Comfort Inn & Suites Tualatin - Portland South
7640 SW Warm Springs Street
Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone: (503) 612-9952
Fax: (503) 612-9946
Arts & Museums
Constructed in 1880, the John Tigard House is regarded as one of the finest structures in town. The home is located in the Tigard region of Oregon. It depicts the Queen Anne style of architecture and the house functions as a museum. It is predominantly a one-and-a-half storied construction, with a few ethnic elements of the Carpenter Gothic style. It constitutes three bedrooms and the half story comprises of varied artifacts of the historic society. Tours for groups in different slots can be availed through an advance intimation.
Marylhurst University offers excellent academic courses, and students can even receive degrees online. But books are just the beginning. Check out the school's gifted symphony orchestra. The school is also renowned for its art programs, and the gallery boasts the works of Richard Kraft, Christine Murakishi, Janie Lowe, Joseph Biel and many others. It has provided the finest in contemporary art for more than two decades. You can learn more about the university's forums, exhibits and other events by visiting the web site.
Express yourself freely! Located smack dab in the middle of the historic Multnomah area, this center allows people of every age a chance to express themselves creatively with inexpensive classes or simply by browsing through the galleries. Multnomah Art Center is located in an old, renovated grade school, which lends itself well to the frequently held workshops. You can experience everything from painting and sculpting to dancing and photography. A fun time is in store for all.
See Oregon's first covered wagon. It is here along with an old pharmacy and another first Oregon's first operating able. Seeing that will make you glad you do not need 19th Century medical care. The collections here are more significant than numerous, but the display guides are informative and well done. Admission are free.
Exhibits and a time line here take you through the history of sports in the Beaver State. Lots of interactive exhibits, photos and other displays make this a great spot for sports fans of all kinds. Compare your palm to that of an NBA superstar, try to catch a Major League fastball, or just learn the history of whatever sport you prefer.
Dr. John McLoughlin is affectionately known as the "Father of Oregon." His house remains almost as it was when the good doctor built it in 1845. Some of the original furniture and furnishings are still there, so it is a real treat for history buffs. Do not miss the bed that was owned by the family of Meriwether Lewis (Lewis and Clark). The guided tour is educational and amazing. Admission is free. The house remains closed between mid-December and March, please visit the website for more details.
Built in 1907, this museum was once the home of prominent citizens of Oregon, Mary Elizabeth Crawford and Harley Stevens. It still contains the original antique furnishings of both the owners and other long passed prominent citizens of this area. The classic foursquare architectural style was popular in the 1910s and '20s so tours through the museum are like taking a trip back in time to the turn of the century.
This museum is part of a much larger area of entertainment, but you may choose to visit for the chance to view the collected artifacts from the park. Located at the old entrance of Oaks Park, the museum exhibits everything from the years-old carousel to displays on Oaks Park history and much more. Admission is completely free, making this a wonderful spot to visit with the family after a picnic. Hours vary, so calling ahead is advised.
Milwaukie Museum—this farmhouse and its contents are as they were more than 100 years ago. Half of the house has been rebuilt, while the other half remains in its original form, so it is an interesting look at restoration. Inside you will find lots of old stuff, including washing machines, farm tools and other household items common to history's citizens of Milwaukee, located about 10 miles southeast of Portland. Museum admission is free.
Just look for the covered wagons and circle to find this center. Focusing on modern history of the Pacific Northwest (fur traders, the railroad and more), the center puts on a show every hour from 10a-3:30p daily. The Willamette Trade and Craft Workshop behind the center allows you to interact with trail country traditions. Group rates are available, and the center can be rented for private events.
There are plenty of things for children to touch, grab, tinker with and pull here. They will know this museum is for them with all of the activities. Lots of exhibits are designed for little ones under 10 years old. There is also a play shop for kids 10 and older. Theater workshops are held for children to make them grow intellectually. Admission is reasonable.
Step into the tropical rainforest or check out petrified wood that you will not find anywhere else in the world. Located next to the zoo, this is a good educational place for families to spend some time. Especially if awed by the giant Douglas Firs, Sequoia, Cedars, Spruces and other great trees of Oregon. The center has various event spaces, their largest being the Miller Hall.