In the Neighborhood
Museums, Parks and Historical Landmarks
Washington Park / Rose Gardens = 0.5 miles
400 SW Kingston
Portland, OR 97221
Find what you are looking for, be it excitement or tranquility, at Washington Park. Washington park boasts over 400 acres of trees, gardens, miles of trails, and playgrounds, all waiting for you just minutes from downtown Portland. Washington Park is also the site of Portland’s first zoo, the Hoyt Arboretum, and the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum.
Oregon Historical Society = 0.5 miles
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
The Oregon Historical Society is located in downtown Portland. It serves to illuminate Oregon’s rich history for its visitors. The OHS’s research library contains one of the most diverse and extensive collection of state history materials, and a photographic archive of over 2.5 million photos. Through its educational programs, special events, and interactive exhibits, the Oregon Historical Society sheds light on a long, fascinating history.
Chinese Gardens = 0.5 miles
239 NW Everett St.
Portland, OR 97209
The Portland Classical Chinese Gardens exist to educate the global community about Chinese culture. Tranquility and harmony abound, here, serving to give visitors a truly authentic experience. The Chinese Gardens features a teahouse within its Tower of Cosmic Reflections, a garden as big as a city block, a lake, and free-standing rocks shipped from China. Visitors will be amazed by the “living collection” – hundreds of Native Chinese plant species.
Pittock Mansion = 1.25 miles
3229 NW Pittock Drive
Portland, OR 97210
The Pittock Mansion gives visitors the opportunity to witness this century-old symbol of changing times. Once a small lumber town, Portland transformed into a bustling city, and this mansion housed one couple who witnessed this evolution. Henry and Georgianna Pittock lived in this house from 1914-1919, and their family lived in it until 1958, after the couple’s death. In 1964, the city of Portland purchased the Pittock Mansion, which still offers a wonderful opportunity to peek into the past and see old Portland as the Pittock family did.
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) = 2.5 miles
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214-3354
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation’s leading science museums. Founded in 1944, OMSI features hundreds of exhibits and demonstrations. The OMSI facility is equipped with science labs, exhibit halls, a dome theater, a real submarine, and a planetarium. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry boasts one of the largest traveling exhibit programs in the country, and the museum also sponsors many educational camps, programs, and classes.
Oregon Zoo = 3.0 miles
4001 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221-9704
The Oregon Zoo, featuring animals from all over the world, is the oldest restaurant west of the Mississippi. It is a center for wildlife preservation, research, and educational programs. Located about five minutes from Portland’s downtown, the Oregon Zoo is easy to find and convenient to visit. The Oregon Zoo features a summer concert series and other seasonal events that help bring in over one million visitors each year.
World Forestry Center / Discovery Museum (next to the Zoo) = 3.0 miles
4033 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97221
The World Forestry Center was founded in 1964. It is a nonprofit educational institution whose goal is to educate people about the importance of the world’s forests and trees. The World Forestry Center hopes to promote a sustainable future through its educational programs, its discovery museum, its tree farms, and The World Forest Institute.
Shopping and Theaters
Pearl District Shops = 1 block away.
Bordered by West Burnside, the Willamette River, Broadway, and the 405 Freeway.
The Pearl District is one of Portland’s most interesting, happening neighborhoods. Filled with entertainment, shopping, and dining, The Pearl District is a favorite neighborhood for residents and visitors alike. A leader in urban renewal, The Pearl Distrcit.
Broadway Theater Area = 0.5 miles
Portland Saturday Market (local arts & crafts) = 1.0 miles
108 W. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209
Every Saturday and Sunday from March through December, the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood in Portland becomes an arts & crafts marketplace. Featuring homemade crafts and food items in an open-air atmosphere, the Portland Saturday Market (PSM) began in 1975, and it is truly an artists’ community. To this day, the crafts, food, and art are sold by the people who make them, giving customers the opportunity to speak with the creators about their crafts. Featuring home products, baby products, candles, clothing, furnishings, jewelry, paper, pottery, pet products, and more, the Portland Saturday Market is truly a unique experience, where you never know what you may find.
Stadiums, Convention Centers, Activities
PGE Park - Stadium = 0.25 miles
1844 SW Morrison
Portland, OR 97205
PGE Park, a state-of-the-art stadium with an old-time feel, is located in downtown Portland. Built in 1926, PGE Park is home to the Triple-A Baseball Portland Beavers, as well as the Portland Timbers, a professional soccer team. Portland State University plays home football games at PGE Park, as well.