For the most picturesque photo settings, the sights in and around Portland can't be beat. A mere 30 miles from city limits, Multnomah Falls symbolizes Portland's famed natural environment and is the gateway to the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, with its scenic drive and waterfalls. From the Pittock Mansion in the city hills, to Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, lavish sightseeing in the area abounds.
A wide array of family entertainment awaits you in Portland's Washington Park. One of the oldest and widely used parks in Portland, it hosts the Portland Children's Museum, Oregon Zoo, the Portland Japanese Garden, World Forestry Center Discovery Museum, International Rose Test Garden, and Hoyt Arboretum not to mention 15 miles of trails.
For panoramic views of the city, you must visit Forest Park, a forest sanctuary, and Council Crest, one of the highest points in Portland. Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, and Mt. Rainier, peaks of the Cascade Range, are all visible from these stunning locations.