Experience Portland


While you're in town, get the most out of our beautiful city. Peruse the Portland visitor's guide from Travel Portland, or sample our own top-ten list of Portland attractions.


1. Spectacular Sporting Events
Root for the Vikings right here at Portland State, watch the Timbers at Providence Park, see the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center or cheer on the WHL's Portland Winterhawks at the Memorial Coliseum.

Portland Sports Guide  

2. Portland Farmers Market
Located on the campus of Portland State University, this urban farmers market features hundreds of vendors selling fresh produce, flowers, spices, jams and more.

Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Farmer's Market website

3. Shopping at Pioneer Place
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

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. Midnight Snacks at Voodoo Doughnut
A nationally renowned symbol of Portland quirk. Grab an unusually topped doughnut at any hour of the day (but be prepared for lines).

24 hours a day / 7 days a week | Voodoo website

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

7. Oregon Historical Society Museum
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

9. Willamette River Waterfront
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. And just across the river is the family-friendly Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Daily: 5 a.m. - midnight | Waterfront Park website

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!). 

Movie showtimes online.