outdoor activities

Portland and Oregon solar eclipse guide

Oregonians and visitors from around the world witnessed an awe-inspiring event, a total solar eclipse, the morning of Aug. 21.

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Portland International Raceway

Portland International Raceway hosts a spectrum of exciting events, including cycling, drag racing and motocross, auto shows and obstacle course events.

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Pedalpalooza: Portland bike festival

Portland's cycling culture peaks during June's multi-week Pedalpalooza event, which features 200+ local-led, themed rides, all open to the public.

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Where to stand-up paddle board around Portland

Find a fresh perspective on local waterways with these paddling classes, lake tours and even SUP yoga classes.

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Windsurfing in the Columbia River Gorge

Grab your board and head to the Columbia River Gorge, the windsurfing capital of the world, located a short drive east of Portland.

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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Round out your floral explorations of the Rose City with a visit to Southeast Portland’s lush Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden.

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Date night ideas in Portland

Planning a romantic evening in Portland? We have date night ideas for couples with all sorts of interests.

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Whale watching on the Oregon coast

Up to 20,000 gray whales migrate along Oregon's coast every winter and spring. Spot them from these four locations.

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Pumpkin patches in and near Portland

The Portland area has many farms with U-pick pumpkin patches and fun family activities like hayrides, corn mazes, petting zoos and cozy fall food and drink.

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Apple picking near Portland

Freshly-picked Pacific Northwest apples are a local favorite, and many Portland-area orchards allow visitors to pluck the fruit right off the branch.

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