Portland Attractions

From parks to museums, natural wonders and fun and games, Rose City's attractions span a long list of options for your enjoyment and entertainment. See the best that Portland has to offer by experiencing some of our favorite attractions in the city.

Alberta Park
Enjoy one of Portland's beautiful outdoor spaces and hang out at Alberta Park. The park offers amenities and attractions like a basketball court, a soccer field, a baseball field, a tennis court, paved walking paths, and an off-leash dog area where pups can roam free. There's also a playground where the kiddos can run wild and picnic tables where everyone can hang out together.

Address: NE Killingsworth St. & NE 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97211 - MAP
Phone: (503) 823-7529
Web: www.portlandonline.com

Ankeny Plaza
Step into one of the city's oldest public places and visit Ankeny Plaza. Within the plaza, you'll find the Skidmore Fountain which has been hailed “as one of the finest fountains in American art,” and is the oldest piece of public art in the city. The plaza also has a number of preserved historic buildings, and Portland's popular Saturday Market event is held here as well.

Address: SW Naito Pkwy. & SW Ankeny St., Portland, OR 97204 - MAP
Phone: (503) 829-7529
Web: www.portlandonline.com

Electric Castle's Wunderland
Take the family out for some fun at Electric Castle's Wunderland. The kids can run wild and conquer over 100 arcade games like ski ball, racing games, hydro boat racing, and other favorites. After you've burned all that energy on games, check out a movie together at the Avalon Theatre.

Address: 3451 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214 - MAP
Phone: (503) 238-1617
Web: www.wunderlandgames.com

Finnegan's Toys & Gifts
You'll feel like a kid again when you explore the shelves of Finnegan's Toys & Gifts. This store has been locally owned and operated for over 30 years and sells a variety of board games, stuffed animals, LEGOS, puzzles and much more. Take the kids to pick out their new favorite toy, and maybe get a little present of your own.

Address: 820 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205 - MAP
Phone: (503) 221-0306
Web: www.finneganstoys.com

Portland Children's Museum
You and the kids will learn a lot as you explore the exhibits and attractions at the Portland Children's Museum. The exhibits here encourage touching, playing and experiencing education first hand. Some of the features include Building Bridgetown, The Clay Studio, Pet Hospital, Play It Again Theater, and Twilight Trail, among others.

Address: 4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221 - MAP
Phone: (503) 223-6500
Web: www.portlandcm.org

Portland Aerial Tram
Go for a ride on the Portland Aerial Tram and see the city from a whole new perspective. You'll see everything from above, from the South Waterfront district to the Oregon Health & Science University campus. The ride averages about three minutes long.

Address: 3303 SW Bond Ave, Portland, OR 97239 - MAP
Phone: (503) 494-8283
Web: www.gobytram.com

Portland Center for the Performing Arts
From theater and dance performances to concerts and more, see a show at one of the nation's top entertainment complexes. The Portland Center for the Performing Arts is comprised of three venues: the Antoinette Hatfield Hall, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, and the Keller Auditorium.

Address: 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 - MAP
Phone: (503) 248-4335
Web: www.pcpa.com

Oaks Park Amusement Park & Roller Rink
Have some fun enjoying the rides and attractions at Oaks Park Amusement Park & Roller Rink. Some of features of the park include bumper cars, a Tilt-a-Whirl, a ferris wheel, miniature golf, the Scrambler, go-karts, a skating rink and much more. This popular amusement park attraction has been a part of Portland since 1905.

Address: 7805 SE, Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202 - MAP
Phone: (503) 233-5777
Web: oakspark.com

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
Explore the realm of science and the world of industry at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry. The exhibits and attractions here bring various aspects of both subjects to life. Check out features like the planetarium, the Turbine Hall, the Life Sciences Hall, the Science Playground, and the OMNIMAX Theater.

Address: 1945 Southeast Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214 - MAP
Phone: (503) 797-4000
Web: www.omsi.edu

Oregon Zoo
Monkey around with the animals that live at the Oregon Zoo. As you explore the exhibitions and attractions you'll see some of nature's most fascinating creatures, including rhinos, zebras, pythons, elephants, bears, tigers, and monkeys of course! Africa Rainforest, Predators of the Serengeti, and Amazon Flooded Forest are just a few exhibits at the zoo.

Address: 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221 - MAP
Phone: (503) 226-1561
Web: www.oregonzoo.org

Portland Japanese Garden
Embark on a journey through the Portland Japanese Garden, hailed as “the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan.” As you roam through, you'll find that there are five main gardens: Flat Garden, Strolling Pond Garden, The Tea Garden, Natural Garden, and Sand and Stone Garden. Tranquility and lovely scenery are guaranteed here.

Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave., Portland, OR 97205 - MAP
Phone: (503) 223-1321
Web: japanesegarden.com

Pittock Mansion
Travel back in time to the homes of yesteryear and tour the Pittock Mansion. This chateau was built in Portland's West Hills in 1909, and boasts stunning architectural features and rich décor throughout. The home serves as a memorial to its first tenants, Henry and Georgiana Pittock, who played a great role in the development and prosperity of the city.

Address: 3229 NW Pittock Dr., Portland, OR 97210 - MAP
Phone: (503) 823-3623
Web: pittockmansion.org

Portland Art Museum
Lose yourself in the art works that are housed in the Portland Art Museum. Since its establishment in 1892, the museum has amassed a collection of more than 42,000 pieces of art. Among the museum's American, Asian, modern and contemporary art collections, works by Renoir, Monet, and van Gogh are featured here as well.

Address: 1219 Southwest Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205 - MAP
Phone: (503) 226-2811
Web: www.portlandartmuseum.org

Portland Saturday Market
Every weekend the Portland Saturday Market is open for business. This weekly marketplace is the nation's largest continually operating outdoor arts and crafts markets, and offers patrons the best of the best when it comes to handmade goods. Shop for unique jewelry, clothing, arts, home furnishings, and much more. There are also a variety of food vendors that participate in the event, meaning you won't have to go hungry as you shop.

Address: 108 W Burnside St., Portland, OR 97209 - MAP
Phone: (503) 222-6072
Web: www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com

The Grotto
Whether you want to appreciate your love for nature or revel in your Catholic faith, The Grotto is the place to do it. The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, or The Grotto, is a Catholic shrine and a botanical garden. The 62-acre garden includes beautiful plants, several sculptures, and walking paths throughout.

Address: 8840 NE Skidmore St., Portland, OR 97220 - MAP
Phone: (503) 254-7371
Web: www.thegrotto.org

Hoyt Arboretum
See the natural beauty of Portland first hand at the Hoyt Arboretum. The arboretum was founded to conserve endangered species and wilderness. There are over 12 miles of trails that weave throughout the 187-acre expanse, offering you the perfect vantage point to observe the beauty of Oregon.

Address: 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland, OR 97221 - MAP
Phone: (503) 865-8733
Web: www.hoytarboretum.org

Pioneer Courthouse Square
Check out what's going on at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Considered to be Portland's living room, the Pioneer Courthouse Square is located in downtown Portland and hosts over 300 events a year. Community events, festivals and entertainment are just a few of the things that are on the Square's schedule. This is a must-see destination for Portland visitors.

Address: 701 Southwest 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97204 - MAP
Phone: (503) 223-1613
Web: www.portlandoregon.gov

Waterfront Park
Hang out at Portland's Waterfront Park, located on the banks of the Willamette River. The park features landmarks like the Battleship Oregon Memorial, the Founders Stone, Salmon Street Springs, the Police Memorial, and more. There are also several walking and biking paths, public art, and a boat dock, among many other attractions.

Phone: (503) 823-7529
Web: www.portlandonline.com

World Forestry Center & Discovery Museum
Learn about forests and their impact on our environment at the World Forestry Center & Discovery Museum. Exhibits showcase the system and structure of forests throughout the world. There have been features on logging, the story of chocolate and the cacao tree, and the wildlife that calls the forest home, like bats and wildcats.

Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221 - MAP
Phone: (503) 228-1367
Web: www.worldforestry.org