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Things To Do In Portland

Updated on June 4, 2009

Portland is a city located in the state of Oregon. Portland is Oregon's most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest, after Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington. Portland is a city of lots of attarctions and activitis. Don't miss these "Things to do in Portland" when you  plan for a vacation to Portland

Portland. Oregon
Portland. Oregon

1. Portland Classical Chinese Garden

When You enter this garden you will feel like entering the ancient China as you enter Lan Su Yuan. The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is a harmonizing blend of water, architecture, stone and poetry set against a richly planted landscape. Overlooking the lake, there is a teahouse which has more than 35 teas and Chinese snacks

2. Portland Saturday Market

Portland Saturday Market is One of the highlights of any shopping tour of Portland in Old Town.The market is also a great place to get a quick bite to eat in the international food court.Saturday Market doesn’t run year-round, they open every weekend from March until Christmas Eve.

3. Oregon Zoo

Oregon Zoo is an  award winning zoo. It features many exhibits mountain goats, sea lions, sea otters, ocean fish and more. There are many other exhibits, such as the African Forest, African Savanna, and the Asian elephant area for visitors to enjoy. The zoo is a favorite spot for visitors and residents. It is one of the things to do in portland.

The Pearl District
The Pearl District

4. Oaks Amusement Park

Oaks Amusement Park is a fun, safe, and affordable way for families to enjoy a day out.There are many thrill rides, kiddy rides, roller skating, and tons of riverfront picnic spaces. These all make Oaks Park Portland's premier place for family fun.

5. Portland Aerial Tram

Portland Oregon's aerial tram is a public transportation linking Marquam Hill and OHSU's campus with South Waterfront. It Is a convenient way to travel between Marquam Hill and the South Waterfront District. It makes a pleasant ride with the best views of the city, Willaamette river, portland downtown, and the mountains. It is the United State's second commuter aerial tramway.

6. The Grotto

The Grotto is 62 acres of botanical gardens. Itis an internationally renowned Catholic sanctuary. The Grotto offers a place of peace and quiet reflection for all people. There are more than 100 beautifully sculpted statues and shrines are nestled among flower lined pathways.The ponds provide a peaceful reflection. Vising the grotto an award-winning architecture is a must thing to do in portland if you are a architecture savvy.

7. The Pearl District

The Pearl District is Portland’s premier shopping district. hHere historic industrial buildings have been transformed into hip retail storefronts, restaurants, galleries, lofts and spas . The Pearl District is a destination for fine dining, furnishings stores, art and boutiques. After tired of shopping, you can relax at picturesque sidewalk cafes, and enjoy the fountains in Jamison Square Park


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