When you spend the day in Portland it’s sometimes easy to forget about the history here because, there’s so many great restaurants, shops, stores and things to do in Portland on a daily basis but, if you’re in the mood for history then you should visit the Sellwood-Moreland area to explore Historic Portland Oregon.
Named after Reverend John A. Sellwood who came to Oregon from Illinois back in 1883 the town of Sellwood has grown a lot since then and offers a variety of attractions.
What to Expect
When you visit the Sellwood-Moreland area of Portland Oregon you can expect plenty of historical locations like the Oaks Pioneer Church which was built in 1851, and the well-known Oaks Amusement Park which is 100 years old and still going strong.
There’s also plenty of other fun things to do here like Sellwood Park which has baseball fields, horseshoe pits and tennis courts, or the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge a 170 acre long trail which has plenty of marshland to roam.
Spending the day at Sellwood-Moreland means that you will also encounter lots of great local shops including:
- Stars Antique Mall – The perfect destination for antiques and collectables.
- Shabby Nest – A great shop for finding retro items for your Portland Oregon home and more.
- Sock Dreams – Bring your significant other here for the perfect pair of socks.
One great thing about Portland is that there’s always a new restaurant just waiting for you to explore right around the corner, and Sellwood-Moreland is no different.
Here you will find plenty of delicious restaurants serving a variety of cuisines including: Asian, Japanese and Italian.
Some of the best restaurants you should add to your Portland Oregon Bucket List of restaurants you should visit include: Jade Bistro Teahouse & Patisserie, Zenbu, Geno’s and A Cena.
Visit Sellwood-Moreland soon! You will be glad you did.