Fun things to do Portland include the ever-popular Portland Cinco de Mayo Festival, Rose City Summer Fest and the Jack And The Bean Festival. In addition to these fun festivals, Portland also has other festivals that are perfect to occupy you non-working hours. Below is a list of some of the more popular Portland activities for every day of the week.
First of all, the Jack and the Bean festival is an amazing event to attend. Every year in October, Jack and the Bean festival takes place at the Morrison Park parking lot. Here, dozens of small children and adults play games, listen to live music and watch a parade of cartoon characters. The parade kicks off on the day before Halloween and goes on until the early hours of the following day. In 2021, the festival was expanded to an entire day and it is now held monthly through the summer. If this fun day is not enough to fill you with joy, then I don’t know what is!
Next on our list is the Portland Art Museum. It’s right in the heart of the city, on SE Division Street between Mallory Square and the Tuality Bridge. Even if you don’t like to be, you should definitely check out this museum. There is never a dull moment with the exhibits, or with the lively, colorful live entertainment. You should definitely make this a stop on your Portland tour.
If you love to play sports, you will love the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and the Portland Trail Blazers. There is always a chance to watch your favorite sport to play out in a beautiful setting. For example, during the NBA all-star break in July, there is an open field right by the Moda Center where you can catch a glimpse of your favorite NBA players. Other fun things to do in the area include fishing, kayaking, rollerblading and biking.
Besides those two mentioned above, there are many other fun things to do in Portland. One of them is the Gresham Art Museum. Here, you can wander through the galleries, and talk to local artists. There are also free art walks in the summer. If you love culture, you should definitely check this out.
On your Portland tour, you should also make sure you check out the beautiful Rose Garden, the Willows, the Oregon Zoo, the Hawthornforest, the Tualatin River Greenhouse, and the Nike campus. In addition, it would be wise to add in a visit to one or all of the Portland hotels while you’re there. You’ll find some great accommodations in the area. All in all, a vacation in Portland is guaranteed to be a wonderful experience.