Things to Do in Portland

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Portland Rose Garden
850 SW Rose Garden Way, Portland, OR 97205 503-227-7033
Currently open from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM daily. Located in Washington Park in Portland's West Hills, this garden includes more than 10,000 plantings of over 500 varieties.

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205 (503) 223-1321
Currently open from 12-7 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue–Sun
Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland, Oregon.

The Grotto
8840 NE Skidmore St., Portland, Oregon 97220 503.254.7371
Currently open Grounds open daily at 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM (Daily)
Gift Shop opens at 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM, Office 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
This beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden is located in Portland, Oregon. “The Grotto” is the popular name of The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. It is a non-profit organization supported solely by the proceeds of its gift shop and by donations. It is administered by the Order of Friars Servants of Mary, USA Province.

Oregon History Museum
1200 S.W. Park Ave. Portland, OR 503.222.1741
Located on the historic South Park Blocks in downtown Portland, the museum is home to many exhibits, including the award-winning “Oregon My Oregon.” Travel the Oregon Trail, witness Native culture and view spectacular traveling exhibits on your next visit to the Oregon History Museum.
Open Tuesday-Saturday; admission charged

Oregon Maritime Museum
Waterfront Park, Southwest Naito Parkway at Pine Street 503.224.7724
Experience the adventure of river life when you explore the Oregon Maritime Center and Museum, housed in the historic sternwheeler “Portland” on the Willamette River. Tour the pilot house and engine room, discover maritime artifacts and learn about local nautical history.
Open Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31, Jan. 1 and Easter. Admission charged.

Colombia Gorge/Historic Hwy 30/Multnomah Falls
Hwy 84 East
Located about 30 miles outside of Portland, this makes a great day trip. Be sure to take exit 22 and stop off at the Vista House for a spectacular view of the Columbia and to get a map of the many waterfalls along the historic Hwy 30 including Multnomah and Horsetail Falls. Finish up the trip with a visit to the Bonneville Dam to see the salmon and sturgeon jumping the fish ladder.

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