One of the nation's leading science museums. OMSI offers hundreds of interactive exhibits, hands-on demonstrations and an Omnimax theater.
The zoo houses critters from all over the world (and a few from Portland), and features lots of educational and conservation programs.
Proclaimed one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan, the 5.5 acre Portland Japanese Garden is located in the city's west hills.
It may be a stretch to call a bookstore a tourist attraction, unless it's Powell's. Book lovers will lose themselves here in the world’s largest independent bookstore.
On Mt. Hood east of Portland is a gorgeous historic building, and offers year-round skiing on Mt. Hood's Palmer snowfield. And there's that whole "Shining" thing.
Mt. Hood east of Portland, offers skiing and snowboarding during the ski season.
The Skibowl boasts of being America's largest night-skiing area. Located east of Portland in Government Camp. They offer lifts for mountain biking during the summer.
About 1.5 hours north of Portland, is a fascinating active volcanic landscape that just happens to offer some of the best mountain biking on the West Coast.
Wine country in the beautiful region surrounding Portland, is home to over 400 wineries.
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