Portland Art Museum
Boasting over 42,000 pieces, the Portland Art Museum is one of the leading cultural institutions in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re looking for more, the museum campus is also home to the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art.
Portland’s outdoors is as vibrant as its indoors, with waterfalls acting as jewels in its crown. A favourite of photographers, Latourell Falls plunges 249ft before crashing into the Columbia River. Enjoy the view of Bridal Veil Falls from the deck and platform, and be sure to go to Multnomah Falls, the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest.
Stroll along the Portland Waterfront, weekends from March-Christmas Eve, to see vendors showing off their arts and crafts. Hop from booth to booth to enjoy delicious food, all to the soundtrack of street musicians.
Explore Portland on foot. Highlights include: Secrets of Portlandia Free Walking Tour, America’s Hub World Tours, and The Most Interesting (Free) Tour in the World. Many tours leave from Pioneer Courthouse Square. Find more places to walk.
Especially good for kids and their families:
Portland Children’s Museum
The museum hosts a gallery full of playful, imaginative environments and hands-on activity opportunities.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
You’ll find hands-on permanent exhibits that focus on natural sciences, industry, and technology at the planetarium and exhibition halls.