Know Before You Go
From Nov. 18–Dec. 16, 2020, all Portland museums, zoos, pools, gardens, aquariums, indoor recreational facilities and indoor and outdoor entertainment activities are closed. This is part of a “freeze” implemented to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.
Most attractions listed here are temporarily closed during this freeze.
Portland Attractions With Reopening Dates
Travel Portland is maintaining this list of major attractions and their reopening statuses. For the latest information about a specific business, please contact them directly.
In general, attractions not listed here have not yet announced their reopening plans. We regularly update this page with additional attractions as we receive their reopening details, so be sure to check back for new information.
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Know Before You Go
We’re doing our best to share the most current information, but some businesses might experience unexpected interruptions. Please be sure to always check with the attractions before visiting by going to their website or by calling them directly to get the latest information.
Architectural Heritage Center
CLOSED NOV. 18–DEC. 16. The Architectural Heritage Center exhibit galleries are open and outdoor walking are available. Space is limited and face masks are required. Safety measures are put in place in accordance with the Oregon Health Authority guidelines.
CLOSED NOV. 18–DEC. 16. The Grotto reopened on June 12 with temporary hours of operation and limited capacity in some spaces.
International Rose Test Garden
Portland’s acclaimed International Rose Test Garden has remained open throughout the pandemic.
Lan Su Chinese Garden
CLOSED NOV. 18–DEC. 16. One of Portland’s iconic attractions, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, reopened on July 15. Please plan ahead before you visit as timed ticket reservations are now required and the garden offers a limited number of tickets per day.
Leach Botanical Garden
CLOSED NOV. 18–DEC. 16. Leach Botanical Garden is open. However, the restrooms, gift shop and manor house are closed until further notice.
Oregon Historical Society
CLOSED NOV. 18–DEC. 16. The Oregon Historical Society reopened on July 11. Public museum hours are limited and the Research Library remains closed for renovations.
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
CLOSED NOV. 18–DEC. 16.
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education reopened Aug. 6. Please expect limited hours and partial exhibition access. Advance ticket purchase is required.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
CLOSED NOV. 18–DEC. 16. Popular family destination OMSI reopened June 20 in a limited capacity: Only the featured exhibit and USS Blueback submarine are open to visitors for now.
Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation
CLOSED NOV. 18–DEC. 16. Family favorite Oregon Rail Heritage Center reopened on July 11, operating Saturdays and Sundays from 1–5 p.m., when volunteers are available. Check their Facebook page or call 503-233-1156 to ensure they’re open before you visit.
CLOSED NOV. 18–DEC. 16. The Oregon Zoo reopened to the public on July 12 with new safety measures and limited capacity. Visitors follow a one-way path (see map) through the zoo, and some indoor and high-touch areas remain closed. You must purchase timed tickets in advance.
CLOSED NOV. 18–DEC. 16. Historic Pittock Mansion reopened on July 9. Visitors must purchase timed tickets in advance.
Portland Art Museum
CLOSED NOV. 18–DEC. 16. The Portland Art Museum reopened on July 16, welcoming a limited number of visitors at a time, Thursday–Sunday. Please expect timed ticket entry and only some galleries to be open. The Whitsell Auditorium will reopen on a separate timeline.
Portland Farmers Market
Portland Japanese Garden
Portland Saturday Market
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. The Portland Saturday Market operated from June 20-Sept. 26, 2020.
CLOSED NOV. 18–DEC. 16. Willamette River cruises aboard the Portland Spirit resumed June 20.
Powell’s City of Books
Portland’s icon and the world’s largest new and used bookstore, Powell’s City of Books, reopened its doors in downtown Portland on Aug. 21. Hours of operation are limited and some rooms remain closed. Customers can access to select new arrivals, bestsellers, used books, small press, gift items and the literature section in full.
Natural areas and trails in Washington Park are open, but most of the major attractions it houses are closed during Multnomah County’s “freeze,” Nov. 18–Dec. 16. See below for attraction statuses.
- Hoyt Arboretum: Trails open; visitor center closed
- International Rose Test Garden: Open
- Oregon Zoo: Closed through Dec. 16
- Portland Children’s Museum: Closed
- Portland Japanese Garden: Closed through Dec. 16
- World Forestry Center Discovery Museum: Closed
- Updates & safety measures
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