Our Favorite Ways to Spend the Holiday Season Around Portland, OR

Portland. This charming Northwestern city punches well above its weight, boasting beautiful and varied scenery, famously independent and unique neighborhoods, and innovation all in a city that’s yet to break 4 million. If you’ve chosen Portland as your holiday season destination, you won’t be disappointed, with so much happening here year-round. Read on for some of our favorite festivals and events here around Rose City.

Pittock Mansion Christmas

Overlooking the Portland region, the Pittock Mansion is as gorgeous as it is enchanting, with its series of holiday season exhibits for all to enjoy. Aside from the breathtaking views, Pittock Mansion also offers a number of hiking and outdoor activities, beautiful flower beds, gardens for photos, and this year, a zany exhibit of lovable critters doing the holiday season their way. This is a great, relaxed, low-stakes activity for groups, families, friends, couples, and solo adventurers alike to enjoy one of the Portland area’s most breathtaking sights during the holiday season.

Holiday Ale Festival

The Portland Holiday Ale Festival is a great outing and way to enjoy some of the Portland area’s best in food and beer, owing to the region’s strong heritage in small businesses, microbrews, and grassroots gastronomic culture. Take the whole party out to Portland’s Holiday Ale Festival and warm up with a selection of over fifty beers and ciders, accompanied with a number of holiday season treats and delicacies all-around a towering Christmas tree. Bring your appetite and your friends to the Holiday Ale Festival while you’re in Portland this holiday season.

http://holidayale.com

Holiday Express

A great option for families and those traveling with younger members in their party, the Holiday Express is a magical journey along the Willamette River and some of the city’s most iconic sights in this holiday-themed event. Visitors will ride in one of Portland’s beloved steam locomotives and enjoy sights, songs, and the smells of the holiday season as Santa, his elves and the party goes on inside the train during the trip! Complete with shows, entertainment, song, dance, and packed with holiday season festivities, the Holiday Express is a memorable option for any family and younger travelers.

https://orhf.org/events/holiday-express/

Crafty Wonderland

Get your holiday shopping done all in one spot and see some of the best in Portland’s independent art, creativity, and small business. Crafty Wonderland is an event that only happens twice a year, where visitors pack the grounds to score a true one-of-a-kind item, whether clothing, jewelry, artwork and prints, fragrances and soap, DIY kits, books, cards, and of course, food. For all those creative outlets and interests, whether it’s gardening, construction, cooking, fashion, or photography, there’s something for everyone to explore and enjoy at Crafty Wonderland. Catch this massive event and get to meet and shop some of Portland’s finest in the arts all in one spot, Crafty Wonderland!

https://craftywonderland.com

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Our Favorite Festivals Around Portland, OR

Portland. This charming northwestern city punches well above its weight, boasting beautiful and varied scenery, famously independent and unique neighborhoods, and innovation all in a city that’s yet to break 4 million. If you’ve chosen Portland as your autumn destination, you won’t be disappointed, with so much happening here year-round. Read on for some of our favorite festivals and events here around Rose City.

Rose City Comic-Con

Among all the interests represented by the residents of Portland, all things pop culture are anything but forgotten here at Rose City Comic Con, the place to be for all things ‘geek’. Gaming, technology, comic books, cinema, television, and cosplay are all dialed up to eleven here at Rose City Comic Con, where fans, communities, creators, and celebrities come together in an event dedicated entirely to their craft. Visitors can participate in a gaming tournament, shop exclusive merchandise and issues, interact with fan communities, or attend a signing and Q&A session with their favorite actor/author/director. 

The popularity of Rose City Comic Con has exploded in recent years, bringing some seriously big names to the event, including appearances by Wil Wheaton, Carrie Fisher, Stan Lee, Jon Bernthal, Peter Capaldi, William Shatner, Felicia Day, Val Kilmer, Michael Rooker, David Tennant and so many more! Embrace all things ‘geek’ and pop culture and immerse yourself in Rose City Comic Con!

The Wedge

With famous faces such as Umpqua and Tillamook taking the country by storm, The Wedge is a one-of-a-kind (and tasty) event that celebrates all things Cheese! Dairies and cheesemakers big and small compete for the hearts and stomachs of attendees each year in this delicious and charming farmers market festival. Aside from the cheeses, numerous local breweries and restaurants also come out to fill out a mouthwatering roster. All foodies and visitors with a large appetite should keep an eye out for this event.

https://thewedgeportland.com/

VegFest

In line with Portland’s famously green and health-conscious image, VegFest is another culinary specialty of the Rose City, a festival dedicated to vegetarian foods and vegetarian living. Here, visitors can try out the inventions of vegetarian cuisine and explore the vegan and vegetarian lifestyles of the Portland area. Bring the group to VegFest for the more health-conscious party, and chow down on options that are distinctly Portland. 

https://www.travelportland.com/event/486052/

Portland Book Festival

All bookworms ahoy! The Portland Book Festival is a must for fans of all things paperback, where book clubs, authors, and editors come together in the Portland Art Museum to celebrate all things book. Grab a signed copy from a favorite author, participate in a question panel among the public, meet up with other literature fans or even participate in writing workshops! This is a great option for all ages and readers of all interests, and also includes admission to the Portland Art Museum, a two-for-one, if you will. Bring the party to the Portland Book Festival for a laid-back and memorable experience. 

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4 Fun Things to do with Kids in Portland

If you’re looking for your next great family adventure, or someplace different to take the kids, we have you covered. Spending a day out with the kids is a great way to recapture your own childlike curiosity and love of play, so we’ve included plenty of options that will make the adults as happy as the kids. Below are some of the best, most unique, and most beloved things to do with your kids in Portland.

Electric Castle’s Wunderland

A family entertainment center perfect for those families that don’t mind a little friendly competition. The Wunderland is also connected to Avalon Movie Theater, so you can combine playtime with movie night if you want. Inside the Wunderland, they have laser tag, arcade games, mini-golf, and virtual reality. You can also take a ride on the XD Dark Ride, a 3D interactive movie experience that will have you and the family fighting enemies with laser blasters while feeling the wind-blowing and the earth rumbling beneath you. With so much to do, the Wunderland is aptly named, and it is a fantastic place to go play with the kids.

Portland Aerial Tram

A landmark in the city of Portland and one of the most unique methods of transportation in any city. Riding along the Aerial Tram is a special, one-of-a-kind thing to do with the kids. The Tram Cabins travel from South Waterfront to Marquam Hill and rise hundreds of feet into the air. You’ll have incredible views of the city, the river, and maybe even a few clouds on a foggy day. 

Oregon Zoo

A trip to the zoo is always a family favorite. Travel through the Great Northwest, the Elephant Lands, Africa, and the Primate Forest, and you’ll encounter amazing animals from all over the world. Kids will especially love the Family Farm, Zoo Train, carousel, and Nature Play Area. You can choose to wander the zoo yourselves, take a guided tour, or stop at the amphitheater for a “Wildlife Live!” show. No matter which adventure you choose, the kids are sure to have fun while learning about the world around them.

Forest Park

Many people are looking for something to do with the kids that will get them outside and active. Forest Park is the perfect place to do that, to explore the beauty of nature, and go for a hike with the kids. The park covers more than 5,000-acres of forest, so there are trails of every kind imaginable, offering easy and difficult options. Some trails take you over rivers and to small waterfalls, across bridges, and past abandoned stone buildings perfect for exploring. If you’re feeling ambitious, the more difficult trails will take you high up and provide incredible views of the Tualatin Mountain Range in the distance. 

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Aquariums around Portland, OR

Portland. A quietly proud and burgeoning group of over 2.5 million, this northwestern hub continues to lead in its famously bold counterculture, local arts scene, rose cultivation, and aquatic life. Indeed, visitors, those returning to friends and family, and resident Portlanders alike will delight in the wealth of aquatic life in Portland’s waters and in its premier institutions. Read on for our favorite aquarium and aquatic wildlife experiences here in the City of Roses. 

Oregon Zoo

Portland, and by extension Oregon’s premier attraction for the appreciation and education of wildlife is the Oregon Zoo, inspiring generations for 133 years and counting. Over 1,800 animals represent 232 species, from the Northwest and from the world over. Some of the famous aquatic animals that reside here at the Oregon Zoo include the African lungfish, African slender-snouted crocodile, Asian elephant (well, the ones here love the water), African spurred tortoise, American beaver, harbor seal, Humboldt penguin, lesser flamingo, Pacific lamprey, polar bear, river otter, southern sea otter, and the venerated coho salmon. These icons and more reside in a series of exhibits that take visitors through the myriad habitats of the Northwest, African Northwest, African Savannah, and the Arctic. 

In addition to the exhibits and animals, there are also regular events throughout the year to add a bit of variety to any travel plans, and the charming Washington Park & Zoo Railway, which provides transportation to nearby Hoyt Arboretum, the World Forestry Center, and the International Rose Test Garden. 

https://www.oregonzoo.org

Killin Wetlands Nature Park

Step into a more ancient Oregon, into the peat, marshes, and gentle hills of Killin Wetlands Nature Park. Just a thirty-minute drive from the world of downtown Portland, visitors can see all that wild Oregon has to offer. Roosevelt elk parties and their processions, bald eagles and their nests, beavers, beaver dams, and river otters can all be observed in their natural habitat. In addition, birdwatchers will relish in the abundance of species, as Killin Wetlands Nature Park is designated by the Audubon Society of Portland as an Important Bird Area, and is an integral part of the larger Willamette Valley Birding Trail. 

https://www.oregonmetro.gov/parks/killin-wetlands-nature-park

Fernhill Wetlands

A slightly longer drive out of Downtown Portland at under 40 minutes, the Fernhill Wetlands is more than worth the trip, with a notable cast of the common yellowthroat, osprey, great blue heron, American white pelican, bald eagles, and the introduction of nutria. Beavers, river otters, and a number of fishes, reptiles, and amphibians also thrive here, and the wetlands also provide a great opportunity to enjoy the local flora of Oregon’s interior. The treatment facility is also worth a visit for those interested in conservation and civil engineering, a formidable project that treats five million gallons of water from the surrounding communities. For a detailed look into a side of conservation and the marvels of modern technology combined with the serenity of Oregon’s wild side, come to the Fernhill Wetlands.

https://fernhillnts.org

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5 Quirky Date Night Destinations in Portland

Date night doesn’t have to be the same each time. While we all love cuddling up at the movies or trying new restaurants or embracing a bit of high culture at museums, every once in a while, date night needs to be shaken up. Each city has a hidden world of strange, quirky, and delightful things to do. Try any one of these on your next date night and embrace the weird, whimsical part of life.

Bingo & Bourbon

Mississippi Pizza is a beloved Portland eatery with a lounge that puts on musical performances and hosts trivia nights. You can order classic, vegan, or gluten-free pizza pies, but whatever you order will be delicious. And, on Monday nights, Brian and Mike, host bingo. But this is not your grandmother’s retirement community bingo. No, this bingo is prank-filled, riotous, and never the same.  You and your date will love spending a night out here, because, whether you’ve played bingo before or not, the Bingo & Bourbon Nights at Mississippi Pizza are a wild, new adventure for date night.

Wyrd Leatherworks and Meadery

There is no other shop like Wyrd Leatherworks and Meadery. It is both a Leatherworks Shop (featuring gorgeous local, handmade leather goods) and a Mead Hall. Inside the Mead Hall, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back into Medieval Times or perhaps into a Viking Great Hall. It is a nerdy, unique, and utterly charming shop. Buy each other a locally crafted piece of art, then sit down to a large tankard of mead.

Shanghai Tunnels Tour

If you and your date enjoy history but are looking for a guided tour outside the norm, then the Shanghai Tunnels Tour is a must-do. Climb down to a hidden world that tells the story of Portland’s seedy past when locals were “shanghaied” (or kidnapped) and forced onto ships that were lacking in crew members. You’ll see unique architecture, underground holding cells, trapdoors, and more. There is no underground tour quite like this one.

Freakybuttrue Peculiarium

It’s all in the name. Nowhere will you find a stranger, quirkier date night destination. Freakybuttrue Peculiarium is a local artwork shop and museum featuring creepy & unusual exhibits. Get your photo taken in a photo stand-in and look as though you’re being dissected by strange alien visitors or wander through miniature crime scenes made from doll house pieces. Odd is the name of the game at Freakybuttrue, which is why you and your date are sure to love it.

Rose City Roller Derby

Are you and your date tired of cheering at traditional sporting events? If so, then it’s time to check out the Rose City Rollers, where you can watch the incredible game of Roller Derby, a contact sport on roller skates that will be sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Tickets for RCR Bouts can be difficult to come by, so be sure to reserve ahead of time.

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Our favourite ways to spend summer in Portland, OR

Portland. The name alone evokes images of a fiercely independent city, with a love for entertaining new ideas, the outdoors, and small-scale industry. If you’re spending the summer in beautiful Portland, it can be hard to devise a travel itinerary, with so many options to explore. Read on for some of our favourite ways to do Summer in the City of Roses.

International Rose Test Garden & Portland Japanese Garden

Highlighting Portland’s strong affiliation with Roses is the International Rose Test Garden, where over ten thousand Rose Bushes bloom through the summer. Nearly seven acres of Roses in whites, yellows, pinks, purples and reds provide a relaxing stroll for couples and many gorgeous photo opportunities. Visitors can also cross the street and stop by the Portland Japanese Garden, where groups can meditate for a while or spend a moment over a pot of tea. On occasion, there are also small-scale cultural marketplaces and events at the Japanese Garden, so do keep an eye out when visiting.

Oaks Amusement Park

A thrilling throwback, Oaks Amusement Park has entertained the Portland area since 1905 as one of the nation’s oldest operating theme parks. Take a photo on the historic Herschell-Spillman carousel, dating from 1912, or try classics such as the Zero Gravity and Rock-O-Plane rides. Visitors searching for more intense experiences can find the Adrenaline Peak and AtmosFEAR attractions. Children and families can enjoy slower-paced kiddie coasters and a variety of carnival games. There is also a Roller Skating Rink and Mini Golf for group activities. Aside from these, Oaks Amusement Park also doubles as a location for plenty of festivals and smaller events for the Portland area year-round, so there might be something extra depending on when you visit. For a retro, fun day at the theme park, come to Oaks. 

Festa Italiana

Festa Italiana is a great way to embrace the Italian-American heritage of Portland in the summertime, all in a fun environment. Solo travellers, couples, groups and families alike will all enjoy the delicious variety of Italian cuisine from savoury favourites such as Spaghetti and Calzone to sweet delights like Cannoli and Sfogliatella. Live Italian music performances and various tastings for imported wines and local breweries and vineyards are also available for enthusiasts. Stay for the raffles, Bocce tournament and Italian Mass. 

Pickathon

Outside Portland at the Pendarvis in early August is the Pickathon Music Festival, one of Portland’s largest and most vibrant events. Aside from the green, nature-immersed setting with branch tunnels and trees, the festival is also famous for its commitment to green practices, with earth-conscious energy and recycling also a part of the festival. Some of the names that have played at Pickathon include Black Milk & Nat Turner, Dinosaur Jr., KING, Robyn Hitchcock, Danie Norgren, Jen Cloher, Khruangbin and Tyler Childers. For a different festival experience with music and nature, come to Pickathon. But be sure to book well in advance, as ticket sales are capped at 3500.

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5 Great Places to Picnic in Portland, OR

When the weather cooperates, we all love to get outside and explore the world around us. There is nothing more refreshing and soothing to the soul than a picnic in the sun, surrounded by the beauty of nature. Every city in the United States has incredible locations for picnicking. Below are 5 Great Places to Picnic in Portland.

Tanner Springs Park

A fantastic, unique park in the Pearl District of Portland. The park is situated on former wetlands, and has boardwalks that take you over the water where you can see lotus flowers and lily pads and more. Across from these wetlands is an open grassy area with several trees and benches for picnicking. The park is smaller, but normally not too crowded. One of the most unique features of the park is the wall which runs along one side of it. The wall is made from railroad tracks and hand-painted glass. So, a visit to Tanner Springs Park for a picnic feels special – the artistry of both nature and humanity is on full display. 

Council Crest Park

Built in 1937, this hilltop park has become a beloved landmark in Portland. At the top of the hill, you are treated to panoramic views of the city and the snow capped mountain in the distance. On the way to the top, you’ll follow fun wooded trails with secret alcoves of benches. The top of the hill is the best place for picnicking, either on the open field or on a bench near the edge, overlooking everything.

Mt Tabor Park

Mt Tabor Park covers a large area East of Portland. It sits on an extinct volcano and is covered in a beautiful forest of towering pines. There are picnic pavilions in the groves of trees, like secret places tucked away. There are two large reservoirs if you prefer a lakeside picnic. The Mt Tabor Stairs (either North or South) are a fabulous attraction as well. If you can make the climb, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views. Mt Tabor East Picnic Area is another excellent place to stop because it sits above the city and has clear views of the mountains in the distance.

Washington Park 

One of the largest, most popular parks in Downtown Portland. Washington Park is home to the Oregon Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum, Rose Garden, and Japanese Garden as well as several other meadows and gardens. You will never be at a loss for scenery to marvel at or to picnic near. Some of the best places to picnic are near the playground, the Secret Garden, at the Stevens Pavilion Picnic Shelter near Hoyt Arboretum, or on the Big Meadow.

Laurelhurst Park

An absolutely stunning and rich oasis just East of Downtown Portland. You can charm the ducks on the pond or walk the trails sheltered by lush trees. The park is dog-friendly and has a playground, so it is the perfect getaway for the whole family.

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Fun Summer Things To Do In Portland, OR

Summer is finally here!  The kids are out of school, and backyard barbecues are taking place all over the nation.  After the year we had in 2020, and most people having chosen not to take a vacation, you can almost rest assured that families will be out in full force this year.

With this in mind, we thought we would offer a few great vacation ideas to help you plan, as well as some places that would be great for just a few days away.  We all need time to recharge and some well-deserved play in the sunshine.

Here are some of the best places to check out this summer!

OMSI

1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a science and technology museum that contains three auditoriums, including a large-screen theatre, planetarium, and exhibition halls with a variety of hands-on permanent exhibits focused on natural sciences, industry, and technology. Transient exhibits span a wider range of disciplines.  Visitors can experience our latest feature exhibition, Dinosaurs Revealed, the Natural Science Hall, USS Blueback Submarine, Empirical Theater, and Planetarium presentations.

Pittock Mansion

3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210

The Pittock Mansion is a French Renaissance-style château originally built in 1914 as a private home for London-born Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock and his wife, Georgiana Burton Pittock. It is a 46-room estate built of Tenino Sandstone situated on 46 acres that are now owned by the city’s Bureau of Parks and Recreation and open for touring. Modeled after Victorian and French Renaissance architecture, the mansion is situated on an expanse in the West Hills that provides panoramic views of Downtown Portland. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Washington Park

4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221

Washington Park is a public urban park that includes a zoo, forestry museum, Arboretum, children’s museum, rose garden, Japanese garden, amphitheater, memorials, archery range, tennis courts, soccer field, picnic areas, playgrounds, public art, and many acres of wild forest with miles of trails. Washington Park covers more than 458 acres on mostly steep, wooded hillsides, which range in elevation from 200 feet to 870 feet. It comprises 241.45 acres of city parkland that has been officially designated as “Washington Park” by the City of Portland, as well as the adjacent 64-acre Oregon Zoo and the 153-acre Hoyt Arboretum, which together make up the area described as “Washington Park” on signs and maps.

Hoyt Arboretum

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Things to Do for the Fourth of July in Portland

Everyone’s favorite summer holiday is quickly approaching! Nothing says July 4th like BBQs, pool days, parades, and fireworks! But with the country beginning to emerge from the worst of it, some celebrations are returning in the area. Read on to see what’s happening around Portland this Independence Day and gather up some ideas for your Fourth of July weekend.

Waterfront Blues Festival

There’s going to be a big, socially distanced music festival in Portland over the holiday weekend. Waterfront Blues Festival, Upriver 2021 will be coming to The Lot at Zidell Yards for an unforgettable in-person event, along with optional livestreams for those that want to attend from home. There will be two performances each day from both local and national artists.

The festival takes place from July 2-5 with all shows separately ticketed. Make sure you gather up some friends, since tickets are sold in groups to promote social distancing -you’ll be seated in a “pod” with your group where you can dance and enjoy your beverage in a private area distanced from other groups. At the end of the night, you’ll have a perfect view of the city fireworks!

Laurelhurst Park

A laid-back day barbequing with family and friends is one of the best ways to spend the Fourth of July, and if you’re looking for a public park to host a BBQ, check out Laurelhurst Park which has lots of shady space to spread out ta picnic blanket or picnic areas with tables and grills that you can reserve through the Parks and Recreation Department.

You’ll love the atmosphere at Laurelhurst Park – it’s one of the city’s oldest parks with big trees and a lake. It’s also big enough that you can plan to spend the day there and keep everyone entertained. There’s an off-leash dog area for furry friends, room to run, kick soccer balls, or toss frisbees, playgrounds, a horseshoe pit, and walking trails.

Cannon Beach

Cooling off at the beach is the perfect way to spend a sweltering Fourth of July, and luckily, Portland isn’t too far from the ocean. If you want to get out of the city and head to the coast, the best town for an Independence Day by the water is Cannon Beach. This quaint coastal town has a breathtaking shore, with the famous Haystack Rock just off the coast.

If you’re looking for something special to do for the Fourth of July, you can enter their Sandcastle Contest! Normally this is a big festival, but to promote social distancing, this year it’s virtual and spread out through the summer. So, build an epic sandcastle, take a photo, and then submit it online to enter the contest!

And there’s plenty of other things to do around Cannon Beach, too! In the culture category, there’s shopping, art, museums, and exploring this corner of the North Coast Food Trail. Meanwhile, outdoor enthusiasts can join a birdwatching walk, go surfing, or explore local hiking trails.

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Arboretums and Botanical Gardens to Visit in Portland

When considering a vacation, or even just a day out with the family, why not consider visiting a local arboretum or botanical garden?  You can enjoy a delightful getaway with a visit to one of these beautiful gateways to all that nature has to offer.

Arboretums and botanical gardens work to promote common respect and educate with a drive towards an appreciation of the world of gardening and the insects that work to pollinate our plants and flowers. 

These nature monuments are just waiting to be discovered and welcome all visitors for a day of tranquility, enjoying their peaceful beauty.  Make sure to check out one of the arboretums or botanical gardens listed below.

Leach Botanical Garden

6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236

The mission of Leach Botanical Garden is to maintain and enhance living collections of plants for the purpose of education, research, and conservation and to preserve the legacy of the Garden’s founders, John and Lilla Leach. The Garden is committed to providing positive experiences to the diverse community upon which it relies for support. Discover a place like no other! 

Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205

At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature. Through the careful use of plants, stones, and water, areas of serene and quiet beauty emerge. These peaceful spots in the Garden lend themselves to meditation and contemplation. The 12-acre Japanese garden is composed of eight distinct garden spaces and a Cultural Village with classrooms, galleries, and the Umami Cafe. The Portland Japanese Garden offers events, workshops, and cultural holiday celebrations. The Garden is host to more than 350,000 visitors a year who come to experience this peaceful setting of spectacular beauty.

International Rose Test Garden

400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205

More than 10,000 individual rose bushes bloom in the International Rose Test Garden (IRTG) from late May through October, representing over 610 different rose varieties. The majority of roses in the Garden are commercially available. About 10 to 20 varieties are replaced each year with some of the best new roses released onto the market.  The primary purpose of the Garden is to serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties. In the beginning, while World War I was raging, hybridists sent roses from around the world to Portland’s garden for testing.

Hoyt Arboretum

4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland, OR 97221

Founded in 1928 to conserve endangered species and educate the community, Hoyt Arboretum encompasses 190 ridge-top acres and 12 miles of hiking trails just minutes from downtown Portland.  Home to 2300 species of trees and shrubs from six continents, Hoyt Arboretum, is a place of beauty and serenity no matter the season.

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is a unique 9.5-acre garden containing an outstanding collection of rare species and hybrid rhododendrons, azaleas, and other lesser-known ericaceous plants, as well as many companion plants and unusual trees.  The internationally recognized garden is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year.  April through May, when the azaleas and rhododendrons are in full bloom, the garden is spectacular.

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