Exploring Portland, Oregon
Powell's City of Books is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

1. Powell's City of Books

9.6
1005 W Burnside St (at NW 10th Ave.), Portland, OR
Bookstore · Pearl · 426 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The Latin inscription on the “Pillar of Books” at the NW 11th and Couch St entrance is translated as “Buy the book, read the book, enjoy the book, sell the book.”

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

2. Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing

9.1
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd (at SW Hall Blvd), Beaverton, OR
Bookstore · Downtown Beaverton · 49 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? This store has the largest children’s section on the West Coast! The first children’s book was published in 1658 by Comenius, a Czech educator. Today, thousands are published every year. Read more.

Burnside Bridge is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

3. Burnside Bridge

E Burnside St. (at Willamette River), Portland, OR
Bridge · 20 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Joseph B. Strauss, who engineered San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, also designed Portland’s Burnside Bridge. Read more.

Hawthorne Bridge is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

4. Hawthorne Bridge

Hawthorne Bridge, Portland, OR
Bridge · 16 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The oldest of Portland’s bridges; the Hawthorne Bridge is also the oldest vertical-lift bridge in the U.S. Read more.

International Rose Test Garden is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

5. International Rose Test Garden

9.0
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR
Botanical Garden · 86 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? During World War I, out of fear that unique rose hybrids would be lost to the bombings in Europe, hybridists abroad sent plants to Portland to keep them safe. Read more.

McMenamins Kennedy School is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

6. McMenamins Kennedy School

9.2
5736 NE 33rd Ave (btw NE Jessup & Simpson), Portland, OR
Hotel · Concordia · 83 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The Nickelodeon, the world’s first movie theater, opened in 1905. Kennedy Elementary School opened its doors ten years later in 1915, but wouldn’t become a movie theatre until 1997.

Hollywood Bowl is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

7. Hollywood Bowl

4030 NE Halsey St (at NE 41st Ave), Portland, OR
Bowling Alley · Hollywood · 16 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Historians believe that bowling goes back 5000 years, to the ancient Egyptians. Read more about the game’s history: Read more.

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

8. Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

9.0
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR
Science Museum · Hosford-Abernethy · 99 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? John Cyprian Stevens, a naturalist and civil engineer, first envisioned OMSI in 1896, but the museum didn’t officially open until 1944.

TriMet Old Town/Chinatown MAX Station is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

9. TriMet Old Town/Chinatown MAX Station

100 NW Davis (NW 1st Avenue at NW Davis St), Portland, OR
Light Rail Station · Old Town Chinatown · 7 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? There is an underground labyrinth of tunnels in Old Town that were used from 1850-1941 to “shanghai” unsuspecting men, and sell them to ships bound for the Orient. Read more.

Grant Park is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

10. Grant Park

8.1
2300 NE 33rd Ave (NE 33 & U.S.Grant Place), Portland, OR
Park · Grant Park · 6 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden in Grant Park (4 blocks from the real Klickitat St) immortalizes Cleary’s beloved characters, based in part on kids she knew growing up in NE Portland Read more.

Portland Saturday Market is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

11. Portland Saturday Market

8.6
50-98 OR-99W (at SW Ankeny & Naito Pkwy), Portland, OR
Market · Old Town Chinatown · 85 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The Saturday Market is the largest continually-operating arts and crafts market in the U.S., but the tradition of buying goods from artisans in a marketplace goes back thousands of years

Lloyd Center Ice Rink is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

12. Lloyd Center Ice Rink

7.3
953 Lloyd Ctr (Multnomah), Portland, OR
Skating Rink · Lloyd District · 11 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The first ice skates were made of animal bone, and were likely used by ancient Scandinavians as a means of transportation, not recreation. Read more.

Pioneer Courthouse Square is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

13. Pioneer Courthouse Square

8.6
715 SW Morrison St (btwn SW 6th Ave & SW Broadway), Portland, OR
Plaza · Downtown Portland · 83 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The block that the square occupies was purchased by a shoemaker named Elijah Hill in 1849. It cost him $24 and a pair of boots Read more.

Jantzen Beach Center is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

14. Jantzen Beach Center

5.6
1405 Jantzen Beach Ctr, Portland, OR
Shopping Mall · Hayden Island · 8 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Before it was a shopping center, Jantzen Beach was the site of a popular amusement park. While the roller coasters are gone, the 1927 carousel is a fun reminder of the area’s history. Read more.

Oregon Children's Theater is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

15. Oregon Children's Theater

Galleria Building, SW 10th (Yamhill), Portland, OR
Theater · Downtown Portland · 2 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Western theatre traditions developed from Ancient Greece tragedies. The word theatre comes from a Greek word meaning “place for viewing.” Read more.

Portland Children's Museum is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

16. Portland Children's Museum

8.5
4015 SW Canyon Rd (at Washington Park), Portland, OR
Science Museum · 29 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The first museum designed specifically for children was founded in 1899 in Brooklyn, NY. Portland Children's Museum is the sixth oldest and the oldest on the West Coast.

Portland Art Museum is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

17. Portland Art Museum

9.0
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
Art Museum · Downtown Portland · 75 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? This is the oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest and the seventh oldest in the United States. The collection includes Native American, Asian, European and American art.

Mill Ends Park is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

18. Mill Ends Park

6.8
1 SW Taylor St. (at SW Naito Parkway - Median), Portland, OR
Park · Downtown Portland · 16 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The founder of Mill Ends Park claimed it was the site of the "only leprechaun colony west of Ireland" and often wrote of the leprechauns' activities in his column in the Oregon Journal. Read more.

Multnomah County Library - Central is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

19. Multnomah County Library - Central

801 SW 10th Ave (btwn SW Morrison & Yamhill St), Portland, OR
Library · Downtown Portland · 40 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Central Library has more than a million books, and more than 17 miles of bookshelves to hold them all! Find events, programs and storytimes for kids and teens, at all 19 city libraries: Read more.

Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

20. Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

7.5
26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR
Museum · 6 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Oregon’s state rock is the thunderegg – but it’s not actually a rock at all, it’s a structure. Read more.

Oregon Historical Society is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

21. Oregon Historical Society

8.5
1200 SW Park Ave (btwn SW Madison St & SW Jefferson St), Portland, OR
History Museum · Downtown Portland · 10 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Portland could have been named Boston! The city’s founders flipped a coin to decide which of their hometowns their new city would be named after, Portland, ME or Boston, MA.

Mt. Tabor Park is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

22. Mt. Tabor Park

9.6
6000 SE Salmon St. (SE 60th Ave.), Portland, OR
Park · Mt. Tabor · 51 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Mt. Tabor is the only volcano within a major city in the United States. It’s an example of a cinder cone volcano. Read more.

Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

23. Lan Su Chinese Garden

8.6
239 NW Everett St (at 3rd Ave), Portland, OR
Garden · Old Town Chinatown · 59 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? China’s 31,000 native plants, some of which can be found nowhere else on Earth, represent nearly 1/8th of the world’s total plant species.

Oregon Zoo is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

24. Oregon Zoo

9.0
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR
Zoo · 107 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? In 2009, excavations in Egypt unearthed the world’s oldest known zoological collection, dating from 3500 B.C. The collection of 112 animals included elephants, hippos, and baboons. Read more.

Oaks Amusement Park is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

25. Oaks Amusement Park

7.4
7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR
Theme Park · Sellwood-Moreland · 34 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Roller coasters are a great opportunity to feel the physics principles of gravitational, inertial and centrifugal forces at work in real life. Learn more about how roller coasters work: Read more.

Forest Park - Thurman Gate is one of Exploring Portland, Oregon.

26. Forest Park - Thurman Gate

9.2
3800 NW Thurman St (NW Aspen Ave), Portland, OR
Trail · Northwest District · 9 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? In 1806, William Clark (of Lewis & Clark fame) took a detour from their Columbia River journey to paddle up the Willamette, claiming for the U.S. the land that is now Forest Park. Read more.