Portland Downtown & Old Town Chinatown

Portland downtown

Portland downtown

Portland downtown

Portland downtown

Portland downtown




Pioneer Courthouse Square

Pioneer Courthouse SquareThe heart of the city's downtown Pioneer Courthouse Square is located between SW Yamhill Street at Sixth Avenue and SW Morrison Street at Broadway and occupies 40 thousand square feet. Opened as an urban park in 1984, the square is called "Portland's Living Room". Named after the Pioneer Courthouse, the square is a business, shopping, and cultural district. The square is a gathering spot hosting more than 300 event days each year, including a Christmas tree lightening ceremony and summer free midday concerts.

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Portland Art Museum

Founded in 1892, Portland Art Museum is the oldest art museum on the West Coast. The museum's collection includes Native American artifacts, the art collection of European Old Masters and Impressionists, and over 5,000 items of Northwest Artists.

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: Adults - $19.99; Seniors 62+ & College Students - $16.99; Children 17 and under - free.

1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
503-226-2811
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Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Portland outdoorsNamed after the governor, over a mile-long paved riverside walkway along the Willamette River, Tom McCall Waterfront Park is favorite for joggers, hikers, and bikers. It is also the site of the 100-year-old annual Portland Rose Festival which takes place in June. Make sure you have a look at the park’s Salmon Street Springs, a water fountain known for producing different patterns from 185 computer-controlled water jets.

Next to the Burnside Bridge, Portland Saturday Market takes place each Saturday.

Maritime Center and Museum

Portland MuseumsThe steam sternwheeler Portland, which is moored at the Willamette River, is home to Maritime Center and Oregon Maritime Museum. Discover maritime artifacts that include ships models and historic diving equipment. See displays related to steam power, sailing vessels, battleships in Oregon, and diving.

Hours: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.
Admission: Adults - $7.00; Seniors 62+ - $5.00; Students (13 - 18) - $4.00; Children (6 - 12) - $3.00; Children under 6 & Active Military - free; AAA $1.00 off with card.

SW Naito Parkway at Pine St, Portland, Oregon
503-224-7724
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Lan Su Chinese Garden

Chinese GardenThe largest in the Inited States, Lan Su Chinese Garden is located in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown neighborhood. Built in the Ming Dynasty style in 1999, the traditional Chinese garden occupies the 40,000-square-foot block. More than 60 workers from the Chinese city of Suzhou designed and built the gardens. They shipped all tools, huge pieces of wood and 500 tons of rocks from their homeland to create a fully authentic place in the Portland's urban area.

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Portland history

Portland History

Most records of Portland History overlook the accounts of the native Indians that inhabited the area long before the arrival of the white settlers.

Shanghai Tunnels

Shanghai TunnelsIn the late 19th century, when Chinatown was the center of gang activity, the Shanghai underground tunnels were built to move merchandise from the waterside docks to the city.

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South Park Blocks

Constructed in 1852, Portland's first park stretches through twelve blocks from SW Salmon Street south to SW Jackson Street. Every block has public art. Here you'll find bronze statues, the fountains Farewell to Orpheus and Shemanski, three granite blocks "Peace Chant", Portland's Museum, Oregon Historical Society Museum, Portland State University, and Portland Farmers Market.

Oregon Historical Society Museum

Explore Oregon history with Oregon Historical Society, located on the South Park Block. Three floors of rare documents, artifacts, and exhibits. Permanent exhibit "Oregon My Oregon" is a winner of the 2005 MUSE Award.

Hours: Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; Sundays from Noon to 5 pm
Admission: Adults - $11.00; Seniors 60+ - $9.00; Students (ID) - $9.00; Children (6 - 18) - $5.00; Children under 5 - free

1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
503-222-1741
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Portland Saturday Market

The popular Portland Saturday Market is held next to the Burnside Bridge on Saturdays and Sundays from March to December.




Portland and Sights

PortlandPortland is the largest city in Oregon, the seat of Multnomah County, located at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers...




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