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Portland, the largest city in the state of Oregon, is the seat of Multnomah
County in the US. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the
Pacific Northwest. Located at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia
rivers. Portland was a frontrunner of an industrial boom during and post
the Second World War. The city boasts its own charms of architectural
marvels and historical monuments, and extensive artistic culture of
performing arts and music venues. The city also boasts a tradition of
brewing top-class beers and immensely popular beer festivals.
Things to do in Portland
Washington Park, a scenic park in Portland, was purchased by the city in
1871 and was subsequently developed and beautified. Visitors can explore
its two gardens - the Rose Test Garden, and the Portland Japanese Garden.
Rose Test Garden
Rose Test Garden in Washington Park is the oldest continuously operated
public rose test garden in the country. The garden cultivates several
different varieties of roses and offers theme-based displays of all such
varieties. Prominent attraction here is the Gold Award Garden boasting a
Portland Art Museum
Founded in 1892, Portland Art Museum is the oldest museum in the Pacific
Northwest in the US. This museum is home to over 42000 artefacts. Some of
the popular highlights here are Native American artefacts, graphic arts,
English silver, Asian art, photography, and Northwest art.
Best Time to Visit Portland
Best time to book flights from San Jose to Portland is from the months from
June to August. It is the season when the city is busy with the festivities
of Portland Rose Festival and Oregon’s Brewer Fest. Tourists can book
flights from SJC to PDX during summer season to enjoy famous street
festivals like PDX Bridge Festival, Hawthorne Street Festival and The Bite