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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113 local reviews
3756 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark St, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-823-2525
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
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!
Bryan
This park was designed by the same guy that designed Central Park in NYC. Get lost in the many walking paths a…
1. Laurelhurst Park

1. Laurelhurst Park

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113 local reviews
3756 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark St, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-823-2525
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!
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…
2. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound

2. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound

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17 local reviews
701 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland
(503) 833-5311
Bus stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Kevin & Katelynn
A mall right in downtown with all the shops you could think of:) Also, lots of restaurants and activities to e…
Ryan
The center of downtown Portland often has festivals or other activities. It is also a point where all five MAX…
Stephanie
Portland's central downtown plaza. Near Fifth Street Plaza (shopping). Stand on the metal circle in the amph…
2. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound

2. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound

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17 local reviews
701 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland
(503) 833-5311
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.
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 …
Stephanie
Stephanie
Portland's central downtown plaza. Near Fifth Street Plaza (shopping). Stand on the metal circle in the amphitheatre & here your echo. Al…
3. OMSI

3. OMSI

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115 local reviews
1945 Southeast Water Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-797-4000
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Amber
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is one of the top science museums in the nation that is not only a f…
Reed C
This is an absolutely incredible museum. They have rotating displays of incredible things relating to a variou…
Susan
OMSI is a great place to visit with or without kids for hands on science activities and exhibits, right on the…
3. OMSI

3. OMSI

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115 local reviews
1945 Southeast Water Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-797-4000
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…
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…
Susan
Susan
OMSI is a great place to visit with or without kids for hands on science activities and exhibits, right on the Willamette River.
4. Mount Tabor City Park

4. Mount Tabor City Park

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102 local reviews
Mount Tabor City Park, Portland
Closed now
(503) 823-7529
StadiumEstablishment
Kristina
It is within walking distance from our house. There are hiking trails that lead to great views of the city, an…
Lisa
A mere 19 blocks from our house, Mt. Tabor Park & Reservoirs offer a serene oasis for all. Year-round activiti…
Emily
One of my favorite parks in Portland and a GREAT place to pass a few hours on a sunny day or get a workout or …
4. Mount Tabor City Park

4. Mount Tabor City Park

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102 local reviews
Mount Tabor City Park, Portland
Closed now
(503) 823-7529
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…
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…
Emily
Emily
One of my favorite parks in Portland and a GREAT place to pass a few hours on a sunny day or get a workout or run in.
5. Oregon Zoo

5. Oregon Zoo

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79 local reviews
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed now
+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…
Joelle
Wonderful, walkable zoo with so many interactive activities. Perfect afternoon with kids.
Robert & Lauren
Great activities for kids and adults - not far from Washington Park, either!
5. Oregon Zoo

5. Oregon Zoo

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79 local reviews
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed now
+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…
Joelle
Joelle
Wonderful, walkable zoo with so many interactive activities. Perfect afternoon with kids.
Robert & Lauren
Robert & Lauren
Great activities for kids and adults - not far from Washington Park, either!
6. McMenamins Kennedy School

6. McMenamins Kennedy School

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176 local reviews
5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland
+1 503-249-3983
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Liz and Jonas
This is a great venue for winter activities. From the casual movie theater with couches to the large outdoor h…
Sally
Hotel, movie theatre, restaurant, soaking pool and more. This old school building has been converted into a w…
Corey
Restaurant, brewpub and movie theater all in one! Second-run movies only $3! Just a 20-min walk. Soaking pool…
6. McMenamins Kennedy School

6. McMenamins Kennedy School

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176 local reviews
5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland
+1 503-249-3983
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…
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…
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 …
7. Portland Art Museum

7. Portland Art Museum

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128 local reviews
1219 Southwest Park Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+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…
Gary and Debra
Always something worth seeing and experiencing. Check their website for the latest including film festivals a…
Kymm
This is in the heart of downtown, many activities happen here, check the calendar, exhibits change as well.
7. Portland Art Museum

7. Portland Art Museum

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128 local reviews
1219 Southwest Park Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+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…
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.
Kymm
Kymm
This is in the heart of downtown, many activities happen here, check the calendar, exhibits change as well.
8. Next Adventure

8. Next Adventure

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7 local reviews
426 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+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…
Martin And Grace
The city's favorite hometown outdoor adventure gear store. Often you can find bargains on name brand and unusu…
8. Next Adventure

8. Next Adventure

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7 local reviews
426 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+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…
Martin And Grace
Martin And Grace
The city's favorite hometown outdoor adventure gear store. Often you can find bargains on name brand and unusual brand clothing and gear.
9. Forest Park

9. Forest Park

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274 local reviews
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
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…
Tara
Stretching for 8 miles it is the country's largest urban forest reserve. Head out to the 10+ mile(one way) Le…
9. Forest Park

9. Forest Park

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274 local reviews
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…
Tara
Tara
Stretching for 8 miles it is the country's largest urban forest reserve. Head out to the 10+ mile(one way) Leif Erickson Trail for a wide, …