Explore the Pearl District and other top things to do near the Portland airport

After freshening up in your comfortable guest room at Radisson Hotel Portland Airport, hop on our complimentary shuttle and ride to the airport’s Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) station to explore all the city has to offer. Savor lunch at one of the Pearl District’s innovative restaurants, and then browse the area’s many art galleries. If you’re visiting on a weekend, you can pick up unique souvenirs handcrafted by local artisans at the open-air Portland Saturday Market. Looking for fun things to do with your kids? See the Asian elephant herd and American black bears at the Oregon Zoo. At the end of the day, you can catch the light rail back to the airport, and we’ll be happy to take you back to the hotel.

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Lan Su Chinese Garden

5.31 mi / 8.55 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.

Oregon Zoo

7.57 mi / 12.19 km from the hotel
This popular zoo helps preserve environmentally threatened animals such as polar bears and Asian elephants. Explore innovative habitats to see these creatures as well as native Pacific Northwest animals such as harbor seals, cougars, and bald eagles.

Portland Japanese Garden

6.99 mi / 11.25 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.

Pittock Mansion

7.14 mi / 11.49 km from the hotel
Learn about the industrialization of Portland through the home of one of its most prominent families. You can tour the 16,000-square-foot French Renaissance-style home or explore the grounds for stunning views of the city skyline.

Hoyt Arboretum

7.42 mi / 11.94 km from the hotel
A nature-lover's dream, this 190-acre arboretum showcases 2,300 species of trees and shrubs from six continents. Take a day to admire local and exotic flora as you hike 12 miles of trails.

Cascade Station

1.22 mi / 1.96 km from the hotel
Find tax-free deals at more than 40 local and national stores, including IKEA, Nordstrom Rack, and Marshalls. You can fuel your shopping with a snack from Crumbl Cookies or Starbucks.

Pearl District

5.48 mi / 8.81 km from the hotel
One of the city’s hippest and best-known areas, the Pearl District features art galleries, green spaces, one-of-a-kind shops, and fantastic dining.

Portland Saturday Market

5.31 mi / 8.54 km from the hotel
Find the perfect gift—for a friend or for yourself—at this famous open-air market that showcases the work of local artists, jewelry makers, textile designers, and ceramists.

Portland Spirit

5.89 mi / 9.48 km from the hotel
Take in downtown Portland’s glittering skyline while you celebrate a special occasion with a delightful dinner cruise down the Willamette River.

International Rose Test Garden

6.93 mi / 11.16 km from the hotel
Typically in bloom from late May through October, this beautiful garden in sprawling Washington Park serves as a testing ground for new varieties of roses. Stroll along garden paths to view colorful displays of more than 10,000 bushes.