north west portland

Home to some of the most beautiful and well-manicured public spaces in all of Portland, the North West has an arboretum, a rose garden, a fantastic zoo and some of the best views. We have traveled to this area so many times on our days off, just to soak up its beauty. Even if you are not joining us for a photo shoot, you should check these areas out for a fun day outdoors with the whole family. All areas are dog friendly!

  •  Waterfront views
  •  Multiple bridges as backdrops
  •  Great for combination of city and nature images
  •  Cherry blossoms bloom in the spring
  • Can get crowded.
  •  Huge fountain
  •  Paved areas all around so good for mobility challenged
  •  Great urban backdrops in every direction
  • On sunny days, this gets very crowded
  • Forest trails
  • Huge variety of trees. When in bloom the entire area is alive with color
  • Open green spaces and secret quiet green space
  • On sunny days, its gets quite crowded but the area is huge.
  •  Quintessential Portland landmark
  •  Across the street from the ‘Keep Portland Weird’ landmark
  •  Quirky, fun neighborhood
  •  Short walk to waterfront
  • Donuts, duh!!