Visiting Portland Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Please click on the questions below to see the latest information about 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

What is currently open in Portland?

Multnomah County, where Portland is located, entered Phase 1 reopening on June 19. Under Phase 1 reopening, the following businesses can reopen, with conditions and limits:
– dine-in restaurants;
– salons, massage parlors, non-medical spas;
– fitness centers and gyms; and
– malls and businesses within malls.

Local gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted statewide.

Note: Individual businesses, restaurants, stores and attractions will determine their own reopening strategies; please check with specific businesses before visiting.

When will Portland enter Phase 2 reopening?

We don’t know yet. There is no projected date for Multnomah County, where Portland is located, to enter Phase 2. The county announced on July 7 that it will stay in Phase 1 indefinitely.

What events are happening this week/month/summer in Portland?

Oregon’s governor has prohibited large gatherings through the end of September at the earliest, so no events are being held at this time. Previously scheduled events and festivals are canceled or postponed.

Are Portland restaurants open for sit-down dining?

Restaurants in Portland are allowed to reopen for on-site dining as of June 19. Portland restaurants can operate with the following guidelines:
– Tables must be spaced at least six (6) feet apart so that at least six (6) feet between parties is maintained, including when customers approach or leave tables.
– All employees are required to wear cloth face or disposable coverings (provided by the employer).
– All on-site consumption of food and drinks by must end by 10 p.m.

Note: Individual restaurants will determine their own reopening strategies; please check with specific businesses before visiting.

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 I have to wear a face mask in Portland?

Yes. In Oregon, people age 5 and over are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces (grocery stores, pharmacies, public transit, restaurants, bars, retail stores, gyms, etc.) and in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from the business if they cannot wear one.

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

There are currently no quarantine rules in effect for visitors to Portland. You should follow the general guidelines on social distancing and face covering, and check this site prior to your trip for the latest guidance.

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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