Portland, Oregon, Visitor's Attractions

Portland, Oregon, Visitor's Attractions
Visitors should know that Portlanders tend to get a little stir-crazy when you leave them inside for too long. For that reason, many of the popular attractions in the city can be tailored to include a long walk or hike. And take advantage of the sunny weather, because you never know when it is going to start raining again.

Pittock Mansion

You can drive to the Pittock Mansion, but for hikers, getting there is half the fun. Take the Wildwood Trail through Forest Park and, after trekking through 2-1/2 miles of ferns, cedars conifers and hemlocks, you reach a well-preserved estate finished in 1914. History buffs will revel in the artifacts and photographs that can be found within the walls of this ornate chateau.

Pittock Mansion
3229 Northwest Pittock Drive
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 823-3623

International Rose Test Garden

There is no more perfect place to enjoy the bounty of nature than at the International Rose Test Garden. Marvel at the shapes and colors of the 500 varieties of roses that occupy this 4-1/2-acre parcel of land. Bring your dog and a picnic lunch and enjoy a lackadaisical summer day.

International Rose Test Garden
400 Southwest Kingston
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 823-3636

Portland Saturday Market

From March to December, more than 300 local artisans converge in Waterfront Park to sell homemade foods, crafts and clothing. As the name implies, the Saturday Market used to occur only one day a week, but now you can visit the Saturday Market on Sundays as well. Then take your one-of-a-kind wares for a leisurely stroll alongside the Willamette River. After all that walking and shopping, satisfy your hunger with a savory bacon maple bar at the Voodoo Doughnut Shop.

Portland Saturday Market
108 W. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 222-6072

Article Written By Samantha Herman

Samantha Herman earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University in 2005. Her professional writing career started in 2008, when she accepted an internship at "Willamette Week," a local alternative publication. Upon completing her internship, she became employed as a copywriter for an internet media company. In addition to copywriting, she has written articles for PDX Pipeline and eHow.

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