Things to do in Portland

Portland plays host to amazing festivals throughout the year

Portland is a city in the state of Oregon, USA. It is also known as “The City of Roses” because of their internationally-acclaimed festival in celebration of the beauty of roses. The Portland Rose Festival is hosted every year during the summer,  when the flowers bloom and the greenery thrives for you to enjoy.


Things to do in Portland


Oregon Zoo

When having a holiday in Portland, you can schedule a visit the Oregon Zoo. There are more than 1,000 species of animals that you can see in the zoo.



If you love aquatic animals, drop by the city aquarium. This massive area allows you to have a closer look at underwater creatures such as stingrays, tropical fishes and octopuses. The aquarium also organizes an exciting activity called “Sleep With the Sharks” where you can have a fun sleepover at the aquarium and watch some nocturnal animals become lively at night.


Arts and Crafts

If you are into arts and crafts, this city offers a range of artistic attractions to visit. The Portland Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Craft are among the popular museum of arts in this city.



The city marathon is another activity that you could squeeze into your holiday. Gear up yourself with your track pants and running shoes to take part in this huge running event.


When to visit Portland

Portland is a living and fun city with many events and happenings during the year so whatever time you visit, you’ll be spoiled for choice of things to do in Portland. However, the summer season of June through August is the peak travel period in this beautiful city. This is when you will get to enjoy the Portland Rose Festival and capture the magnificent view of Portland’s colorful landscape.


Things to do in Portland

Portland Facts

Population583 776
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportPortland Intl, United States (PDX)

Portland average temperatures

5~9 °C 7~17 °C 16 °C 18 °C 16~21 °C 21~24 °C 24~28 °C 25~28 °C 21~25 °C 15~19 °C 8~13 °C 5~9 °C


Portland Performance Arts Center

Keller Auditorium

Located near the Keller Fountain Park on SW Market Street, this performance arts center is home of the Portland Opera Company. The Keller Auditorium has been around since 1917 and is the main venue for opera and ballet in Portland. Its glass covered exterior makes for an amazing view while you sip on your pre-show drink in the beautiful lobby and bar area. Make sure to check out their programme while you are in Portland and experience both the classical and contemporary pieces the Portland Opera has to offer.

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Portland Marathon

Portland Marathon is an annual marathon most often held the first Sunday of October. Both the start and finish are located in downtown parks near Chpasman/ Lownsdale/ Schrunk. Choose between a full marathon, a half- marathon, a 10k family walk and a Kid’s Fun Run & Obstacle Course. You can also choose to benefit the Forest Park Convervancy by choosing to run the annual Forest Park Marathon. It takes you through a scenic course in shaded trails of Forest Park.

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Purrington´s Cat Lounge - Cat Café Portland

The Purrington´s Cat Lounge´s main priority is to create a nice atmosphere and a fun place for the cats to be at, while they are waiting to be adopted. So if you are a cat lover, you should definitely head over here, have some coffee and play with the cats, and if you should happen to fall in love with anyone of the furrballs, you can always adopt it.

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Golf in Portland

There are over 50 golf courses in Portland and its surrounding area, so it is no overstatement that you can pick and choose which course you want to play on. Eastmoreland Golf Course is a scenic 18 hole course that will show you the Crystal Springs Lake, the Rhododendron Gardens and Johnson Creek. Play on Broadmoor Golf Course, which offers a relaxing and enjoyable experience on their 18 hole course or Rose City Golf Club, one of the oldest in Portland. The great thing about these clubs is that they are all located within 10 kilometers from the center of Portland. Get your clubs and start exploring the great golfing city of Portland!

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Water Parks in Portland - Fun for everyone

In the suburb Milwaukie of Portland you have a water park called North Clackamas Aquatic Park. This place features a large wave pool, some water slides, a toddler splash zone, a six-lane lap pool and a diving well. If you feel like something else you can try their rock-climbing wall! Every member of the family, or group of friends, will have fun here!

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Theme Parks in Portland - Excitement for the younger

Located a little bit south of the heart of Portland you have Oaks Amusement Park, known for its vintage charm. This park is actually the oldest continuously operating amusement park in America and it still offers a good variety of rides and fun. However, if the biggest, most daring and thrilling rides are what you’re out for this isn’t the place for you. Oaks Amusement Park offers a great deal of excitement for the younger children and a wonderful atmosphere for the adults.

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