Hidden Treasures
in Portland, OR

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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden
Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden

Portland, OR

(503) 823-7529

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See a little piece of literature that's been brought to life and immortalized at the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden. The sculptures here were created in the likeness of Cleary's most beloved characters, Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and the Huggins' dog Ribsy. The statues are complete with fountains that create a fun environment to play, and also feature plaques with the titles of Cleary's Portland-based stories.

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

511 NW Couch St
Portland, OR 97209   Directions

(503) 796-9364

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Play all of your favorite arcade games at the Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade. You'll find all-time greats like Donkey Kong, Tron, Street Fighter, Pac-Man, Frogger, Mario Bros., Millipede, Dig Dug, Doctor Mario, Mortal Kombat, Centipede and many more.

Oaks Pioneer Church and Park
Oaks Pioneer Church and Park

455 SE Spokane St
Portland, OR 97202   Directions

(503) 823-7529

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Head to Oaks Pioneer Church and Park for some peace and meditation in nature. The church was originally built in 1851 as St. John's Episcopal Church but was later moved to its present location at the edge of Sellwood Park in 1961. The church and historic landmark is a popular destination for weddings, and offers plenty of surrounding trails for exploring the park.

Portlandia
Portlandia

1120 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR   Directions

(971) 271-7473

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Take the time to stop by and see one of the city's most significant pieces of public art, Portlandia. Located at the Michael Graves' Portland Building entrance, the statue is a reincarnation of the city seal, designed as a woman holding a trident and welcoming visitors to the building. The statue is the second largest copper repousse in the nation, surpassed only by the Statue of Liberty.

Powell's Books
Powell's Books

2720 NW 29th Ave
Portland, OR 97210   Directions

(503) 228-4651

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Find your new favorite book at a Portland original, Powell's Books. This chain of bookstores is spread throughout the Rose City's metropolitan areas, and claims to be the world's largest independent new and used bookstore. Don't miss special deals like the Dr. Seuss Sale or A Short Story Sale.

St Johns Bridge
St Johns Bridge

Portland, OR

(503) 823-4000

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If you've seen the Portland skyline, then you've seen the St. Johns Bridge, and sure, you may have even driven over it. But forget the wheels; get your walking shoes and cross the bridge by foot, as many locals have suggested. A good workout and a beautiful view from an historic bridge will prove to be a highlight of your time spent in Portland.

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