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Portland : Explore An Amazing City With Your Family

Plan Your Weekends With Your Family To Portland

Portland is Oregon’s largest city, being home to roughly half of the state’s entire population .It is known as the City of Weird. But it’s also an epicenter for craft beer, coffeehouses, theater, arts and music . It is known for the vibrancy and uniqueness of its many neighborhoods, each with a distinct sense of place, and — in quirky Portland fashion — spread across six so-called “quadrants.”



While its lively yet laidback atmosphere, thriving cultural scene and wealth of wonderful gardens all make it a very desirable place to live, the ‘City of Roses’ is also an increasingly popular tourist destination.

Add in all the stunning scenery and nature that lies nearby, its magnificent dining scene and interesting historic tourist attractions, and it is no wonder that Portland is such a great place to visit.

Places To Visit

International Rose Test Garden

As Portland is known as the ‘City of Roses’, no visit to town can ever be complete without taking a leisurely stroll around the International Rose Test Garden. The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses. The oldest garden of its kind in the country, it was first opened to the public in 1917 and now boasts over 10,000 rose bushes of some six hundred or so varieties. The best time to visit is between April and September as all the flowers are in bloom and their sweet scents waft through the air.

Japanese Garden

Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons. In Spring of 2017, the Garden opened its new Cultural Village, complete with new garden spaces, classrooms, exhibition and gallery space, and the Umami Cafe.

Forest Park

The park, located in the Tualatin Mountains, overlooks northwest Portland. The park offers more than 80 miles of trails for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Users must stay on their allotted trails to avoid harming the lush vegetation and wildlife. The city’s Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United State. It was envisioned in 1903 by the sons of the man who designed New York City’s Central Park, but it didn’t become a reality until 1948.

Portland Aerial Tram

Passengers on the Portland Aerial Tram can get a bird’s eye view of the city as they ride 500 feet above the city. The tram travels from South Waterfront to Marquam Hill, passing over houses, businesses and freeways. The trip four minutes as the tram cars zoom along at 22 mph.

Pittock Mansion

This former home to the Pittock family is now a museum that celebrates the family, architecture, design, culture and Portland’s history. Here’s the problem with Pittock: It is very annoying to get to without a car. You either need to take a bus and then walk half-mile uphill or you can hope in a rideshare or taxi.

Washington Park

This popular park offers miles of trails, an extensive rose garden, a large Japanese garden and a zoo .Washington Park is one of the city’s oldest parks, dating back to 1891. As such, it is filled with history and some of the best known tourist attractions in Portland. The park center is home to the cast-iron Chiming Fountain that features gargoyles at the base. It was created by a Swiss woodcarver who modeled it after a Renaissance fountain.

Pearl District

The name Pearl District may be a misnomer. While visitors may be able to find pearl jewelry there, the area got its name because of its trendiness. As one of Portland’s hottest neighborhoods, it’s full of great restaurants, art galleries, unique boutiques and businesses that want to be where it’s all happening in downtown Portland.

FAQs : Portland

What is Portland USA known for?

Portland is perhaps best known for being a sustainability-minded, bike-friendly city with easy access to nature; plentiful coffee, art, craft beer, delicious food and live music; and crafty people who celebrate individuality and creativity .

Is Portland expensive to live?

Portland, OR housing is 62% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 8% less pricey.


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