Oregon’s largest cities to explore. With oodles of parks, easy access to some epic Oregon hikes and mountains of foodie spots, it’s the kind of city that’s perfect for a trip away! The only hard thing will be in deciding how to prioritise which of the best things to do in Portland first! 

Stretching a huge expanse of land, you’ll get to explore Multnomah Falls that is mind-blowingly beautiful. Recognized as Oregon’s tallest waterfall, and is located here (about a 30-min drive from Portland).
Whether you’re visiting as part of a wider west coast road trip or a dedicated trip to Oregon itself, Portland is a city you really shouldn’t let slide from your trip itinerary.
Offering a milieu of gastronomic delight ranging from Texas-style barbecue and Guam’s shrimp fritters to Hainanese rice and Nyonya curry soup. Not that you’ll struggle to find them, but there are lots of options on Third Ave, Fifth Ave, Hawthorne Asylum, and Cartopia.
Dating back to the 1800s, Portland’s Washington Park has a shed load of spots you can’t miss. You’ve got to see the International Rose Test Garden; it’s got something like 10,000 rose bushes inside (though, I doubt you’ll see them all). Ha!

1.) Washington Park

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If it’s the views you’re after, head over to Vista House and just off Highway 30. 
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Oh, and don’t forget to grab a traditional Chinese tea at Garden Teahouse. Their white peony tea is so refreshing. 
With miles and miles of trails and routes, Washington Park is something of a sanctuary if you’re wanting a little time away from the city streets. Plus, it’s totally gorgeous and easily one of the best things to do in Portland if you’re near Pittock Mansion. 
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Dating back to times gone by, the Pittock Mansion was the former residence of Henry Pittock. He was the founder of The Oregonian, the oldest continuously operating newspaper in Oregon and the West Coast. Today, visiting is one of the best things to do in Portland, especially if you’re interested in the history of the city. 
So, to help you along your way, I wanted to share some of our favourite places in and within easy reach of Portland. You see, the city is hugged by some incredible natural spots, I’ve had to include a few that I really think you can’t miss. In my opinion, this is what makes the city so great, there’s so much to do inside the city and just outside! 
Typically running between March to December, it’s the kind of place that’s well worth a gander for any souvenier searcher or hungry tummy. 
Best Things To Do In Portland
Best Things To Do In Portland

2.) Columbia River Gorge

Best Things To Do In Portland

4.) Pittock Mansion

Best Things To Do In Portland

6.) Forest Park

Best Things To Do In Portland

9.) Powell’s City of Books

Best Things To Do In Portland

Best Things To Do In Portland

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