4 Portland Attractions for the Whole Family

While vacationing at your Portland Bed and Breakfast, we recommend trying a few of the local attractions in the area. There is something for everyone at all of the Portland attractions to enjoy so you will have great stories to tell when you return home.

Lan Su Chinese Garden
‎239 Northwest Everett Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 228-8131‎

Beauty does not begin to describe this wonderful garden. Of all the Portland attractions, this one will leave you breathless. They share with you history and culture, inspiring the soul, mind and body to do great things. The garden is 40,000 sq ft; it takes up a whole block. The Lake Zither is 8,000 sq ft and the 500 tons of stones that line all the lakes were all shipped from China. They have a gift shop, teahouse to enjoy tradition Chinese green tea and admission is very affordable.

OMSI Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
‎1945 SE Water Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214
(503) 797-4661‎

This very interactive museum allows the imagination to go wild and explore your creative side. Called a 'modern science museum', it features six huge halls that both kids and adults will find fun and fascinating. They have many awesome exhibits, such as the chemistry lab, life sciences hall and a motion simulator.

Velveteria: The Velvet Painting Museum‎
2448 East Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97214
(503) 233-5100‎

Many Portland attractions have rare art, but not like this. Inside is a black light room where everything glows in the dark, an assortment of celebrity portraits, classic nude photographs, clown portraits and even pictures of The King himself, Elvis. They are a must-see while visiting from your Portland Inn. They have over 300 pictures and of course, many in velvet framing. There is always something new and exciting going on and rarely the same thing twice appears on the walls. Many people come from all over to see the artwork and take something home. Of all the Portland Attractions, this one will leave you speechless!

Oregon Maritime & Museum‎
115 Southwest Ash Street
Portland, Oregon 97204
(503) 224-7724‎

This is an ideal spot for the kids. You can find an array of wonders that make Portland wonderful here. Opening hours are 11 am to 4 pm, Wednesday to Sunday. The prices are very affordable and offer select discounts groups. One of the many attractions is a tour on the boat of everything Portland and the surrounding areas. The tour lasts no longer than three hours. They display a variety of collections and artwork. Several of the exhibits are outdoors, a different setting for someone who wants to enjoy the nice winds while vacationing at their Portland Bed and Breakfast. They have many education programs that discuss the rich history of Portland and the northwest. Before you go, stop by the gift shop and grab a lovely artifact to remember the great time you had at this Portland attraction.