This Is Portland

Make 2022 the year you discover (or rediscover) Portland, where the food, culture and experiences are better than ever!

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January Events

Come to Portland now to experience live music, theater and more.

Pamper Yourself

Portland is the perfect place to commit to your self-care resolutions.

Feel the Warmth

Winter have you feeling some kind of way? Change things up with a visit to Portland.

Visiting Portland Now


Find the latest answers to common questions about visiting Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What's Open

Nearly all Portland attractions are open and welcoming visitors; get the latest details on ticketing and safety precautions.

Portland Patio Guide

Don't let cooler temperatures (or rain!) stop you from exploring Portland's many covered, heated, all-weather patios.

Food Cart Finder

Search 200+ Portland food carts by cuisine, trademark dishes and dietary needs.

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A City of Neighborhoods

Portland is known for the vibrancy and uniqueness of its many neighborhoods, each with a distinct sense of place, and — in quirky Portland fashion — spread across six so-called "quadrants."

Locals will tell you that you haven’t truly been to Portland until you’ve connected with our diverse communities.

Visit our neighborhoods page to get acquainted with more than 20 awesome Portland neighborhoods.

Winter Fun in Portland

Make the most of the season with these Portland-area events and activities.

Upcoming Events

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Beyond Van Gogh Portland
Nov. 19, 2021–Feb. 12, 2022

Beyond Van Gogh Portland

Oregon Convention Center See Website for Details

“An imaginative and fully immersive adventure, Beyond Van Gogh takes on the challenge of breathing n…

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Portland Folk Festival
Jan. 14–16, 2022

Portland Folk Festival

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $35 – $90

After taking 2021 off, the Portland Folk Festival is coming back strong in 2022 with not two, but TH…

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Portland Music Month
Jan. 1–31, 2022

Portland Music Month

Various locations Prices vary

January is officially Portland Music Month and MusicPortland has curated a lineup of 100+ local arti…

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Portland Old Time Music Gathering
Jan. 12–16, 2022

Portland Old Time Music Gathering

Various Venues in Portland Varies, check schedule for detials

The 23rd Annual Portland Old Time Music Gathering is happening live and in person. This year a small…

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Plan Your Trip

Use these resources to guide your trip to the Rose City.

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The Portland Region

Portland is the perfect launchpad for adventure, with the rugged Oregon Coast, snow-capped Mount Hood, lush wine country and waterfall-filled Columbia Gorge all within easy driving distance of the city.

Mount Hood

Located 90 minutes from Portland, Mount Hood — Oregon’s tallest peak — offers four seasons of fun. Scenic recreation offerings range from camping, hiking and fishing to nearly year-round skiing. Whether you’re hitting the slopes, exploring the mountain’s miles of trails or cozying up to a fireplace, Mount Hood provides a treasured escape from the city.

The Columbia Gorge

Just 30 miles (48 km) east of Portland, explore the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, a deep canyon that’s home to more than 90 gorgeous waterfalls, epic vistas and nearly endless options for outdoor recreation. Hiking and water sports like windsurfing and kiteboarding are major draws in the gorge.

Wine Country

A short drive from the city, Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country wows with lush scenery and, of course, delectable wines. In addition to scores of vineyards and tasting rooms featuring pinot noir and other varietals, this area boasts quaint towns, farms and scenic routes to explore by car, bike or boat.

The Oregon Coast

Just 79 miles (127 km) west of Portland, the rugged, unspoiled Oregon Coast offers rocky vistas, miles of public beaches, family attractions and surfing. Towns along the coast include busy fishing ports, historic settlements, artistic enclaves and vacation resorts. Here, you can explore tide pools, hike, whale-watch and savor fresh seafood and microbrews.