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Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon and the seat of
Multnomah County in the US. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley
region of the Pacific Northwest and is located at the confluence of the
Willamette and Columbia rivers. Portland was infamous as one of the most
dangerous port cities in the world during early 20th century but
later switched sides to become a frontrunner of an industrial boom during
and post the Second World War. The city has its own charms of architectural
marvels and historical monuments, but you should consider visiting it for
its extensive artistic culture. This dimension includes its performing arts
and music venues. Also, of note here is its tradition of brewing top-class
beers and its immensely popular beer festivals.
Things to do in Portland
The Washington Park is a scenic park in Portland. It was purchased as a
one-time wild land purchased by the city in 1871 and was subsequently
developed and beautified. Visitors are often wowed with its two gardens-
the Rose Test Garden and the Portland Japanese Garden, the latter is one of
the largest gardens of its kind outside Japan.
Rose Test Garden
Founded in 1917, the Rose Test Garden in Washington Park is the oldest
continuously operated public rose test garden in the US. It cultivates
several different varieties of roses and offers theme-based displays of all
such varieties. A star attraction here is the Gold Award Garden where you
should visit for a gazebo or a summerhouse.
Portland Art Museum
The Portland Art Museum is the oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest in
the US. Founded in 1892, this garden is home to over 42000 artefacts. Some
popular highlights here Native American artefacts, graphic arts, English
silver, Asian art, photography, and Northwest art. The icing on the cake
here is Vincent Van Gogh's masterpiece called Cart with Black Ox.
Best Time to Visit Portland
Summer season (the months from June to August) are the best to book your
flights from Newark to Portland. It is the season when the city is busy
with the festivities of Portland Rose Festival and Oregon’s Brewer Fest.
Book your flights from EWR to PDX during summer season to enjoy famous
street festivals like PDX Bridge Festival, Hawthorne Street Festival and
The Bite of Oregon. It is advised to book Portland flights in advance to
avoid paying more during peak season.