Visiting Portland Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Know Before You Go

As of Nov. 13, 2020, Oregon, along with Washington and California, is under a joint travel advisory that urges anyone entering Oregon — either residents returning from a trip, or non-residents entering Oregon on a trip — to quarantine for 14 days. It further advises Oregonians to refrain from any nonessential travel to other states or countries.

As of Dec. 3, 2020, Multnomah County, where Portland is located, is in the “Extreme Risk” category, which means:
• Restaurants and bars are focused on takeout. On-site dining is allowed only outdoors; max. 6 people from 2 households per table; 11 p.m. close.
• Indoor recreational and entertainment facilities are closed.
• Retail stores, farmers’ markets and malls are open but limited to 50% capacity; outdoor pick-up is encouraged.
• Outdoor fitness, recreation and entertainment establishments (zoos, pools, gardens, parks, etc.) are open but limited to a maximum of 50 people at a time.
• Social get-togethers (indoors and outdoors) are limited to no more than 6 people, total, from no more than 2 households.

Please click on the questions below to see the latest information about Oregon travel restrictions and visiting Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic. This information is changing quickly, and we do our best to keep this page current.

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 and Visiting Portland

If I visit Portland from out of state, do I need to self-quarantine?

Yes, for 14 days.

On Nov. 13, 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued a travel advisory urging visitors entering Oregon or returning home from travel outside the state to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus. The travel advisory urges against nonessential out-of-state travel and asks people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country.

What is currently open in Portland?

Effective Dec. 3, 2020, Multnomah County (where Portland is located) is in the “extreme risk” category. At this risk level, the following businesses are allowed to operate, with conditions and limits:
– restaurants for delivery, take-out and outdoor dining only;
– salons, massage parlors and non-medical spas;
– retail stores, farmers’ markets, groceries and pharmacies (limited to 50% capacity);
– indoor and outdoor malls and businesses within malls (limited to 50% capacity); and
– outdoor fitness, recreation and entertainment establishments (zoos, pools, gardens, parks, etc.) to a maximum of 50 people at a time.

Indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to no more than six people total, from no more than two households.

Indoor recreation, fitness and entertainment establishments, such as museums, gyms and theaters are not permitted to operate.

Note: Individual businesses, restaurants, stores and attractions are determining their own operating strategies during the pandemic; please check with specific businesses before visiting.

Do I have to wear a face mask in Portland?

Yes. Masks are currently required statewide at all times unless you are:

– at your own residence;
– in your own personal vehicle;
– under five (5) years of age;
– eating or drinking;
– engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face covering or face shield not feasible, such as when taking a shower;
– sleeping;
– in a private, individual workspace; or
– removing the mask briefly because your identity needs to be confirmed by visual comparison, such as at a bank or if interacting with law enforcement

Are Portland restaurants open for sit-down dining?

As of Dec. 3, 2020, restaurants can offer limited on-site, outdoor seating only, in addition to takeout and delivery.

What events are happening this week/month in Portland?

Large gatherings are prohibited, so no in-person events are being held at this time. Previously scheduled events and festivals are canceled, postponed or being held virtually. Please check individual event websites for the latest details.

What Portland hotels are open now?

This information is changing rapidly; for the latest, we recommend using Google to search for “Portland hotels.” Also note that at some hotels which are open for lodging, facilities and services may be limited, so check with the individual location for details.

Do you know when social distancing restrictions in Portland will be eased?

We don’t yet know when physical/social distancing restrictions will be lifted in Portland.

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