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Sat aside the Colombia River, facing the shores of Canada, Portland may be a big city but there’s plenty of beautiful outdoor spaces to make you feel as if you’re in the middle of nowhere. Washington Park is a great place to start and here you’ll find a children's playground, the Oregon Zoo, a gorgeous arboretum, a working amphitheatre, and the city’s popular rose garden and Japanese gardens. One of these attractions is the city’s favourite - the gorgeous International Rose Test Garden where you can stroll amongst the rows upon rows of fragrant roses of all colours and types under the sun. Next on your list of Portland’s natural wonders is the Portland Japanese Garden in Washington Park followed by the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland’s Chinatown district – both will take your breath away

with their gorgeous water features, ornamental flowers and tiny bridges perfect for exploring on a sunny day. If that’s not peaceful enough for you the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother or ‘The Grotto’ as it’s locally known is a haven of tranquillity and a perfect place for some meditation or quiet time. To mix it up a bit, head back into the city and visit the Pittock Mansion where you’ll find fantastic architecture and history, plus gorgeous views of Portland from the extensive gardens. In the way of museums, you’ve got the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry which boasts great exhibits like the world’s last diesel submarine and complete dinosaur skeletons.

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Getting around the city is a breeze and if you’re not keen on cycling, jump aboard the city’s light rail system, the Metropolitan Area Express (MAX), which gives you great opportunity to take in the scenery while you travel from place to place. If you’re driving, check out the historic St. Johns Bridge which has inspired much in the way of art and photography for its impressive architecture and spectacular views.

For shopping you’ve got the sprawling Portland Farmers’ market which is just as much fun if you’re just window shopping, and the hip Pearl District which also has many of the city’s best restaurants and bars for after the sun sets. If you’re after a real taste of the American great outdoors peppered with plenty of city attractions and landmarks, a holiday to Portland, Oregon may be the one for you.

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10 facts about Portland


Forest Park is the biggest city wilderness park in America with more than 5,000 square acres of trees, plants and wildlife.


Portland’s St. Johns Bridge is 2,067 feet long and 1,207 feet high. Its main feature is its two Gothic style towers which loom over the surrounding area.


Powell's City of Books is said to be the biggest independent bookstore in the world with over1.6 acres of bookshelves.


Almost all of the plants in the Lan Su Chinese Garden were grown in Oregon itself and many have been there for over 100 years.


Portland has been named the world’s best city for street food due to its 700 plus food carts selling all manner of cuisines.


The International Rose Test Garden boasts over 7,000 rose plants of around 550 varieties. It’s best seen from April to October.


Willamette Valley is home to more than 500 wineries and is often compared to the Burgundy region of France.


The National Sanctuary of our Sorrowful Mother was built in 1924 and covers 62 acres of gardens overlooking a 110-foot cliff.


The Portland Aerial Tram is one of only two commuter aerial tramways in North America. It reaches a height of 500 feet in just three minutes.


The Pearl District used to be the city’s industrial area but now the warehouses and railroad yards have been converted into shops, restaurants and galleries.