We love you for your grey skies, green trees, weird people, and good food. Here is a list of 10 activities that emulate the Portland spirit for everyone to enjoy. Longtime residents and visitors welcome!
There Be Monsters
Super cool neighborhood bar you just have to see to believe. They serve a variety of local beers and have themed nightly events such as Monday Trivia night. Visit.
Rocky Butte Park and Joseph Wood Hill Park
Take a drive up Interstate 205 to the top of Rocky Butte Road, and you’ll find Joseph Wood Hill Park. The park is a perfect place to enjoy an afternoon picnic, game of frisbee or on a clear evening, watch a spectacular sunset with a view of Portland in the distance. Visit.
Named after the year prohibition was repealed, Circa 33 is a fabulous bar filled with speakeasy ambiance featuring a wide variety of cocktails each dedicated and named after the year they were founded. Visit.
Rimsky Korsakoffee House
One of the city’s oldest coffeehouses, serving coffee and desserts, while sometimes featuring live classical music. The formerly reported haunted 1902 Craftsman-style house creates unique aesthetics, in an unconventional restaurant. Visit.
Portland Escape Rooms
Grab a friend, or group of friends and head to one of Portland’s Escape Rooms. 60 minutes to solve the clues and get out of the room! Escape today.
Bottle and Bottega
Grab your girlfriends and spend a night with a paintbrush and a bottle of wine! You might be surprised at your latent artistic talent. Get painting.
OMSI After Dark
With the best combination of 21+ and science, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry after hours is the best of both worlds. Get to shoot off water rockets and learn about robots while enjoying a glass of wine! Visit.
Columbia River Gorge
Whether hiking, picnicking, or biking, the Columbia River Gorge has a wide variety of different trails to explore! Head for the day or even camp for the night and check out the gorgeous views and waterfalls. Explore.
You can never have too many sunset picnics! Skidmore Bluffs has spectacular views with lots of grass space to set up your blanket and your evening picnic dinner and wine. Visit.
Portland Farmers Market
No matter what the day of the week, there will always be a farmers market to satisfy your every organic need. Check out the day by day listings of different farmers markets here.