Reasons to Visit Hoyt Arboretum

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Earth Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the beauty of our planet than by stopping by our local arboretum (aka living tree museum) to check out all the beauty of Pacific Northwest trees! Before you spend the day amongst nature, click here to...



We know how quickly traveling costs can add up, so it's nice to have a couple of inexpensive options in your back pocket. Head up to Washington Park and take a walk around the Hoyt Arboretum for an afternoon of zen checking out Pacific Northwest trees, flowers, plants, and native birds who make their home in the Arboretum's forests.

Hoyt Arboretum


Speaking of an afternoon of zen... Hitting the Hoyt Arboretum trails will bring you peace, quiet, and offer sights specific to the PNW. Whether you're a local looking to get out for a day of walking, or if you're visiting the Northwest for the very first time, the trees and other native foliage will not only be good for the oxygen in your lungs, but nature is known to bring on some pretty deep relaxation and opportunity for introspection and meditation. Y'know... if that's your thing.

Hoyt Arboretum Trails


One of the coolest things about plants is how much they change over the course of the year. And one of the best things about the Hoyt Arboretum website is that they know when all of that is happening and share that good, good knowledge with all of us nature plebs out here. Check out their website link (below) for info on when to find the best explosion of spring flowers, citrusy fruit trees, and changing autumn leaves.

Hoyt Arboretum Seasonal Highlights


What's your vacation vibe? Sitting in your hotel room, watching the boob tube, catching up on that new novel...? Or are you down to get your education on? Maybe you're just looking for any excuse to get outdoors. The PNW is seriously good for that last thing, and the Hoyt Arboretum not only houses a TON of tree and plant species native to our region and beyond, they also have a super solid living laboratory and outdoor classroom. Education is their jam, so book a group tour or check out any number of their plaques and written info along the nature trails.

Hoyt Arboretum Educational Opportunities


If you're a fast walker and make it through the Arboretum quickly, or you're just looking for more to do in the area, check out the other attractions in Washington Park, including the International Rose Test Garden (absolutely hit this up if you're visiting in June!), the World Forestry Center, the Oregon Zoo, and the Portland Japanese Garden.

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Once you've gotten your fill of Portland's natural offerings, head back to the hotel for a good night's sleep. Need a place to cozy up and decompress before heading up to your room for the evening? Stop in at Hey Love for a night cap. Spring at Jupiter Hotel is unparalleled. All we need is YOU!