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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  • Shopping for boots at Solestruck in downtown's West End.

    Tax-free shopping

    Whether you're in the market for a big purchase from a major brand or a handcrafted souvenir, Portland has it — with zero sales tax.

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  • Many tours originate at downtown's Pioneer Courthouse Square.

    Tours & Itineraries

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

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  • 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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  • Lan Su Chinese Garden is a respite in the heart of the city.

    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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  • Portland's Forest Park has 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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  • Soccer fans cheer on the Portland Timbers.

    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 at Southeast Portland's 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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