Portland Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing
(Portland, Oregon - OR, USA)
Portland, known as the City of Roses, is a fabulous place to explore, with a diverse multitude of cultural and popular tourist attractions. The Willamette and Columbia rivers, together with Portland's countless parks and gardens, provide relaxation, aesthetic pleasure and numerous attractions for tourists.
The city of Portland is also one of the finest places to dine in all of the US, with a gargantuan selection of top notch restaurants, laid back coffee houses and trendy cafés providing all the sustenance needed to keep your sightseeing energy up. Portland is easy to explore on foot and most major tourist attractions are linked by the light rail system, the Portland Streetcar and Tri-Met buses.
Address: 701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, Oregon (OR), 97204, USA
Green, leafy Portland is one of America's most pedestrian friendly cities and there's no better way to become acquainted with its history, art, architecture and attractions than on foot. Guided walking tours are offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday by Portland Walking Tours.
Address: 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon (OR), 97221, USA
Tel: +1 503 226 1561
Portland's award-winning zoo is the largest in the state and is known as much for its educational, environmental and research activities, including an elephant breeding program, as it is for its wonderful exhibits. Tour the world in an afternoon as you meander through the African rainforest, Asian elephant area, Alaskan tundras and the Peruvian coast. The zoo is ideal for family groups, with child-friendly attractions including the farmyard area with its domestic animals you can pet, and the summertime 'Winged Wonder' butterfly exhibit.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 (closing hours seasonal)
Admission: charge, discounts for children and seniors, children under two free
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Address: Naito Parkway between the Steel Bridge and the River Place Marina
Portland, Oregon (OR), USA
Tel: +1 503 823 7529
Named after the former Oregon governor, whose progressive environmental and recycling policies won him wide respect, the Tom McCall Waterfront Park is one of Portland's most popular recreational areas extending around a mile and a half along the bank of the Willamette River. Offering stunning views of Mount Hood and covered with lush green grass, the park is a favorite with inline skaters, joggers, cyclists, walkers and fishermen alike and hosts scores of exciting summertime events and festivals.
Open hours: daily
Oregon Historical Society (OHS)
Address: 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon (OR), 97205, USA
Tel: +1 503 306 5221
This newly renovated attraction offers a wealth of fascinating information on the history and culture of Portland and Oregon State. The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) is also home to an excellent research library and extensive photo archives.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discount for students, seniors and under 18s, children under five free
World Forestry Discovery Centre
Address: 4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon (OR), 97221, USA
Tel: +1 503 488 2117
The World Forestry Discovery Centre has recently undergone a seven million dollar revamp and now includes an extravaganza of optional rides, activities and hands-on exhibits. Develop a new appreciation of trees at this family-style Portland attraction.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors and under 18s, free for members and children under five