While you're in town, get the most out of our beautiful city. Peruse
Portland visitor's guide from Travel Portland, or sample our own
top-ten list of Portland attractions.
1.Go to a spectator
Shop big-name brands like Macy's, H&M, J. Crew, Coach and Apple. Grab grub at a classy nearby restaurant or catch a movie.
Daily: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (6 p.m. Sun) | Pioneer Place website
Nathaniel Nichols via Flickr
3.Midnight Snacks at
A nationally renowned symbol of Portland quirk. Grab an unusually topped donut at any hour of the day (but be prepared for lines).
24 hours a day / 7 days a week | Voodoo website
4.Powell's City of Books
Get lost in the overwhelming inventory of this famous bookstore and Portland landmark. Houses a rare book room, and regularly features author book signings and community events.
Daily: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. | Powell's website
5.Portland Farmer's Market
Located on the campus of Portland State University, this urban farmer's market features hundreds of vendors selling fresh produce, flowers, spices, jams and more.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Farmer's Market website
Dave Gates via Flickr
6.Portland Saturday Market
This open-air market turns the downtown Portland waterfront into a colorful bazaar of arts and culture every weekend.
Sat/Sun March-Dec. 24 | Sat: 10 a.m .-5 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Saturday Market website
drburtoni via Flickr
Learn the story of Oregon in this downtown museum featuring rotating exhibits that portray state history from a variety of lenses.
Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sun: noon-5 p.m. | OHS Museum website
8.Portland Art Museum
A cornerstone of the downtown Cultural District, the Portland Art museum is the oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest, well-known for its Native American, English silver and graphic arts collections.
T/W/S/Su: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Th,F: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Art Museum website
Get great views of the Portland skyline, its famous bridges and active citizens at downtown's Waterfront Park. An ideal spot for romantic walks, morning runs and photo shoots.
Daily: 5 a.m. - midnight | Waterfront Park website
Sam Churchill via Flickr
10.Movie Night at
5th Avenue Cinemas
Boasting itself as Oregon's only student-run cinema, this theater on Portland State's campus shows older or lesser-known independent films at a bargain price (and they offer free popcorn!).
Check website for movie showtimes.