These are the top 10 places to visit in Portland and why, for anytime you want to take a trip to this amazing city. If you only stay for a few days, you will find it difficult to choose from so many attractions.
Visit Powell’s City of Books
Book lovers have an amazing place to visit during their stay to Portland. The bookstore has been open since 1971, and since then built a solid collection of 1.5 million of books. The bookstore is a favorite tourist destination, and includes a coffee shop where you can enjoy your favorite book.
Go to Lansu Chinese Garden
This natural oasis is one of Portland’s major attractions. The garden features a Ming Dynasty style, and has been built as to include pavilions, a lake and numerous plants.
Check out Portland Saturday Market
Are you an artsy person who enjoys crafts? In that case, all you need to do is visit the Portland Saturday Market. The market features art, but also live music and street food. The market is free to visit, and opens at 10 am each weekend.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters trips
There is nothing better than a good quality coffee, and this coffee shop has been opened since 1999. Take the time to enjoy one of the mixed coffee beverages and maybe engage in some people watching.
Go to Oregon Zoo
If you want to remember your childhood or maybe just take your kids somewhere nice, visit Oregon Zoo for a few hours. The Zoo features over 2000 animals coming from all corners of the world, including pandas, rhinos and elephants.
Pittock Mansion tours
Pittock Mansion features a highly architectural design you will not forget anytime soon, and tells a story about how the city became what it is today.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
The 219000 square museum hosts exhibits related to science, and you can attend one of the numerous events here. You can choose to experience an earthquake for yourself, or maybe watch a movie at the theater.
Eat at Voodoo Doughnut
If you want to try a different type of cuisine, head over to the famous Voodoo Doughnut. The pastry shops is famous for its delicious pastries, and makes for a wonderful destination on each morning of your stay. All the doughnuts are topped with unique ingredients, and the place is crowded regardless of the hour.
International Rose Test Garden
The rose garden features numerous species of roses, and provides the perfect setting for a romantic evening. Millions of tourists are visiting the garden every year, in order to feel the amazing scents and take pictures of the flowers here. The Rose Garden makes an amazing setting for a wedding proposal or even ceremony.
Visit Portland Art Museum
If you are looking for a different type of art experience, the Portland Art Museum is your best choice. The museum features an indoor as well as an outdoor section, and family related activities take places each Sunday. The museum hosts an extensive collection of art from all over the world.