Winter Fun in Portland

Portland lights up every winter with special seasonal events and activities like the Portland Winter Lights Festival. Bundle up and enjoy some of the city's top winter offerings.

Dive Into Winter

Portland’s Best Arcades

Find the perfect bar or family-friendly arcade for playing pool, pinball or classic video games.

Let's Play!

Brew ‘n’ View Theaters

These beloved movie theaters throughout Portland serve up all manner of drinks, food and films.

Catch a Show

This Week in Portland

Check out our editors’ top event picks for this week.

Editor's Pick
Chinese New Year
Jan. 25–Feb. 9, 2020

Chinese New Year

Lan Su Chinese Garden $10 General; $9 Senior (62+), $7 Student (6-18 or with College ID), Free for Children under 5

Every year, Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden offers two weeks of traditional Chinese New Year even…

Editor's Pick
Cultural Communities, For Kids
Editor's Pick
NW Coffee Beer Invitational
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

NW Coffee Beer Invitational

Goose Hollow Inn $25 entry includes festival glass and 10 taster tickets. Tickets at the door only.

The Northwest’s two favorite brews are in the spotlight again for the seventh NW Coffee Beer Invit…

Editor's Pick
Beer, Food & Drink
Meet A Scientist: January
Jan. 11–25, 2020

Meet A Scientist: January

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) Included with museum admission.

Current science gets up close and personal at Meet a Scientist. This program, held on the second and…

For Kids, Readings & Talks
The End of Summer
Jan. 25–26, 2020

The End of Summer

Q Center Portland $5 at door

A new queer play premiering here in Portland. Ted is marrying Max, but he’s been keeping a few secre…

LGBTQ+, Performing Arts

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Visiting soon? Here are events we’re looking forward to!

Family Fun in Portland

Kids of all ages (including kids at heart) enjoy Portland's attractions, activities and eats in and near the city.

Discover Portland’s Neighborhoods

You haven’t truly been to Portland until you’ve visited our diverse neighborhoods.

Explore the Outdoors

With parks and gardens, hiking, running, biking, nature and wildlife all easily accessible, Portland is ripe for outdoor adventure.

Culture in Portland

From arts to craft beer, makers to food carts, Portland overflows with cultural offerings.

Top Sights in Portland

Portland’s fun and unexpected attractions range from gardens and museums to (tax-free) retailers of coffee, doughnuts and books.

Cultural Communities

African American Community

Connect with the African American community at these businesses, cultural centers, clubs, restaurants and more.

Hispanic American Community

Visit a Catholic monument, Latino eateries and arts groups and institutions to connect with the local Hispanic American community.

Native American Community

Learn about Oregon's Native American culture and history through these collections and institutions.

5 To Try

Food Cart Pods

Portland is famous for its dozens of food cart pods; here are some of our favorites.

  • Cartopia Food Cart Pod

    The Cartopia pod is home to a wide variety of food carts and a covered, heated seating area. Most carts are lively late into the night, staying open until midnight Tuesday to Thursday and even later on the weekends.

  • Portland Mercado

    This public market features more than a dozen businesses offering various Latin American foods and products.

  • Cartlandia Food Cart Pod

    This Southeast Portland “super pod” is home to a full-service bar, a family- and dog-friendly outdoor beer garden and over 30 carts representing 15 different countries (including a Voodoo Doughnut mobile van and three carts serving lobster).

  • Portland State University Food Cart Pod

    Located on the south end of the Portland State University campus, this food cart pod offers cuisine from around the world. For seating, head to the shady, tree-lined South Park Blocks nearby.

  • Fifth Avenue Food Cart Pod

    This eclectic collection of eateries in downtown Portland is a local favorite for weekday lunch.

Around Portland

Discover the many scenic destinations within two hours of Portland.

Columbia River Gorge

Starting just 30 miles east of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area offers amazing vistas, trails and more than 90 waterfalls.

Mount Hood

Mount Hood offers scenic recreation ranging from camping, hiking and fishing to nearly year-round skiing.

Oregon Coast

From the fishing city of Astoria to the tide pools of Yachats, the Oregon Coast is a rugged, unspoiled treasure that begins 90 minutes from Portland.

Plan Your Trip

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