Gary A's Saved Places
Sellwood Bridge is one of Gary A's Saved Places.

1. Sellwood Bridge

Sellwood Bridge (at Willamette River), Portland, OR
Bridge · 7 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The bridge was constructed in 1925 and was Portland’s first “fixed span” bridge across the Willamette River.

O'Bryant Square is one of Gary A's Saved Places.

2. O'Bryant Square

5.6
808 SW Stark St (btwn SW 9th St & SW Park Ave), Portland, OR
Plaza · 13 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In 1971 the property was donated to the city by Mr. and Mrs. William E. Roberts. The Square's dominant feature is a bronze fountain in the shape of a rose, fittingly titled Fountain to a Rose.

Portland Japanese Garden is one of Gary A's Saved Places.

3. Portland Japanese Garden

9.0
611 SW Kingston Ave (at SW Fairview Blvd), Portland, OR
Garden · 123 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The garden opened to the public in 1967 & is considered to be one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan.

International Rose Test Garden is one of Gary A's Saved Places.

4. International Rose Test Garden

8.9
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR
Botanical Garden · 102 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1917, the garden houses over 7,000 rose plants of approx. 550 varieties. It's the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden & exemplifies Portland's nickname 'The City of Roses'.

Portland Children's Museum is one of Gary A's Saved Places.

5. Portland Children's Museum

8.2
4015 SW Canyon Rd (at Washington Park), Portland, OR
Science Museum · 33 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Founded in 1946, the museum is the sixth oldest children's museum in the US. Each year the Museum welcomes more than 280,000 children from birth to age ten and their caregivers.

The Grotto is one of Gary A's Saved Places.

6. The Grotto

8840 NE Skidmore St (at NE Sandy Blvd), Portland, OR
Church · 16 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Grotto opened in 1924, when 3 thousand people gathered for the first Mass & dedication. A depiction of Mary holding the body of her son after his crucifixion is placed above the stone altar.

Pioneer Courthouse Square is one of Gary A's Saved Places.

7. Pioneer Courthouse Square

8.0
715 SW Morrison St (btwn SW 6th Ave & SW Broadway), Portland, OR
Plaza · 79 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Inaugurated in 1984, the Square was recognized by Time Magazine as 1 of the "10 most notable design achievements" in the US. Known as Portland's 'living room', more than 26,000 people pass by each day

Oregon Zoo is one of Gary A's Saved Places.

8. Oregon Zoo

8.9
4001 SW Canyon Rd (at SW Knights Blvd), Portland, OR
Zoo · 115 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Zoo was founded in 1888 & is Oregon's largest paid attraction. In 1962 Packy, the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years, was born. He is the tallest Asian elephant in the US.

Veterans Memorial Coliseum is one of Gary A's Saved Places.

9. Veterans Memorial Coliseum

6.7
1401 N Wheeler Ave, Portland, OR
Hockey Stadium · 29 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1952, the coliseum hosted premier sporting and entertainment events in Portland. Elvis Presley performed one of his last concerts here before his death in 1977.

Oregon Convention Center is one of Gary A's Saved Places.

10. Oregon Convention Center

777 NE M L King Blvd (btwn NE Holladay St & NE Lloyd Blvd), Portland, OR
Convention Center · 31 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1990, it houses the world's largest Foucault Pendulum. It has become known for upward illuminating the twin spires yearly on September 11th in memorial of the events of 9/11.

Providence Park is one of Gary A's Saved Places.

11. Providence Park

9.1
1844 SW Morrison St (btwn SW 18th & SW 20th Ave), Portland, OR
Soccer Stadium · 107 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1926, Pelé played his last non-exhibitional game with the New York Cosmos here in 1977. The synthetic turf playing surface can be configured for baseball, soccer and football.