Visiting Portland Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Know Before You Go

Multnomah County, where Portland is located, is in the “High Risk” category, which means:
• Restaurants and bars are focused on takeout. Indoor dining is allowed, but capacity is limited to 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is smaller. Outdoor dining is allowed; up to 6 people from 2 households per table; 11 p.m. close.
• Retail stores, farmers’ markets and malls are open but limited to 50% capacity; outdoor pick-up is encouraged.
• Outdoor recreation, fitness and entertainment establishments (zoos, pools, gardens, parks, etc.) can open but are limited to 15% capacity.
• Indoor recreation, fitness and entertainment establishments (theaters, arenas, concert halls, museums, etc.) can open but are limited to 10% capacity or 50 people, whichever is larger.
• Indoor social get-togethers are limited to no more than 6 people, total, from no more than 2 households. Outdoor social get-togethers are limited to 8 people.

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 “high 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 50% capacity);
– indoor and outdoor malls and businesses within malls (limited to 50% capacity);
– indoor fitness and recreation facilities (limited to 10% capacity or 50 people, whichever is larger);
– outdoor fitness, recreation and entertainment establishments such as zoos, pools, gardens, parks, etc. (limited to 15% capacity); and
– indoor entertainment establishments such as theaters, arenas, concert halls, museums, etc. (limited to 10% capacity or 50 people, whichever is larger).

Indoor social get-togethers are limited to no more than 6 people, total, from no more than 2 households. Outdoor social get-togethers are limited to 8 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; 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?

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

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

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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