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8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Portland

Oregon's largest city is an eclectic mix of hipster coffee shops, stately mansions, natural beauty, and unusual attractions like the Freakybuttrue Peculiarium. The city's unofficial motto is "Keep Portland Weird," and you'll see why when you visit this quirky community. (Image by mcmcqueen01 is made available on Pixabay.)

  • 1.

    Portland Japanese Garden

    Portland Japanese Garden

    A traditional Japanese garden with natural elements

  • 2.

    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

    An award-winning science and technology museum on the banks of the Willamette River

  • 3.

    International Rose Test Garden

    International Rose Test Garden

    A garden in Washington Park preserving the world's unique varieties of roses for more than a century

  • 4.

    Voodoo Doughnuts

    Voodoo Doughnuts

    A counterculture doughnut shop in Portland's Old Town neighborhood

  • 5.

    Freakybuttrue Peculiarium

    Freakybuttrue Peculiarium

    A brick-and-mortar building that embodies everything that makes Portland the capital of kookiness

  • 6.

    Powell's City of Books

    Powell's City of Books

    The world's largest independently owned new and used bookstore

  • 7.

    Portland Saturday Market

    Portland Saturday Market

    An arts and crafts market in operation since 1974

  • 8.

    Pittock Mansion

    Pittock Mansion

    The historic residence of Portland's Pittock family

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