Visiting Portland Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Know Before You Go

To slow the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, effective Aug. 27, a statewide mask mandate is in place. Oregonians and visitors ages 5 and up are required to wear face coverings in all public indoor settings, as well as crowded outdoor public spaces where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status.

Some Oregon businesses are starting to require proof of vaccination and/or a recent negative COVID test as well. Please check with individual businesses on their policies before visiting, and continue to be patient, flexible and kind, especially if asked to mask up or share your vaccination status. These measures are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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?

No. The previous statewide travel advisory recommending a 14-day quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers has been lifted.

What is currently open in Portland?

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

While most COVID restrictions have been lifted in Oregon, individual businesses, restaurants, stores and attractions are determining their own operating strategies during this transition; please check with specific businesses before visiting.

Do I have to wear a face mask in Portland?

Yes. Masks are currently required for all people in all public indoor settings, as well as crowded outdoor public spaces where physical distancing is not possible, except while actively eating or drinking in food establishments. This statewide mandate applies to everyone age 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status.

Are Portland restaurants open for sit-down dining?

Yes. As of June 30, 2021, restaurants can open for indoor and outdoor dining at full capacity.

What events are happening this week/month in Portland?

With COVID restrictions being lifted, some in-person events are taking place, often with modifications in light of the pandemic. Other events are being held virtually or are postponed or canceled for 2021.

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?

Most hotels are open for lodging but may offer limited facilities and services, so check with the individual location for details.

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

As of June 30, 2021, social distancing restrictions have been lifted in Portland and the rest of Oregon.

Where can I get COVID-19 testing ahead of international travel?

Portland International Airport (PDX) recommends a testing service provided by Carbon Health for rapid COVID-19 testing ahead of an international flight. Carbon Health currently operates testing locations downtown and at the airport, and they guarantee results within 3 hours or by 2 p.m. the next day. The pharmacy chains Rite Aid and Walgreens also offer COVID-19 testing services. You will need to do your own research to ensure that both the type and timing of your test match the requirements of your destination.

I’m fully vaccinated. Do I need to bring proof of vaccination with me?

Some local establishments are requiring proof of vaccination as a condition of entry (either the vaccination card itself or a photo of the vaccination card). We encourage fully vaccinated travelers to be prepared with this information if applicable. See a running list of restaurants and bars requiring proof of vaccination.

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