downtown
 
Mt. Tabor Park
A playground on top of a volcano cinder cone?...
Parks Southeast
 
North Mississippi Avenue
Four blocks of old storefronts reinvented as...
Neighborhoods / Streets North Portland
 
Northeast Alberta Street
Quirky handicrafts by local artists are for sale...
Neighborhoods / Streets Northeast Portland
 
Oaks Amusement Park
There's a small-town charm to this park that has...
Amusement 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 Holocaust Memorial
This memorial to those who perished during the...
Memorials / Monuments Southwest
 
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
 
Oregon Rail Heritage Center
Train history buffs aren't the only ones who'll...
Museums / Galleries Southeast
 
Oregon Zoo
This beautiful animal park in the West Hills is...
Zoos / Aquariums Southwest
 
Pioneer Courthouse Square
In many ways the living room, public heart, and...
Squares Downtown
 
Pittock Mansion
Henry Pittock, the founder and publisher of the...
Houses / Mansions Southwest
 
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 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
 
Portland State University
The state's only university in a major...
Educational Institutions Downtown
 
Powell's City of Books
The largest independent bookstore in the world,...
Stores / Malls Pearl District
 
Sellwood District
The pleasant neighborhood that begins east of the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Southeast
 
Skidmore Fountain
This unusually graceful fountain, built in...
Fountains Old Town-Chinatown
 
Tanner Springs Park
Tanner Creek, which once flowed through the area,...
Parks Pearl District
 
Temple Beth Israel
The imposing sandstone, brick, and stone...
Religious Sites Nob Hill
 
Terry Schrunk Plaza
A terraced amphitheater of green lawn and brick,...
Squares Downtown
 
Tryon Creek State Natural Area
Portland is chock-full of parks, but this is the...
Parks Portland
 
Union Station
You can always find your way to Union Station by...
Transportation Sites Old Town-Chinatown
 
Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade
A stroll along this 1½-mile pedestrian and...
Promenades / Boardwalks Southeast
 
World Forestry Center Discovery Museum
Visitors will find interactive and multimedia...
Museums / Galleries Southwest
 
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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