Things to do:
ATTRACTIONS IN PORTLAND
MULTNOMAH FALLS AND THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
The Columbia River Gorge is a favorite place for wind sports including kite boarding, wind surfing and kite surfing. It is an amazing place to find your own adventure or simply watch others catch some air. Down the Gorge you will find the second largest year round waterfall in the country, a sight that simply cannot be missed.
Enjoy a living lesson in the Oregon Territory’s history at this retired military fort.
430 inches of snowfall annually, 85 runs and 11 chair lifts are just a few reasons skiers and boarders are flocking to Mt. Hood. It is also a great place to hike in warm weather.
PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
This weekend institution sets up every Saturday in historic Old Town along the Willamette River. The market features everything from fun food courts to handmade crafts from local artisans.
OREGON BREW FEST
Ambers and Belgians, Pilsners and Pale Ales, these are just a few brews that make up the selection of over 80 beers available to sip, celebrate and most importantly taste test at this incredible festival.
THE SAFEWAY WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL
Help the hungry as you dig those rhythm and blues. For a small entry fee and two cans of food you can party all day at the country’s second largest blues festival. Donations benefit the Oregon Food Bank.
This former elementary school is the perfect place to relax on a comfy couch with a movie, pizza and beer. It is the most fun you have ever had in school.
OMSI (OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY)
Over 200 interactive exhibits and labs make OMSI as fun as it is educational. Kids are happy because they get to play and you are happy that they can learn about renewable energy, global climate, health and wellness, chemistry, engineering, technology and more- it is a win, win.
Get a little wild this vacation with a trip to the Oregon Zoo. From the African rainforest to the Arctic, from Peruvian penguins to Asian elephants the zoo’s exhibits are sure to excite and delight.
Find the city’s most unique independent retailers selling everything under the sun. Clothing, art music, gourmet food, comics and antiques can be found all over the avenue.
THE JANTZEN BEACH CENTER
Enjoy tax-free shopping at an open air mall that is home to national retailers, unique boutiques and the largest running wooden carousel in the country. Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sundays 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
THE ALBERTA ARTS DISTRICT
Enjoy unique finds that you can afford. The Alberta Arts District is rich with handmade soaps, vintage artwork, recycled-material lighting and a myriad of other crafts.