The Best Things to Do in Portland

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Popular things to do in Portland

Portland Japanese Garden ©
Garden
Portland Japanese Garden
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Powell's City of Books ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Powell's City of Books
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
International Rose Test Garden ©
Garden
International Rose Test Garden
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Pittock Mansion ©
Architectural Building
Pittock Mansion
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Things to do in Portland include many activities sure to appeal to travelers eager to escape the mundane tourist attractions of other major urban centers. The big city with a small-town feel is famous for its coffeehouses, microbreweries, and verdant parks like International Rose Test Garden, which helps Portland live up to its nickname the "City of Roses." Bookworms shouldn't miss Powell's City of Books, the largest independent bookstore in the U.S. To explore a sprawling world of pristine forests, lakes, and wetlands outside the city borders, take a side trip to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Side trips from Portland

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Water Body
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Oregon
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Multnomah Falls ©
Waterfall
Multnomah Falls Bridal Veil
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Haystack Rock ©
Geologic Formation
Haystack Rock Cannon Beach
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ecola State Park ©
State Park
Ecola State Park Cannon Beach
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Portland

Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Garden
Lan Su Chinese Garden
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Park
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Park
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Laurelhurst Park ©
Park
Laurelhurst Park
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Portland

Volcano Lands - Private Tours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Volcano Lands - Private Tours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Forest Park ©
Hiking Trail
Forest Park
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Portland Saturday Market ©
Flea Market
Portland Saturday Market
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Hoyt Arboretum ©
Garden
Hoyt Arboretum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Portland

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Willamette Valley ©
Valley
Willamette Valley
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Smith and Bybee Lakes Wildlife Area
Water Body
Smith and Bybee Lakes Wildlife Area
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Tryon Creek State Natural Area ©
State Park
Tryon Creek State Natural Area
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Portland

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Pioneer Place ©
Shopping Mall
Pioneer Place
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Portland Farmers Market ©
Farmers Market
Portland Farmers Market
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Portland Farmers Market - Office Location ©
Farmers Market
Portland Farmers Market - Office Location
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Steven Smith Teamaker ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Steven Smith Teamaker
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Third Wave Coffee Tours ©
Coffee / Tea Tour
Third Wave Coffee Tours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Napoli,that's amore Cooking Classes ©
Lesson / Workshop
Napoli,that's amore Cooking Classes
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Oregon Zoo ©
Zoo
Oregon Zoo
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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