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World Forestry Center

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This is the best place to bring them for a wintery experience of what the Pacific Northwest is... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Portland, Oregon
Engaging exhibits but need some updating

The exhibits are informative and interactive but it does look like it has been many years since... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
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Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest conservation.
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4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This museum combines hands on experiences with fantastic artwork and work carvings along with the full history of the forest industry in Oregon. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

This is the best place to bring them for a wintery experience of what the Pacific Northwest is really all about. The hot spiced cider can come later.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PickyBaer
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Though I was looking forward to this museum on my final day in Portland, and paid $20 to get there, there was a sign out front saying CLOSED on Tuesday & Wednesday. Bummer.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is worth visiting but best done as an add on to the zoo or one of the other attractions in the park.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

The exhibits are informative and interactive but it does look like it has been many years since these were updated. Lots of petrified wood but the lighting was often kind of poor. Subject matter is awesome and some great examples too!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChuckC545
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We came here to relax and getaway from the sun of portland. The center is loaded with lots of information about the ecosystem and the forest product. The center is not free you have to pay to get in. The center showcase implements for harvesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Morriszo
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I love a focused museum. This one delivers. If you want to learn about trees, and forestry, this is the place. We visited with our kids - what a treat. It's a really nicely done museum and you could visit in one hour. Ideal!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thegoodegg
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Never knew there was so much to learn about nature. This place is packed with hands on and interactive things to do. The water fountain outside is an gorgeous photo-op. Usually upstairs of a 2 story museum is boring but this place is a must...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a very kid-friendly, hands on museum. It is set up nicely and you even get a chance to find the sasquash. The video game/simulator should have updated graphics, however.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AngieTallFL
Reviewed May 5, 2018

I thought that the actual building, inside and out, was stunning. The wooden construction is SOLID. There are some fun activities for kids. Look out for the rifle that was encased inside a tree as the tree grew. Have fun testing your skills as a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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August 4, 2016|
Response from TSP2014 | Reviewed this property |
No. It is in a whole complex with the zoo and Children's center. There is a subway station in the park though, so if you stay near a station you can get off at the Washington Park stop.
Judy C
March 1, 2015|
Response from Ron D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it will for a program this year that allows entry to a different place each month (only up to 4 people though). cant post links but if you goto japanesegarden slash reciprocal-membership it provides the details