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Things to do in Portland

 

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Ranked #1 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Bodies of Water
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 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Parks; Hiking Trails
The largest urban park in the county, lined with trails for hiking and biking.
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Ranked #3 of 301 attractions in Portland
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Gardens; Zoos
This popular park offers miles of trails, an extensive rose garden, a large Japanese garden and a zoo.
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Ranked #4 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Gardens

 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 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Gardens

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 #6 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Hiking Trails; Geologic Formations
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Ranked #7 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Valleys; Scenic Drives
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 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Bridges
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Ranked #9 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #10 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas

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 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Forests; Gardens; Religious Sites
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 #12 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Gardens
A popular destination for nature lovers, this arboretum contains many different species of trees.
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Ranked #13 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Gardens
In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.
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Ranked #14 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Libraries
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Ranked #15 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Dinner Theaters; Theaters
A combination movie theater and restaurant.
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Ranked #16 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Historic Sites

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 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Parks; Gardens
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Ranked #18 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Symphonies; Concerts
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Ranked #19 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Science 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 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Monuments/ Statues

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 #21 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Children's Museums
Owner description: Make a splash in Water Works; move "dirt" in the Dig Pit; direct a show in Play It Again Theater; scan items from your... more » Owner description: Make a splash in Water Works; move "dirt" in the Dig Pit; direct a show in Play It Again Theater; scan items from your kid-sized cart in Grasshopper Grocery; create a masterpiece in our Clay Studio and The Garage, our recycled art studio. Hear stories under a Treehouse, grab a snack at Caterpillar Cafe, sing to weekly musicians and check out our ever-changing traveling exhibit! Welcome to the place Where Imagination Lives! « less
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Ranked #22 of 301 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 #23 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Zoos; Scenic Railroads

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 #24 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Parks
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Ranked #25 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #26 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: State Parks
A beautiful, thickly wooded park lined with over 14 miles of hiking and biking trails.
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Ranked #27 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Neighborhoods

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 #28 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Trams
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Ranked #29 of 301 attractions in Portland
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Ranked #30 of 301 attractions in Portland
Category: Religious Sites
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