Feel the Slurp
The Portland ramen scene has exploded in recent years, spurred by the arrival of two authentic eateries straight from Tokyo.
Feel the Wonder
Southeast Portland's Mt. Tabor Park is known for city views, open-air reservoirs and, yes, its volcanic cinder cone.
Feel the Steep
Beer isn't the only thing brewing in Portland! Sample green tea, chai, herbal blends and more in local teahouses.
Feel the Tax-Free
From big brands to local boutiques, Portland shopping has everything — except for sales tax.
Feel the Love
At the heart of the cultural district, the Portland Art Museum houses a large and wide-ranging collection of artworks.
Feel the Craft
Powered by a collective of Southeast Portland spirit makers, Portland's craft distilling era is coming of age.
Feel the Flow
Authentic Ming Dynasty style Lan Su Chinese Garden offers a peaceful escape in Portland's historic Chinatown district.
Feel the Flavor
From food carts to farmers’ markets (and award-winning restaurants, of course), Portland is a haven for foodies.
Feel the Spirit
Portland is the craft beer capital and home to 70+ breweries. (No wonder we call it “Beervana!”)
Feel the Peace
The Grotto, a serene woodland sanctuary in Northeast Portland, offers botanical gardens and chapels for introspection.
Feel the Vibe
Portland’s hundreds of food carts, most grouped in “pods,” have drawn raves from the likes of Bon Appétit and CNN.
Feel the Gravel
Escape to the wilderness without leaving Portland in massive Forest Park, a haven for cyclists, hikers and animals alike.
Feel the Finds
Browse costume jewelry, tailored suits and racks upon racks of dresses at Portland's nearly 50 vintage shopping destinations.
Feel the Blend
With wine country in our backyard, Portland overflows with wine bars and urban wineries.
Feel the Peel
Portland is home to nearly 2,000 pieces of public art, including many murals. Tour these favorites in Southeast Portland.
Feel the Brunch
If Portland had an official meal, it might be brunch. See what the buzz is about at these mouthwatering destinations.
Feel the Plot
This book-friendly city is home to an annual book festival and the world's largest independent bookstore.
Feel the Melt
Portland's food carts, sweet shops and even breweries offer creative variations on classic campfire s'mores.
Find the latest answers to common questions about visiting Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly all Portland attractions are open and welcoming visitors; get the latest details on ticketing and safety precautions.
Don't let cooler temperatures (or rain!) stop you from exploring Portland's many covered, heated, all-weather patios.
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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 Sports on Mount Hood
Just a 90-minute drive from downtown, Mount Hood sits right in the city’s backyard and makes for a heck of a winter playground.
Portland’s Coziest Fireplaces and Fire Pits
Portland winters are usually mild, but the city offers all sorts of welcoming places to warm up. Relax next to one of our favorite fireplaces in Portland.
Winter Hikes in and Near Portland
Oregon’s great outdoors offers excellent adventures all year-round. Here are six Portland-area paths perfect for all-weather adventures.
Winter Walks in Portland
Trade muddy trails for winter walks along the smooth, paved walkways of Portland's parks, then treat yourself to a warm mug of coffee or tea.
What to Do When It Rains
Yes, it’s true — it rains in Portland. Locals don’t let that stop them, and neither should you! From kid-friendly indoor activities to parks and gardens that keep you covered, Portland will keep you busy rain or shine.
Lunar New Year Celebrations in Portland
Portland hosts its own Japanese Mochitsuki Festival, Vietnamese Tet Festival and multiple Chinese New Year events.
January is officially Portland Music Month and MusicPortland has curated a lineup of 100+ local arti…
Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, 1889–1900 explores the beautiful, enigmati…
World Arts Foundation Inc. presents KEEP ALIVE THE DREAM. This historical film documents African-Ame…
“An imaginative and fully immersive adventure, Beyond Van Gogh takes on the challenge of breathing n…
Portland International Airport (PDX)
The Portland airport (PDX) boasts an easy light rail connection to downtown, free Wi-Fi, local food and drink, tax-free shopping with no markups — and 426 flights daily.
MAX Light Rail
Portland's efficient light rail system connects the metro area and downtown core. Learn how to ride and where to go on MAX.
Where to Stay
Those looking to learn where to stay in Portland have plenty of options, from glamorous, high-rise hotels to cozy homes embedded within Portland's many neighborhoods. Lodging options throughout the city are as plentiful as they are unique.
Tours & Itineraries
Let local experts — and our targeted itineraries — offer inspiration for your time in and around Portland.
The City of Roses built the nation’s first modern-day streetcar in 2001: the sleek and modern Portland Streetcar.
Car- and Ride-Sharing
Car- and ride-sharing services in Portland make it easier than ever to get around the city without bringing your own vehicle.
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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.
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.
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.