Make the most of your time visiting Portland! I’ve curated this list of the top 13 attractions in Portland, Oregon grouped by proximity. Please be sure to check hours, as they are subject to change.

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1. Tanner Springs Park

  • Mon, Tue: 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed: 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thur, Fri: 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am-6:00pm

City park! Enjoy some downtime in Tanner Springs Park.

2. Jamison Square Park

  • Mon, Thur: 8:00am-9:00am
  • Tue: 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed: 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri: 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am-7:00pm

City park! Unwind in Jamison Square Park.

3. The Benson Hotel

“The Benson Hotel is a 287-room historic hotel building in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States.”

4. Lan Su Chinese Garden

  • Mon-Sun: 10:00am-4:00pm

“Lan Su Chinese Garden (simplified Chinese: 兰苏园; traditional Chinese: 蘭蘇園; pinyin: Lán Sū Yuán…), formerly the Portland Classical Chinese Garden and titled the Garden of Awakening Orchids, is a walled Chinese garden enclosing a full city block, roughly 40,000 square feet (4,000 m2) in the Chinatown area of the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States. The garden is influenced by many of the famous classical gardens in Suzhou.”

5. Old Town/Chinatown Neighborhood

6. Japanese-American Historical Plaza

  • Mon: 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue: 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed: 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thur: 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun: 11:00am-8:00pm


City park! Get some fresh air in Japanese-American Historical Plaza.

7. Play Lifesize Chess in Director Park

  • Mon-Sun: 5:00am-12:00am

City park! Take a leisurely stroll through Director Park.

8. South Waterfront Park Garden

  • Mon: 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Wed, Thur, Fri: 6:00am-7:00am
  • Sat: 9:00am-10:00pm
  • Sun: 7:00am-9:00pm

City park! Relax in South Waterfront Park Garden and feel like a local.

9. Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park

  • Mon-Sun: 5:00am-12:00am

Especially beautiful during cherry blossom season.

10. Historic Portland Fire Station No. 7

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11. International Rose Test Garden

  • Mon-Sun: 7:30am-9:00pm


“The International Rose Test Garden is a rose garden in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon, United States. There are over 7,000 rose plants of approximately 550 varieties.”

12. Portland Japanese Garden

  • Tue, Sat, Sun: 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed-Fri: 12:00pm-7:00pm

“The Portland Japanese Garden is a traditional Japanese garden occupying 9.1 acres, located within Washington Park in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon, United States. It is operated as a private non-profit organization, which leased the site from the city in the early 1960s.”

13. Shakespeare Garden

  • Mon: 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Thur: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri: 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am-6:00pm

*Anything in quotes is from Wikipedia. 

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