First, you’ll head up high for a big view of the city. The grounds of the historic Pittock Mansion offer unparalleled views of the city and Mt. Hood. We’ll press coffee and share local donuts as we discuss Portland’s history, the city’s layout, and contemplate more-recent developments.
Next, explore some of the city’s 8,100 acres of protected natural areas in Portland’s famous parks. Take in the fragrant bouquet of roses or cherry blossoms, see the carefully planned landscape designs of John Charles Olmsted, witness sustainability integrated into the urban environment, and learn about the cinder-cone volcanoes that once dotted the area.
After experiencing the city’s natural side, dive into its artsy and independent spirit! Walk neighborhoods like the Pearl District, Hawthorne, Nob Hill, Alberta Arts District, and North Mississippi for a slice of Portlandia, embodied in food truck pods, hip specialty boutiques, and craft breweries.