Straying from an exercise routine can be stressful, which makes travel tough for fitness-minded visitors. Luckily, Portland offers plenty of structured opportunities for your daily sweat sesh — assuming you don’t feel like simply going on a run around town!
SoulCycle addicts will love BurnCycle, Portland’s own version of the trendy high-intensity spin class. The 45-minute sessions use specially designed stationary bicycles and energizing tunes to work riders’ legs, upper body, obliques and core in a class that’s equal parts full-body workout and dance party. New students pay $15 for one class or $110 for five. Shoes are available to rent for $2.
Can’t stand missing a WOD? CrossFit Portland has you covered. The first CrossFit gym in Oregon, this Northeast Portland “box” welcomes travelers with open arms, inviting experienced CrossFitters to attend challenging group classes or train independently during open gym hours. Visitors pay $25 for a single class or $75 for a full week of unlimited CrossFit fun.
With locations in the chic Pearl District and popular Southeast Division, Studio Blue promises a targeted core workout with a wide range of Pilates classes. Choose between beginner, intermediate or advanced levels, or mix it up with a springboard or yoga sculpt fusion class. Drop-ins are only $19 and new students get a free week of mat classes, so feel free to try a range of classes if you have time to spare.
With dozens of studios within city limits, it couldn’t be easier to find a drop-in yoga class that suits your schedule. Styles run the gamut, from vigorous heated classes — think Bikram, yoga sculpt and vinyasa flow — to relaxing yin yoga and meditative kundalini. To sweeten the deal, most studios offer stellar deals for new students—as low as $35 for one week of unlimited yoga at Yoga for Life. Don’t know where to start? We love YoYoYogi, Yoga on Yamhill, Yoga Pearl and Yoga Union.
Spice up your yoga practice at one of Portland's alternative yoga classes, including options with goats or beer.
Portland may be known for its ice cream, doughnuts, cured meats and fish sauce chicken wings, but it’s also a heavenly spot for healthy eats.
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Designed to strengthen and sculpt muscles through a combination of yoga, Pilates, functional training and ballet, barre classes have exploded in popularity over the past decade. Devotees of national brands Pure Barre, The Bar Method and Portland-born Barre3 can easily find a Portland studio in their preferred style, and new students are always welcome. Drop-in rates range from $15–$25, with special deals for first-time guests.
Whether you’re craving high-intensity interval training (HIIT), TRX circuit classes, Pilates, yoga, cycling, Tai Chi or Zumba, MeFitness Studios delivers. With more than 60 classes each week, the friendly Alberta neighborhood gym offers the perfect class for any fitness level — plus a full gym with free weights, cardio machines, kettlebells and a spin studio. One visit will only set you back $15 or $55 for five visits.
MeFitness is also available via ClassPass, as are many of the studios on our list. Members can use the service to explore dozens of offerings throughout the city, from yoga and dance to martial arts, boxing and strength training. With all these exciting exercise options at your fingertips, there’s no excuse to skip that workout!
One of the best ways to explore the Rose City is on two wheels.
Put on some comfortable shoes and start walking — you’ll be surprised how easy Portland makes it.
From seeing a soccer match with the Timbers Army to rooting for Rip City and the Trail Blazers, Portland loves its sports.
One of Portland’s favorite winter races, the Holiday Half helps get you in the holiday spirit with gingerbread cookie aid stations and carolers serenading you along the course. Taking place on Swan Island in North Portland, the race offers runners scenic views of the Willamette River (along with photo opportunities with the race’s mascot, Freddi…