Portland, known as "the City of Roses", one of the favorite
destinations on the West coast. Portland, situated approximately 70 miles from
the Pacific Ocean where the Columbia River meets the Willamette River, has a
magnificent setting, combining sparkling waterways with lush greenery rarely
found in urban settings. Portland's historic old town, many galleries and
museums, Saturday Market, Waterfront Park, and theatre companies will keep
visitors busy for weeks!
- Portland is a downright wonderful city to visit.” – Travel
America (January/February 2003)
- One of “five cities of the future” – The Guardian newspaper,
- "The City of Roses is serving up some of the best (cuisine) in the
– Reno Gazette-Journal (January,2003)
- Portland Oregon Visitor
Top Ten Reasons to
Visit Portland, Oregon
Nature in Oregon is certainly wonderful. Oregon is a land of widely different
ecosystems, from moist, cool, coastal rain forests to the dry high desert of the
east, with plenty of volcanic features, rivers, and valleys thrown into the mix
to make any outdoor-loving person happy. Oregon has beautiful forests,
Mt. Hood , Columbia
River Gorge, waterfalls, lakes
Bridges, Bridges: Portland is a city of
bridges: Morrison Bridge (1887), Steel Bridge (1888), Hawthorne Bridge (1891),
Burnside Bridge (1894), Broadway Bridge (1913),Selwood Bridge (1926), Ross
Island Bridge (1926), St John's Bridge (1931) .
Wineries: Unique growing conditions and favorable clay-loam soils have
fostered Oregon's rapid emergence as one of the world's finest wine growing
is home to one of the world's most famous rose gardens, the International Rose
Test Garden. Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the
world visit this garden. This popular tourist site with spectacular views
and more than 8,000 roses, is one of Portland's most notable signature
Oregon Zoo: The Oregon Zoo is only 5 minutes from downtown Portland.
This zoo is recognized internationally for having the most successful breeding
herd of Asian elephants of any zoo.
Garden: The Japanese Garden, proclaimed one
of the most authentic outside of Japan, is situated just above the International
Rose Test Garden.
Chinese Garden: The Garden unfolds a changing look by season. Each one
as lovely as the last. It is home to hundreds or rare and unusual plants, nearly
100 specimen trees, water plants, bamboo and orchids.
Art Museum: Portland is justly famous for its dramatic and dynamic art
scene, which really began in 1892 with the establishment of the Portland Art
Museum. Although this venerable art museum, established in 1892, houses a large
number of international works, its highlight is a renowned collection of Native
Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI): Imagine a place where you
can journey to the outer reaches of the galaxy, feel the power of an earthquake,
climb aboard a real submarine, uncover a fossil, surf the Internet, enter the
world of virtual reality, or travel the globe in a five-story high-domed
theater.OMSI appeals to visitors of all ages.
and Best Cuisine in the Northwest: Portland has some excellent
restaurants to further satisfy one's taste sensations.