Best activities in Portland

Check out the top activities in Portland, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Laurelhurst Park
1. Laurelhurst Park
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107 local reviews
SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark St, Portland
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
+1 503-823-2525
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Bryan
This park was designed by the same guy that designed Central Park in NYC. Get lost in the many walking paths a…
Emily
Historic Portland park, with duck pond, kids play area, tennis courts, and summer activities.
Mark
Great urban park. Lots of activity and a dog run. Don't feed the ducks, it causes them to mutate!
1. Laurelhurst Park
1. Laurelhurst Park
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107 local reviews
SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark St, Portland
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
+1 503-823-2525
Bryan
Bryan
This park was designed by the same guy that designed Central Park in NYC. Get lost in the many walking paths and activities this awesome par…
Emily
Emily
Historic Portland park, with duck pond, kids play area, tennis courts, and summer activities.
Mark
Mark
Great urban park. Lots of activity and a dog run. Don't feed the ducks, it causes them to mutate!
2. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound
2. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound
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22 local reviews
SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound, Portland
Bus stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Ryan
The center of downtown Portland often has festivals or other activities. It is also a point where all five MAX…
Pamela
It's called Portland's Living Room. Often fun and free activities or festivals are held here. The other specia…
Kevin & Katelynn
A mall right in downtown with all the shops you could think of:) Also, lots of restaurants and activities to e…
2. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound
2. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound
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22 local reviews
SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound, Portland
Ryan
Ryan
The center of downtown Portland often has festivals or other activities. It is also a point where all five MAX train cross so it is a great …
Pamela
Pamela
It's called Portland's Living Room. Often fun and free activities or festivals are held here. The other special place is the SW waterfront …
Kevin & Katelynn
Kevin & Katelynn
A mall right in downtown with all the shops you could think of:) Also, lots of restaurants and activities to enjoy.
3. OMSI
3. OMSI
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131 local reviews
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens Fri 9:30 AM
+1 503-797-4000
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Reed C
This is an absolutely incredible museum. They have rotating displays of incredible things relating to a variou…
Amber
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is one of the top science museums in the nation that is not only a f…
Erica
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Check out the US Navy's last non-nuclear, fast attack submarine feature…
3. OMSI
3. OMSI
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131 local reviews
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens Fri 9:30 AM
+1 503-797-4000
Reed C
Reed C
This is an absolutely incredible museum. They have rotating displays of incredible things relating to a various science topic. It changes ou…
Amber
Amber
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is one of the top science museums in the nation that is not only a fantastic place to visit for ad…
Erica
Erica
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Check out the US Navy's last non-nuclear, fast attack submarine featured in The Hunt for Red October …
4. Oregon Zoo
4. Oregon Zoo
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89 local reviews
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed · Opens Fri 9:30 AM
+1 503-226-1561
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
Will
We love this zoo! Spend a few hours here. The train is a great activity for kiddos. Weekday mornings can …
Joelle
Wonderful, walkable zoo with so many interactive activities. Perfect afternoon with kids.
Joe
A zoo with an awesome conservation program and surrounded by forest. Lots of activities for kids and adults al…
4. Oregon Zoo
4. Oregon Zoo
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89 local reviews
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed · Opens Fri 9:30 AM
+1 503-226-1561
Will
Will
We love this zoo! Spend a few hours here. The train is a great activity for kiddos. Weekday mornings can be quiet otherwise, its a zoo!
Joelle
Joelle
Wonderful, walkable zoo with so many interactive activities. Perfect afternoon with kids.
Joe
Joe
A zoo with an awesome conservation program and surrounded by forest. Lots of activities for kids and adults alike. Includes a large area foc…
5. McMenamins Kennedy School
5. McMenamins Kennedy School
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189 local reviews
5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland
+1 503-249-3983
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Sally
Hotel, movie theatre, restaurant, soaking pool and more. This old school building has been converted into a w…
Liz And Jonas
This is a great venue for winter activities. From the casual movie theater with couches to the large outdoor h…
Corey
Restaurant, brewpub and movie theater all in one! Second-run movies only $3! Just a 20-min walk. Soaking pool…
5. McMenamins Kennedy School
5. McMenamins Kennedy School
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189 local reviews
5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland
+1 503-249-3983
Sally
Sally
Hotel, movie theatre, restaurant, soaking pool and more. This old school building has been converted into a wonderful spot for all sorts of…
Liz And Jonas
Liz And Jonas
This is a great venue for winter activities. From the casual movie theater with couches to the large outdoor hot soaking pool. This school t…
Corey
Corey
Restaurant, brewpub and movie theater all in one! Second-run movies only $3! Just a 20-min walk. Soaking pool open to general public daily …
6. Portland Art Museum
6. Portland Art Museum
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147 local reviews
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 503-226-2811
Art galleryMuseumPoint of interest
Joe & Kelda
Miller Free Sunday allows visitors to explore exhibitions through art-making, music, interactive activities, d…
Kymm
This is in the heart of downtown, many activities happen here, check the calendar, exhibits change as well.
Gary And Debra
Always something worth seeing and experiencing. Check their website for the latest including film festivals a…
6. Portland Art Museum
6. Portland Art Museum
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147 local reviews
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 503-226-2811
Joe & Kelda
Joe & Kelda
Miller Free Sunday allows visitors to explore exhibitions through art-making, music, interactive activities, demonstrations, and performance…
Kymm
Kymm
This is in the heart of downtown, many activities happen here, check the calendar, exhibits change as well.
Gary And Debra
Gary And Debra
Always something worth seeing and experiencing. Check their website for the latest including film festivals and activities for kids.
7. Next Adventure
7. Next Adventure
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11 local reviews
426 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland
Open · Closes in 28 minutes
+1 503-233-0706
Shoe storeClothing storeStore
Zuriel
Sporting goods store focusing on new & used gear & apparel for year-round outdoor activities.
Joe
The best place for appropriate weather gear. You can find equipment for just about any outdoor activity - hiki…
B
The city's favorite hometown outdoor adventure gear store. Often you can find bargains on name brand and unusu…
7. Next Adventure
7. Next Adventure
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11 local reviews
426 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland
Open · Closes in 28 minutes
+1 503-233-0706
Zuriel
Zuriel
Sporting goods store focusing on new & used gear & apparel for year-round outdoor activities.
Joe
Joe
The best place for appropriate weather gear. You can find equipment for just about any outdoor activity - hiking, camping, skiing, snowshoei…
B
B
The city's favorite hometown outdoor adventure gear store. Often you can find bargains on name brand and unusual brand clothing and gear.
8. Forest Park
8. Forest Park
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274 local reviews
Forest Park, Portland
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 503-823-4492
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Shirley
This park is amazing for most any type of outdoor activity you may want to do - hiking, running, mountain biki…
Tess
Lots of hiking available in the hills above Portland. I recommend googling trails to find one that is right fo…
Joelle
This is the largest wooded urban park in the USA. There are more than 70 miles of walking and hiking trails. …
8. Forest Park
8. Forest Park
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274 local reviews
Forest Park, Portland
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 503-823-4492
Shirley
Shirley
This park is amazing for most any type of outdoor activity you may want to do - hiking, running, mountain biking or just a stroll. One of th…
Tess
Tess
Lots of hiking available in the hills above Portland. I recommend googling trails to find one that is right for you. Over that direction is …
Joelle
Joelle
This is the largest wooded urban park in the USA. There are more than 70 miles of walking and hiking trails. Amazing!