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What to See and Do in Portland


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WHAT TO SEE & DO PORTLAND ATTRACTIONS



SIGHTSEEING

McMenamins Edgefield
2126 SW Halsey St.
Troutdale, OR 97060
503-669-8610
800-669-8610
www.mcmenamins.com
Oregon's former poor farm is now a magnificent estate with something for everyone.

Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood

Oregon Ballet Theater
818 SE Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
www.obt.org
Watch for OBT's free outdoor summer rehearsals in the South Park Blocks.

Oregon Coast Aquarium
2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd.
Newport, OR 97365
541-867-3474
www.aquarium.org
This former home of Keiko the Whale offers an undersea museum on the spectacular Oregon coast.

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221
503-220-2789
www.oregonzoo.org
Oregon's premiere zoo has acres of animal habitats and a train.

Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6 th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
503-223-1613
www.pioneercourthousesquare.org
Portland's "livingroom" is the venue for scores of festivals or just hanging out.

Portland's aerial tram
Aerial tram

Portland Aerial Tram
3303 SW Bond Ave.
Portland, OR 97239
www.portlandtram.org
Take a scenic ride through Portland on a space-age tram.

Portlandia
1120 SW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
This 36-foot copper statue embodies the spirit of Portland.

Timberline Lodge
Timberline, OR 97028
503-272-3391
www.timberlinelodge.com
This arts-and-crafts-style ski chalet is a picturesque destination on Mt. Hood.

Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial
4000 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221
Take a reflective walk through this somber memorial to Vietnam War veterans and casualties.

MUSEUMS

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
503-306-5198
www.ohs.org
Discover Oregon's rich historical past through exhibits and archives.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
503-797-4000
www.omsi.edu
Portland's fascinating hands-on museum that inspires wonder in people of all ages.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
503-226-2811
www.portlandartmuseum.org
Enjoy traveling and permanent art collections in the heart of Portland's cultural district.

Portland Children's Museum
4015 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221
503-223-6500
www.portlandcm.org
Kids will play for hours at this interactive, educational and fun museum.

World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221
503-228-1367
www.worldforestry.org
Learn about Oregon's timber heritage and logging industry through exhibits.

PARKS AND NATURE

Portland Classical Chinese Garden
239 NW Everett St.
Portland, OR 97209
503-228-8131
www.portlandchinesegarden.org
A square block of tranquility amid a bustling city.

Hoyt Arboretum
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221
503-865-8733
www.hoytarboretum.org
This 185-acre wood features miles of trails and countless plant species.

International Rose Test Garden
International Rose Test Garden Founded in 1917

International Rose Test Garden
400 SW Kingston Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
503-823-3636
www.portlandonline.com
Stroll through one of Portland's loveliest treasures: a terraced garden with over 7000 rose bushes overlooking the city.

Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
503-223-1321
www.japanesegarden.com
Enjoy a quiet and cool respite in this authentic Japanese garden.

Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd.
Amboy, WA 98601
360-449-7800
www.mount-st-helens.com
Discover an active volcano at this dramatic geological site.

Multnomah Falls
53000 Historic Columbia River Hwy.
Bridal Veil, OR 97010
www.stateoforegon.com
This spectacular 620-foot waterfall is one of Oregon's most popular tourist attractions.

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park
1020 SW Naito Pkwy.
Portland, OR 97204
503-823-7529
www.portlandonline.com
Experience Portland's waterfront at this expansive downtown park, home to the best festivals in town.

Vista House
Crown Point State Park
Historic Columbia River Hwy.
Corbett, OR 97019
www.vistahouse.com
The view is awe inspiring at this pinnacle of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge.

Washington Park
400 SW Kingston Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
503-823-3636
www.portlandonline.com
This sprawling park overlooking downtown is home to the zoo, rose garden, children's museum, arboretum and more.

Willamette Jetboat Excursions
1945 SE Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
888-538-2628; 503-231-1532
www.willamettejet.com
Take a wild ride down the Willamette on a jetboat; chances are, you're gonna get wet.

NIGHTCLUBS

Berbati's Pan
231 S.W. Ankeny
Portland, OR 97204
503-248-4579
www.berbati.com
Rock, art and and alcohol commingle at Portland's premiere nightclub.

Crystal Ballroom
Crystal Ballroom

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside
Portland, OR 97209
503-225-0047
www.mcmenamins.com
Shake a leg on the bouncy dance floor at this beautifully refurbished music venue.

Jimmy Mak's
300 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
503-295-6542
www.jimmymaks.com
Enjoy cool music and cold drinks at Portland's favorite jazz club.

SHOPPING

Hawthorne District
SE Hawthorne Blvd.,
between S.E. 30th and 40th Aves.
Portland, OR 97214
Portland's answer to Haight-Ashbury is a hippie haven.

Multnomah Village
SW Capitol Hwy.,
between SW 30th and 40th Aves.
Portland, OR 97219
www.multnomahvillage.org
This eclectic neighborhood harkens to the past with old school shops and eateries.

Pearl District
W Burnside St. to NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR 97209
www.shopthepearl.com
Upscale restaurants and shops co-exist in Portland's art gallery district.

Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge

Portland Farmers Market
South Park Blocks
Portland, OR 97205
www.portlandfarmersmarket.org
Gather Oregon's bounty at this farmer's market in the midst of the city.

Portland Saturday Market
108 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209
503-222-6072
www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com
Browse through booths selling only handmade arts and crafts. Partake in food and live music as well.

Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209
503-228-4651
www.powells.com
Portland's premiere bookstore encompasses an entire city block.

Sellwood
SE Tacoma St. to SE Yukon St.
Portland, OR 97202
Antique seekers will certainly find treasures here.

BREWERIES / WINERIES

Argyle Winery
691 Hwy 99W
Dundee, OR 97115
503-538-8520
888-427-4953
www.argylewinery.com
Enjoy special events and art displays at this convivial tasting room that is open nearly every day.

Willamette Valley
Willamette Valley

BridgePort Brewing Company
1313 NW Marshall
Portland, OR 97209
503-241-0625
www.bridgeportbrew.com
Oregon's oldest craft brewery.

Duck Pond Cellars
23145 Hwy. 99W
Dundee, OR 97115
503-538-3199
800-437-3213
www.duckpondcellars.com
Lush gardens, a sunny patio and informative winery tours provide a unique experience for visitors.

Erath Vineyards
9409 NE Worden Hill Rd.
Dundee, OR 97115
503-538-3318
800-539-9463
www.erath.com
Founded in 1967, this family-run winery is one of Oregon's oldest. The tasting room offers many special events and a wide range of wines.

Portland Brewing Company Taproom
2730 NW 31 st Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
503-228-5269
www.portlandbrewing.com
Relax at this brewpub that boasts fine food and an outdoor deck.

Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
929 N Russell
Portland, OR 97227
503-281-2437
www.widmer.com
Brewers of legendary Hefeweizen.

RESOURCES




Travel Portland Information Center
701 S.W. Sixth Ave.
Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland
503-275-8355, 877-678-5263 (toll free)
info@travelportland.com
www.travelportland.com


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