21 Photography Vacation Destination In Portland

1. Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Address: 700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland.

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Peninsula Park Rose Garden Photo

Peninsula Park is a public park in the Piedmont neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States. The 16.27-acre park is located in the North Portland neighborhood and contains an outdoor swimming pool, etc.

2. World Forestry Center

Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland.

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World Forestry Center Photo

The World Forestry Center is a nonprofit educational institution in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. Located near the Oregon Zoo in Washington Park, the organization was established in 1964 as the Western Forestry Center, with the actual building opening in 1971.

3. Portland Japanese Garden

Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland.

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Portland Japanese Garden Photo

Many styles of gardens showcased in serene 5.5-acre space with waterfall, teahouse & mountain view.

4. Oregon Zoo

Address: 4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland.

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Oregon Zoo Photo

The Oregon Zoo, originally the Portland Zoo and later the Washington Park Zoo, is a zoo located in Washington Park, Portland, Oregon, approximately 2 miles southwest of downtown Portland. Founded in 1888, it is the oldest zoo west of the Mississippi River. The 64-acre zoo is owned by the regional Metro government.

5. Pittock Mansion

Address: 3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland.

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Pittock Mansion Photo

The Pittock Mansion is a French Renaissance-style château in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon, United States. The mansion was originally built in 1914 as a private home for London-born Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock and his wife, Georgiana Burton Pittock.


Address: 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland.

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OMSI Photo

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science centers and a featured attraction located in Portland.

7. Lan Su Chinese Garden

Address: 239 NW Everett St, Portland.

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Lan Su Chinese Garden Photo

Tranquil botanical garden featuring rare plants native to China, decorative stonework & a tea shop.

8. Portland Art Museum

Address: 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland.

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Portland Art Museum Photo

The Portland Art Museum's mission is to engage and enrich diverse communities through the presentation, interpretation, and conservation of art and film.

9. Washington Park

Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland.

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Washington Park Photo

Washington Park is a public urban park in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. It includes a zoo, forestry museum, arboretum, children's museum, rose garden, Japanese garden, amphitheater, memorials, etc.

10. Forest Park

Address: Portland.

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Forest Park Photo

Forest Park, a neighborhood on the northwestern edge of Portland, Oregon, combines rolling green pastures, views east and west, and proximity to the attractions of Northwest District.

11. International Rose Test Garden

Address: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland.

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International Rose Test Garden Photo

Portland's International Rose Test Garden is the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States.

12. The Grotto

Address: 8840 NE Skidmore St, Portland.

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The Grotto Photo

The Grotto is a internationally-renowned Catholic shrine and botanical garden located minutes from downtown Portland, serving over 300000 visitors annually.

13. Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Address: 5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland.

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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Photo

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is a botanical garden located between Reed College and the Eastmoreland Golf Course in southeastern Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.

14. Portland Children's Museum

Address: 4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland.

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Portland Children's Museum Photo

Portland Children's Museum is a children's museum located in Portland's Washington Park, adjacent to the Oregon Zoo. Founded in 1946, Portland Children's Museum is the sixth oldest children's museum in the world and the oldest West of the Mississippi.

15. Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Address: 98 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland.

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Tom McCall Waterfront Park Photo

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park is a 36.59-acre park located in downtown Portland, Oregon, along the Willamette River. After the 1974 removal of Harbor Drive, the park was opened to the public in 1978. The park covers 13 tax lots and is owned by the City of Portland.

16. Hoyt Arboretum

Address: 4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland.

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Hoyt Arboretum Photo

The Hoyt Arboretum is located atop a ridge in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, United States. The arboretum is located two miles west of downtown Portland within Washington Park, and close to the Oregon Zoo, and the International Rose Test Garden.

17. Powell's City of Books

Address: 1005 W Burnside St, Portland.

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Powell's City of Books Photo

This landmark, multi-level source for new & used books also houses a cafe & selection of gifts.

18. Pioneer Courthouse Square

Address: 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland.

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Pioneer Courthouse Square Photo

Pioneer Courthouse Square, also known as Portland's living room, is a public space occupying a full 40,000-square-foot city block in the center of downtown Portland, Oregon, United States.

19. Shanghai Tunnels/Portland Underground Tour

Address: 120 NW 3rd Ave, Portland.

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Shanghai Tunnels/Portland Underground Tour Photo

It offers authentic underground tours in Portland.

20. USS Blueback Submarine

Address: 1945 SE Water Ave Suite 300, Portland.

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USS Blueback Submarine Photo

USS Blueback (SS-581) is a decommissioned Barbel-class submarine formerly in the United States Navy. She was the second Navy submarine to bear the name. Blueback was laid down by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation of Pascagoula, Mississippi on 15 April 1957.

21. Oregon Historical Society

Address: 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland.

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Oregon Historical Society Photo

The Oregon Historical Society Museum is a history museum housed at the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. The museum was created in 1898 and receives about 44,000 visitors annually. It houses the Portland Penny that decided the city’s name.