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Portland Attractions

The 2023 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event will be held in Portland, OR. Look at the top “must-see” attractions and museums that make Portland an exciting place to explore.

View a full list of Portland attractions at the Portland tourism website.

Powell’s City of Books

Open 365 days a year, Powell’s City of Books is the world’s largest new and used bookstore, located in the heart of Portland. Powell’s is known as an iconic Portland destination you don’t want to miss! Occupying an entire city block, the store also has unique gifts and souvenirs for everyone.

Where: 1005 W Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209

Credit: Photo by Stuart Mullenberg

World Forestry Center Discovery Museum

Nature lovers of all ages can learn about sustainability and get plenty of educational entertainment at the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum . With various simulators and virtual tours, you can discover the importance of forests and sustainable forestry.

Where: 4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221 

Photo courtesy the World Forestry Center

Pittock Mansion

High in the West Hills, the Pittock Mansion offers picture-perfect views of the city. You can learn about the history of Portland by touring the inside of the mansion, characterized by its impressive architecture and antique art-filled rooms. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the website.

Where: 3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210

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Portland Saturday Market

Open every Saturday from March through December from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts-and-crafts fair in the United States. With over 150 vendors showcasing a variety of arts and crafts sold by local artisans, the Portland Saturday Market has been beloved since 1974. You can purchase handcrafted items, such as cutting boards, home décor, photography, locally themed apparel, ceramics and delicate metal and gemstone jewelry.

Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 98 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204

Credit: Photo by Jamie Francis.

Portland Art Museum

Portland Art Museum is known as the largest art museum in Oregon and one of the oldest in the country. With a wide-ranging collection of artworks, the Portland Art Museum is central to the city’s cultural district. The museum has strong collections of prints, drawings and photography of Asian art, Native American art and Northwest art. You can purchase tickets online  or on site.

Where: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

Credit: Photo by Catalina Gaitan

Voodoo Doughnut

Voodoo Doughnut has sold millions of wacky, sugary snacks since 2003. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Portland’s cozy corner shop falls under one of its most popular destinations. A few favorite treats include the Bacon Maple Bar (a multiflavored handful, topped with rich frosting and crunchy meat candy), the Oh Captain, My Captain (a circular celebration crowned with Captain Crunch cereal) and of course, doughnuts!

Where: 22 SW Third Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden is proclaimed as one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. With over five acres of space, including an authentic Japanese tea house, meandering streams and intimate walkways, you can enjoy tranquility and inspiring views in Portland. Open year-round, you can purchase your tickets online.

Where: 611 SW Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

Credit: Photo by Johnston Photography

Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo is home to more than 215 species and 2,697 animals. Over 40% of the zoo has been renovated in the last few years, including room for rhinos, prime real estate for primates and a new elephant expanse. Tickets can be purchased online.

Where: 4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221

Credit: Photo by Michael Durham

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su Chinese Garden is an authentic Ming Dynasty-style Garden built by Suzhou that brings together art, architecture, design and nature in this 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition. This garden spans across a block of the city’s historic Chinatown district. Open year round, you can purchase tickets online.

Where: 239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

Credit: Photo by Lan Shu

Portland International Rose Test Garden

Open 365 days a year, with free admission, the Portland International Rose Test Garden is the oldest official continuously operated public rose garden in the United States. More than 10,000 roses are located throughout the space and the garden offers views of downtown and Mount Hood.

Where: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Credit: Photo courtesy of PIRTG


Portland TimbersPortland Timbers

The Portland Timbers and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) are excited to offer discounted tickets to all 2023 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition participants and their family/friends! Join us at Providence Park in Portland, OR on Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy the fun of a Timbers match at an exclusive rate, courtesy of ADEA.

Quantities are limited, so get your tickets today!

If you have questions or your team is looking to book an event space for one of these matches, reach out to Thomas Beckley at

Dine & Shop


From food trucks (a.k.a. food cart in Portland) to award-winning restaurants, Portland is a culinary haven for foodies of all stripes. Better yet, Portland is known as perhaps the greatest city for food carts!

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With no sales tax in sight, Portland is a shopper’s paradise. Pick up everything from handmade items and vintage stores to designer goods tax-free in Portland!

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