Portland, Oregon is known for delicious (and unique) food, gorgeous scenery, breweries, and having one of the top bike scores in the country. It’s also about an hour to the coastline or an hour the opposite direction to the mountains, offering plenty of activities for those who enjoy the outdoors. While it rains a decent amount throughout the year, the city really comes alive in the Summer when the weather is absolutely gorgeous.
Here you’ll find the top 3 must-do’s when visiting Portland, Oregon. And if you’re thinking of planning a trip to Portland, but don’t actually want to plan, check out the $5 Portland travel guide.
Top 3 When You Visit Portland, Oregon
»EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE CITY: Portland is known for it’s unique (but insanely delicious) dishes. Getting a taste for all the restaurants Portland has to offer is a must. Definitely be sure to bring your appetite when you visit, and don’t miss:
- The Reggie Deluxe – Pine State Biscuits
- Honey Lavender or Arbequina Olive Oil Ice Cream – Salt and Straw
- Bacon Maple Bar – Voodoo Doughnut
- Chicken and Waffles – Screen Door
- Bone Marrow Clam Chowder – Ox
»GO ON A BREWERY TOUR: Portland is also known for its breweries. In fact, Portland is high on the list of cities with the most breweries, worldwide. Go on a tour to enjoy all that Portland has to offer in the brewery department.
»TAKE A DAY TRIP AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY: Whether you enjoy hiking through the forest, lakes, beaches, or all of the above, there are plenty of amazing day trips from Portland that showcase all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Although Portland is a beautiful city, you would be missing out if you didn’t explore outside the city. Some of the best day trips are:
- Multnomah Falls
- Crater Lake
- Cannon Beach
- Columbia River Gorge
- Bagby Hotsprings
Headed to Portland, Oregon?
If you’re traveling to Portland and don’t have time (or patience) to plan, check out the ultimate Portland travel guide for where to stay, what to do/see, and where to eat/drink. It comes with recommendations for:
»Where to stay
»How to get around
»Top things to do (25+ items)
»Top places to eat & drink (40+ items)