A top attraction in Portland. Feels like you are in Japan once you get into the gardens. Must see if you are looking for some zen.
I'd go every season if I could. The garden is open on a limited-ticket basis. Check their website.
"Designed in 1963, it encompasses 12 acres with eight separate garden styles, and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. This is a place to discard worldly thoughts and concerns and see oneself as a small but integral part…
“The Portland Art Museum was founded in 1892 and is the seventh oldest museum in the country. The museum has become famous around the world because of its permanent collection that has more than 42,000 pieces in it. For history buffs there are plenty of historic art pieces on display. There are many pieces that have been collected from the native people of North America as well as a large collection of English silver. The campus that the museum sits on also has the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art which is well worth taking a look at.”
“Beautiful gardens located in Chinatown. General admission tickets are $12.95 and there is an onsite teahouse you can visit.”
“Biggest and best bookstore ever - new, used and historic. 6 floors I think? Across from. Starbucks and their own great espresso. You can easily spend a day. ”
“Beautiful grounds that are free to walk, not to mention the view view of Portland from above. You can hike here from Forest Park or just drive up to the parking lot!”
“Portland is all about roses (and many other things too). This rose garden is one of the most amazing rose gardens in the world. A must see in the summer season. ”