Best sights in Portland

Check out the top sights in Portland, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Laurelhurst Theater
1. Laurelhurst Theater
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74 local reviews
2735 East Burnside Street, Portland
+1 503-232-5511
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Ted
If you want a break from the sightseeing, I highly recommend one of our many beer serving movie theaters. Gra…
Pasha
Cheap movies, great pizza & pitchers of beer ! Tables in the theater. About a mile from us. ******************…
Sue
Local theater serving local microbrews, pizza, and a variety of films.
1. Laurelhurst Theater
1. Laurelhurst Theater
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74 local reviews
2735 East Burnside Street, Portland
+1 503-232-5511
Ted
Ted
If you want a break from the sightseeing, I highly recommend one of our many beer serving movie theaters. Grab a slice of pizza and a pitch…
Pasha
Pasha
Cheap movies, great pizza & pitchers of beer ! Tables in the theater. About a mile from us. ************************************************…
Sue
Sue
Local theater serving local microbrews, pizza, and a variety of films.
2. Lan Su Chinese Garden
2. Lan Su Chinese Garden
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69 local reviews
239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-228-8131
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Peggi
Largest Chinese gardens outside of Hong Kong - serenity in the middle of the city. Catch a guided docent tour …
Gary and Debra
Gain insights into Medieval Chinese culture in this authentic formal garden, made in China, disassembled block…
Alleyn
Authentic Chinese garden 1 city block square. Serene, beautiful, koi pond and 2 story tea house. Great Escape …
2. Lan Su Chinese Garden
2. Lan Su Chinese Garden
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69 local reviews
239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-228-8131
Peggi
Peggi
Largest Chinese gardens outside of Hong Kong - serenity in the middle of the city. Catch a guided docent tour for the most insights.
Gary and Debra
Gary and Debra
Gain insights into Medieval Chinese culture in this authentic formal garden, made in China, disassembled block by block, and reassembled on …
Alleyn
Alleyn
Authentic Chinese garden 1 city block square. Serene, beautiful, koi pond and 2 story tea house. Great Escape in the center of the city.
3. Washington Park
3. Washington Park
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76 local reviews
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Opening soon
+1 503-319-0999
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Pasha
Home of the Portland Rose Garden, is the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the …
Kristi
Great trails, great sights, and a fun place to roam around near Rose Gardens, Japanese Gardens and more.
Alleyn
This park is a multi- layered park featuring the Rose Test gardens. A beautiful park leading to the Japanese G…
3. Washington Park
3. Washington Park
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76 local reviews
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Opening soon
+1 503-319-0999
Pasha
Pasha
Home of the Portland Rose Garden, is the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States and features mor…
Kristi
Kristi
Great trails, great sights, and a fun place to roam around near Rose Gardens, Japanese Gardens and more.
Alleyn
Alleyn
This park is a multi- layered park featuring the Rose Test gardens. A beautiful park leading to the Japanese Garden, Arboretum and Zoo entra…
4. Hawthorne Bridge
4. Hawthorne Bridge
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5 local reviews
0 Hawthorne, Portland
(503) 988-3595
Bus stationLodgingEstablishment
Leah
Take a walk across the Hawthorne bridge and take in the city sights. A nice loop for walking or running is to …
Tom and Rav
Bridges of portland make for a beautiful sight. Great to stroll to these bridges on a nice night and enjoy th…
Stephen
This bridge is one of the coolest in town - still, sort of a' Johnny come lately' compared to the Bartman hous…
4. Hawthorne Bridge
4. Hawthorne Bridge
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5 local reviews
0 Hawthorne, Portland
(503) 988-3595
Leah
Leah
Take a walk across the Hawthorne bridge and take in the city sights. A nice loop for walking or running is to cross the Hawthorne, walk down…
Tom and Rav
Tom and Rav
Bridges of portland make for a beautiful sight. Great to stroll to these bridges on a nice night and enjoy the skyline view.
Stephen
Stephen
This bridge is one of the coolest in town - still, sort of a' Johnny come lately' compared to the Bartman house which was built 15 years bef…
5. Portland Spirit Cruises & Events
5. Portland Spirit Cruises & Events
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6 local reviews
110 Southeast Caruthers Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-224-3900
Travel agencyPoint of interestEstablishment
Rachel
Offers dinner cruises, lunch cruises and sightseeing tours
Cynthia & Chris
There are several different boat tours so we can experience Portland and/or the Columbia River Gorge from the …
Natalie + Erik
I LOVE 80's dance nights!
5. Portland Spirit Cruises & Events
5. Portland Spirit Cruises & Events
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6 local reviews
110 Southeast Caruthers Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-224-3900
Rachel
Rachel
Offers dinner cruises, lunch cruises and sightseeing tours
Cynthia & Chris
Cynthia & Chris
There are several different boat tours so we can experience Portland and/or the Columbia River Gorge from the water! There are basic sights…
Natalie + Erik
Natalie + Erik
I LOVE 80's dance nights!
6. International Rose Test Garden
6. International Rose Test Garden
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102 local reviews
400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-823-3636
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Kevin and Pilar
Parking can be challenging. They have free buses running around the park. I would park outside the park. Incr…
Aviva & David
Unofficially known as the Portland Rose Garden, this is the oldest official continuously operated public rose …
Olivia
Beautiful anytime of year, but especially June.
6. International Rose Test Garden
6. International Rose Test Garden
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102 local reviews
400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-823-3636
Kevin and Pilar
Kevin and Pilar
Parking can be challenging. They have free buses running around the park. I would park outside the park. Incredible views of Mt. Hood from …
Aviva & David
Aviva & David
Unofficially known as the Portland Rose Garden, this is the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the US and feat…
Olivia
Olivia
Beautiful anytime of year, but especially June.
7. Forest Park
7. Forest Park
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272 local reviews
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Tess
Lots of hiking available in the hills above Portland. I recommend googling trails to find one that is right fo…
Kelly
Forest Park is an amazing forest for hiking, running, and sightseeing and its right in the city! Go during the…
Joelle
This is the largest wooded urban park in the USA. There are more than 70 miles of walking and hiking trails. …
7. Forest Park
7. Forest Park
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272 local reviews
Tess
Tess
Lots of hiking available in the hills above Portland. I recommend googling trails to find one that is right for you. Over that direction is …
Kelly
Kelly
Forest Park is an amazing forest for hiking, running, and sightseeing and its right in the city! Go during the week to avoid the crowds.
Joelle
Joelle
This is the largest wooded urban park in the USA. There are more than 70 miles of walking and hiking trails. Amazing!
8. Waterfront Park Trail
8. Waterfront Park Trail
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12 local reviews
Waterfront Park Trail, Portland
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Steve
Waterfront Park lines the west bank of the Willamette. The parklands and its riverfront trails start at the Po…
Cyndy
Sight-seeing, people watching, bike riding, traveling through downtown.... You can do it all on the bike trail
Mingus
Portland's waterfront is one of its major charms. Be sure to check it out. Put this on your route if you are…
8. Waterfront Park Trail
8. Waterfront Park Trail
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12 local reviews
Waterfront Park Trail, Portland
Steve
Steve
Waterfront Park lines the west bank of the Willamette. The parklands and its riverfront trails start at the Portland Steel Bridge in the nor…
Cyndy
Cyndy
Sight-seeing, people watching, bike riding, traveling through downtown.... You can do it all on the bike trail
Mingus
Mingus
Portland's waterfront is one of its major charms. Be sure to check it out. Put this on your route if you are a jogger.
9. Powell's City of Books
9. Powell's City of Books
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205 local reviews
1005 West Burnside Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 800-878-7323
Book storeStorePoint of interest
Jason + Claire
It's the largest independent bookstore in the U.S. a must do on your PDX sightseeing list.
Jesse
THE Infamous bookstore a block wide and tall. See SE Hawthorne St for other delightful smaller version and oth…
Dan And Bean
Largest bookstore in the US. Also, independently owned. Need we say more?
9. Powell's City of Books
9. Powell's City of Books
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205 local reviews
1005 West Burnside Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 800-878-7323
Jason + Claire
Jason + Claire
It's the largest independent bookstore in the U.S. a must do on your PDX sightseeing list.
Jesse
Jesse
THE Infamous bookstore a block wide and tall. See SE Hawthorne St for other delightful smaller version and other sights.
Dan And Bean
Dan And Bean
Largest bookstore in the US. Also, independently owned. Need we say more?