Mighty Molar’s Guide to Portland

One of the prime travel spots in the Pacific Northwest, Portland is a unique destination with plenty of allure. Endlessly intriguing, the city offers an incredible blend of urban attractions and natural wonders. It’s also a great family destination with fun, educational activities for kids. Here are some of the top places to see, while you’re visiting “The City of Roses.”

1. Washington Park 

Spanning over 410 acres of land, this beautiful park is home to countless attractions, including an arboretum, Japanese Gardens, a children’s museum and zoo. It also includes tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails and a lush, wild forest.

2. Oregon Zoo

The state’s most famous attraction, the Oregon Zoo first opened way back in 1888. Since then, it’s become home to over 1,955 animals, representing 232 species. Twenty-one of these species are either endangered or threatened, including the African Elephants, which were successfully bred on-site. 


3. Pittock Mansion

Built in 1909, this historic structure includes 46 beautifully-decorated rooms. It also sits on 46 acres of lovely landscaping, which creates an ideal setting for bird watching and relaxing strolls.

4. Lan Su Chinese Garden

Famous for its striking Ming Dynasty Gardens, this popular destination is considered the most authentic Chinese Garden outside of China. Explore a lush, walled garden, filled with rare and beautiful plants that enclose a full city block.

5. Pioneer Courthouse Square

Affectionately dubbed, “Portland’s Living Room,” this popular gathering place includes an outdoor chess table, a cascading fountain and the occasional live performance.

6. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

One of the nation’s leading science centers, this attraction lures in over 1 million visitors each year. Discover five halls filled with 200 interactive exhibits and fun activities for all ages. 

7. Forest Park

Located just outside Portland in the Tualatin Mountains, Forest Park includes over 70 miles of trails that wind through 5,000 stunning acres. One of the largest urban forest reserves in the U.S., this Oregon attraction is a must-visit for naturalists.

8. Children’s Museum

Adjacent to the Oregon Zoo, this family-focused attraction offers endless fascinations for little ones. Enjoy interactive exhibits, fun activities, camps and outdoor adventure in an inspiring environment designed to enlighten and entertain.


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