Forest Park

NW Portland

Forest Park is six times bigger than Central Park, just to give you a sense of the size of this place. At 5,157-acres (2,087 hectares) of urban forest this is the...

  • Park
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure

Last Thursday

NE Portland

Last Thursday began as an alternative to the upscale First Thursday art walk in the Pearl neighborhood of NE Portland. Last Thursday is the hipster little...

  • Neighborhood
  • Art
  • Walking

World Naked Bike Ride

Buckman (Southeast)

"As bare as you dare", that's the official motto of the world's largest naked bicycle event, held every June in Portland.  It's not an ancient tradition but it...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Fun & games
  • Eco Tourism
  • Bicycle

Japanese Gardens

SW Portland

Portland's 5.5-acre Japanese garden is one of the most beautiful spots in town. Located in Washington Park near the Hoyt Arboretum and zoo, it's a great addition to...

  • Natural Attraction
  • Park

Alberta Arts District

NE Portland

Alberta is one of Portland's newest hipster spots, full of a rotating array of art galleries, coffee shops, boutiques, thrift stores and bars. If you can, aim to...

  • Neighborhood
  • Walking
  • Neighborhood
  • Bicycle
  • Art

Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe

SE Portland

Rent a kayak or canoe and head out on the Columbia River, or if you're a beginner, sign up for a lesson. The river offers unique views of Portland's bridges and

  • Excursions
  • Eco Tourism
  • Water sport & adventure

Anarres Infoshop and Community Space

North Portland

Anarres Infoshop is an inclusive social and political multi-use center with archival libraries of music, radical literature, and information about...

  • Other

Ape Cave

Southern Washington

Worth the drive for the experience, this cave is the third largest lava tube in North America. Choose between a short, flat walk through one of the caves...

  • Hiking
  • Eco Tourism
  • Natural Attraction
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park

Architectural Heritage Center Tours

SE Portland

The Architectural Heritage Center conducts a variety of tours of Portland's architecture and history, many with a specific focus on residential architecture....

  • Cultural & Historical
  • City Tour
  • Architecture

Bagby Hot Springs

Bagby is the most popular hot springs location near Portland. The beautiful drive is relaxing in itself, and leads to a 1.5-mile hike into the springs. Three bath...

  • Water fun

Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat Center

Detroit, OR

It's a drive from Portland, but Breitenbush is the perfect spot for a couple of days escape from the stress of city life. Located in the center of a wildlife...

  • Natural Attraction
  • Eco Tourism

Cannon Beach

Oregon Coast

This iconic travel destination is about a 90 minute drive from Portland, but worth the trip if you're able to wrangle a rented or borrowed car. Though the Oregon...

  • Public beach
  • Various
  • Natural Attraction
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Road trip
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park

Collins Beach

Sauvie Island

This paradise for outdoor adventures is located on Sauvie Island at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers. The long, narrow river beach is...

  • Nude beach
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Natural Attraction
  • Hiking
  • Bicycle

Columbia River Gorge

Columbia Gorge

The Columbia Gorge is one of Oregon's most beautiful natural attractions. As you head east on I-84, you'll drive through lush greenery and the scenic waterfall area....

  • Road trip
  • Natural Attraction
  • Outdoor Adventure

Common Ground Wellness Co-operative

NE Portland

This cooperatively run, healing space is the ultimate in queer and trans-friendly relaxation. The beautiful clothing optional soaking pool is strictly non-sexual and...

  • Other

Cycle Portland Bike Tours

Downtown

If you need to rent a bike, repair a bike, or buy a bike, this is your spot.  Single speed bikes can be rented for $5/hr or $20 USD for the whole day (9 a.m. to...

  • City Tour
  • Bicycle

Farmer's Markets

Various

Portland has a farmer's market in almost every neighborhood and on almost every day of the week. As with the neighborhoods where they are located, each has its own...

  • Market

Fat Fancy

Downtown

A radical fat fashion boutique with a mission of providing stylish and vintage plus size clothing to men, women and genderqueer folks. The business grew out of a...

  • Boutique

First Thursday

NW Portland

First Thursday is a monthly art walk in the Pearl district. The area's numerous art galleries open their doors for an evening of art, wine and music in

  • Neighborhood
  • Walking
  • Art

Food Cart Tour

Various

Portland is famous for its food carts. At the pods of carts scattered throughout the city you can find everything from vegan crepes to gourmet grilled cheese....

  • Excursions

Ground Kontrol

NW Portland

Part classic arcade, part bar, part music venue, this venue hosts DJs, comedy shows, trivia nights, karaoke and game tournaments. A classic Portland experience -

  • Fun & games

Hawthorne Street

SE Portland

The largest hipster center in Portland for years, Hawthorne boasts a variety of thrift stores, brunch spots, cafes and other places to get lost for an afternoon....

  • Neighborhood
  • Neighborhood
  • Art

Hoyt Arboretum

SW Portland

Located in the west hills overlooking downtown, Portland's arboretum was founded in 1928 with the goal of preserving endangered species and educating the...

  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Hiking
  • Eco Tourism

Icon Tattoo

North Portland

The all woman artistic team of this local Portland tattoo shop has been creating unique ink in Portland since 1999. The team of six artists represents a diverse

  • Other

In Other Words Feminist Community Center

N Portland

In Other Words is the only nonprofit feminist bookstore in the US. An essential resource to the Portland community, it recently shape-shifted into a combined...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art

International Rose Test Garden

SW Portland

This famous rose garden is located in Washington Park, overlooking downtown Portland. It houses over 7,000 rose plants of 500 varieties. A great place to walk...

  • Walking
  • Park

Kelley Point Park

N Portland

The most northwesterly point where the Columbia and Willamette rivers converge. Walk down gentle, paved paths or explore narrower trails until you find the perfect...

  • Freshwater beach
  • Bicycle
  • Hiking
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Natural Attraction

Lloyd Center Mall

NE Portland

The Northeast version of Pioneer Place - a large mall with a wide variety of stores, including Nike shoes in every color you can imagine. If it's raining, the movie

  • Commercial Center
  • Cinema

Mountain Biking with Fat Tire Farm

NW Portland

Located just outside Forest Park, Fat Tire is the perfect place to rent a mountain bike to hit the trails for the day. Grab brunch in the NW 23rd Street shopping

  • Park
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor Adventure

Mt Hood Exploration

Government Camp, OR

Mount Hood offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for all seasons and is a mere 50 miles from Portland. Hiking trails, skiing and snowboarding, dog sled rides,...

  • Winter sport
  • Excursions
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Road trip
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Natural Attraction
  • Mountain biking