Welcome to Portland

Big city excitement and small town charm make Portland, Oregon, known as "the City of Roses", one of the favorite destinations in the West. Portland is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with an exciting blend of historic and modern architecture. The scenery can't be beat with views of Mt. Hood and the Willamette River, stately Douglas Fir trees, roses everywhere and stunning seasonal color. Combine this with great art, waterfront festivals, a diverse population and you have one very exciting city.

Some of the city's top choices for visitors include:

Washington Park
Southwest Park Place, Portland, OR 97210
+1 503 823 2223
Washington Park is one of the oldest, best-loved, and well-used parks in Portland. Just minutes from downtown, this park offers residents and visitors 130 acres of lawns and gardens, with trails that connect to Forest Park and the Pittock Mansion. The park is also home to the Oregon Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum, the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, the International Rose Test Gardens, the Japanese Garden, the World Forestry Center, and the Children's Museum. Additional park amenities include ball fields, lighted tennis courts, picnic areas, historical public statuary and fountains, a fully accessible children's playground, the Rose Garden Store, and public restrooms.

Waterfront Park
NW Front Ave, Portland, OR 97231
+1 503 823 2223
Even in bad weather, a multitude of people congregate along the riverfront, and on nice days, families, bikers, bladers, and joggers all find a way to coexist peacefully. The park is also the site of many of the city's big events, including the Blues Festival, the Oregon Brewers Festival, and many events associated with the Rose Festival

Classical Chinese Garden
239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209
+1 503 228 8131
Occupying an entire city block near Chinatown, this walled garden was designed by landscape architects from Suzhou, Portland's sister city. Conceived of as a microcosm of the natural world, the garden offers a series of composed vistas and symbolic positioning of rock, water, and vegetation. Courtyards, pavilions, gateways, bridges, and walkways add structure, while a two-story tea house contributes height and focus.

Pioneer Courthouse Square
Southwest Broadway & Yamhill, Portland, OR 97205
+1 503 223 1613
Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square is affectionately known as the City's "living room." With more than 26,000 people passing by the Square each day, and thousands more visiting the Square directly, it is the single most visited site in Oregon's most visited city.

Saturday Market
108 West Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
+1 503 222 6072
Looking for a souvenir of your travels or just an immediate taste of Portland? Head to the Saturday Market, a weekend event that's held the city in thrall since 1974. With scores of booths to browse, you'll encounter artwork, crafts, food, flowers - anything you could imagine. The atmosphere is energetic, enlivened by eager shoppers and musicians who play among the crowds. Perfect for gift-shopping or simply to absorb the sights and sounds of Portland and do a little people-watching along the way.