Discover gardens, sporting events, and other things to do near the Portland airport

Located just five minutes from the PDX airport and within 10 miles of downtown Portland, the Country Inn & Suites makes a great home base for visiting the area’s best attractions. Drop off your bags in one of our rooms or suites and head out to experience the natural beauty and tranquility of the Portland Japanese Garden or Lan Su Chinese Garden. For an afternoon indoors, you can take a tour of Pittock Mansion, which features furnishings and artifacts from Portland’s pioneer days, or head to Lloyd Center for a shopping spree. Traveling with children? Find a number of kid-friendly things to do nearby, from exploring hands-on educational activities at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry to seeing more than 200 species of animals at the Oregon Zoo.

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

6.2 mi / 9.98 km from the hotel
Delight in the sounds of the Oregon Symphony or a number of world-class musicians from around the globe at this elegant historical venue.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

5.5 mi / 8.86 km from the hotel
This authentic Chinese garden was created as a result of a partnership between Portland and its sister city, Suzhou. Come marvel at the beautiful architecture and wide variety of native Chinese plants.

Moda Center

5.01 mi / 8.07 km from the hotel
This indoor sports facility is home of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and also hosts major concerts and performances throughout the year.

Portland Japanese Garden

7.15 mi / 11.51 km from the hotel
Dubbed by a former Japanese ambassador as “the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan,” this 12-acre sanctuary evokes a sense of calm. Wander through quiet walkways to see eight separate garden styles as well as a genuine Japanese Tea House.

Forest Park

6.47 mi / 10.42 km from the hotel
Cycle, hike, or go horseback riding at this park with more than 80 miles of trails winding through lush natural foliage.

Lloyd Center

4.43 mi / 7.13 km from the hotel
With more than 1.4 million square feet of retail space featuring well-known stores like Barnes & Noble, Forever 21, and Ross Dress for Less, Lloyd Center is a favorite destination for shoppers of every kind.

Oregon Convention Center

5.01 mi / 8.07 km from the hotel
This vast event space can accommodate up to 10,000 guests and welcomes a diverse array of conferences and festivals.

Pioneer Courthouse Square

6.02 mi / 9.69 km from the hotel
Often referred to as “Portland’s living room,” this public space hosts events throughout the year, from summer concert series to the Christmas tree lighting. Get a taste of the city’s eclectic food scene at the square’s collection of food carts.

Providence Park

6.39 mi / 10.28 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns at this impressive soccer field.

Veterans Memorial Coliseum

5.09 mi / 8.19 km from the hotel
See the Portland Winterhawks take the ice at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, located in the Rose Quarter complex.

Portland Expo Center

5.62 mi / 9.05 km from the hotel
Originally opened as a livestock display and auction facility in the 1920s, this local expo center now hosts an impressive array of home and garden exhibitions, trade shows, and holiday fairs in 330,000 square feet of multipurpose event space.

Portland International Raceway

5.24 mi / 8.43 km from the hotel
Experience the high-octane excitement of a drag race or motocross competition at this racetrack, which opened in the 1960s.