outdoor activities

Southeast Portland mural crawl

As you stroll along the streets of Southeast Portland, keep an eye out for street art. This area is full of murals, both inspirational and entertaining.

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Soak It Up: Hot Springs Around Portland

Winter in Portland means plenty of rain, which is the perfect weather for fully appreciating a steamy dip in one of Portland's nearby hot springs.

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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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