Travel Portland / Tourism Industry News

COVID-19 and the Portland Community

Know Before You Go

Multnomah County, where Portland is located, is in the “High Risk” category, which means:
Restaurants and bars are focused on takeout. Indoor dining is allowed, but capacity is limited to 25% occupancy or 50 people, whichever is smaller. Outdoor dining is allowed; up to 6 people from 2 households per table; 11 p.m. close.
Retail stores, farmers’ markets and malls are open but limited to 50% capacity; outdoor pick-up is encouraged.
Outdoor recreation, fitness and entertainment establishments (zoos, pools, gardens, parks, etc.) can open but are limited to 75 people at a time.
Indoor entertainment establishments (theaters, arenas, concert halls, museums, etc.) can open but capacity is limited to 25% occupancy or 50 people, whichever is smaller, and must close by 11 p.m.
Indoor recreational and fitness facilities are open, but limited to 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is smaller.
Indoor social get-togethers are limited to no more than 6 people, total, from no more than 2 households. Outdoor social get-togethers are limited to 8 people.

Travel Portland, along with the Oregon Health Authority, City of Portland and Multnomah County, are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) in our community.

Current Risk Level

Multnomah County, where Portland is located, is currently in the High Risk category. The other Portland metro counties (Clackamas and Washington) are in the Moderate Risk category. This chart outlines permitted and prohibited activities by risk level.

Statewide Guidance

Face Coverings Required

Statewide, masks, face coverings or face shields are required to be worn whenever individuals are within six (6) feet of people who do not live in the same household. More details.

Additional Guidance

See Oregon’s statewide guidance for sector-specific rules related to:

  • travel;
  • eating and drinking establishments;
  • entertainment establishments;
  • retail stores;
  • shopping centers and malls;
  • transit agencies;
  • and more.

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Local Portland/Oregon resources with regular updates on COVID-19 include:

National and international resources related to COVID-19 that may also be helpful include:

COVID-19 Resources

Check out these resources for more information and ways to support our local communities and businesses in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019).