Explore The Best Things To Do In Portland
Rich in outdoor attractions, urban delights and boundless fun things to do for visitors of all ages, Portland offers year-round activities. Enjoy premium shopping at the Columbia Gorge Outlets, take a stroll through Blue Lake Park or browse the shops, galleries and restaurants of Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure, a step back into history or today’s most popular attractions, you’ll find the best things to do in Portland just minutes from Portland Suites.
Plunging 542 feet into the Columbia River Gorge, this is one of the most visited and photographed attractions in the Pacific Northwest. Several hiking trails take you up the face of the gorge and the bridge spanning the waterfall offers jaw-dropping views.
Blue Lake Regional Park
This family friendly park features a kiddie’s splash pad, splash pad and spray ground, a lake with a sand beach, a playground, picnic tables, a Frisbee golf course, an archery ranch, and a nature area.
Columbia Gorge Premium Outlets
Browse for bargains at over 45 name brand clothing, shoe, accessory, jewelry and home furnishings shops, including Coach, LOFT, Levi’s, Adidas, Gap, Izod, Rack Room Shoes, Bass, and more. There’s also a small food court.
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square is an urban park informally known as “Portland’s Living Room.” Here, you’ll find a lively plaza that hosts over 300 community events, festivals, concerts and family friendly performances a year. Surrounding the plaza are great restaurants, shops, galleries and more.
This primary indoor sports arena hosts basketball games, hockey, conventions, concerts, dramatic productions and much more.
This large 64-acre zoo is home to elephants, polar bears and many other animals.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
A park beside the Willamette River, Tom McCall Waterfront Park is a popular spot for walking, biking, jogging, as well as playing in the fountain and watching the boats.
Chanticleer Point is a spectacular scenic viewpoint with picturesque views of the famous Columbia River Gorge.
One of Oregon’s premier attractions offers skiing and snowboarding in the winter and hiking during the summer.
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
Be sure to visit this science and technology museum with a variety of hands-on permanent exhibits focused on natural sciences, industry and technology.