Whether it’s your first time visiting Portland or you’re looking for something new to discover, there’s plenty of ways to explore the City of Roses. Scroll down for resources to help you plan your trip to Portland, then visit our events calendar to find even more things to do while you’re here.
PDX boasts an easy light rail connection to downtown, free Wi-Fi, local food and drink and tax-free shopping with no markups — and 426 flights daily.
Union Station, with its elegant architecture and iconic “Go By Train” neon sign connects passengers with the city by bus, car and of course by train.
The TriMet bus system, which covers the city and its suburbs, offers low fares, friendly drivers and full wheelchair accessibility.
Beyond big trees and picnic tables, Washington Park offers a zoo, two museums, gardens and more, all bordered by one of the country’s premier urban wildernesses.
The city center offers easy access to shopping, entertainment, culture — and other districts.
This central area, home to the Oregon Convention Center and attractions, is just minutes from downtown.
Northwest Portland Hotels
A stay in Northwest Portland promises a taste of everything the city has to offer.
Jantzen Beach Hotels
This river district offers easy access to neighborhoods and regional destinations.
Five Favorite Vacation Rentals in Portland
Vacation rentals offer the chance to experience Portland like a local. For interesting accommodations, consider a stay at one of these exceptional vacation rentals in Portland.
With bike lanes and paths throughout the city, Portland has great places to ride for cyclists of all abilities.
In April 2019, Portland launched a year-long citywide trial in of shareable electric scooters ("e-scooters"). Before boarding, check out our dos and don’ts for riding e-scooters in Portland.
Introduced in 2016, Portland’s bike-share program brings 1,000 smart bicycles to the central city.
Starting just 30 miles east of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area offers amazing vistas, trails and more than 90 waterfalls.
Mount Hood offers scenic recreation ranging from camping, hiking and fishing to nearly year-round skiing.
From the fishing city of Astoria to the tide pools of Yachats, the Oregon Coast is a rugged, unspoiled treasure that begins 90 minutes from Portland.
From theater to roller derby, Portland kicks off the year with an eclectic assortment of events.
Shop, eat and cheer your way through the last of winter with these March events in Portland.
Portland's "festival season" warms up every June with the Portland Rose Festival, Portland Pride Parade and Festival, plentiful outdoor concerts and celebrations of craft beer.
July in Portland is a busy time, with a variety of live music, beer fests and film events to take in.
Biking across bridges and cheering on soapbox racers are two of many great August events in Portland.
As summer winds down, Portland ups the ante with performance art, live music and dining events throughout September.
October events in Portland include a giant pumpkin race, "can't miss" film festival, corn mazes, haunted houses and other autumn and Halloween-themed events.
Get cozy with downtown's holiday tree lighting, Willamette Valley wine or a good Northwest-made movie.