THINGS TO DO IN PORTLAND
(OR AT LEAST NOT TO FAR FROM PORTLAND)
Oregon Meusum of Science and Industry
The Historic Columbia River Highway isn’t too far from the city and you’ll find a ton of waterfall hikes there. Multnomah Falls is a popular stop, and you practically park right next to it. If you’re willing to drive out a little farther, there are several more waterfalls to check out in Oregon.
4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland, OR 97221
There are over 2000 species of trees and plants at the Hoyt Arboretum and tons of trails to walk. The Maple trail is especially beautiful in the fall.
International Heritage Rose Test Garden
You’ll have to visit between mid-May and mid-October (this may change depending on the weather). Free public tours are at 1pm starting from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Portland Farmers Market
240 N Broadway #129, Portland, OR 97227 - There are two main markets that happen every weekend in Portland. The Farmer’s Market is a great place to browse fresh produce.
Mill Ends Park - Smallest Park in the World
SW Taylor St & SW Naito Pkwy, Portland - This tiny park is worth stopping by if you’re in the area. The park has interesting history, and it’s constantly changing with new contributions. It’s also right by the waterfront, so you can enjoy the views there afterward.
Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209 - Powell’s is the largest independent bookstore and a cornerstone of Portland. Any book lover needs to stop by. The hard part making this a free experience is having to resist buying more books.
Portland is known as "Beervana" because it has more microbreweries inside the city limits than any other city in the world.
Portland Spirit Cruise
Providence Park (Portland Timbers/Thorns)
Moda Center (Portland TrailBlazers)
Evergreen Aviation Museum
Portland Children's Museum
Portland Saturday Market