Get a glimpse into Portland’s gilded age at the Pittock Mansion, the sumptuous former home of newspaper magnet Henry Pittock. Featuring period furnishings and the very best of early industrial technology, the French Renaissance mansion has been meticulously restored to reflect the sophisticated tastes of one of Oregon's most influential families. Learn about its history on a self-guided tour that earns rave reviews from visitors.
Among the prettiest attractions in the city, the Portland Japanese Garden has long been celebrated for its beautifully crafted gardens and its authenticity. Here you’ll find beautiful koi ponds, elegant stone features, and all sorts of impeccably manicured greenery, plus gift shops and a Japanese teahouse. This ticket entitles you admission to the garden, with an optional shuttle ride from the parking up to the main entrance.
Visit the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and pre-book your tickets with this admission pass. This fascinating hands-on historic experience brings visitors back to the days of the Oregon Trail, with historic exhibits, artifacts, and a feature film, "Bound for Oregon," detailing what it was like to head out West in the 1840s. There are also plenty of interactive exhibits that recreate life in pioneer days, including pioneer dress up, butter making, and candle dipping.
If you've ever fantasized about being a ninja, or a modern-day gladiator, a visit to the Urban Warrior obstacle course training center just outside of Portland might be just what you need. Here you'll find around 40 obstacles set in a multi-phase course, designed to help you improve your fitness level and your confidence.
If you want to explore a traditional Chinese garden, without hopping a flight to another continent, look no further than Portland's beautiful Lan Su Chinese Garden. Built by artisans from Suzhou, China, visitors to the garden find a traditional approach to architecture and design that reflects a centuries-old Chinese tradition. Enjoy access to the gardens, docent tours, and cultural programs—included with your ticket.
Head up to Portland's beautiful Washington Park, a swathe of forest and gardens overlooking downtown, and home to the World Forestry Center. With this pre-bookable admission, you'll get to head straight into the Forestry Center's Discovery Museum, where you'll learn all about forestry both in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
Experience Chinese culture in the heart of Portland, Oregon with the benefit of a family pass for Lan Su Chinese Garden. The pass is valid for two adults and two children, and you can explore the lush environs on a self-guided tour. Guided tours are available according to the day's schedule, along with demonstrations of activities like tai chi, calligraphy, mahjong, tea tastings, musical performance, and art shows.
Whether you have a green thumb, or just crave an outdoor excursion where you can literally stop and smell the roses, don't miss a visit to Portland's Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. With this general admission ticket, enjoy access to the full 9.5 acre (3.8 hectare) sight, where you can browse the thousands of flowers and plants on display.