Visiting Portland

(Portland, Oregon - OR, USA)

Standing at the point where the Columbia River meets the Willamette River, the city of Portland is amongst America's most attractive.

With bags of character and charm, Portland is full of pleasant green areas, parklands and gardens, which include Washington Park, Hoyt Arboretum and the Chinese Classical Garden in Portland's Old Town area.

Visiting Portland: Places to Visit

  • Guided tours of Portland, with experienced guides leading visitors around this pedestrian-friendly city, passing many historical buildings along the way
  • Oregon Zoo, Portland's award-winning zoological gardens, famed for its breeding results and research facilities, featuring a petting zoo for young children and an African rain forest
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park, an important area of green close to central Portland, featuring various pathways and trails alongside the scenic Willamette River
  • Japanese American Historical Plaza, an impressive sculpture garden with large cherry trees, standing in Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park
  • Oregon Historical Society (OHS), a renovated and interesting attraction, offering local artifacts and important photographic archives of the Portland area
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a grand and poignant structure remembering those who died during the Vietnam War
  • World Forestry Discovery Center, with woodland walks, outdoor activities and a range of interactive displays, recently redeveloped at a cost of around seven million dollars
  • Pittock Mansion, built at the beginning of the 20th century by the founder of Portland's historic daily newspaper, incorporating a variety of architectural styles and offering mountainous views
  • Museums, with Portland's most popular including the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Oregon Maritime Center and Museum, and the Children's Museum

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