Portland’s International Rose Test Garden: Features more than 10,000 roses. Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world enjoy the sights and scents of the gardens, including its spectacular views of downtown and Mount Hood.
Portland Japanese Garden: Is a haven of meticulously maintained, tranquil beauty. Proclaimed one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan, the 5.5-acre space includes an authentic Japanese tea house, meandering streams, intimate walkways and an unsurpassed view of Mount Hood.
Chocolate: Although Valentine’s Day is only in February, chocolate is far from a once-a-year obsession in the City of Roses. In fact, for many locals, manipulating the complicated cacao bean is a lifetime pursuit.
Portland saturday market: The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them, and enjoy live music and international snacks.
Pittock mansion: A century-old symbol of Portland’s dramatic transformation from a small lumber town to a bustling city, it’s an architectural wonder. With picture-perfect views of rivers, forests, bridges and mountaintops and 23 storied rooms teeming with treasures.