Attraction

From parks to museums, we’ve collected our favorite things to do in the Northwest. We’ve also made lists of our favorite Northwest roadside attractions and, in our opinion, the most underrated attractions in the Northwest. Come and explore with us!

omsi

(503) 797-4000

1945 Southeast Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214, United States

Hours vary by season. Summer hours: 9:30-7 Daily

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Inspire curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, foster experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and stimulate informed action. Read More

International Rose Test Garden

(503) 227-7033

850 SW Rose Garden Way, Portland, Oregon 97205, United States

Mon - Sun: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The primary purpose of this garden is to serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties. The City of Portland Gold Medal Awards are issued annually to the best introductions. Read More

(503) 223-6500

Portland Children's Museum, Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR, United States

9 am-5pm daily

A museum’s name tells you a lot about what it treasures. You hear the name—art museum, history museum, automobile museum—and you immediately know what you’ll find there: objects, rare and wonderful; encounters with the unusual; beauty for beauty’s sake. Read More

World Forestry Center

503.228.1367

World Forestry Center, Portland, OR, United States

Memorial Day through Labor Day Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm Labor Day through Memorial Day Thursday - Monday 10 am - 5 pm

Think globally and learn locally! The World Forestry Center has a variety of explorative exhibits featuring different types of forests from around the world, their unique characteristics and also sustainability challenges. Read More

503-226-1561

Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR, United States

*May 28 to Sept. 5, 2016 - 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. *Sept. 6, 2016 to May 26, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 64-acre Oregon Zoo is located in Portland, a city and surrounding metropolitan area of 2.26 million people. Attendance in 2011 exceeded 1.6 million. Read More