Top Adventures in Portland

  • Run Along Waterfront Park

    Looking for a quick run along the water in the heart of Portland? Look no further. This relatively flat 2.6 mile loop runs right along the Willamette and features great views of the city’s bridges, river, the downtown skyline, and all of the fun p...

  • Night Photography at the OMSI Dock

    Starting at OMSI, walk towards the Hawthorne bridge, and away from the Tillicum bridge. After about a tenth of a mile, you will see a dock and the Hawthorne bridge. Walk down on the dock, or take pictures from above. For added adventure, walk unde...

  • Run Along Terwilliger Blvd

    This is really nice urban run that travels along Terwilliger Boulevard’s runner-friendly, extra-wide sidewalk. The tree-lined path and the expansive views along the route make this run. The views include downtown, the river, and our surrounding mo...

    5.2 miles

  • Explore the International Rose Test Garden

    The International Rose Garden located in Washington Park near downtown Portland is a must stop on your visit to the Rose City. The City of Roses, as Portland as known, won't let you down. Portland is host to the largest Rose Test Garden in the U.S...

  • Explore the Portland Japanese Garden

    While the Portland Japanese Garden is a popular place for tourists, it's also a favorite for Portland residents as it's located right in Washington Park close to trails and across from the Rose Garden. The Japanese Garden also just unveiled its Cu...

    2 miles 50 ft gain

  • Explore Portland's Hoyt Arboretum

    Founded in 1928 to conserve endangered species and educate visitors, Hoyt Arboretum is a 190-acre park in the forest above Portland's NW area. It's only 15 minutes from downtown! There are 12+ miles of trails to explore, my favorite is the Redwood...

    12 miles

  • Hike the Wildwood Trail

    Take the train to Washington Park and hike through the arboretum. This will bypass a few miles of Wildwood Trail, but you won't miss much.In the arboretum, the trail twists and turns through the trees, will smaller trails jutting off to the sides,...

    10 miles 450 ft gain

  • Photograph Downtown Portland From Pittock Mansion

    Pittock Mansion offers a one of kind view of downtown Portland. This is a historic site that allows public access throughout the day and night. Parking is available at Pittock until 9pm but if you wish to visit the grounds after hours you can park...

  • Hike Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion

    Lower Macleay Park is one of most easily accessible trailheads in the city, especially during one of Portland’s rare snow years where even driving up to 500 feet of elevation can challenge your car. You can park within the park entrance cul-de-sac...

    5.3 miles 950 ft gain

  • Run Leif Erikson Drive

    Leif Erikson Drive is a wide dirt road running through the heart of Forest Park that is closed to motorized vehicles…making it a magnet for those looking to add some relatively easy and scenic distance to their workouts.The road itself is nicely g...

    12.1 miles 20 ft gain

  • Paddle Around Ross Island

    This is a great little adventure for those looking to get on the water, but who don’t have time to escape the city. Paddle the loop around Ross Island for a scenic workout and a relaxing picnic.To begin your loop, put-in at Sellwood Riverfront Par...

  • Explore Mount Tabor Park

    Sitting 400 feet above the city with views of Mt. Hood and Portland doesn't sound to bad right?? Mount Tabor is located in Southeast Portland and is a once active volcano. There are 196 acres of park for you to explore.In order to photograph the b...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      Quiet & Upscale 3,100 Square Foot Hilltop Retreat

      Experience a superior stay in a quiet West Beaverton neighborhood.Located across the street from a picturesque forest, this 4BR/2.5BA home boasts 3,100 square feet of upscale living space. Highligh...

      From $345/night

    • Buxton, Oregon

      Camping At An Oasis In Nature

      We have a quiet rustic site amongst the trees on pasture. With 22 acres of forest. And 18 acres of pasture. There are THREE sites spread over two acres each has its own listing There is Pigs< go...

      From $45/night

    • Yacolt, Washington

      Sunset Camp

      Overview Sunset Campground is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Visitors enjoy scenic views of the river and a waterfall within the campground. The campground is open all year. Recrea...

    • Amboy, Washington

      Lis Bon Acres Rn R

      Come for relaxation and respite at our hobby farm nestled in the foothills of Amboy, only an hour drive from Portland. Access to boating, kayaking, or swimming at Lake Merwin is 15 minutes away. A ...

      From $125/night

    • Estacada, Oregon

      Lazy Bend

      Overview Lazy Bend Campground sits next to the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River, close to the city of Estacada. The adjacent river provides countless opportunities for rafting, kayaking, fishing and...

    • Molalla, Oregon

      Trout Creek Wilderness Lodge Retreat Center

      The stay features two main buildings; the main cabin with 3 Queen bedrooms and a 2-bed loft, a communal lodge with a full kitchen and dining room, a living room with 2 couches, and a dormer with a ...

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