Portland Activities & Attractions

  • A latte at the Third Avenue Stumptown Coffee Roasters

    Top sights in Portland

    Portland's unexpected attractions range from gardens and museums to retailers of coffee, doughnuts and books.

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  • Young woman shopping for boots at Solestruck in downtown's West End.

    Tax-free shopping

    Pick up everything in Portland (everything!) without sales tax. From handmade items to designer goods, you'll find it all, tax-free.

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  • Aerial view of downtown's Pioneer Courthouse Square filled with people, concessions and a stage for live music.

    Tours & Itineraries

    Let local experts, and our targeted itineraries, offer inspiration for your time in — and around — Portland.

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  • Large pink and yellow rhododendron are the backdrop for a young woman playing in Portland’s Washington Park.

    Portland with kids

    Families will find lots to enjoy in Portland, from hands-on science at OMSI to baby elephants at the zoo, with plenty of parks and free attractions, too.

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  • The Lan Su Chinese Garden reflecting pond with water lilies and foot bridge.

    Parks & gardens

    In a city as green as Portland, it's only fitting that some of the top attractions are outdoor spots that appeal to home gardeners and hikers alike.

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  • A couple jogs on one of Forest Park’s 70 miles of trails.


    You don't have to venture far from town to find yourself paddling on a secluded bay, hiking a forested trail or observing native wildlife.

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  • Portland Timbers fans dressed in green and white, waving scarves overhead, cheer on the team.

    Spectator sports

    From seeing a soccer match with the Timbers Army to rooting for Rip City and the Trail Blazers, Portland loves its sports.

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  • Dancers hit the floor at the popular indie music venue Holocene.


    Dance clubs, karaoke and comedy all come out at night in Portland — as do late happy hours, swanky bowling and other unexpected delights.

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  • Portland's March Fourth Marching Band at Last Thursday.

    Keep Portland Weird

    Independence, creativity, nonconformity ... Whatever you call it, there's something about Portland that brings out the odd in everyone. Here are a few of the ways we "Keep Portland Weird."

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  • Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia


    The popular sketch comedy show, which will return for its sixth season on IFC in January 2016, spotlights and spoofs the wackier sides of life in Portland. Find out where the show and the city overlap.

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