Who wouldn’t love to visit a place located on the banks of two beautiful rivers with backdrop of a scenic snow capped mountain? Portland, Oregon – the city of bridges and roses is one such place for the travel lovers. Known for its parks, bridges, karaoke bars, food carts and breweries, No wonder Portland is a great travel destination that checks every box to be on the bucket list places.
With so many options to choose from the never ending list of sightseeing places in Portland, we narrowed down few of the best for you.
Washington Park – The best park of the lot in the city. It is the Oxford of parks in Portland, comprising of trails, a zoo, children’s museum, international rose testing garden, Japanese garden, and many more. Beautiful, fun and interactive, this park is a must visit in the city. Be prepared to be amazed and awed by it.
Forest Park – Have you ever seen a forest in the middle of a city? Just few minutes away from Downtown, forest park is one such place. This is a great place for hiking with beautiful trails filled with fir trees on sides.
Willamette Valley – Take a drive to this valley and get absorbed in its heavenly views, beautiful farms, tasty wineries and breathtaking trails along the Willamette river. Just go there and be enthralled by the beauty of it.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry – A national renowned museum known for its excellent submarine tour of USS Blueback. It is a place full of knowledge and interesting activities for kids and adults.
Powell’s City of Books – Whether you are a book reader or not make sure you explore Powell’s City of books, the largest independent bookstore in the world with more than 2 million books. With the writings of thousands of authors blooming in the air, cherish the walk in the world of books.
Mount Hood – This beautiful snowcapped mountain forms the backdrop of Portland. Located 50 miles southeast of Portland, Mount Hood is the highest peak in Oregon with activities like skiing, snowboarding and hiking.
Get Around: Portland is one of the best cities for walking and bicycling with pathways specifically made for walkers and cyclists. Most of the places can be visited by walking and cycling along with the option of travelling in local buses and streetcars.
Where to Eat: Portland is known for its street food and wineries. There are plenty of food carts serving many delicious cuisines and quick bites. If you are a fan of street food, Portland is one of the best places for you.
Portland, fondly referred to as the microbrewery capital of the world, has many breweries that serve their own craft beers. Surprising thing here is the movie theaters also serve beers to their audience.
You can check Trip Reviewer to find the list of restaurants and breweries that suit your taste.
Where to Stay: Where you stay decides how much you enjoy a trip. You can find the best and affordable list of hotels on Trip Reviewer where you can check check hotel reviews online and also you can use the website for online hotel booking.
How to Visit: Portland International Airport is located just 9 miles away from Downtown of Portland. Most airlines serve flights to Portland, you can check them on Trip Reviewer and book tickets at best prices.
Train, Bus and Car are other means of travel to reach Portland which is well connected to major cities by rail lines and roads.
When to Visit: With very less rainfall and snowfall Portland has warmest climate, which is suitable for travelers. The best months to visit are from June to September when the cold rainy winters slowly fade and the warm summer sets in.