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Experience #PortlandTogether

With non-essential local businesses closed and social gatherings prohibited statewide, Portlanders are finding innovative ways to connect and keep each other entertained. Check out our round-up of things those who live in and love Portland can do, watch and experience while at home.

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Online Experiences

  • America’s Hub World Tours: Explore video teasers for popular tours on this operator’s website. 
  • City Brew Tours: This beer tour operator is now offering experiences online, including a homebrewing tutorial and a virtual beer and cheese pairing happy hour.
  • Envi Adventures: Take an aerial tour of Portland by visiting Envi Adventure’s YouTube channel, where videos give you a bird’s-eye view of iconic regional landmarks and Portland’s city skyline.
  • Fitness classes: The Portland Mercury has a list of Portland yoga studios offering free or low-cost fitness classes online.
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden: Check out these short virtual visit videos from this beloved landmark.
  • Oaks Amusement Park: Virtually experience the park’s many roller coasters and other exciting rides.
  • Oregon Historical Society: Peruse the museum’s online exhibits and “Dear Oregon” blog, which is updated twice a week with “dispatches from professional time travelers.” (You can also sign up for the museum’s biweekly, fun fact-packed newsletters here.)
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB): Watch their “Virtual Music Festival,” featuring videos of live performances by acts like Black Belt Eagle Scout, Blossom and Y La Bamba.
  • Oregon Zoo: Adorable animal videos are posted almost daily to their YouTube, Facebook and Instagram channels, along with live streams with the zoo’s animal caretakers.
  • Pittock Mansion: Take a virtual tour of this historic Portland home.
  • Portland Art Museum: Explore the museum’s online collection, download arts activities made by teachers and visit their YouTube channel for virtual tours of exhibits, conversations with artists and more.
  • Portland Center Stage: Get moving with live-streaming musical dance routines every Thursday in May.
  • Portland Craft Bar: Get crafty at home with this service, which includes home delivery of supplies and online classes. More craft supplies are available in the Portland Craft Bar shop.
  • Portland Japanese Garden: will soon be reopening. In the meantime, head to their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for a daily “One-Minute Moments of Serenity.”
  • Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals: Take a virtual tour of this nonprofit museum.
  • Slabtown Tours: Kids in quarantine can learn and virtually visit Portland through this tour company’s YouTube videos, while folks of all ages will enjoy the peculiar Portland tidbits in the Trivial Fun History Facts Blog.
  • Timberline Lodge: Go on a virtual tour of Timberline Lodge (famously the filming location of the “Overlook Hotel” exteriors in The Shining), then check out their live webcams.
  • Washington Park: Take a virtual visit to Portland’s iconic park.
  • World of Speed: Go on a virtual tour of the museum and follow them on Facebook for live curator talks, conversations with motorsports influencers and more.

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Online Events

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Livestreamed Cooking Classes

Several iconic Portland chefs are taking to their social media channels to offer free, livestreamed cooking classes, teaching viewers how to cook some of their most famous dishes and answering questions along the way. Here are a few livestreamed cooking classes you can attend:

  • Chef Vitaly Paley | Fridays at 5 p.m. PDT: James Beard award-winning Chef Vitaly Paley (Paley’s Place, Imperial and Headwaters) is hosting weekly live cooking classes on his Instagram (@vit0bike) with a focus on using non-perishable ingredients. Bring questions, as Paley will do a question-and-answer session with viewers at the end of the class.
  • Chef Gabriel Rucker | Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 6 p.m. PDT: Lauded Chef Gabriel Rucker (Canard, Le Pigeon) is hosting live cooking classes three times per week on his Instagram (@ruckergabrial), showcasing recipes for some of his most requested dishes (including Canard’s beloved steam burgers).

Portland-Themed Binge-Watching

Escape your home quarantine by streaming these shows and movies set and/or filmed in and near Portland.

TV Series Set in and Near Portland

Movies Set in and Near Portland