The Visitor Center is located in the heart of the Arboretum at 4000 SW Fairview Boulevard, two miles west of downtown Portland.
It is staffed by volunteers who can interpret the tree collections and help people plan their visit. A small gift shop and research library are open to the public during Visitor Center hours. Brochures, maps and other publications are available outside the Visitor Center at all times.
There is parking at the Visitor Center, at the entrance to the Bristlecone Pine Trail (off Fischer Lane), in front of the Stevens Pavilion on Fairview Boulevard and near the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.
There are several handicapped parking spaces in each of the parking lots. Parking is also permitted along Fairview Boulevard.
The Visitor Center and its restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are open 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m daily.
There are two miles of trails suitable for wheelchairs, baby strollers, and visitors who appreciate firm footing. See the 1-mile Walk Suitable for Wheelchairs and Strollers map on the Tours & Walks page.
Visitor Center Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm (depending on volunteer availability)
Major Holidays: Closed
The arboretum grounds are open and free to the public from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.
Transit: Washington Park MAX Station (0.3 mi)
MAX Blue Line, MAX Red Line
What's in Bloom?
Stumped on how to prune your trees and shrubs this fall? Spend a morning with our curator and learn professional arborist pruning techniques and tips. Instructional book included with registration fee.