People flock to Portland for a piece of its vibrant culture. Whether it's for the food and beer, arts, cultural communities, festivals or nightlife, Portland wants you to be a part of it.

Historically an affordable city for the arts, as it has grown so has the visibility of its deep culture. Whether you’re a fan of theater, live music, craft beer, funky foods or just being outside, Portland has something for you.

Portland's Music Scene

Portland’s musical offerings are diverse as the city itself: indie rock, jazz, classical and more.

Portland by Bike

The most authentic local view of the city comes when you roll on two wheels.

Bicycle Maps & Where to Ride

With bike lanes and paths throughout the city, Portland has great places to ride for cyclists of all abilities.

Biketown Bike-Share in Portland

Introduced in 2016, Portland’s bike-share program brings 1,000 smart bicycles to the central city.

Pedalpalooza Bike Festival

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

Favorite Portland Tattoo Shops

One of America’s most inked cities, Portland boasts a deep well of tattoo shops and well-known artists. Get tips and learn more about rates and iconic shops, and leave with permanent Rose City memory.

Explore the Outdoors

Portland is the perfect launchpad for outdoor activities and adventure.

Hikes in and Near Portland

With easy access to the great outdoors, Portland is a perfect destination for hikers — explore the city’s urban walks, verdant parks and lush gardens, or escape to the nearby gorge and mountains.

Make a Splash in the Willamette River

When summertime heats up in Portland, cooling off is as easy as heading to one of the city's many riverfront beaches or docks for a refreshing dip or getting the gear for water sports such as kayaking, or SUP.

Portland Outdoor Adventure Tours

Explore the great outdoors in and around Portland in any season with these tour operators.

Portland's Food Scene

From James Beard Award-winning chefs to food cart pods and creative pop-ups, Portland's dining scene is as eccentric as the city itself.

Beer & Brewing

With nearly 70 breweries, Portland is a beer-lovers paradise. (No wonder we call it “Beervana!”)

Cultural Communities

Read about Portland’s many cultural communities and discover ways to find connection when you visit.

LGBTQ+ Community

Visitors to Portland can experience huge LGBTQ+ Pride parades, drag performances, queer film festivals, dance parties and more.

Nightlife in Portland

Dance clubs, karaoke and comedy all come out at night in Portland — as do late happy hours, swanky bowling and other unexpected delights.

Sports in Portland

From the soccer pitch to the skating rink to the basketball court, Portland athletes are dominating the game.

Portland Soccer: Timbers and Thorns

Level up your football fandom with our guide to all things Portland soccer, from the Timbers and Thorns themselves to top-notch soccer bars in Portland.

Rose City Rollers Roller Derby

The all-female, volunteer-run roller derby team battled its way to the top of Portland’s sports fandom, and a world championship, in recent years.

A Complete Guide to Portland Baseball

The Portland Pickles and Hillsboro Hops have captured the hearts of Portland baseball fans with inventive promotions and plenty of nods to local culture. Here’s how to get in on the fun.


With wine country in its backyard, Portland overflows with wine bars and urban wineries, offering special varietals from around the world.


Portland is a hub for artists, entrepreneurs and creators alike, with community studios, warehouses and makerspaces that let you DIY your way around town.

Craft Spirits

Powered by a collective of spirit makers, Portland's craft distilling era is coming of age.

Portland’s Distillery Row

The epicenter of the emerging craft distillery movement, Distillery Row is home to independent, small-batch distillers who have put Portland on the spirits map.

Woman-Run Distilleries in Portland

Discover Portland’s best woman-made spirits and bitters, one sip at a time.

Portland’s Signature Cocktails

Portland is home to expert mixologists and one of America’s most vibrant craft cocktail scenes — sip your way through the city’s signature drinks.


Learn all about legal marijuana in Portland with our coverage of the dos, don’ts and more.