Portland is known for the vibrancy and uniqueness of its many neighborhoods, each with a distinct sense of place, and — in quirky Portland fashion — spread across six so-called "quadrants." Locals will tell you that you haven’t truly been to Portland until you’ve connected with our diverse communities. Below are a few of the top attractions, for more visit travelportland.com.
Covering an entire city block, Powell's has grown into a Portland landmark and the world’s largest new and used bookstore. It can be easy to get lost in Powell’s 68,000 square feet, nine rooms, three floors and 3,500 sections.
High in the West Hills above Northwest Portland and surrounded by Forest Park, the historic turn-of-the-century Pittock Mansion offers picture-perfect views of the city and its surroundings and insights into Portland history.
From food carts to farmers’ markets (and award-winning restaurants, of course), the Portland food scene is an eclectic culinary haven. It’s a well-established fact: Portland is one of the world’s great food cities.
There are more than 200 parks and gardens within city limits, from forests to marshlands, trails to skateboarding rails. Home to the sprawling urban wilderness of Forest Park along with the world’s smallest dedicated park, Mill Ends Park, Portland offers visitors a breath of fresh air.
Since 2003, Portland’s Voodoo Doughnut has sold millions of wacky, sugary snacks — and the downtown landmark still attracts line at all hours of the day.
The largest art museum in Oregon and one of the oldest in the country, the Portland Art Museum is central to the city's cultural district, housing a large and wide-ranging collection of artworks.
Nicknamed “Soccer City, U.S.A.” (thanks to the thriving fútbol culture fostered by Portland’s Timber and Thorns), Portland is also home to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Winterhawks hockey league, minor league baseball teams and the Rose City Rollers roller derby team.
Portland is the craft beer capital and home to 70+ breweries. (No wonder they call it “Beervana!”) Explore the city’s endless supply of breweries (many of which are concocting innovative craft beers that can only be tasted in Portland).