If your next travel assignment is in Portland, there are 145 square miles of city to view. Portland has so many attractions that your options are endless. Where do you start? We’ll give you five things to do while you’re there.
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Lan Su is a botanical garden that was designed by Chinese artisans, so it closely resembles authentic gardens of China. The garden boasts architecture, plants, flowers, and trees that are native to China. If you want a quiet place to relax while on assignment is Portland, this is an ideal retreat.
Originally built in 1909, the Pittock Mansion was home to long-time publisher of the Portland Oregonian, Henry Lewis Pittock. The 16,000-feet mansion is situated on 46 acres of land, 1000 feet above the city of Portland. It takes about an hour to tour the mansion. You can choose a guided or self-guided tour.
If you love performing arts, enjoy a comedy act, concert, ballet, or Broadway production at the Keller Auditorium. Check the Auditorium website for a schedule of events and to purchase tickets.
Do you enjoy wine? Be sure to visit Willamette Valley while you’re on assignment in Portland. It’s a wine taster’s delight. Willamette Valley is Oregon’s largest wine region and home to more than 500 wineries. Oregon is best known for Pinot noir, but you can also find producers of Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and more.
Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge is a National Scenic Area of 292,500 acres. The gorge has a stunning display of waterfalls, cliff, lakes, and rivers. A variety of tours are available to let you admire the commanding landscape of the Gorge by vehicle, bicycle, or a hike.
Getting to and around Portland
It’s easy to get around Portland. It has been named among the top 25 U.S. cities for public transportation. If you don’t feel like driving while sightseeing, you can take a light-rail train, a streetcar, or a bus.
Getting to Portland as a traveling health-care professional is easy, too. At Cross Country Allied, our recruiters can help you find assignments that match your skills, preferences, and career goals. Browse our available opportunities or contact our team and get started now!