Tourism in Portland, Oregon


Tourism in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon, USA has a variety of tourist attractions.

ites of interest

* Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery [http://www.contemporarycrafts.org/]
* Evergreen Aviation Museum
* Fort Vancouver
* Oregon Historical Society Museum
* Oregon Jewish Museum [http://www.ojm.org/]
* Oregon Korean War Memorial
* Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
* Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial
* Oregon Zoo
* Pearson Air Museum
* Pittock Mansion
* Portland Children's Museum
* Portland Art Museum
* Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
* Washington County Museum
* World Forestry Center

Parks and gardens


* Berry Botanic Garden
* Bishop's Close [http://www.diocese-oregon.org/theclose/]
* Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden [http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=27&c=38308]
* The Grotto
* Hoyt Arboretum

* International Rose Test Garden
* Portland Classical Chinese Garden
* Portland Japanese Garden
* Portland Public Gardens [http://www.parks.ci.portland.or.us/Gardens/publicgardens.htm]

Events

*Hood to Coast relay race
*Mt. Hood Jazz Festival
*Oregon International Airshow
*Portland Rose Festival

Oaks Amusement Park

Oaks Amusement Park is a relatively small amusement park located in Southeast Portland. It has been open for more than one hundred years. It features a roller skating rink, bumper cars, a small miniature train, and a roller coaster.

The 24 Hour Church of Elvis (closed)

The 24 Hour Church of Elvis was a display by which Where's the ART!! The World's First 24 Hour Coin-Operated Art Gallery was popularly known. It operated out of several locations. It was well-known for featuring a street performer dressed like Elvis, as well as various coin-operated machines accessible twenty-four hours a day.

This attraction is no longer open.

Pioneer Courthouse Square

Pioneer Courthouse Square is a public space in Downtown Portland which features many different events and performances throughout the year. It also has several permanent pieces of art.

Portlandia

Portlandia is a copper repoussé statue located above the entrance to the Portland Building. It is the second largest copper repoussé statue in the United States, eclipsed only by the Statue of Liberty.

Powell's City of Books

Powell's City of Books is the largest independent bookstore in the United States. The main complex occupies a full city block, and there is also a technical bookstore located several blocks east. Open every day of the year, Powell's (unusually) shelves new and used books together.

Outdoor markets

*Portland Saturday Market is an outdoor arts and crafts market which operates on Saturdays (10 am – 5 pm) and Sundays (11 am – 4 pm) March through Christmas. It is the largest market of its kind in the United States.
*Portland Farmers Market has seasonal plants and foods from throughout Oregon. It operates in three locations:
** Saturdays (8:30 am – 2 pm) April through mid December in the PSU park blocks
** Wednesdays (10 am – 2 pm) May through October in the park blocks beside The Schnitz
** Thursdays (4 pm – 8 pm) June through August near NW 10th and Irving

team locomotives

Portland is home to three steam locomotives: Southern Pacific 4449, Spokane, Portland and Seattle 700, and Oregon Railroad and Navigation 197. For many years after the engines were donated to the city in the 1950s, the three engines were on static display at Oaks Amusement Park in Southeast Portland. Starting in 1974 all three locomotives moved to Oregon's last surviving roundhouse. SP 4449 and SP&S 700 have been restored to operating condition by volunteers to operate in the city and Western United States on excursions. OR&N 197 is currently being restored.

Golf courses

*Columbia Edgewater Country Club
*Meriwether National Golf Course
*Portland Golf Club
*Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club
*The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club

ee also

* List of lists about Oregon


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