Best Activities in Portland

Check out the top Activities in Portland, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. OMSI
1. OMSI
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303 local reviews
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 503-797-4000
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Erica
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Check out the US Navy's last non-nuclear, fast attack submarine feature…
Mike
This is a wonderful activity, especially for families. Lots of hands on things to do, from tiny hands to full …
Amber
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is one of the top science museums in the nation that is not only a f…
1. OMSI
1. OMSI
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303 local reviews
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 503-797-4000
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 …
Mike
Mike
This is a wonderful activity, especially for families. Lots of hands on things to do, from tiny hands to full grown ones. Also the home of o…
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…
2. Portland Art Museum
2. Portland Art Museum
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305 local reviews
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-226-2811
Art galleryMuseumPoint of interest
Naomi
As an east-coaster who had access to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other places with vast art collections…
Joe & Kelda
Miller Free Sunday allows visitors to explore exhibitions through art-making, music, interactive activities, d…
Gary And Debra
Always something worth seeing and experiencing. Check their website for the latest including film festivals a…
2. Portland Art Museum
2. Portland Art Museum
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305 local reviews
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-226-2811
Naomi
Naomi
As an east-coaster who had access to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other places with vast art collections it's the one thing I miss. H…
Joe & Kelda
Joe & Kelda
Miller Free Sunday allows visitors to explore exhibitions through art-making, music, interactive activities, demonstrations, and performance…
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.
3. Oregon Zoo
3. Oregon Zoo
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188 local reviews
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 503-226-1561
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
Joe
A zoo with an awesome conservation program and surrounded by forest. Lots of activities for kids and adults al…
Tina
The Oregon Zoo is a short Uber Ride Away or Ride The Max Which Has a Stop at The Zoo! Summer Concerts and Lots…
Emily
Oregon Zoo is great because it is up above the city, in the vast Washington Park. They have immersive exhibits…
3. Oregon Zoo
3. Oregon Zoo
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188 local reviews
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 503-226-1561
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…
Tina
Tina
The Oregon Zoo is a short Uber Ride Away or Ride The Max Which Has a Stop at The Zoo! Summer Concerts and Lots of Activities to Enjoy, Check…
Emily
Emily
Oregon Zoo is great because it is up above the city, in the vast Washington Park. They have immersive exhibits and wide variety of animals. …
4. Forest Park
4. Forest Park
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518 local reviews
Forest Park, Portland
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 503-823-4492
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Shelby
Forest Park is the largest urban forest in the United States. Once you are inside, you'll find yourself in ol…
Tess
Lots of hiking available in the hills above Portland. I recommend googling trails to find one that is right fo…
Shirley
This park is amazing for most any type of outdoor activity you may want to do - hiking, running, mountain biki…
4. Forest Park
4. Forest Park
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518 local reviews
Forest Park, Portland
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 503-823-4492
Shelby
Shelby
Forest Park is the largest urban forest in the United States. Once you are inside, you'll find yourself in old growth timber surrounded by …
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 …
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…
5. Portland Children's Museum
5. Portland Children's Museum
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41 local reviews
4015 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 503-223-6500
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Naomi
A great spot for families with young children up through elementary school. Lots of hands-on activities. Jus…
David
Lots of great activity rooms here.
Kortney
Fun activity for younger children.
5. Portland Children's Museum
5. Portland Children's Museum
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41 local reviews
4015 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 503-223-6500
Naomi
Naomi
A great spot for families with young children up through elementary school. Lots of hands-on activities. Just time your trip around the bu…
David
David
Lots of great activity rooms here.
Kortney
Kortney
Fun activity for younger children.
6. Laurelhurst Park
6. Laurelhurst Park
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248 local reviews
SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark St, Portland
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
+1 503-823-2525
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Cintamani
A peaceful sanctuary only a couple of blocks away from the house. Perfect for walking, picnics, bike rides an…
Bryan
This park was designed by the same guy that designed Central Park in NYC. Get lost in the many walking paths a…
Mark
Great urban park. Lots of activity and a dog run. Don't feed the ducks, it causes them to mutate!
6. Laurelhurst Park
6. Laurelhurst Park
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248 local reviews
SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark St, Portland
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
+1 503-823-2525
Cintamani
Cintamani
A peaceful sanctuary only a couple of blocks away from the house. Perfect for walking, picnics, bike rides and activities. Designed by the…
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…
Mark
Mark
Great urban park. Lots of activity and a dog run. Don't feed the ducks, it causes them to mutate!
7. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound
7. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound
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44 local reviews
SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound, Portland
Bus stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Pamela
It's called Portland's Living Room. Often fun and free activities or festivals are held here. The other specia…
Ryan
The center of downtown Portland often has festivals or other activities. It is also a point where all five MAX…
Kevin & Katelynn
A mall right in downtown with all the shops you could think of:) Also, lots of restaurants and activities to e…
7. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound
7. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound
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44 local reviews
SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound, Portland
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 …
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 …
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.
8. Live Laugh Love Art
8. Live Laugh Love Art
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5 local reviews
12230 SW Main St, Tigard
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-244-7811
Point of interestEstablishment
David
They offer a wide range of art activities at their studio from Glass Blowing, Glass Fusing, Canvas Painting Wo…
8. Live Laugh Love Art
8. Live Laugh Love Art
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5 local reviews
12230 SW Main St, Tigard
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-244-7811
David
David
They offer a wide range of art activities at their studio from Glass Blowing, Glass Fusing, Canvas Painting Wood Sign Making, Paint your own…
9. Next Adventure
9. Next Adventure
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20 local reviews
426 SE Grand Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-233-0706
Shoe storeClothing storeStore
Joe
The best place for appropriate weather gear. You can find equipment for just about any outdoor activity - hiki…
Zuriel
Sporting goods store focusing on new & used gear & apparel for year-round outdoor activities.
9. Next Adventure
9. Next Adventure
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20 local reviews
426 SE Grand Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-233-0706
Joe
Joe
The best place for appropriate weather gear. You can find equipment for just about any outdoor activity - hiking, camping, skiing, snowshoei…
Zuriel
Zuriel
Sporting goods store focusing on new & used gear & apparel for year-round outdoor activities.
10. Green Bean Books
10. Green Bean Books
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20 local reviews
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-954-2354
Book storeStorePoint of interest
Katie And Ken
Greenbean books is super tiny and super awesome. They often have author visits and fun activities for the kid…
Corrie
Best children's book store. Check out their website for storytime and other activities.
10. Green Bean Books
10. Green Bean Books
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20 local reviews
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-954-2354
Katie And Ken
Katie And Ken
Greenbean books is super tiny and super awesome. They often have author visits and fun activities for the kids. Support this awesome local…
Corrie
Corrie
Best children's book store. Check out their website for storytime and other activities.
11. Mt Tabor Park
11. Mt Tabor Park
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185 local reviews
SE Salmon St, Portland
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 503-823-7529
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Lisa
A mere 19 blocks from our house, Mt. Tabor Park & Reservoirs offer a serene oasis for all. Year-round activiti…
Kristina
It is within walking distance from our house. There are hiking trails that lead to great views of the city, an…
11. Mt Tabor Park
11. Mt Tabor Park
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185 local reviews
SE Salmon St, Portland
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 503-823-7529
Lisa
Lisa
A mere 19 blocks from our house, Mt. Tabor Park & Reservoirs offer a serene oasis for all. Year-round activities for those who like to be ou…
Kristina
Kristina
It is within walking distance from our house. There are hiking trails that lead to great views of the city, an off-leash dog park, a kids' p…
12. McMenamins Edgefield
12. McMenamins Edgefield
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75 local reviews
2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale
+1 503-669-8610
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Kelly & Jennifer
A must visit. Edgefield has everything for a full day or nights activities. Start with breakfast in The Blac…
Tamara
It's difficult to select a category because there is so much to do/see/eat/drink here! With several onsite bar…
12. McMenamins Edgefield
12. McMenamins Edgefield
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75 local reviews
2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale
+1 503-669-8610
Kelly & Jennifer
Kelly & Jennifer
A must visit. Edgefield has everything for a full day or nights activities. Start with breakfast in The Black Rabbit, lunch outside at The…
Tamara
Tamara
It's difficult to select a category because there is so much to do/see/eat/drink here! With several onsite bars, restaurants, a movie theate…