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Visiting Portland Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

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?

Per current CDC guidelines, a quarantine period is unnecessary for fully vaccinated travelers. For non vaccinated travelers, a 14-day quarantine is recommended under a statewide travel advisory .

What is currently open in Portland?

Here’s a list of attractions that are currently open.

Multnomah County (where Portland is located) is in the “lower risk” category. At this risk level, the following businesses are allowed to operate, with conditions and limits:
– restaurants for delivery and take-out, as well as indoor and outdoor dining (limited capacity);
– salons, massage parlors and non-medical spas;
– retail stores, farmers’ markets, groceries and pharmacies (limited to 75% capacity);
– indoor and outdoor malls and businesses within malls (limited to 50% capacity);
– outdoor fitness, recreation and entertainment establishments such as zoos, pools, gardens, parks, etc. (limited to 50% capacity); and
– indoor fitness, recreation and entertainment establishments such as theaters, arenas, concert halls, museums, etc. (limited to 50% capacity).

Indoor social get-togethers are limited to no more than 10 people, total, from no more than 4 households. Outdoor social get-togethers are limited to 12 people.

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;
– 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;
– outdoors*; or
– fully vaccinated, unless you are in any setting where the owner or operator continues to require masks.**

*The Oregon Health Authority strongly recommends that individuals who are unvaccinated or who are at risk for severe COVID-19 disease continue to wear a mask, face covering or face shield when in outdoor crowded areas and in outdoor large gatherings of individuals and maintain physical distancing. Crowded areas and large gatherings
of individuals include but are not limited to venues, event areas, sports events, fairs, festivals, parades, graduation ceremonies or wedding receptions.

**Given current CDC and state guidelines, all businesses, employers and faith institutions are required to check for proof of vaccination if they choose to allow fully vaccinated individuals to go without a mask in their facility.

It is recommended to check with any business on their mask and facial covering policy before entering, and always be prepared and bring a mask just in case.

Are Portland restaurants open for sit-down dining?

Restaurants can offer limited indoor and outdoor on-site seating, in addition to takeout and delivery.

For more information, see the “Lower Risk” guidelines and statewide guidance.

What events are happening this week/month in Portland?

With certain COVID restrictions being eased, events are starting to take place again, with social distancing and safety measures in place. Check our event calendar to find upcoming events, and be sure to visit 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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