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Ranked #1 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
A 1243 mile long river with 80 miles of canyons. Located between the states of Oregon and Washington.
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Ranked #2 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Parks; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
The largest urban park in the county, lined with trails for hiking and biking.
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Ranked #3 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Geologic Formations; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Gardens; Outdoors

 This is definitely a "must-see" while visiting Portland.  There is no admission fee.  Stroll through the gorgeous rose gardens here.  If it is a clear day, you will be able to... more »

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Ranked #5 of 263 attractions in Portland
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Gardens; Parks; Zoos; Outdoors
This popular park offers miles of trails, an extensive rose garden, a large Japanese garden and a zoo.
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Ranked #6 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Scenic Drives; Valleys; Outdoors
Best known for its diverse agriculture, this verdant valley is flanked by the Coast Range and the Cascades.
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Ranked #8 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Gardens; Outdoors

The Portland Japanese Gardens    . When visiting the Gardens, you can park in the lot and walk up the path towards the Gardens, pausing now and then to look through the trees... more »

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Ranked #9 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Religious Sites; Forests; Gardens; Cultural
Owner description: An internationally renowned Catholic sanctuary set among 62 acres of botanical gardens, offering a place of peace &quiet... more » Owner description: An internationally renowned Catholic sanctuary set among 62 acres of botanical gardens, offering a place of peace &quiet reflection for all people. More than 100 beautiful statues,reflection ponds, and views offer inspiration to all who visit. « less
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Ranked #10 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors

Lan Su Chinese Garden is the result of a collaboration between the cities of Portland and Suzhou, Portland's sister city in China's Jiangsu province famous for beautiful Ming... more »

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Ranked #11 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #12 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.
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Ranked #13 of 263 attractions in Portland
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Ranked #14 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Gardens; Cultural
A popular destination for nature lovers, this arboretum contains many different species of trees.
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Ranked #15 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

Pittock Mansion is a treasure-filled historic house museum 1,000 feet above Portland's skyline. A century-old symbol of Portland's dramatic transformation from a small lumber town... more »

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Ranked #17 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
A beautiful, thickly wooded park lined with over 14 miles of hiking and biking trails.
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Ranked #19 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Science Museums; Museums

A wonderful museum on the Portland waterfront, which hosts various exhibitions. Its permanent exhibits include: ... The planetarium, which has fantastic productions including a... more »

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Ranked #20 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: ; Dinner Theaters; Theaters & Stadiums
A combination movie theater and restaurant.
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Ranked #21 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: ; Art Museums; Museums

The Portland Art Museum is the oldest art museum in the Pacific Northwest. It was founded in 1892 and now has a collection of over 40,000 works of art. The Portland Art Museum is... more »

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Ranked #22 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #23 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Cultural

A visit to the Oregon Holocaust Memorial is a deeply moving and educational experience.  Located in a beautiful setting in Washington Park, this memorial to the victims of the... more »

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Ranked #24 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Scenic Railroads; Zoos/Aquariums

T he Oregon Zoo Visitors of all ages will enjoy this fine Oregon attraction, exhibiting about 1,880 species of animals,  270 species of birds, reptiles and mammals. The Zoo is... more »

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Ranked #25 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural

The Pearl District  , Portl... well-known Arts and Culture hub near downtown, offers many shops, galleries and restaurants from which to choose. The area is bordered by West... more »

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Ranked #26 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Owner description: Specialties A museum's name tells you a lot about what it treasures. You hear the name--art museum, history museum,... more » Owner description: Specialties A museum's name tells you a lot about what it treasures. You hear the name--art museum, history museum, automobile museum--and you immediately know what you'll find there: objects, rare and wonderful; encounters with the unusual; beauty for beauty's sake. The specifics differ, but in each case, the collection takes center stage. Our name shows what we treasure, too, and it tells you how we're different. We're a museum that doesn't act like a museum because our audience--children and the adults who care for them--is more important to us than anything we collect. Indeed, our audience is the essential component that gives our exhibits meaning. Instead of investing in precious objects, we use familiar materials to craft priceless opportunities for children to learn through play. Our approach is inspired by the early childhood schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy; built on inquiry-based learning strategies; and influenced by a strong image of children as intelligent, creative, and resourceful. History Established in 1946. In 1946 visionary Portlander, Dorothea Lensch, founded the "Junior Museum and Adventure House," as part of Portland Parks and Recreation. Lensch, who served as Portland's recreation director from 1937 to 1972, was particularly dedicated to meeting the needs of Portland's underserved communities. She developed innovative programs for children with special needs and for economically disadvantaged families, a legacy that lives on in our mission and core values. We moved to our current location in Washington Park in 2001, thanks to the incredible efforts of our partners including the Rotary Club of Portland and Portland Parks and Recreation. Our new building, the former home of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), is five times larger than the one we left behind, allowing us to expand our programs and add a school. In 2014 we completed Outdoor Adventure, opening new kinds of exploration and discovery to our community. We now host over 313,000 visitors every year. « less
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Ranked #27 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Museums
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Ranked #28 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: History Museums; Cultural
View the 1845 covered wagon on display as well as the Native American Basketry collection.
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Ranked #29 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Trams; Other
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Ranked #30 of 263 attractions in Portland
Category: Neighborhoods; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Cultural

This historic neighborhood, referred to as "Nob Hill" in some guides and in several business names, is often simply called "Northwest " by residents. Here you can find fun and... more »

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