Portland is a hub of environmentally conscious living and green spaces on the West Coast – the perfect place for a Portland timeshare vacation. Many tours of the city focus on its internationally famed gardens, parks, and day trips to places such as Multnomah Falls and Mt. Hood.
Portland has created a green city, and this shows in the number of parks, green spaces, and lifestyle choices made by its residents. Many people ride their bicycles through the city instead of driving cars, and the 400 acres of open land in Washington Park contain miles of walking paths, picnic areas, and many top tourist attractions such as the Oregon Zoo, the Children's Museum, Rose Gardens, and the Japanese Gardens. It is one of the most popular destinations for families visiting the city, and in May through June, you can attend the famous Rose Festival onsite. The Lan Su Garden is a beautiful and authentic Chinese Walled Garden, meant to evoke the Ming Dynasty Gardens in Suzhou, China, Portland's twinned city.
Fascinating Museums and Art Exhibits
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is another fun attraction for all ages. It has a non-nuclear submarine from The Hunt for Red October moored outside the building and many regular and circulating exhibits that can delight any visitor on rainy days in Portland, or stop by at night for OMSI After Dark programs. When you visit your Portland timeshare, you will also want to spend some time in downtown Portland. The South Park Blocks is known as "Portland's Living Room," it features public art, street bricks sponsored by locals during construction, hundreds of trees, and roses. You'll find many events taking place at this park throughout the year so if you need things to do, this is a great place to start.
Portland is a unique city and its nightlife is no different. The Curious Comedy Club Theater is one of the funniest things you can do on a night in Portland. It is also a young and hip city so you can swing by the bars and restaurants and sample local craft brews, or drop in at one of the nightclubs for an evening of music and dancing. However you spend your time, Portland will never stint on the fun.
Best Time to Visit Portland
The weather is at its best for visiting Portland and taking part in the many outdoor activities from May through October, and you'll find that the summer months running from May through August are the busiest time of year for many attractions. Your Portland timeshare may become much less popular in the fall and winter months and you'll often find deals if you travel at this time. From January through April the crowds are still low, but grow as the weather moves toward summer temperatures.