Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures—a powerfully inspiring experience that takes you through time, offering a window into Chinese culture, history and way of thinking. Ever changing, Lan Su always has something new to offer - by the minute, by the hour, and with the seasons. Enter the wonderland.
Nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty which has been proclaimed one the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Encompassing five and one-half acres and five separate garden styles, the Garden includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and an unsurpassed view of Mt. Hood.
Seeks to inspire wonder in people of all ages by creating engaging science learning experiences, making those experiences available to a broad audience, and providing compelling ways to explore the role of science in our world today. Five exhibit halls, hundreds of interactive exhibits and eight laboratories, including two new permanent exhibits: Science Playground devoted to early childhood education, and Innovation Station, which explores the human side of technology.
PORTLAND CHILDRENS MUSEUM
Where Imagination Lives! Families can experience a world of educational hands-on exhibits, art studios and live performances. Make a splash in the better and wetter Water Works. Dig into fun in the Dig Pit. Paint your face, put on a costume and see yourself on TV. Join the construction crew in Building Bridgetown. Role play in the Kid City Market and Cafe. Turn trash into treasures in The Garage. Catch a puppet show or create your own.
The zoo is located five minutes west of downtown Portland on Highway 26. About 2,200 specimens representing 260 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Of these, 21 species are endangered and 33 are threatened. The zoo is currently active in 21 Species Survival Plans. The zoo is committed to providing the best possible facility for its animals as well as the community.
The Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its gallery space to its permanent collection.
Washington Square delivers with an exceptional set of stores and restaurants in gleaming, light-filled spaces. Just outside of Portland, you'll find an enviable list of stores – from Apple, Sony Style and Ann Taylor, to Coach, XXI Forever, H&M, J.Crew, lucy, Oakley, Papyrus, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and so much more. Need Nordstrom? We have Oregon's largest. Not to mention Dick's Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears.
OHSU - OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.