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Address: 4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
Phone Number: 503-228-1367
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest...
Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest conservation.
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Very Informative Displays.

This museum has a wealth of information about the forests and lumber industry of the area and of the world. Many of the exhibits are hands on and interactive. I think it would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
GailBash
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This museum has a wealth of information about the forests and lumber industry of the area and of the world. Many of the exhibits are hands on and interactive. I think it would be most appropriate for children over the age of 8.

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Vancouver
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Although we're from BC and know a lot about forestry this museum showed us many new things. Kids will like it as it's interactive and it "takes you" on a train through Russia, a whitewater raft and a trip through the canopy of the South American jungle.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I took my 10 year old and 6 year old to the Forestry Center, they had a good time for about a half hour and then they were bored. Its ok for a rainy day to spend an hour but I don't think it's worth the prices they charge. They do have some good exhibits on tree rings and petrified... More 

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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I were in Portland for a couple days and decided to spend a morning here before we left town. My husband works in fire for the US Forest Service so this museum was really interesting for us. We took the MAX train which was great and really easy. Too far to walk from downtown. The museum is... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was in Portland recently for a conference and the group organizing the conference held a reception at the World Forestry Center. I took public transportation to the site, which was okay. Trains stop every 25-30 minutes so it took me about 40 minutes to get to the Center from downtown - in retrospect, I should've taken a cab. The... More 

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West Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Our conference had a reception here so we got to explore at night. Lots of interactive exhibits for kids.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We visited the world forestry center during a recent business visit. The conference we were attending hosted a dinner at the center. This is a great place to visit and would be particularly great with kids as many of the activities are hands on but interesting for adults as well. The building itself is interesting in the huge beams that... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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136 reviews 136 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We enjoyed our visit here and were able to learn some things that were worthwhile. However, it did seem that it was more geared towards children. I would highly recommend it if you are parents or grandparents and need a spot for the kids. It is a stop on the Pink Trolley as well as the MAX. I recommend MAX... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband had time to spend and no particular other places to see, so based on a AAA book entry, and the fact that we were already in Washington Park, we decided to go in. The information was presented in a fun and kid friendly way ( however not too simplistic for adults). There were quite a few interactive displays... More 

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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I recently visited Oregon with my parents and 9 year old daughter. This was a wonderful hands on place. My 9 year old and I both loved the parachutte guiding and the exhibits were all great! There was a Dr. Suess exhibit at the time we went which was wonderful.

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