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Hoyt Arboretum

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Address: 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Fisherlane, Portland, OR 97221
Phone Number: 503-834-3654
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

A popular destination for nature lovers, this arboretum contains many...

A popular destination for nature lovers, this arboretum contains many different species of trees.

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Really nice hiking trails. Great views... we didn't have enough time to truly appreciate the Arboretum... must return!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Todd S
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really nice hiking trails. Great views... we didn't have enough time to truly appreciate the Arboretum... must return!

Thank Todd S
Crescent City, California
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I parked and just started following the paths. One path leads to another and pretty soon youre in the middle of nowhere completely surrounded by green beauty! The paths are easy to follow and suitable for any age!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a short list of things I wanted to do while in Portland on business. I asked my Mom and brother if they wanted to come on my business trip and they said they did. One thing at the top of my list was to go to Forest Park. My brother wanted to go to Hoyt Arboretum instead. He... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favorite place in Portland. There are an incredible number of trails and there was never anyone around. It always felt like we had the whole park to ourselves. I suggest taking the Redwood trail to the Redwood Deck. It was one of the most beautiful places -- and hard to believe that it is only few minutes... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The trails felt more remote/forested than we were expecting, which was great - a nice peaceful walk, not strenuous, but a nice dose of nature within the city.

Thank TXTravelLady12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful area, but trail maps and signage were less than helpful. If you expect to learn about plants here, you might want to go elsewhere. The building was closed when we arrived, so perhaps more guidance is available there. Trails are nice and well kept (other than confusing signage), and the holly garden was actually great. As everywhere else in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accessible from the Zoo parking lot the arboretum has many native species and all are well marked. I couldn't find a map of plants but just even walking around was a great botany education.

Thank tfizzle
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd suggest taking the MAX to the Zoo, then walking a short distance to the arboretum. (Parking is expensive up there!) If you want to see any of the other features in the surrounding area, there's a free shuttle that will drop you off at the Rose Garden and Japanese Garden, for example. The arboretum itself is free, and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I usually don't visit the local arboretum, but the allure of this arboretum with an estimated 10,000 trees & shrubs along with over 1100 species from around the world is not a site to miss! It is like walking through an imagined forest of talking vegetation from a Tolkien story of middle earth. This site also includes the famous Weeping... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have lived in Portland all my life and never been to the Hoyt Aboretum before. My husband had not been since it was a pitch and putt golf course with some trees around. We will go back again to hike the trails. This visit was, in part, to get my 86 yr old father out to do something with us... More 

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