Portland attractions

Top Choice Park in Downtown

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

This popular riverside park, which lines the west bank of the Willamette River, was finished in 1978 after four years of construction. It replaced an old freeway with 1.5 miles of paved sidewalks and grassy spaces, …
Top Choice Park in West Hills

Forest Park

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, a temperate rainforest that harbors plants and animals and hosts an avid hi…
Top Choice Gardens in West Hills

Japanese Garden

Often called the most authentic Japanese garden outside Japan, this tranquil escape recently underwent a $30-million expansion under the guidance of renowned architect Kengo Kuma. Completed in 2017, the expansion ad…
Top Choice Landmark in Downtown

Pioneer Courthouse Square

The heart of downtown Portland, this brick plaza is nicknamed Portland's 'living room' and is the most-visited public space in the city. When it isn't full of sunbathers or office workers lunching, the square hosts …
Top Choice Gardens in Old Town-Chinatown

Lan Su Chinese Garden

This classical Chinese garden is a one-block haven of tranquility, with a traditional teahouse, reflecting ponds and manicured greenery. Guided tours are available with admission. Check the website for special event…
Top Choice Market in Old Town-Chinatown

Saturday Market

The best time to walk along the Portland Waterfront is on a weekend, when you can catch this famous market showcasing arts and crafts, street entertainers and food carts.
Park in West Hills

Washington Park

Tame and well-tended Washington Park contains several key attractions within its 410 acres of greenery. The International Rose Test Garden is the centerpiece of Portland's famous rose blooms; there are over 700 vari…
Landmark in Downtown

Portland Building

This controversial 15-story building (1982) was designed by Michael Graves and catapulted the postmodern architect to celebrity status. But the blocky, pastel-colored edifice has never been popular with the people w…
Museum in Downtown

Oregon Historical Society

Along the tree-shaded South Park Blocks sits the state's primary history museum, which in 2019 unveiled a permanent 7000-sq-ft interactive exhibit that delves into Oregon's history, peoples and landscape. Stations i…
Historic Building in West Hills

Pittock Mansion

This grand and beautiful 1914 mansion was built by pioneer-entrepreneur Henry Pittock, who revitalized the Oregonian newspaper; his wife, Georgiana, also a pioneer, started the earliest of Portland's annual Rose Fes…