COVID-19 in Portland: What’s Open?

Learn the status of Portland attractions reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Know Before You Go

Multnomah County, where Portland is located, is in the “High Risk” category, meaning that indoor and outdoor recreational and entertainment facilities are allowed to operate, with restrictions. This applies to theaters, arenas, concert halls, gardens, museums and more.

Many attractions listed here are temporarily closed while Portland remains in the “High Risk” category. Please visit individual attractions’ websites for additional status information.

Portland Attractions and Their Reopening Status

Travel Portland is maintaining this list of major attractions and their opening statuses. For the latest information about a specific business, please contact them directly.

We regularly update this page, so be sure to check back for new information.

If you represent an attraction that should be listed or updated, please email

Know Before You Go

We’re doing our best to share the most current information, but some businesses might experience unexpected interruptions or there may be sudden changes in their hours of operation and/or safety procedures. 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

The Architectural Heritage Center is currently closed.

The Grotto – OPEN

rows of benches face a rock wall and tunnel surrounded by moss, trees
The Grotto offers many lush and peaceful spots for spiritual meditation.
Credit: Kaleb Nyquist via Flickr

The Grotto grounds, gardens and gift shop are all currently open.

International Rose Test Garden – OPEN

The International Rose Garden in Washington Park contains thousands of different types of roses and offers great city views.
Credit: Justin Katigbak

Portland’s acclaimed International Rose Test Garden has remained open throughout the pandemic.

Lan Su Chinese Garden – OPEN

garden with chinese inspired architecture
The Lan Su Chinese Garden offers tranquil garden paths and a cozy tea house.

One of Portland’s iconic attractions, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, is open. Please plan ahead before you visit as timed ticket reservations are required and the garden offers a limited number of tickets per day. Parties are limited to 6 people per group due to the current state mandate on group sizes.

Leach Botanical Garden – OPEN

Leach Botanical Garden is open; timed tickets can be purchased in advance online.

Oregon Historical Society – CLOSED

a museum exhibit featuring a wooden canoe
“Experience Oregon” is a 7,000-square-foot permanent exhibit at Oregon Historical Society, reflecting the people, places and events that shaped the land that is now known as Oregon.
Credit: Oregon Historical Society

The Oregon Historical Society is currently closed.

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education – CLOSED

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Exterior view of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Credit: Courtesy of Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education is currently closed, but you can find virtual exhibits and programing on OJMCHE’s website.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) – CLOSED

an aerial view of the glass-walled entrance of OMSI with a view of the Willamette River and downtown Portland behind
An aerial view of OMSI.

Popular family destination OMSI is currently closed.

Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation – CLOSED

Many people are admiring a bright orange steam engine at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center.
A vintage steam engine at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center.

Family favorite Oregon Rail Heritage Center is currently closed.

Oregon Zoo – OPEN

two elephants touching trunks
Asian elephants Samson (left) and Shine interact at Elephant Lands.
Credit: Photo by Shervin Hess, courtesy of Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo is currently open. Online advance-purchase tickets are required and attendance is limited for each timed-entry period. Physical distancing, one-way paths (see map) through the zoo and masks are enforced. For more information, visit the Oregon Zoo’s website.

Pittock Mansion – OPEN

exterior of Pittock Mansion
High above Northwest Portland, Pittock Mansion offers picture-perfect views of the city, as well as insights into Portland history.

Historic Pittock Mansion is open and timed tickets can be purchased in advance online.

Portland Art Museum – CLOSED

a display of native american art at portland art museum
Explore the Portland Art Museum’s collection of Native American art in the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Center for Native American Art.
Credit: Catalina Gaitan

The Portland Art Museum is currently closed, but the Museum Store is open with limited hours and the Rental Sales Gallery is open by appointment.

Portland Farmers Market – OPEN

person buying fresh produce from a farmers market vendor
Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University is open Saturdays year round in downtown Portland.
Credit: Aubrie LeGault

Four of the five Portland Farmers Market locations (PSU, Lents, King and Shemanski Park) are open, with special safety procedures in place.

Portland Japanese Garden – OPEN

A gardener attends to a tree within Portland Japanese Garden
A gardener tends to a tree at the Portland Japanese Garden.

The Portland Japanese Garden is open with timed entry and other new safety procedures.

Portland Saturday Market – CLOSED

hanging teacups and saucers on display for sale
Portland Saturday Market features hundreds of different local makers and creatives.
Credit: Jamie Francis

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. The Portland Saturday Market operated from June 20-Sept. 26, 2020.

Portland Spirit – OPEN

a boat cruises under the lit up Tilikum Bridge with a view of downtown Portland at twilight behind
The Portland Spirit cruises under Tilikum Crossing near downtown Portland.

Willamette River cruises aboard the Portland Spirit are currently operating.

Powell’s City of Books – OPEN

A large room filled with bookshelves and display tables covered with books
The massive Powell’s City of Books contains nine huge rooms packed with new and used volumes.
Credit: Photo by Stuart Mullenberg

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 have access to select new arrivals, bestsellers, used books, small press, gift items and the literature section in full.

Washington Park – OPEN

people visiting a blooming Rose Garden in Washington Park
The International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park.

Natural areas and trails in Washington Park are open, but many of the major attractions it houses are closed due to current restrictions associated with the “High Risk” category that Portland currently falls under.

  • Hoyt Arboretum: Trails open; visitor center closed
  • International Rose Test Garden: Open
  • Oregon Zoo: Open
  • Portland Children’s Museum: Closed
  • Portland Japanese Garden: Open
  • World Forestry Center Discovery Museum: Closed
  • Updates & safety measures
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