On your next trip to Portland, make time for a few — or all! — of these outdoor adventures.
- Portland Japanese Garden
Discover the delicate beauty of ikebana (the art of flower arranging).japanesegarden.org
- Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Bike the pedestrian-only path, or cast a line for migrating Chinook salmon.portlandoregon.gov/parks
- Portland Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
Meet the sanctuary’s resident birds and view others in the wild.audubonportland.org
- Portland Saturday Market
Browse handmade arts and crafts like wire-wrapped jewelry and vegan soap.portlandsaturdaymarket.com
- Sauvie Island
Hit the beach, kayak the Columbia River, or pick your own berries.sauvieisland.org
- Lan Su Chinese Garden
Enjoy a performance of traditional Chinese music as you sip tea in the Teahouse.lansugarden.org
- Forest Park
Hike over 80 miles of trails in this 5,200-acre urban forest.forestparkconservancy.org/forest-park
- Pittock Mansion
Grab a picnic spot on the lawn and take in views of the city.pittockmansion.org
- The Grotto
Find peace and quiet surrounded by statues and reflection ponds.thegrotto.org
Tip: Visit between Thanksgiving and New Year to see the Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, the largest Christmas choral festival in the world.
- International Rose Test Garden
Explore this testing ground for stunning new rose varieties.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Tip: Roses are in bloom from late May through October, and best viewed from dawn to dusk.