Welcome to the Pacific Northwest. Here you'll find Portland, a thriving city in Oregon which is home to great hotels, restaurants, people and of course, lots and lots of acti…vities. What makes Portland even more attractive for budget travelers is its generally low attraction and activity prices. Below you'll find a list of just a few of those low cost activities that are great for visitors of all types.
If you love a good mid day stroll with lots of charm and unique aspects, you'll find exactly that at Portland Japanese Garden. This 5.5 acre attraction is home to dive different gardens, each with their own style and influenced by Shinto, Buddhist and Taoist philosophies. As you're walking down the different garden paths you'll have the opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture as well as get some great photos. Admissions costs are $9.50 per adult and $6.75 for kids. Open 7 days a week and located at 611 SW Kingston Avenue.
History and culture combine at Pittock Mansion, built in 1914. This mansion was home to one of Oregon's first influential families. As you tour the property, you'll learn about how Portland became the city that it is today as well as how life was back in the early 1900's. Remember to bring your camera! Admission costs are $10.50 per adult and $7.50 for kids. The mansion is open 7 days a week and located at 3229 NW Pittock Drive.
The Audubon Society of Portland Sanctuary is free to the public and a great activity to fill your day. Nestled on 150 acres, visitors can chose between 4 miles of hiking trails that twist through different types of forest growth and creek. There is also a pond onsite that is home to numerous species of amphibians alongside native flora. The sanctuary is open 7 days a week and located at 5151 NW Cornell Road.
The name says it all. This popular market is a great stop for jewelry, art, soaps, pottery, ceramics and more. You'll also find a food court offering different local dishes. Admission to the market is free, however you'll want to bring a little cash with you for food and gifts. The Saturday market is open on both Saturday and Sunday starting at 10am and 11am respectively and located at 2 SW Naito Parkway.
Portland, Oregon is home to attractions and activities galore, some being more expensive than others. Fortunately, with a little bit of pre-trip planning, it's relatively easy to fill up your schedule with affordable activities and sights that will be sure to leave both you and your wallet in a good mood.