Known for its coffee shops, gardens and cultural activities, Portland provides plenty of leisure time destinations and spare time fun. After grabbing a latte, make your way to one of the many beautiful and peaceful gardens and parks that dot the Portland landscape. You've got a number of options, from the grand Japanese Garden with its five themed gardens to the Chinese Garden that occupies an entire city block and the classic Rhododendron Garden that boasts hundreds of rhododendrons and azaleas. All of these gardens thrive due to the area's ideal growing conditions. Portland tourist attractions thrive in this progressive city as well, from art and opera to ballet and cutting edge theatre, Portland has plenty of cultural opportunities, despite the season. Add in trips to area icons like Pioneer Courthouse Square (affectionately known as Portland's "Living Room"), Powell's City of Books, the Portland Saturday Market and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and you're well on your way to discovering the best of Portland city attractions.