# 1. Forest Park: With over 5,000 hectares of forest park to explore, Forest Park is an incredible escape from downtown Portland. Bonus, you don't need a car to access it from Portland. You can get there on foot from the NW district. In one minute you stroll through the suburbs of Portland, the next you are completely immersed in the beauty of nature, only with the sounds of the animals and the wind whispering through the evergreen plants.
# 2. The Pearl District: You don't have to spend a lot of money to appreciate all that the shops, boutiques and galleries in Portland have to offer. If you're spending a day in the Pearl District, you're bound to notice something. As a more diverse and "artistic" part of the city, the Pearl District is full of unique and small businesses as well as numerous restaurants and bars. There are endless windows to stare at, and little oddities and details that can waste an entire afternoon if you allow it.
# 3. Eat!: Okay, now this is not a special place in Portland, but you definitely cannot miss the fantastic restaurants and restaurants that Portland has to offer. For the inner gourmets in all of us there is something for everyone, also for dietary restrictions or allergies! Whether Asian, Italian, South American, Mediterranean comfort style or everything in between, you will definitely find something that suits your needs!
# 4. The rose gardens and the Japanese garden in the Forest Park: Who knew that there are so many rose varieties that you can make roses into such a large garden park! I think that's why Portland is called the City of Roses. Walking through the rose gardens in Forest Park above the city gives you a wonderful view of the city and the mountains beyond. The Japanese garden is right behind the rose garden and is a wonderful dedication to Japanese culture, as Portland is a sister city of Sapporo in Japan. There was even a former Japanese ambassador who said it was the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan. If that's not enough to get you to visit, I don't know what it would be!
# 5. The Northwest District: 23rd Street is known as a great area for local shops and restaurants. If you're looking for a place to walk around and see why Portland is often described as a diverse city with a "hip" vibe, you'll see it in the NW District. On every corner you will find something interesting or a wonderful little boutique shop that you can immerse yourself in. You can also go up into the hills and see some beautiful houses with breathtaking views and perfectly manicured lawns, of course, with artist architecture and unique additions that make it still feel like Portland. Remember Portland has more to offer than voodoo donuts, Powell's bookstore, and salt and straw ice cream, but of course they are also known for a reason. While confusing it and experiencing off-the-beaten-path adventures, be sure to check out some of the most popular places for tourists, as they are proven favorites for both locals and travelers alike!
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