Portland Audubon Society

West Hills

Nestled in a gulch beside Forest Park, the Wildlife Care Center here treats injured native wildlife. If you're lucky, you can meet some of the 'educational' birds of prey that can't be released back into the wild. There's also a Nature Store, and 4.5 miles of forested trails in the nature sanctuary.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby West Hills attractions

1. Pittock Mansion

0.68 MILES

This grand and beautiful 1914 mansion was built by pioneer-entrepreneur Henry Pittock, who revitalized the Oregonian newspaper; his wife, Georgiana, also…

2. Hoyt Arboretum

0.95 MILES

Twelve miles of trails wind through this 189-acre ridge-top garden above the city zoo. It's home to over 6000 native and exotic plants and trees…

3. Forest Park

1.18 MILES

Abutting the more manicured Washington Park to the south (to which it is linked by various trails) is the far wilder 5100-acre Forest Park, an urban…

4. Washington Park


West of the city, Washington Park is a lush destination with 410 acres of green space, well-manicured gardens and forested trails. Within the parkland are…

5. Japanese Garden


Often called the most authentic Japanese garden outside Japan, this tranquil escape recently underwent a $30-million expansion under the guidance of…

6. World Forestry Center

1.27 MILES

This center highlights the importance of the world's forests, with a focus on those of the Pacific Northwest. Exhibits delve into wildlife and climate as…

7. International Rose Test Garden

1.32 MILES

These gardens practically gave Portland its 'Rose City' nickname. They sprawl across 4.5 acres of manicured lawns, fountains and flowerbeds, and on a…

8. Portland Children's Museum

1.41 MILES

Parents can seek solace at this museum, a great place to keep kids busy with interesting learning activities and exhibits. There's a clay studio, a…