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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls
"You’ll be picked up from your Portland hotel in the morning and driven through downtown Portland to see sites such as Pioneer Courthouse Square affectionately known as Portland’s ‘Living Room’ while learning about the city’s history and modern-day culture from your guide. Learn about the final resting places of many prominent Oregon citizens including governors and United States senators. Pass Portland’s famous food carts which sell a diverse range of cuisine from Vietnamese to Greek to Polish. Catch amazing mountain views from beautiful Washington Park. Stop to walk through Pittock Mansion a French Renaissance château listed on the National Registry of Historic Places
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Portland City Tour
"Portland is the largest city lying between San Francisco and Seattle and when compared to those cities Portland’s environment is not as fast-paced; instead it has a more laid-back smaller town feel to it that has been created by planning policies. Portland however is still a city just shy of 610000 people with a metropolitan area population of about 2.4 million and as such has its fair share of cultural amenities
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Best of Portland City Morning Tour
"Travel through the various parts of the city from downtown Portland to the Pearl District to Nob Hill and several neighborhoods. Visit all the must-see attractions including the sites of Pioneer Square and learn about the great diversity found in Portland’s downtown area the historical importance it has played in the state’s history and the fast-growing culture that exists in the City of Portland.On this tour learn about many prominent and notable citizens of Oregon. Experience sights of Portland Food Carts were you can satisfy your appetite at Portland Food Carts all over town. Next tour through the Pittock Mansion a meticulously preserved architectural landmark that symbolizes Portland’s transformation from a small lumber town into a bustling city. As we travel let the fragrance of our International Rose Gardens embrace you with over 550 different varieties of Roses
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Japanese Garden Tips (20)

WOW!

After getting lost in Washington Park, I finally found the Japanese Garden. It was worth the extra bit of a hike!

Nestled in Washington Park overlooking the city, the Japanese Garden holds 9 different points of interest that are just breathtaking. When you walk through the doors, you feel like you are in a whole different country, until you see the skyline of the city. Follow the map they give you so you can understand more of what you are really looking at!

Worth the visit and the walk around the garden!

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ejvigil
Jul 21, 2004

Japanese Garden

As much as I dislike paying a fee to enter a garden, this one is worth it. It's a breathtaking mixture of water, delicate architecture, and intricate landscaping. It was designed in the early 1960s by Professor Takuma Tono. And is billed as "one of the most authentic Japanese Gardens outside of Japan."

This Garden is perfect for a quiet afternoon stroll or a photography lesson. If you're ever in Portland, it's definitely worth checking out.

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shellybelly567
Feb 14, 2004

The japanese Garden

Although it was extremely hot, the Garden was refreshingly cool, due mainly to the tall pine trees, and the thick foliage and ground cover plants, which were watered every other day (soaked would be a better way of putting it!).

You will find more photos of the Garden in my Travelogue (to follow soon)

The garden is open between 10 am and 4 pm Oct - march, and 110 am and 7 pm from April 1st to September 30th. On Mondays they open at midday all year.

Admission prices:

Adult: $6.50
Seniors (62+) $5.00
Children $4.00
Under fives - Free

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Geoff_Wright
Feb 06, 2004

The Japanese Garden

The Japanese Gardens are located in Portland's west hills, west of the city centre. Set in 5 and a half acres, the gardens feature five garden styles: Tea Garden, Strolling Pond Garden, Natural Garden, Sand and Stone Garden and Flat Garden The Gardens were designed by Professor Takuma Tono in 1963.

I have never been to a Japanese Garden before, and can only say that I found this garden to be delightful. At the time I didn't know that I would be visiting another Japanese Garden elsewhere, so I couldn't compare this one with any other - at the time. All I can safely say is that not all Japanese Gardens are the same, for obvious reasons, one being the geographical location, and climate.

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Feb 06, 2004
 
 
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Japanese Garden Society of Oregon

Beautiful Japanese Gardens. Spectacular in fall. Takes approx 1 1/2 to 2 hrs to walk, stop, admire, walk .... After you are done you can go across the street to the Rose Garden. admission $5 adults, $2.50 seniors/students, children under 5 free

kcbrit
May 23, 2003

Portland's Japanese Garden

It is tucked into a cusp in Portland's West Hills, situated at about five hundred feet above sea level. It is a haven of tranquil beauty that has been proclaimed one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan.

Portland's internationally recognized Japanese Garden beckons visitors from home and abroad to enter its unique confines. Little more than thirty years old, it represents a melding of Japanese traditional garden forms with American hurry. When measured against its inspirational precursors in Japan, many of which are hundreds of years old, the Portland garden has come to a maturity with blinding swiftness. What the visitor sees today is the result of the efforts by hundreds of dedicated persons who have given years of time and care and foresight to match the vision that a group of Portland civic and political leaders had as the 1950s turned into the 1960s. (courtesy of www.japenesegarden.com)

Year-round this place is always beautiful! It amazes me everytime I go there. Make sure you take your camera. At one spot you can find a wonderful view of downtown Portland!

amelia3
Aug 25, 2002

Quiet Reflections

Porland's Japanese Gardens is a wonderful place to go if you're looking for a great activity to just unwind and think about life for a while.

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fargoman
Dec 27, 2002

Another place in the park with...

Another place in the park with a great view of Portland is the Japanese Gardens. This garden is also well worth seeing.

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Aug 26, 2002

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