Portland 101

It’s been called the City of Roses, the City of Bridges, Rip City, Portlandia and Beervana. As its nicknames suggest, Portland has much to offer. With so much to see and do, it’s hard to know where to begin. Here’s our primer to get you exploring. From food carts and farm-to-cone ice cream to breweries… More
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Portland Region

Take a nationally acclaimed dining destination, a cutting-edge artisan enclave, add a thriving arts scene, thread it through with natural wonders and steep it in centuries of history. What do you get? The greater Portland Region.

The bustling city and its surrounding communities are ringed by forests and farms, rivers and rolling hills, making it an ideal destination for both urban and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Here you can go from boutiquing to berry picking, hiking to haute cuisine, in a matter of minutes.

Visitor Information Center
701 S.W. Sixth Ave. (Pioneer Courthouse Square)
Portland, OR 97204
(877) 678-5263
(503) 275-8355

Trip Ideas

  • The Legend of Music Millennium
    The man behind Portland’s storied record shop Music Millennium is an icon in the world of independent music. He pioneered in-store performances, helped launch Record Store Day and continues to support the careers of some... More
    Anthony Roberts, Guest Author
  • See Portland from the Water
    See the city of Portland from a different point of view when you enjoy this adventure. This week, I'll show you some cool ways to get around town on the river that runs through the... More
  • The Vineyard and Valley Tour Route
    Handpicked produce, carefully crafted wines and bucolic beauty will tempt you at every turn on this 57-mile/92-kilometer route through the Tualatin Valley — the heart of Washington County, an easy side trip from the Portland... More

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Family Fun

5 Family-Friendly Hikes Around Portland
Family Fun in West Linn
Oregon Zoo
Taking Aim at Archery
Oaks Amusement Park
Ready, Set, Fore! (Adventures in Disc Golf)
Gales Creek, Portland Region

Tasty Detours

Craft Chocolate Tour of Portland
Farmlandia Farm Loop Tour
Paella Party in Portland
A Taste of the Grain at Bob’s Red Mill
A World of Flavor at Portland Mercado
Sipping Guide to Forest Grove
Forest Grove, Portland Region
Organic Wineries Tour in Tualatin Valley
Portland’s Bike and Brew Tour

Cities in the Portland Region

St. Helens
West Linn
Oregon City

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Portland Region


Ask Oregon

Do you have recommendations for an afternoon tasting beer in Portland?

An afternoon doesn’t give you much time, so I’ll limit this list. Were you to be staying longer, this list could grow quite a bit. Deschutes in downtown Portland (actually the Pearl, but that’s not important) is definitely one of the best places to consider. You may well know Deschutes, but it’s really worth visiting the…

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