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!

Portland Japanese Garden

(503) 223-1321

611 SW Kingston, Portland, OR 97205

Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons . Located in the west hills overlooking downtown Portland.  A spectacular garden in serene 5.5-acre space with waterfall, teahouse & a view of Mt. Hood.Read More

Seattle Chinese Garden

206-934-5219

5931 16th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106

Open daily, dawn to dusk.

The Seattle Chinese Garden provides a place for community celebrations and personal tranquility through a beautiful and ancient Chinese experience.Read More

Willamette Heritage Center

(503) 585-7012

1313 Mill Street SE, Salem, OR

Monday-Saturday 10-5; closed Sunday.

The Willamette Heritage Center is a non-profit museum located in downtown Salem, Oregon preserving the mid-Willamette Valley history. The Willamette Heritage Center connects generations by preserving and interpreting Mid-Willamette Valley history.Read More

Cedar Creek Grist Mill in Woodland WA

Cedar Creek Grist Mill

43907 NE Grist Mill Road, Woodland, Washington 98674

Saturday: 1PM – 4PM Sunday: 2PM – 4PM Closed weekdays, Easter, Christmas, & New Years

The Grist mill is an iconic SW Washington treasure – an historic 1876 building that helped feed and build the area.Read More

Northwest Carriage Museum

360-942-4150

10am – 4pm Open Daily, Year Round

History abounds at the Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond, Washington. Come visit one of the finest collections of 19th century carriages, buggys, wagons, and historical artifacts in the country. Our museum is family friendly, educational, historical, and a great place for individuals or group tours.Read More