To appreciate the many textures of Portland, step out and discover nearby neighborhoods like Downtown Portland - South Waterfront, Portland, and Pearl District.
Those interested in exhibits and shows will find plenty of unique cultural highlights in and around Riverplace. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Oregon Maritime Museum, the Oregon Historical Society Museum and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. To experience Portland’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the popular cultural performance centers such as Keller Auditorium, Aladdin Theater and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Often talked about galleries, include the Portland Art Museum, the Art Institute of Portland and the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
To surround yourself with nature, go and check out some of the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to relax and unwind. Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the sunshine in public parks and gardens such as the Portland Japanese Garden, the Lan Su Chinese Garden and the International Rose Test Garden.
Head to Lloyd Center, the Portland Saturday Market and Pioneer Place for some retail therapy.
There are a number of great activities for those travelling without children for example the Rogue Distillery and Public House.
After a day exploring the delights of Riverplace, get a good nights sleep at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel, the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower and the Courtyard Marriott City Center are just some of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.