Best Places To See in Portland

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To See in Portland, Oregon. All of our places to see face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


4001 SouthWest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221 Directions

Since 1888

Oregon Zoo was founded in 1888 and provides visitors with exceptional experiences to encourage them to create a sustainable future for wildlife. The community supports the Zoo by tourist fees, public funds from Metro (a regional authority in the Portland area). It is a global leader in animal protection and conservation, communicating with global wildlife more than 1.6 million visitors each year. Oregon Zoo is the top paying destination in the Pacific Northwest, and it has more than 1.5 million visitors a year. Zoo has five main display areas: broad northwest, delicate forests, Asia, coasts of the Pacific, and Africa. It provides a range of artisanal products, made of fabrics recycled and repurposed. It has more than 1,000 species of native plants, including pelican flora, ground orchid, and firebird heliconia. They also offer summer camp programs. It affords complimentary admission for kids aged two and under.

Non-Lead Hunting Education Program, Field Trips and School, Wildlife, Gift Shop, Mental Health Programs, Private Events, Animals, Catering, Summer Concerts, Behind the Scenes Tours, Exhibits, Food, Child and Family Services, Zoo Railway, Environmental Conservation, Aquarium & Camps

Discount: Receive a $2 Off when they show a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification View Deal

Price: Admission:
Adult (12–64) - $17.95
Senior/Military (65 and up) - $15.95
Youth (3–11) - $12.95

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Mon - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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1945 Southeast Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214 Directions

Since 1944

'Oregon Museum of Science and Industry' is one of the nation's largest science museums and delivers brain driven entertainment for everyone. OMSI across hundreds of immersive displays and offers 219,000 square feet of brain driven entertainment. OMSI has eight science labs, five exhibition halls, and a massive OMNIMAX Dome Theatre. Visitors can learn skills like strategic thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork from the 21st century. Enjoy a fascinating insight into the Pixar process and explore with the scientists behind Pixar science and technology is the most popular animated films and their characters. With over 200 summer camps and classes, you can discover fun, friends, and adventure in summer. It also affords free admission for visitors.

Theater, Motion Simulator, Science Store, Camps and Classes, Traveling Exhibits, Group Programs, Displays, USS Blueback Submarine, Educational and Schools, Restaurant, Planetarium, Tourist Attractions, Playground, Exhibitions, Private Events, Gift Shop & Collections

Discount: 20% Off on all camps and classes View Deal

Price: Admission:
Adult - $14.50
Youth (3-13) - $9.75
Senior (63+) - $11.25

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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Mon Closed

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611 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 Directions

Since 1963

Portland Japanese Garden is a 12-acre urban garden comprised of eight distinct garden areas and a neighborhood center with schools, galleries, and the umami cafe. Garden provides conferences, lectures, and cultural festivities. The Garden is host to more than 350,000 tourists a year who come to experience this stunning beauty, peaceful environment. It offers all members unlimited free entry, member-only hours and activities, early ticket, and booking access. It affords free or discounted admission to garden activities and free admission for infants (5 and under).

Public Places, Cultural Performance, Special Events, Seminars and Workshops, Exhibitions and Cultural, Shopping, School Programs, International Japanese Garden Training Center, Arts, Attractions, Natural Sciences, Festivals & Gift Shop

Price: Admission:
Adult - $19.95
Senior (65+) - $16.95
Student (with ID) - $15.95
Youth (6-17) - $13.95

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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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