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Hoyt Arboretum

4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Fisherlane, Portland, OR 97221
503-834-3654
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Ranked #14 of 263 Attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens, Cultural
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Owner description: A popular destination for nature lovers, this arboretum contains many different species of trees.

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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

All-ages friendly with paved walking paths & little elevation changes. I recommend visiting in the different seasons to see different gardens that thrive in each of the seasons. The Spring and Fall are especially gorgeous.

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Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I visit the arboretum whenever I'm in the neighborhood. It's that cool a place. Portlanders and tourists come here in droves, especially (but not only) on sunny days. Hoyt houses a world-class collection of native and non-native species, many with labels bearing common and scientific names and other info. On one side of Fairview Blvd., you'll find the visitor center... More

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have been visiting this arboretum for over 30 years. Peaceful trails and natural beauty. A great place for a quiet picnic.

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Houston
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It is another opportunity in Portland to walk among trees. The paths give you the impression you are in deep woods. There are excellent tall trees. It was a pleasure to walk.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have lived in Portland my whole life and have never wandered around the Hoyt Arboretum before. It was AWESOME. We went at the beginning of October with two littles in tow (in front carriers) and it was great! The trails were easy enough that it wasn't too horrible carrying around my 11 month old in the front pack. It... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A lovely place to enjoy the quiet. Wonderful trails/paths, plants are identified and grouped by family so you can really learn a lot as you wander. A hidden gem so close to the city. Check out the volunteer opportunities and kid camps in the summer.

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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went here for a free tour one Saturday. We really enjoyed the tour as well as some time in the park afterwards. Check their website for tour information. It is very informal and if you find yourself not enjoying the tour you could easily duck out. A nice leisure activity. Allot maybe an hour to two... More

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Colorado
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What a gorgeous walk! Not being a botanist, I enjoyed the labeling of the trees. I've never seen such massive Douglas fir trees in my life. It was quiet, peaceful, and I felt safe. Highly recommended. It is easy to get to on the MAX rail.

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Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A wonderful array of tree species labeled and signed throughout this delightful, free hiking trail(s). I'm not a fan of zoo's so I kept driving, winding down a series or roads. Pulling off and hitting the trail. I found dozens of exotic & indigenous tree species clearly labeled. It was an informative and pleasant hike. Offering shade and well worn... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Attended a wedding held in the arboretum. Very peaceful, with trees that must've been 300 ft. tall. A short drive from downtown Portland, no more than a 10 minute cab ride.

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