5 Things to Do in Portland, Oregon

The city of Portland, Oregon has so much to offer. From countless hiking trails, festivals, restaurants, shopping, and breweries, there is really something to offer for everyone. If you are looking for ideas on what to do while visiting the city, below is five of the best things to do to get the full Portland experience.

1. The Great Outdoors
Perennially green and always full of fresh air, Oregon is world-renowned for its nature. While Portland is the largest city in the state, it is no exception to this stunning nature. The city is located close to many outdoor attractions, including wonderful hike, mountain biking trails and even some impressive rock climbing areas. Willamette Valley, Mount Hood and the Volcano Lands are just a few remarkable examples.

2. Oregon Breweries
Oregon is one of the top states in the country for craft beer, and Portland has no shortage of fabulous breweries with unique new beers to try. In fact, Portland has more breweries and brewpubs than anywhere else in the world, earning the name “Beer City”. A trip to Portland is not complete without sampling some of this famous array.

3. Film Festivals
A big reason for many travelers to visit Portland is for the thriving arts and culture scene. One could spend hours upon hours visiting art museums alone. Film is an incredibly important artistic medium to Portlanders; there is almost always one or two film festivals premiering in the city at any given time, including international festivals.

4. Dining
In Portland, even the food is creative. In a city with as much culinary flare as Portland, Oregon, foodies flock here from around the country. There are culinary delights of all kinds in this city. Being in the Pacific Northwest, it is especially well-known for it’s seafood. Don’t miss trying the oysters here! There are also countless food trucks that are highly regarded, as well as some truly unique eating experiences, such as Russian Vodka Bars, Authentic South American Cuisine, and much more.

5. Wine Tasting
While Portland, Oregon is known first and foremost for its beer, the Pacific Northwest also boasts a stunning variety of wines that must be tasted. A short trip out of the city will take you to the beautiful Willamette Valley, home to over 500 wineries and known as “Oregon Wine Country”. The road through here is rumored to have a winery about every three miles!

As you can see, the beautiful city of Portland has countless wonderful attractions and things to do. Whether you are visiting the city for a weekend getaway or for a long relaxing vacation and are looking for a place to stay, consider a vacation home from Starfish Vacation Rentals. They offer a variety of Oregon Coast vacation rentals that are located in Portland or close by that can accommodate any size group.
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