If a quick trip to the big city is what you're looking for, simply drive 15 minutes to the south. Downtown Portland Oregon sits just across the Columbia River, and it has a culture all its own. Visit one of its many museums. Take in the beauty of the Japanese Gardens. Grab a bite and a microbrew from a myriad of restaurants. Shop to your heart's content. Or catch a show in the arts district. With so much to do, you'll see how quickly a day can pass.
PORTLAND OREGON TOUR
There is no better way to see Portland then having a guided tour that walks right up to the city's arts, architecture, fountains, parks, and river. These tours reveal the City of Roses hidden treasures while learning about Portland's history from Native Americans to today's modern urban planning. The Pearl District tour explores the history, architecture, streetcars, parks, fountains, and other places unique to the Pearl.
PORTLAND ROSE GARDEN
Portland is home to the oldest continuously operated public rose test gardens in the United States. Each year visitors from around the world enjoy the sights and scents of the gardens. One of the most popular of Portland's Parks & Recreation locations, the garden's spectacular views and more than 8,000 roses make it one of Portland's most beloved landmarks.
PORTLAND ART MUSEUM
One of the 25 largest museums in the country, the Portland Art Museum showcases impressive touring exhibitions and permanent collections of American, European, Asian, Native American and contemporary art.
PORTLAND CHINESE GARDEN
Transport yourself to ancient China as you enter Lan Su Yuan. The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is a harmonizing blend of water, architecture, stone, and poetry against a richly planted landscape. Overlooking the lake, the Tao of Tea teahouse features more than 35 teas and Chinese snacks. Never twice the same, the garden is open April – October, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; November – March, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.