Best Points of Interest in Portland


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The Pittock Mansion is a French Renaissance-style château in the West Hills of Portland,. The mansion was originally built in 1909 as a private home for London-born Oregonian publisher Henry Pittoc... read more

Built in 1914 for one of Oregon’s influential families, Pittock Mansion is filled with rich history and remarkable stories. Henry Pittock, owner of The Oregonian newspaper, and his wife Georgiana,... read more

Just west of downtown Portland, this grand home was built in 1914 by Henry Pittock - founder of the Oregonian newspaper. Pittock lived here for only five years until his death in 1919 at the age of... read more

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Any evening at the historic Crystal Ballroom is literally a multi-tiered experience. We at the Crystal, Lola's, Ringlers and the Annex are delighted to host a steady stream of unbeatable shows, bu... read more

Brilliant Music from passing through and local bands. Has a floating dance floor. Great venue!

ANY of the McMenamins places is amazing, but we chose the Crystal Ballroom because it has the greatest concentration of their fun and funky choices in the downtown area. They've got great bands, a... read more

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The heart of downtown Portland, this is the place to begin exploring the downtown. You can get maps, travel information, public transit tickets, and close to shopping centers.

Nicknamed "Portland's Living Room" it's a Red- Brick lined hub of civic fun! It hosts about 300 events each year including a farmers market on Mondays, free movies & concerts in the summer.

This is "ground zero" for you and all your sight seeing needs. There is a Tri Met station in the information center where you can purchase passes to make you visit easy!

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There is always something going on at the Center! From garden shows to specialty groups' meetings -- Chocolate Fest, WizardWorld and Portland Comic Con. Hop on the streetcar!

Lots of conferences and conventions here for the business traveler - only a 5 minute drive or 10 minute bus ride away

Just two stops away on the Max light rail. Some of my guests have walked.

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Adventurous travelers can see Portland from the air w/an unforgettable aerial tram experience. The Portland Aerial Tram operates 500 feet above the city, allowing passengers to soak up magnificent ... read more

A must if you are visiting Portland for the first time. What we suggest is starting off at the top and take the aerial tram down to the city. From there, you can easily hop on the street cars int... read more

Taking the tram is a fabulous and quintessential Portland experience. The views as simply phenomenal. It is a great bike trip to ride to the tram. If you want to be adventurous you can bike down th... read more

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Creepy old cemetery that is well worth a walk around. Go at night if you are brave. A friend and I ended up in a Michael Jackson Thriller dance party with a zombie crowd on bikes late one night. Qu... read more

Portland's oldest cemetery, deemed a "historical park", with headstones for many of the city's founders, and many beautiful old trees. You will often times find people reading or having picnics here.

Well over 150 years old, this is one of many pioneer cemeteries in the Portland region, but the only one in the heart of the city where you can combine it with a lazy day of strolling through inner... read more

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Take the bikes for a spin over the new Tilikum pedestrian bridge. Not far from the house and right next to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (for those with kids).

New pedestrian and public transportation bridge crossing the Willamette River. Great views. Starbucks and a deli on the west end. Can walk there from our house and take public transportation part o... read more

Best bridge to walk or bike across. On your way back to the little blue house you can catch a glimpse of Mt. Hood on a clear day.

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Beautiful 62 acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden, open to all. Officially known as The National Sanctuary of our Sorrowful Mother. Impressive Christmas Festival of Lights from late Nov - Jan 1.

Nestled on the side of the Rocky Butte mountainside, the Grotto is a peaceful, outdoor Catholic monastery & nature sanctuary open to the public. There's exquisite views and gardens on upper level.

This serene wooded 62 acre sanctuary features lush botanical gardens. It has 2 levels and the $5 admission to go up the elevator is worth it to absorb the breathtaking view. Christmas time is espec... read more

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Indoor pool, workout room, fitness classes, and daytime toddler/kid open play times. Inexpensive - usually around $4/person.

Great indoor pool, jacuzzi, work out room, ping pong. Open to the public and one can purchase a drop-in pass.

Indoor swimming pool, weight room, hot tub, and plenty of affordable fitness classes.

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This bridge is one of the coolest in town - still, sort of a' Johnny come lately' compared to the Bartman house which was built 15 years before this bridge... Takes you right into downtown.

Walk,run or bike across this PDX landmark.

Take a walk across the Hawthorne bridge and take in the city sights. A nice loop for walking or running is to cross the Hawthorne, walk down the west side waterfront, cross the Steel bridge and com... read more

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Walk the loop - Esplanade, Steel Bridge, Waterfront Park (used to be a highway), Hawthorne Bridge (sidewalk use to be wooden boardwalk) - great views!

Nice place to walk or bike along the river.

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A little odd, but I occasionally like to stroll around a cemetery. Portland's only Japanese cemetery.

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Staggering views and a fun ride for only $4 round trip. Start in the South Waterfront neighborhood and ride it up to Oregon Health and Science University for great views. Best on a sunny day.

Come for the views! Portland has a lot of beautiful sites including mt st Helena and mt hood. You can literally see most of Portland. Fare was about $6 roundtrip and it a nice and quick ride up.

Excellent view of city from above. Can take streetcar all the way to Lower Tram Terminal. Ride up to Oregon Health & Science University and take in city looking out east.

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My husband and I are from Portland and decided to do one of these a couple of years ago. It was fascinating!

It's fun and there are even free tours. There are even food cart tours, chocolate tours, brewery tours, coffee tours and a Portlandia tour.

Walking tours are a fun way to learn about the city

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Look up to see the statue of Portlandia. There’s also a viewing area on the 2nd floor of The Standard building across the street.

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Portland hop on hop off tour is a great way to get an overview of Portland. They also have other tours such as gorge, falls, wineries, etc.

The Hop-on/Hop-off Pink Trolley Sightseeing Tour includes driver guide narration and 14 stops at the major attractions in Portland. With service at each stop every 60 minutes there is plenty of ti... read more

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Awesome and huge … Paul Bunyan and a little bit of Babe.

Our local landmark and neighborhood mascot!

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An easy drive or walk from The Woodshed, with beautiful vistas.

360 degree views of the Portland area and the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood! Just up the road from the house..

Wonderful Views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens