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  • The Top 7 Instagram Spots In Portland

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    The Top 7 Instagram Spots In Portland

    We're working to connect locals and tourists to the best places to create content in all of our cities. Today we're helping you discover the best places to make TikTok videos and create Instagram Reels in Portland, Oregon.

    Portland is a city full of beautiful scenery and Instagram-worthy spots that are perfect for photos. But can you find them? Not to worry. We've done the work for you, scouring the city and discovering spectacular views to capture on your camera.

    This article will give you a list of the top seven places in Portland to take great photos. The list includes unique places, popular parks, and historical bridges, as well as some of the best gardens that you can feature to your followers on Instagram and TikTok.

    1. "Portland Oregon" sign

    When we go somewhere, we always look for a sign with the place's name, so we can take a selfie. This is the best way to notify our social media friends and followers that we’re traveling to another city.

    Take a selfie at the "Portland, Oregon" sign with a lighted neon-and-incandescent bulb. You don't have to climb a building; you can take your photo from below. It is also known as the "White Stag sign."

    This is one of Portland's most well-known photo sites.

    2. The Steel Bridge

    Steel Bridge is a two-lift bridge that spans the Willamette River. The double lift is unique in that the top part transports road traffic and light rail, while the bottom steel walkway transports pedestrians.

    The Steel Bridge is another popular Portland attraction that you should see. The bridge is so industrial and provides a unique backdrop to your photos. Pick up our Portland Urban Dweller Long Sleeve T-Shirt for another unique way to highlight this amazing city... Catch the city at the right moment and the pink blossoms provide an extra special backdrop for photographing this bridge.

    3. Cathedral Park

    Cathedral Park is in North Portland, close to the historic St John's Bridge. The park was named after its magnificent cathedral-style arches.

    There is a lot of stunning natural beauty to see and photograph here. You can also bring your dog to the park and strike a beautiful pose together there.

    4. Portland Japanese Garden

    The Portland Japanese Garden is located in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon, overlooking the city and offering a calm and serene sanctuary to both locals and visitors. It is regarded as the most authentic Japanese Garden located outside Japan. 

    If you love nature, this Portland Japanese Garden is one of Portland's best photo opportunities. Beautiful plants and flowers that are perfect for your photographs can be found here. You can also marvel at the breathtaking view of Mt. Hood.

    5. Oregon Helicopters

    Oregon Helicopters provides helicopter air taxi services as well as scenic air tours in and around Portland, Oregon. Take advantage of the opportunity to get close, and capture great video for TikTok and Reels at Oregon Helicopters. If you want a unique and awesome experience, you should definitely try this! 

    6. Powell’s City of Books

    Powell's City of Books is a fantastic location with a large selection of excellent books that you will undoubtedly enjoy reading.

    You can also create content with the backdrop of this iconic book store, and it will convey to your followers that you are intelligent and enjoy reading! (haha, but seriously this is a really fun and unique content creation spot.)

    7. Witch’s Castle

    Another unique Instagram spot in Portland is the Witch’s Castle. It is an abandoned stone house known as the "Witch's Castle" by the locals. Bring a fun and eerie feeling to your audience through creating some fun Reels here.


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