If you want to explore the peaceful beauty of America, Portland tourism – a romantic land dubbed “the city of roses” is a great suggestion you should not miss.
Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon, USA and the third largest after Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia in the Pacific Northwest. The city was founded in 1851, covering an area of 375 km2 with a population of about 600,000 people. During the 19th century, due to owning the main seaport of the entire Pacific Northwest, after just over 150 years of establishment, Portland became the 30th largest city of the United States.
Traveling to Portland, you are not only fascinated by the beauty of modern, elegance, peaceful and poetic architecture of small bridges, but also attractive by the arrogant beauty of the roses here. At the beginning of the 20th century, Portland has built a splendid rose garden with a variety of brilliant genres. That’s why Portland is also known as the ‘rose city’.
The affectionate name of “rose city” first appeared in 1888. By 1905 it became more and more popular after the 100th anniversary of the expedition of Lewis and Clark (American first land expedition to the Pacific coast). During this celebration, Mayor Harry Lane offered to organize a Portland rose festival and has now become the official festival that many people expect in this beautiful city.
Located in a fertile valley, with a mild, cool climate, Portland is an ideal land for growing flowers, especially roses. From parks, amusement parks, museums, houses to cemeteries, … very street, every corner of the city of Portland has the presence of flowers symbolizing love and beauty.
In addition to the beauty of roses, Portland is full of flowers all year round. May is dreaming and beautiful with Tulip Festival, June is bright with Rose Festival, July is gentle with lavender, etc. In winter, the whole city is covered with white snow.
If you want to explore the peaceful beauty of America, Portland tourism is a great suggestion you should not miss. Especially when visiting this country, you will have the opportunity to admire the International Rose Experiment Garden with more than 8,000 species of roses.
In June, roses will bloom and be the most brilliant. This is also the time for the rose festival to take place. So hurry up and catch an American tour to the city of Portland this season to see firsthand the colorful roses blooming, sniffing the aromatic seductive charm that fascinates people.
The most beautiful parks in Portland
Mount Tabor Park
Located on a volcano in the middle of Portland, Tabor city park is an ideal stop for you to explore the beautiful nature. The name of the park is named after the volcano here.
Coming here, visitors not only enjoy the beautiful natural scenery, airy space but also participate in exciting picnic activities. Because beside the 190.82-acre campus, the park also has a full range of amusement parks, outdoor dining, tennis courts, basketball, volleyball, … This is the ideal place to stop by for families, teams, and friends to gather on every weekend.
A “rose city” tour will not be complete if you skip the Washington city park. Washington Park was originally a wilderness area planned in 1871.
Interesting attractions here promise to bring many fascinating things like the famous Rose Test Garden with more than 10,000 colorful roses. And remember not to miss the opportunity to admire the 5.5-acre Japanese garden with the full landscape of the land of cherry blossoms such as pond, tea room, rocky sand garden, cherry trees, etc. , you can also visit the Portland Children’s Museum and Hoyt Arboretum, museums, …
The world’s smallest park – Mill Ends
If you are a fan of photography, hurry to visit Mill Ends Park. Here you can capture great moments in downtown Portland. Mill End Park has a diameter of nearly 61cm, as small as a lovely flower pot. Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest park in the world.
In the past, it was just a pit for a lamppost. When the pillar fell, grass began to grow around. Dick Fangan, a journalist from the Oregon Journal decided to plant flowers and plants himself and named it Mill Ends. In 1976, it was recognized as an official city park.
Another interesting stop when you travel to America to explore the beauty of Portland is Macleay Park. There are unique public trails and public facilities for you to admire while walking through the forest. Temporarily away from the bustling life in the city, Macleay Park is an ideal destination for you to enjoy the fresh, relaxing atmosphere in the green forest.
Tanner Springs Park
Tanner Springs Park is like an oasis in the heart of the city. The park has an area of 1ha, was built in 2010. The three sides of the park are submerged in water with steps arranged so that visitors can walk and sit, enjoy the view. A part of the park is designed with a gravel rising path that leads through wetlands and grass planting, creating a mysterious, wild space.
In particular, the eastern part of the park has an impressive seat design based on the fascinating installation art of connecting Tanner Springs with Jamison Square. With these unique features, Tanner Springs Park is one of Portland’s most peaceful places you should visit.