is something for every member of the family at
Oaks Park. Thrill rides, kids rides, bumper cars,
and carnival games. In addition to roller skating
and midway rides, there is quite a selection of
carnival treats. Whether you are planning a company
picnic or just a day at the park with the family,
Oaks Amusement Park offers a little something
in 1887, the award-winning Oregon Zoo is the oldest
zoo west of the Mississippi. The zoo's 64 acres
are home to animals from all corners of the world,
including Asian elephants, Peruvian penguins and
Arctic polar bears. From the mist-filled Africa
Rain Forest to the majestic new Great Northwest
exhibits, the zoo encourages visitors to understand
and experience the natural world.
1888, Georgiana Burton Pittock, wife of pioneer
publisher Henry Pittock, invited her friends and
neighbors to exhibit their roses in a tent set
up in her garden; thus the Portland Rose Society
was established. Today, Portland's International
Rose Test Garden is considered the oldest official,
continuously-operated, public rose test garden
in the United States, Although twenty-four gardens
across the nation now test roses, Portland is
the only international rose test garden still
receiving roses from around the world to be tested
in this mild climate between the Pacific Ocean
and the Cascade Mountain range - and is the only
North American city that can issue its awards
to roses of merit throughout the world.
internationally recognized Japanese Garden beckons
visitors from home and abroad to enter its unique
confines. Little more than forty years old, it
represents a melding of Japanese traditional garden
forms with American hurry. These gardens have
its own personality reflected in five formal garden
styles set on five and one-half acres: the Strolling
Pond Garden, the Natural Garden, the Sand and
Stone Garden, the Flat Garden and the Tea Garden.
River Drifters is one of the oldest and most experienced
whitewater rafting companies in Oregon and Washington.
Our professional guides are committed to making
your adventure with us not only safe but of the
finest possible quality. River Drifters offers
full-day and half-day trips on the Clackamas River
that is suitable for the whole family! So if you
would like a great adventure getaway that is close
to Portland, give the Clackamas River a shot!
Sandy Gorge trips are also available.
McLoughlin House stands today as a reminder of
the great contribution Dr. John McLoughlin made
to the settlement of the Oregon Country. Dr. McLoughlin
was chief factor (superintendent) of the British
Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) based at Ft. Vancouver
on the Columbia River. The fur trade brought the
first permanent white settlers to the area. When
the McLoughlin House faced demolition in 1909,
the McLoughlin Memorial Association was formed
and money was raised to move the house to a public
park atop the bluff. McLoughlin's home opened
as a museum in 1910. It continues to draw thousands
of visitors each year from all over the world.
In 1941, Congress designated the McLoughlin House
a National Historic Site, the first in the West.
Portland's history of law enforcement from the
1850s to the present through exhibits showcasing
uniforms, arrest record books, weapons, and other
artifacts that lend to the story of the formation
of the Portland police officer. There is also
a room dedicated to the memory of Portland's fallen
officers where you can sit and reflect on the
sacrifice those officers gave in protection of
in the spring of 2008 is a hands-on exhibit on
crime scene investigation specifically geared
toward school-age children.
September in Portland, Oregon, the finest professional
performers and designers in the region collaborate
on ancient Greek drama. Performances include singing
and dancing Choruses as well as period costumes
based on ancient Greek tradition.
urban green markets open April through December,
serving up to 20,000 shoppers per week. This is
a direct connection to over 250 vendors with deep
roots in Oregon and Washington, including farms,
nurseries, bakeries, meat and seafood providers,
cheese makers, specialty foods producers.