Top Rated Attractions in Portland, Oregon

You won’t need to go far to discover exciting attractions in Portland. The Best Western Inn at the Meadows hotel has a fantastic location for sightseeing in Portland. It is within easy walking distance of Portland International Raceway, Delta Park, Portland Meadows Racetrack and a variety of trendy restaurants.

We are one of the closest Oregon hotels to Portland Expo Center, Jantzen Beach mall, University of Portland, and Heron Lakes Golf Club. Just off the I-5, our location is convenient for anyone looking to experience Portland to its fullest.Take a look at some of Portland’s top attractions below. We are one of the best places to stay in Portland!

Oregon Zoo

The 64-acre Oregon Zoo is home to animals from all corners of the world, making it one of the wildest places in Oregon. See a variety of animals, from African wild dogs and Bobcats to Amur tigers and American black bears. The zoo is open every day is year with the exception of December 25th. Find admission prices and hours of operation here.

Multnomah Falls

Located just a  short 30-minute drive outside of Portland, a visit to the magnificent Multnomah Falls allows you to witness a magical 611-foot-tall cascading waterfall that is more memorable and awe-inspiring than any other in the country. Experience the power and beauty of nature up close!  

Pearl District

The Pearl District is one of the most valued and desired neighborhoods when it comes to living, working and playing. The Pearl District was once known as the Industrial Triangle and was filled with railroad yards and timeworn turn-of-the-century warehouses. It is now an award-winning, internationally recognized leader in urban renewal, culture and “LEED” certified buildings. It clearly demonstrates how an inner-city community can overcome the ashes of urban decay and restore itself. 

Voodoo Doughnut - Portland, OR

As a popular independent doughnut shop based in Portland, Oregon, the Voodoo Doughnut is famous for its unique doughnuts, iconic pink boxes with illustrations of voodoo priests and free-spirited decor. They offer raised yeast doughnuts, cake doughnuts and even have a selection of vegan doughnuts so that everyone can enjoy!

Portland Art Museum

Founded in late 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. On the fourth Friday of every month from 5 pm to 8 pm the museum offers free general admission. Find admission prices and hours of operation here.

Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area encompasses 292,500 acres, running from the mouth of the Sandy River to the mouth of the Deschutes and spanning southern Washington and northern Oregon. The Gorge is unique in its natural and cultural history, as well as its designation as a National Scenic Area.

Providence Park

Providence Park is the official home of the Portland Timbers! It is an outdoor sports venue located in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland, Oregon and hosts many events every year. 

Pittock Mansion

Originally built in 1914 for one of Oregon's most influential families, this attraction is rich in history and attracts museum and historic house enthusiasts every year.

Portland Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden is situated in Washington Park and has been a place of tranquility and peace for over 50 years. It is one of the top visitor attractions in Portland, Oregon serving more than 350,000 guests per year.

Portland Metropolitan Expo Center

The Portland Expo Center is a convention center located in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. It hosts many events and exhibitions throughout the year and attracts people from across the globe.

Portland International Raceway

As part of the Delta Park complex on the former site of Vanport, this raceway is just south of the Columbia River. This attraction features motorcross, drag races, auto racing and more.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a main attraction in Portland, Oregon and it is one of the nation's leading science centers. It features annual events that attract thousands of people every year.

Salt & Straw

Serving up some of the best ice cream in the area, this trendy shop attracts ice cream lovers every day. They sell pints of ice cream in an amazing rainbow of flavors and there are also t-shirts, ice cream scoops and more available for purchase.

Powell's Books

Buy new, used and rare books at the world's largest independent bookstore. This bookstore covers an entire city block!

Forest Park

This beautiful park is a public municipal park in the Tualatin Mountains west of downtown Portland. It has hiking trails, bike trails, vista point and natural areas to explore.

NW 23rd Avenue Shopping

Referred to as 'One of America's Best Shopping Streets", Northwest 23rd Avenue is the perfect experience for those that love to shop. Don't miss out on a stroll along this famous street where you will find boutique shops, walking paths, hiking trails, trendy restaurants, cosy coffee houses and more.

Powell Bookstore in Pearl District

Known as the largest new and used bookstore in the world and occupying an entire block in the heart of the city, the Powell Bookstore in Pearl District is home to over one million books. This popular store has over 3500 sections to choose from.  It is definitely a must-do when you visit Portland!

Portland Japanese Garden and Rose Gardens

As a place of tranquility and peace for over 50 years, the Portland Japanese Garden and Rose Gardens is one of the top attractions in the city of Portland, Oregon. It is one of the most visited attractions with over 350,000 guests traveling through it each year and offers a cultural village, garden spaces and more.

Pioneer Court House

Built in 1869, the Pioneer Court House is a federal courthouse and the oldest federal building in the Pacific Northwest. It is currently the Oregon home for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Big Pink Bus Tour

Ride the Big Pink Bus around the city of Portland, Oregon. As a long-standing company, this tour bus company can give you a taste of everything you want to see and do in the city. See the 'City of Roses' up close!

Upper Macleay Park

Whether you want to hike or bask in the sun, this is a park you will want to visit while in the Portland, Oregon area. There is public art, statues, natural areas, and more to experience while you are there.

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

When you visit Portland, make sure you stop by Tom McCall Waterfront Park, a 36.59-acre park in the downtown core. It is situated along the Willamette River and is a favorite among tourists. With river front views, historical paths, fountains and public art - this park is something to put on your to-do list.

International Rose Test Garden

Make sure you stop by this stunning rose garden in Washington Park, Portland, Oregon. This park has over 550 varieties of roses to observe and more than 7,000 rose plants.