Portland refers to a city that in the Pacific Northwest which also doubles up as the seat Multnomah County. It lies in the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers. It is the twenty ninth most populous state in the U.S. Portland is known as one of the environmentally friendly or green cities in the world. Some of the cities that lie in close proximity with the city of Portland include Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Reno and Sacramento.
There are a number of attractions in Portland that make it one of the popular tourist destinations. The Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is an an expansive ten acre garden that contains Japanese maples, rhododendrons, magnolias, dogwood and azaleas. It holds its earliest show with the the first Saturday of the month of April. The other attraction in Portland is the Portland Classical Chinese Garden which comprises of gardens, rocks and plants as well as a lake all set in a fourty thousand square feet of land. The other attraction is the Washington Park which comprises of several gardens which include the International Rose test Garden including several museums and a zoo. The other attraction in Portland is the Audubon Society of Portland Wildlife Sanctuary which is set in an expansive land of over 140 acres and serves as a wildlife sanctuary which features a rehabilitation centre for injured animals. It also features hiking trails and bird observatories. To get to these attractions, you need to hire a car in Portland.
The Duniway Park is a named after an outspoken feminist by the same name and features a superb running track. The other attraction is the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site which comprises of the historic Fort Vancouver, Hudson Bay Company supply depot as well as showcases the history of the local area. The McLoughlin House also forms part and parcel of the park. The other attraction is the Hoyt Arboretum which features over a thousand species of shrubs and trees, public gardens, hiking trails, picnic areas and an educational facility. To get to these attractions you need rent a car in Portland.
The James F Bybee House lies in the heartland of the Howell Territorial Park. The house dates back to the year 1856 and has been turned into a museum of pioneer life with a bias on agriculture. The other attraction is the Kidd's Toy Museum which refers to a collection of toys belonging to Frank Kidd. These toys are transport related and date back to the year 1869. Additionally, the museum also has toys, dolls as well as other kid’s collectibles. To get to these attractions, you need car rental in Portland.
Other attractions worth exploring in Portland include Leach Botanical Garden, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Oaks Park, Oregon Zoo, PGE Park, Peninsula Rose Garden, Portland Children's Museum, Portland International Airport, Ross Island Bridge, Steel Bridge, the Grotto, the Washington County Historical Museum, World Forestry Center and more.
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