Local Sites & Attractions

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Tom McCall Waterfront Park is located in the heart of downtown Portland along the Willamette River. This park offers a 1.5 mile stretch of beautiful green space and is popular among joggers, skaters, and dog walkers. Cool off in the park’s Salmon Street Springs fountain or enjoy one of the many annual events and festivals hosted here.

98 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204 | Distance from hotel: 0.5 miles

Pioneer Courthouse Square

Known as the city’s “living room”, Pioneer Courthouse Square draws in tourists and locals alike with its lunchtime concerts, countless food trucks, and fantastic people watching. It’s home to the Portland Farmers Market which visitors can enjoy on Mondays from June-October. 

701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 | Distance from hotel: 0.2 miles

Pearl District

Within walking distance of the Royal Sonesta Portland, the Pearl District features fashionable tax-free shops, popular breweries, multiple art galleries, and delicious dining options. This former warehouse district has transformed to become a hotspot neighborhood in Portland’s city center.

Pearl District Neighborhood | Distance from hotel: 0.8 miles

Forest Park

Escape the city and explore the wilderness of Forest Park. Eight miles long and covering 5,156 acres, Forest Park is a popular escape for runners, bikers, and hikers. Enjoy of 70 miles of trails and wildlife, just 9 miles from downtown Portland.

Portland, OR 97231 | Distance from hotel: 7.9 miles

Lan Su Chinese Garden

The Lan Su Chinese Garden, nestled into Portland’s historic Chinatown district, reflects an authentic Ming Dynasty style garden featuring covered walkways, bridges, open colonnades, and lush landscapes. A serene and calming oasis to escape to.

239 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209 | Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles

Washington Park

The lush 410-acre Washington Park is located just two miles west of downtown Portland and is home to the Oregon Zoo, International Rose Test Garden, Japanese Garden, World Forestry Center’s Discovery Museum, and Portland Children’s Museum.

4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221 | Distance from hotel: 3.3 miles

Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo, the oldest zoo west of the Mississippi, is home to 2,697 animals and over 215 different species. Explore up-close exhibits of Asian elephants, sea otters, black bears, and much more.

4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221 | Distance from hotel: 2.9 miles

Portland International Rose Test Garden

The International Rose Test Garden features more than 10,000 beautiful rose bushes and spectacular views of downtown Portland. Located in Washington Park, this is the oldest official continuously operated public rose test gardens in the United States.

400 SW Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 | Distance from hotel: 2.6 miles

Portland Japanese Garden

Escape to the tranquil beauty of the Portland Japanese Gardens, tucked away in the hills of Washington Park. These gardens boast 5.5 acres of beautiful greenery, florals, and streams that are said to reflect one of the most authentic Japanese Gardens outside of Japan. Guided tours are included with the cost of admission.

611 SW Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 | Distance from hotel: 2.8 miles