PDX CONTEMPORARY ART
1825 NW Vaughn St B
Opened in 1996, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART continues to be one of the most forward-thinking commercial galleries in the west. Representing artists both local and international, owner Jane Beebe exhibits artwork that is both intellectually and visually satisfying. This progressive art gallery, established in a vintage building with natural light & sliding walls, has brought meaningful connection and conversation around contemporary art to Portland for almost 30 years.
1211 SW Broadway
A bookshop and gallery nestled into a tiny storefront in the historic Sovereign building in the Cultural District of SW Portland, Hi Books focuses on both rare and contemporary photo books alongside a curated collection of new, used, and out-of-print books, magazines and ephemera. They also host a rotating gallery wall of rare prints and editions, book launches, and exhibitions.
1233 SW 10th Ave
A downtown homegoods staple since 2005, Canoe offers beautiful and functional objects that can be used and enjoyed every day. Their modern approach to design features products with a lasting aesthetic that transcends short-lived trends, and their shop has been a go-to destination for the design-minded and for gifts that delight with their immediately recognizable custom gift wrapping.
916 W Burnside St
Maak Lab is a fragrance design studio combining experimental scents with unconventional equipment and machinery to achieve imaginative results. At their downtown shop, find original fragrances, soaps, and more, bringing the essence of Portland home with you.
4033 SW Canyon Rd
Washington Park is one of Portland’s most prized public parks, home to the Oregon Zoo, forestry museum, arboretum, the International Rose Test Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, amphitheater, memorials, sporting fields, and miles and miles of verdant trails across its 410 acres. Accessible by the MAX light rail and park-wide free shuttles, the park bursts to life in the summer months, but is worth the visit during Portland’s rainier season.
3229 NW Pittock Dr
Built in 1914 as the private home for the influential Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock, the Pittock Mansion is Portland’s grandest historic house museum, offering spectacular, panoramic views of Portland, the Willamette river, and all five of the majestic Cascade mountains. Nestled high up in the West Hills, the estate hosts events, exhibits, and is a popular stop on the beloved Wildwood Trail.
4001 SW Canyon Rd
Founded in 1888, the Oregon Zoo is the oldest zoo west of the Mississippi River and home to creatures great and small. Community supported since its founding, the zoo is a hub for science, conservation, education, and animal well-being, delivering the highest quality care to its 165 species and subspecies. With programming for kids and adults alike (ZooBrew is their popular annual local brewery fest), the Oregon Zoo nurtures a rich ecosystem for its human and animal community.
International Rose Test Garden
400 SW Kingston Ave
Located in Washington Park, the International Rose Test Garden is one of Portland’s most treasured botanical sites, flush with over 10,000 rose bushes of approximately 610 varieties. With a peak season during spring and summer months, the garden was started during WWI as a safe haven and testing ground for new rose varieties around the world. Photos, picnics, and leisurely strolls encouraged.
410 SE Ash St
A wellness studio that believes in the power of continuous care, Golden Hour provides unique health and wellness sessions that include acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, and other modalities. A serene and thoughtfully-designed space, Golden Hour is rejuvenation and self-care at its most intentional, celebrating the intersection of the mind, body, beauty, and soul.