things to do in portland

Things to Do in the Portland Area

Whether you plan to stay with us for a day or a month, we have no doubt you will find many things to do throughout the Portland area. Browse through some of our favorite spots below and feel free to stop by the reception desk for any additional information and resources!

Our Top Recommended Portland Activities


Washington Square Mall

Shop all 170 designer stores (all tax free!) at Washington Square Mall, conveniently located right across the street from our hotel!

Be sure to click below for our Shop 'Til You Drop package, the ultimate shopper's delight.

Shopping Special


Washington County Wine Country

A visit to Portland is not complete without enjoying a little bit of Washington County Wine Country! Enjoy numerous wines from one of the best wine-growing regions in the United States! Discover all Washington County Wine Country has to offer by clicking the button below.

All guests of our hotel receive complimentary wine tasting vouchers for Oak Knoll Winery and Sokol blosser winery, find out how you can claim your voucher below. 

Discover Wine Country


Downtown Portland

Enjoy a night on the town, you deserve it! The downtown Portland area is bursting with entertainment through its many restaurants, bars and shops. Need suggestions on where to go? Stop by the reception desk and we'll give you some insider tips on what to check out when you're downtown!

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Exploring Portland With the Family


Oregon Zoo

With over 2,600 animals and 260 species, you are bound to find all of your favorite animals in one great location. Make sure to bring a camera with you as this is an ideal place for a family photograph in front of your child's favorite animal!

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Oaks Park

Oaks Amusement Park is perfect for children of all ages and is known to be America's oldest, continuously operating amusement park! Whether you're a thrill seeker looking to tame the Zoom Coaster or take your little one on the Carousel, you will certainly be able to find a ride for any age. For more information on prices, rides, and directions simply visit their website or contact the park directly at 503-233-5777 as park hours are subject to change. A quick overview on park hours is listed below:

Amusement Park Hours March Through May

  • Saturday and Sunday from 12pm - 7pm

Amusement Park Hours June through August

  • Tuesday through Thursday 12pm - 9pm
  • Fridays 12pm - 12am
  • Saturdays 12pm - 10pm
  • Sundays 12pm - 7pm

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

There are always countless events and exhibits to check out in addition to great activities for kids. Some of our favorite major attractions include the planetarium, IMAXtheatre and the USS Blueback (SS-581) submarine!

Visit OMSI


Glowing Greens

After spending your day at OMSI or watching monkeys at the Oregon zoo, we highly recommend swinging by Glowing Greens for a great end to a day full of family fun. Here you will find an indoor 3-D miniature golf course which also glows in the dark! Choose to play either 9 or 18 holes.

3D Golf


Portland Art Museum

Did you know that the Portland Art Museum is host to over 42,000 pieces of artwork? If you consider yourself to be a fan of the arts, this is one spot you do not want to miss.

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iFLY Portland

Calling all adrenaline junkies! Take a family trip to iFLY and discover skydiving without having to free fall from a plane. iFLY’s state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnels are equipped with powerful fans producing up to 1600 horsepower speeds, providing a fun and safe indoor skydiving experience. iFLY Portland is opening soon, stay tuned for more updates.


  • Monday through Thursday 10am – 10pm
  • Friday 10am – 11pm
  • Saturday 8am – 11pm
  • Sunday 9am – 9pm

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Turn Your Phone Off and Escape Into Nature


Multnomah Falls

Standing over 620 feet tall, Multnomah Falls is not only the tallest waterfall in all of Oregon but it also holds the number two spot for the largest year round waterfall in the United States and remains Oregon's #1 top destination.

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Bring Your Clubs!

Our hotel is in a key business location and as such we see a lot of business travelers come in looking for great golf courses to take their clients. We recommend browsing Golf Oregon's site below to find the course you're most interested in trying:

Golf Oregon


Mt. Hood Skiing

Mt. Hood which offers over 2,000 acres of snow at the highest elevation of 7,300 feet! View weather restrictions and their mountain camera to preview the slopes below:

Visit Mt. Hood


Hey, Sports Fans!


Portland Trail Blazers

If you are in Portland between October and April you should check out the Trailblazers schedule and catch a home game at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. With over 29 playoff appearances and 6 Hall-of-Famers you are sure to catch Blazer fever!

Got Blazer Fever?

portland timbers soccer

Portland Timbers Soccer

Is GOOOOAAAALLLL part of your vocabulary? Be sure to plan a visit to Providence Park to catch a Portland Timbers game on your next trip! Learn all about the Timbers and their upcoming games below:

Soccer Fans


Rose City Rollers: Roller Derby

If you have never attended a roller derby match before, let us be the first to tell you about the Rose City Rollers. This all female roller derby league, which has been around since 2004 and shows no signs of slowing. With a league containing over 400 players and many teams, you are guaranteed to be entertained for hours. Be sure to get here early though as these ladies know how to pack a crowd selling out almost every bout for the last few years.

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Horse Racing

If you visited the Portland Meadows prior to 2012, you may remember horse racing as a winter activity; since then, it now welcomes a long (and in our opinion) more enjoyable summer season. With no cost to enter, Portland Meadows can provide you with hours of free entertainment while basking in the Portland sunshine.

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Places to Eat


Voodoo Doughnut

Portland is home to the world famous Voodoo Doughnut shops, which offer the most unique and delicious doughnuts the world has ever seen. From the classic Portland Cream Doughnut to the out of this world Bacon Maple Bar, Voodoo is the only place where all of your doughnut dreams come true. We highly encourage stopping by this magical place for both the food and the opportunity to make those back home very, very jealous. When you visit, keep in mind that Voodoo is cash-only.

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Le Pigeon

Le Pigeon is one of Portland's most talked about restaurants. Featuring a fresh new take on French cuisine, they offer menu items such as Duck Confit with miso, snap peas, shiitakes, and strawberry-turnip chutney. Feel free to sit at the communal table if you can and get to know fellow travelers and locals for the full experience. Reservations are recommended as only 10 seats are reserved for those that walk-in.

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Warning! Upon passing through the entryway of Slowburger be aware of extreme mouth watering and tears of joy! With more burger options than we could ever list, (however we do recommend trying the "Big Mike"), this is the one stop shop for anyone looking for a mouthwatering meal bound to leave their stomach full and their face with a smile. If you fancy yourself as a herbivore, do not worry, Slowburger offers a fantastic veggie burger as well!

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