Parks & gardens

Portland's green spaces range from flower-filled parks to polished gardens, urban forests to waterfront venues.

Lan Su Chinese Garden is a respite in the heart of the city.Lan Su Chinese Garden is a respite in the heart of the city.

In a city as green as Portland, it’s only fitting that some of the top attractions are outdoor spots that appeal to home gardeners and hikers alike.

  • Autumn arrives in downtown Portland.

    Fall color in Portland

    Autumnal beauty abounds in Portland, and there are plenty of prime places to revel in leaf-crunching relaxation.

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  • The Rose Garden in Portland's Washington Park.

    Portland International Rose Test Garden

    The Portland Rose Garden in Washington Park features more than 10,000 roses, plus spectacular views of downtown and Mount Hood.

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  • Washington Park in bloom.

    Washington Park

    Beyond big trees and picnic tables, Washington Park offers a zoo, two museums, gardens and more, all bordered by one of the country’s premier urban wildernesses.

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  • Mountain biking in Forest Park

    Forest Park

    With 70 miles of trails — all within Portland city limits — the 5,156-acre Forest Park is a popular escape for runners, equestrians, hikers and cyclists alike.

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  • Portland Japanese Garden

    Portland Japanese Garden

    An authentic example of Japanese landscaping, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty with an unsurpassed view of Mount Hood.

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  • Lan Su Chinese Garden

    Lan Su Chinese Garden

    An authentic Ming Dynasty style garden built by Suzhou artisans, the Lan Su Chinese Garden takes up an entire block of the city's historic Chinatown district, and offers a peaceful escape from city life.

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  • The iconic sign and namesake courthouse at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

    Pioneer Courthouse Square

    Located in the heart of downtown Portland, the city's "living room" hosts events like the Portland Farmers Market, MusicfestNW and the Holiday Ale Festival.

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  • Waterfowl at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

    Wildlife preserves

    Experience nature not far from the city's hustle and bustle at these wildlife preserves.

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  • The Playground at Washington Park

    Parks with playgrounds

    If you're not quite ready to fully appreciate Portland's beer, bikes and arts culture, we also have many slides and swings perfect for kids.

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  • Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

    Round-up of parks and gardens

    Home to both a sprawling urban wilderness and the world’s smallest park, Portland offers visitors a breath of fresh air.

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