|LEISURE | ATTRACTIONS
POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS
"From humble storefront beginnings in 1971 on a derelict corner of northwest Portland, Powell's Books has grown into one of the world's great bookstores"
1005 W Burnside St.
VAUX CHIMNEY SWIFTS
Tens of thousands of swifts arrive in Portland in September and roost in the chimney at Chapman Elementary School in northwest Portland during their migration to Central America and Venezuela, making it the largest known roost of migrating swifts in the world! The birds swirl in the sky before descending into the chimney at sunset. An absolute must-see!
PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
"A lively place where unique artists await discovery!"
Under the Burnside Bridge between SW Naito Parkway and SW 1st Ave.
Every weekend, March - December 24
PORTLAND AERIAL TRAM
Travel 3,300 linear feet between South Waterfront and OHSU, 500 feet above I-5, Lair Hill and Terwilliger Parkway in just 3 minutes. Hopefully, it's a sunny day, as the views of Mt. Hood, Willamette River, Mt. St. Helens, and Portland's skyline are spectacular.
Cost: $4 Day | TriMet and Streetcar pass honored | Free to OHSU employees and patients
"World famous museum of velvet paintings and epicenter of art"
518 NE 28th Ave.
From the Dirty Snowball - chocolate cake doughnut covered with pink marshmallow glaze and surprise filling - to Swahili lessons every Monday at 9pm, this doughnut shop is one of a kind. Open 22 hours a day.
22 SW 3rd Ave.
THE HAT MUSEUM
"America's only hat museum"
4001 SW Canyon Rd.
MACAW LANDING WILDLIFE REFUGE
Since 1992, the Macaw Landing Foundation, located within Portland city limits, has been dedicated to the preservation of Macaws. In addition to the wildlife refuge that provides care and shelter for more than ninety abandoned domesticated Macaws, as well a variety of other animals, the foundation operates an environmental learning center and funds conservation projects for Macaws in the wild and publishes an online newsletter.
Macaw Landing Foundation
Tours daily at 12, 2 and 4p
Open by reservation only
AUDUBON NATURE SANCTUARY
Features trips, camps and classes, events, wildlife care center, nature store, trails and sanctuary for everyone, including kids, parents, birders, naturalists, educators, members, activists and visitors to Oregon.
Audubon Society of Portland
5151 NW Cornell Rd.
"The Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919...With its eclectic architectural design and richly decorated interior, including family artifacts, the Pittock Mansion stands today as a living memorial of this family's contributions to the blossoming of Portland and its people."
3229 NW Pittock Drive
INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDEN
Established in 1917, "Portland’s International Rose Test Garden is the oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States". The garden, with views of downtown Portland and Mt. Hood in the distance, features over 6,800 rose bushes representing 557 varieties.
400 SW Kingston Ave.
"Nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland, the Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty."
611 SW Kingston
PORTLAND CLASSICAL CHINESE GARDEN
"This walled Garden encloses a full city block. Serpentine walkways, a bridged lake, and open colonnades set off meticulously arranged landscape of plants, water, stone, poetry, and buildings."
NW Third Avenue and Everett Street
THE BERRY BOTANIC GARDEN
"The personal collection of a remarkable plantswoman, Rae Selling Berry (1881-1976)"
11505 SW Summerville Ave.
PORTLAND FARMERS MARKET
"Portland Farmers Market was founded in 1992 by a small group of community activists who wanted “to bring the best of the country to the heart of the city.” The original Saturday market at Albers Mill had 13 vendors. Several of those first vendors still sell at PFM. By 2006, PFM had grown to 3 downtown weekly markets with vendor sales in excess of $5 million. In 2006, the market organizers added the management of a fourth market – the Eastbank Farmers Market."
COMPLETE LIST | Over 25 additional farmers' markets can be found througout Portland and its suburbs. You can find a complete list under Farmers' Markets in the FOOD & DRINK menu to the left.
|"36 Hours in Portland, Ore"
Portland | One of the top humane cities in the US when it comes to celebrating animals and confronting cruelty. Third, to be exact.
Farmers' Markets! | It's that time of year. Our Farmers' Markets section, listed under Food & Drink, offers a complete listing of markets in and around Portland.
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