Nearby to the Skamania Lodge, Portland, Oregon is an iconic city of the Northwest, embodying a sense of nature, progress and diversity. During your vacation at our Portland area hotel, make sure to take a day trip to the city and visit any of these spectacular, Portland attractions perfect for the entire family.
Rose Garden Arena: Part of the entertainment venues at the Rose Quarter in Portland, the Rose Garden Arena seats up to 20,000 spectators for NBA Portland Trail Blazers and WHL Winterhawks games, among other concert and entertainment events. This exciting entertainment and sports venue is in the center of The Commons, Portland's largest outdoor public plaza.
International Rose Garden: Started in 1888 by Georgiana Burton Pittock, the International Portland Rose Garden is the oldest, official rose garden in the United States. Portland, appropriately nicknamed the "City of Roses," is home to this famous garden spanning 4.5 acres, including gold medal award-winning roses. The garden is open to visitors and is truly a spectacular and naturally beautiful destination in Portland, Oregon to visit during your vacation at Skamania.
Oregon Zoo: Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of its Portland, Oregon location, the Oregon Zoo is one of the favorite attractions in Portland and all of Oregon. With a vast display of animal and plant collections from around the world, including a Red Ape Reserve, African Rainforest and Sahara, Asian elephants, animals of the great Northwest and Elk Meadow, the Oregon Zoo in Portland is an entertaining and educational destination for the entire family.
Japanese Garden: Portland's Japanese Garden is comprised of five garden styles: flat, stroll, tea, natural and sand and stone. These gardens are a fascinating and uniquely beautiful attraction to visit in Portland. Enjoy a guided tour and explanation of each garden's rich, detail oriented meaning and design.
Pittock Mansion: The Pittock Mansion, located in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon is one of the city's historic treasures and iconic landmarks. A century old, the mansion was the former home of the Pittocks, an established Portland couple integral to the town's growth from a lumber town to a thriving city. The mansion's architecture, interior decorations and rich history make it a noteworthy attraction to see during your visit to Portland.
Pearl District: The most famouse district in the Portland area, the Pearl District, is a mix-use space offering a blossoming and established scene of food, culture, shopping and life. As Portland's most well-known district, the Pearl is a great destination for exploring the life of Portland natives and their favorite spots to dine, shop and get out.
Powell's Books: The largest independent new and used bookstore in the world, getting lost in the stacks at Powell's books is easy and exciting. Located in the Pearl District, this book store is the number one destination for literature junkies and collectors of rare books.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: With 219,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and displays, including an OMNIMAX Dome Theatre, the "OMSI" is an exciting, educational museum and great family destination to visit while in Portland. Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children, admission aboard the permanent submarine display is and additional $5.75 per person. Visitors can also visit just the Planetarium for $5.75 per person or the OmniMax for $6 per adult and $5 per child.