South Portland is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood known for being economical and having ample choices for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The lake and parks showcase the area's natural beauty. Book your hotel now and use South Portland as your home base for exploring the sights in and around Aurora.
Sightseeing around South Portland
Sights like World of Speed, Canby Depot Museum, and Old Aurora Colony Historical Museum offer insight into the local culture. Oregon Korean War Veteran's Memorial, Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial, and John Tigard House are some local landmarks. Hours of family fun are waiting at Wilsonville Family Fun Center and Bullwinkle's Restaurant, Tualatin Island Greens, and Clackamas County Event Center.
Popular things to do in the area include shopping and attending sporting events. Providence Park, Moda Center, and Veterans Memorial Coliseum are great places to catch a game or event. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Hathaway Park, Wilsonville Memorial Park, and Molalla River State Park. Surround yourself with nature at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Bridgeport Plaza Mall, Bridgeport Village, and Oregon City Shopping Center. Charbonneau Golf Course, Haggart Observatory, or Ponzi Historic Estate will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Portlandia, End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, and Oregon Zoo. You can also check out Cook Park, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, and Willamette Falls.
Getting around South Portland
To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Wilsonville Station is the closet train station, but Tualatin Station and Tigard Transit Center Station are also nearby.
South Portland is 19.9 miles (32 km) from the airport in Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.). Salem, OR (SLE-McNary Field) is the next closest airport, 31.4 miles (50.6 km) away.