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Updated by Julie Clarke-Bush on Apr 16, 2015
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Places to take visitors in Portland

What to do in Portland. When the parents come to visit where do you take them? Here's a list.

Friends of Vista House

On May 24th 2013, the section of the Historic Highway on either side of the Vista House between Larch Mountain Road and Latourell Falls will reopen. It was closed to all traffic through the winter and early spring while repairs were made to the Crown Point Viaduct around Vista House.

Willamette Jet Boats

WIllamette River Jetboat Tour - Portland's Ultimate River Experience

Cheese Factory - Tillamook

The Tillamook cheese factory offers self guided tours with kiosks, viewing windows, videos and lots of fun stops along the way - a feast for the senses!

City of Cannon Beach

The City of Cannon Beach is located on the Pacific Northwest Coast of Oregon, 80 miles west of Portland and 25 miles south of Astoria, Cannon Beach is surrounded by the rugged natural beauty of forests, ocean beaches, and rivers. Only four miles in length, and with a population near 1,600, Cannon Beach is a popular and picturesque resort area.

Multnomah Falls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Portland Saturday Market - Home

Celebrating it's 40th Season! Portland Saturday Market Arts and Crafts market celebrates it's 40th season! Located in historic Old Town Portland, Oregon in Waterfront Park and Ankeny Plaza the market is open every Saturday & Sunday from March through Dec 24th.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Learn the history, art and stories behind some of China's most famous foods with talks and tastes from nine local Chinese restaurants every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at noon. Talk topics include the history and art of dumplings, potstickers, Lanzhou-style noodle pulling, dim sum, marbled tea eggs, and Chinese tea ceremonies.

Go By Tram

Many passengers riding the tram for the first time assume the opposite cabin is traveling much faster than the cabin they are in. It speeds by at midpoint and one wonders why they are stuck in the slow cabin. This is not true.

Travel Oregon

Mt. Hood is the highest point in Oregon, not so much a mountain as an active volcano and the crown jewel of the Columbia River Gorge, an area seemingly designed by the gods of outdoor recreation. Mt. Hood's slopes beg to be climbed, skied, snowboarded and hiked.

Portland Parks & Recreation :: Forest Park

Forest Park Conservancy for trail information. An abundance of wildlife (more than 112 bird and 62 mammal species) can be found in Forest Park. With its massive tree canopy and substantial undergrowth, the park serves as a natural air purifier, water collector, and erosion controller.

Voodoo Doughnut - The Magic is in the Hole!!!

The world famous Voodoo Doughnut shops, with locations in Portland and Eugene, Oregon. The Magic is in the hole. Cash only.

Rose Gardens

Ladd's Addition Diamonds of Roses Currently open from: 5:00 AM to Midnight daily. Ladd's Addition Rose Garden is the smallest of Portland's rose gardens, including over 3,000 rose plantings of more than 60 varieties.Learn more about the garden

Tillamook Spit Loop Hike #oregon #coast

Tillamook Spit, Tillamook Bay, Cape Meares, Kincheloe Point

Oregon Coast Crabbing

Located on the majestic Nehalem Bay, Kelly's Brighton Marina is the premier spot for crabbing, fishing, camping and more. Enjoy the cool, crisp breeze as it rolls off the pristine Bay and listen to the delightful sounds of nature that surround you.