Celebrate the Season in Portland

From Thanksgiving through year’s end, Portland offers an abundance of celebrations, from the traditional to the unexpected.

'Tis The Season

Winter Walks

Bundle up and stroll through one of the city's many walkable parks.

Where to Soak

These relaxing soaking spots in Portland are perfect in any weather.

This Week in Portland

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

Editor's Pick
Kumoricon
Nov. 15–17, 2019

Kumoricon

Oregon Convention Center Varies

Celebrating the 16th anniversary of showcasing anime and Japanese culture, Kumoricon is ready for it…

Editor's Pick
Film
Editor's Pick
Siren Nation Festival
Nov. 7–17, 2019

Siren Nation Festival

Various Locations Prices vary

The 2019 Siren Nation Festival presents a stunning musical lineup, a night of the best comedians fro…

Editor's Pick
Comedy, Festival, Music, Shopping
Editor's Pick
Tender Table
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019

Tender Table

Social Justice Action Center Free

Tender Table, a monthly event series started in Portland in 2017, gathers people together around foo…

Editor's Pick
Cultural Communities, Food & Drink, Readings & Talks
A Tuba to Cuba: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019

A Tuba to Cuba: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Revolution Hall $26-$109

A Tuba To Cuba is as much a soundtrack to the documentary of the same name as it is a collection of …

Music

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.