There are so many fascinating sights to see in Portland, it is a city full of unique sights, smells and sounds that will have you never wanting to leave. I have always loved to travel. By the time I graduated from high school I had visited 4 countries and I have since been to well over half of the states in the US. This week I’m on my way to Mexico with my husband. My point is I travel a LOT. It is by far my favorite thing to do, but I have one very particular city that is my absolute favorite and that is Portland, Oregon. Every city is unique in its own way but the sights to see in Portland are different from those you will see anywhere else. One of my very best friends lives in Portland so I have been fortunate enough to have visited the city several times. If you are planning a trip sometime in the future, head to Portland!
1. Lan Su Chinese Garden
The Chinese Garden is a relaxing oasis within the busy city and is one of my favorite sights to see in Portland. This gorgeous garden is one city block full of Chinese architecture and authentic plants. The climate in the city is similar to that in China, which allows the garden to maintain the vast array of beautiful flowers and interesting trees that you don’t get to see anywhere else. Nestled inside the garden is the Teahouse, which serves several traditional varieties of tea in a relaxing environment. The Lan Su Chinese Garden remains interesting regardless of how many times you visit because they offer a variety of activities from tai chi and mahjong to a guided tour chock full of interesting plant info. One secret for first timers, the walkways are made out of stones turned on their sides, if you take off your shoes and walk on them it provides a phenomenal foot massage!