This open green space may be the best evidence that Portland has more park space for its residents than any other U.S. city. ... More
This open green space may be the best evidence that Portland has more park space for its residents than any other U.S. city. Washington Park has a number of notable attractions, including the International Rose Test Garden, Hoyt Arboretum, Japanese Garden, and Oregon Zoo. Plenty of different spots offer sun, shade, and shelter from the rain and views of the city. There is no charge for the International Test Rose Garden or Hoyt Arboretum.
Many parks together, the Zoo, Children's museum, rosegarden, Japanese garden. It's just a wonderful place. It's convieniet to visit so many places in just one area. The transportation is convenient too.
Plenty of Rose Gardens, Open spaces, a few attractions such as The Zoo, a couple of art museums. The hairpin like pathways one discovers in between.
This is one site to take someone who enjoys architect designed neighbooring houses. Pittock Mansion, I think there's some kind of building the practices works from "Shakesphere" - a Theatre perhaps.
Being a local area - and within the Public Bus Route, it's a good place to relax, exercise, eat a nice meal and socialize with people if they are into the same.
The Oregon Zoo is located in Washington Park and is well worth the trip to see it, (on your way to the Japanese or Rose Gardens or the World Forestry Center). They have an excellent collection of flora and fauna native to Oregon as well as from around the world. Must sees include the Asian Elephant exhibit (the Oregon Zoo has had the most Asian elephant births out of any zoo in the country!), or the walk-in lorikeet exhibit,(where you can feed the birds nectar from your own hands). The zoo is located in the forest and gives an overwhelming sense of nature as you stroll the grounds. I love it there!
As a young child, memories of riding with my Grandfather, along with siblings and cousins, in our Volkswagon Bus from his SE home through the tunnels to Washington Park. It was a game to hold our breath through the tunnel, as my Grandpa honked the horn.
At th Zoo, we fed the elephants and bears marshmallows, and for the Giraffes, crackers. The train ride was always adventurous, taking us to the Rose Gardens, where we ate our picnic lunches. There was plenty of room to run, and the Roses...amazing.
Today, my children and I have created new memories with all the changes and improvments to most eveything in the Park. Going through the tunnels, I still hold my breath. ~Sarah
Washington Park has it all. As you enter from downtown you find yourself immediately immersed into a lush forest, a far cry from the city bussle. Tucked into the hillside is the famous Rose Garden with its award winning flowers and spectacular view of the city and Mt. Hood beyond. There you will also find a great playground, tennis courts, and the Japanese Gardens (small fee). Filled with hiking trails the surrounding forest is cool green. Further uphill is the magic of the Hoyt Arboritum, a hilly garden of trees from around the world. At the top is the Oregon Zoo and the Children's Museum. The zoo itself also offers a mini-train ride that takes you right down to the Rose Gardens.
As it has so many times, Portland Parks and Recreation decided to rejuvenate an area previously prone to misuse by
vandals and the like. Now fit for families, this 26 acre corner of the city lends unity to the ...
This well equipped park is located deep in downtown Portland's Northwest, only a few blocks from the NW 23rd Ave
shopping district. The Parent Teacher Association of Chapman Elementary School, situated across the street, plays an active role in ...
It is hard to believe this forest is so close to the city. With miles and miles of walking paths,
Forest Park has room for bicycling, picnics, hiking and more. One of the largest urban forest reserves in the ...