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World Forestry Center

4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760
+1 503-228-1367
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A great place to find out about how logging has been done through the years, and you can have a go... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Sheena S
Grantham, United Kingdom
Not for me

Weekend trip to Portland and we chose this due to the reviews and the fact that we have done enough... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
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Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest conservation.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760
+1 503-228-1367
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

A great place to find out about how logging has been done through the years, and you can have a go on the hands on games which are fun. The big machinery that they use in the forests is amazing! There were some exhibits of...More

Thank Sheena S
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Weekend trip to Portland and we chose this due to the reviews and the fact that we have done enough zoo's this year. Boy was it a big let down.Small museum and there really isn't much to do. Lots of attractions not working, so happy...More

Thank fnqfamily
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Whole museum is mostly for children with a cool interactive logging video game and other hands-on experiences. As adults, we most enjoyed the forests of the world exhibits upstairs. Interesting 4-part video experience simulating travel around the world. Numerous petrified tree exhibits.

Thank fpathdoc
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I went solo and it was nice to visit but I won't return unless I'm bringing young kids along. The exhibits are perfect for the 5-12 year old age group. There is some nice knowledge center information including the Hall of Fame storage on individuals...More

Thank gammish
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This place was really fun! Even though it was small there was a lot of fun stuff for kids! The was a great scavenger hunt, and when you completed it you god a prize! There is a hidden (very small) figure of Bigfoot and if...More

Thank rusugiru
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were at the First Annual Tea Expo held here and you were allowed to enter for free. The exhibit was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Something for everyone. The Russian Rail was very fun; set up like a real train ride. Outside is a real...More

Thank Lin C
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We came to Washington Park primarily to visit the zoo, but with some time left in the day, we decided to visit the World Forestry Center which is a few hundred yards away. We're glad we did. Although it is small, they pack a lot...More

Thank Steigenberger592
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We have 10 year olds and they loved this museum. It is relatively small, is 2-story, offers scavenger hunts of varying difficulty, and has a combination of interactive and informative exhibits, including an introductory film. It was a nice cool spot (the day was uncharacteristically...More

Thank ACEP925
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The World Forestry Center takes 1.5-2 hours to go through and is an interesting place to visit with kids! It's situated in the SW part of Portland and exhibits are geared toward all ages! It's s great place to visit to get out of the...More

Thank Travel33871
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The museum is not very big, but what they do have is very nicely displayed. Displays cover everything from wildlife, to recreation, to management and use of forest products. There is a small theater that shows a short film about how forests are managed. The...More

Thank AF_Hiker
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5 August 2016|
Response from TSP2014 | Reviewed this property |
No. It is in a whole complex with the zoo and Children's center. There is a subway station in the park though, so if you stay near a station you can get off at the Washington Park stop.
Judy C
1 March 2015|
Response from Ron D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it will for a program this year that allows entry to a different place each month (only up to 4 people though). cant post links but if you goto japanesegarden slash reciprocal-membership it provides the details