Tourist Attractions in Portland, Oregon

Portland is the largest city in Oregon. It's a combination of creative culture and the charm of a thriving city that brings flocks of tourists and soon-to-be residents to The City of Roses.

Portland's proximity to Northwest destinations also adds to its popularity. From the Oregon Coast to Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge, epic Oregon adventures abound in any direction.

Washington Park

Portland's Washington Park contains a number of tourist attractions, including the famed International Rose Test Garden, a zoo, and museums

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

It marks the Oregon-Washington state border, and its entire length is a remarkable sightseeing region ideal for leisurely drives and enjoying the outdoors

Pittock Mansion

Just west of downtown Portland, this grand home was built in 1914 by Henry Pittock - founder of the Oregonian newspaper

International Rose Test Garden

The Rose Test Garden in Portland's Washington Park was founded in 1917 and is the oldest continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States

Forest Park

Forest Park flanks the west side of the city and provides more than 5,000 acres of Northwest forest to explore, providing an easy escape from the urban environment

Powell's City of Books

Bibliophiles will love exploring more than a million books at this legendary used bookstore

Portland Japanese Garden

Garden spaces include the picture-like Flat Garden, the Strolling Pond Garden, and a Tea Garden complete with a lovely ceremonial teahouse

Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is the oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest, founded in 1892

Lan Su Chinese Garden

The Lan Su Chinese Garden opened in the year 2000 to shed light on Chinese culture and history after the city developed a relationship with its sister city of Suzhou, China

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

The OMSI complex in Portland includes a theater with a four-story screen, a planetarium, a US Navy submarine, and educational hands-on displays

Oregon Zoo

Located in Washington Park, Oregon Zoo features hundreds of species, including many birds and marine animals like Steller sea lions and sea otters