Local attractions in Portland:
Tom McCall Waterfront Park (Adjacent to hotel) The park is located adjacent to the hotel on the west bank of the Willamette River in downtown Portland. The name of the park was changed in 1984 to honor former Oregon Governor Tom McCall. It is currently home to the Waterfront Blues Festival, Oregon Brewers Festival, Gay/Lesbian Pride Festival and The Bite of Oregon Festival. The park is also the host of many Rose Festival events and the seasonal Saturday Market.
Portland State University (1/2 mi) more
Located in downtown Portland, the university provides undergraduate and graduate studies for nearly 25,000 students. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum.
Pioneer Courthouse Square (1 mi) more
Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square is affectionately known as the City's "living room." With more than 26,000 people passing by the Square each day, and thousands more visiting the Square directly, it is the single most visited site in Oregon's most visited city.
The Square is one of Portland's leading outdoor venues, hosting over 300 events each year that range from large-scale concerts to cultural festivals. The Square is a true symbol of Portland with its bricks symbolizing the people that make Portland such an extraordinary city.
Oregon Convention Center (1.3 mi) more
The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) is the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, making it an ideal venue for conventions, industry tradeshows, meetings, and banquets. The OCC is the preferred destination for many groups because of its commitment to customer service and leadership in sustainable practices.
The Rose Quarter (1.4 mi) more
The Rose Quarter 20,000-seat Rose Garden, the 12,000-seat Memorial Coliseum, the 6,500-seat Theater of the Clouds, the 40,000-square foot Exhibit Hall and the Rose Quarter Commons. Home to the NBA Portland Trail Blazers, the WHL Winterhawks and numerous shows and concerts.
Classical Chinese Gardens (1.5 mi) more
Never twice the same, the Portland Classical Chinese Garden is an authentically built cultural heritage garden and living museum of Chinese trees and flora. Within this authentic Ming Dynasty scholar's garden, serpentine mosaic pathways lead to harmonious landscapes of plants, water, stones, pavilions, and poetry.
PGE Park (1.7 mi) more
PGE Park is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose facility located in the heart of downtown Portland. PGE Park is home to the Triple-A Baseball Portland Beavers and professional soccer's Portland Timbers, a member of the United Soccer Leagues First Division. In addition, Portland State University plays its home football schedule at PGE Park.
Oregon Zoo (2.9 mi) more
The Oregon Zoo is home to animals from all corners of the world, including Asian elephants, Peruvian penguins and Arctic polar bears. From the mist-filled Africa Rain Forest to the majestic Great Northwest exhibits, the zoo encourages visitors to understand and experience the natural world. Committed to conservation of endangered species and their habitats-both locally and around the globe-the zoo is a center for wildlife preservation and field research. A summer concert series, seasonal events, such as the holiday season, "ZooLights" and the zoo railway help this popular Oregon attraction draw more than one million visitors each year.
World Forestry Center (2 mi) more
This 20,000 square foot museum is located in Portland's beautiful Washington Park. Built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture, you'll marvel at the intricate hand carvings and grand entry outside, and delight in all new exhibits inside. The museum reopened on June 30, 2005 with hands-on, interactive exhibits that are family friendly and designed to engage visitors to learn about the sustainability of forests and trees of the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
Washington Park (2 mi) more
Whether you are seeking excitement or tranquility, Washington Park is the place for you and your family. With over 400 acres of trees, gardens, attractions and playgrounds and 15 miles of trails, this is an oasis of green space just minutes from downtown Portland. Attractions include the Oregon Zoo, Children's Museum, World Forestry Center, Rose Test Garden, Japanese Gardens and more.
International Rose Test Garden (2.3 mi) more
Portland has long had a love affair with roses, thus the reason for the city being nicknamed, "The City of Roses". The Rose Garden features over 6,800 rose bushes representing 557 varieties and beautiful views of the downtown skyline and Mt. Hood.
Japanese Gardens (2.3 mi) more
Proclaimed one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland. The Garden is open all year and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and an unsurpassed view of Mt. Hood.
Pittock Mansion (2.3 mi) more
The Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919. During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, their lives and work paralleled the growth of Portland from a small Northwest town site to a thriving city with a quarter million population. With its eclectic architectural design and richly decorated interior, including family artifacts, the Pittock Mansion stands today as a living memorial of this family's contributions to the blossoming of Portland and its people.
Reed College (2.9 mi) more
Reed College is on a beautiful 116-acre tree-lined campus in residential southeast Portland. This liberal arts college ranks in the top three of all U.S. colleges and universities for the percentage of graduates who earn Ph.D.s in all fields.
Lewis and Clark College (4.2 mi) more
The college is located 6 miles south of downtown on 137 acres of lush, park like campus. The College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the School of Law make up Lewis & Clark College.
Oregon Wineries more
Oregon is a world-class wine state with 15 approved winegrowing regions and more than 300 wineries producing 72 varieties. While you can increasingly find many Oregon wines online or in knowledgeable wine stores, there are many offerings that are only available in Oregon at the wineries' tasting rooms, which are sprinkled along country roads, tucked into the foothills of mountains and situated high above vineyards with breathtaking views of the landscape below.