The Best Sights in Portland Worth Visiting

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Parks, bridges, books, there is plenty of everything in Portland. Between all the booze and food, here are some of my personal favorite sights in Portland.

Powell’s City of Books

 
This one probably isn’t much of a surprise. Powell’s is an iconic, Portland legend that has been around for years. Even if you’re not a bibliophile, it’s still incredible to admire the vast array of books, souvenirs, you name it. Take a few minutes to browse the Rare Book Room to see some pieces of history. Truly one of the best sights in Portland.

 

Mount Tabor Park

 
Portland is one of two cities in the U.S. to have a dormant volcano within city limits. Mount Tabor is also a beautiful park and retreat from the city.

 

Portland Saturday Market

 
Open a vast majority of the year, save some of the cold and wet winter months, the Portland Saturday Market is a great place to find some of the best local artisan’s handiwork. It’s pretty expansive, take much of the west side waterfront.

 

OMSI

 
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), is pretty dope. Hosting different exhibits in science, agriculture, and design, I would definitely recommend checking them out. It also has an incredible dome shaped movie theater that gives you an immersive cinematic experience.
 

Council Crest Park

 
A lovely park that overlooks the city. On a clear day you can see Mt. Hood in the distance…but clear days are few and far between.
 

Portland Japanese Garden

 
How could I not mention the Japanese and Rose Gardens when talking about the City of Roses. Portland tests over 500 varieties of roses in the International Rose Test Garden. Also great views overlooking the city and Mt. Hood.
 

Portland Art Museum

 
Founded in 1892, it’s one of the oldest art museums on the west coast. It excels with Asian and Native American art, which is unique to Portland and the Pacific Northwest.
 

Portland Japanese Garden

 
How could I not mention the Japanese and Rose Gardens when talking about the City of Roses. Portland tests over 500 varieties of roses in the International Rose Test Garden. Also great views overlooking the city and Mt. Hood.

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