There is truly no shortage of outdoor activities to keep a person occupied in Portland, whether they are locals or visitors. These parks offer countless avenues for exploration, relaxation, and quality time while providing breathtaking natural scenery.

When: February 2, 2022 to February 12, 2022 Once a year, Portland lights up in a gorgeous Winter Light Festival inspired by light festivals all over Europe, such as the famous Festival of Lights in Lyon, France. Designed to banish away the wintery darkness, installations appear all over the city and the levels of creativity are seriously impressive. Portland takes the ‘turning on the Christmas lights’ tradition to a whole new level with tunnels of light to walk through, acrobatic light displays, and fire performers. This is one of the most instagrammable festivals and full of surprises. You’ll find hot chocolate and street food to keep the chills at bay and there are more than a few choir performances to catch that make for a wholesome, family-friendly outing.

The eccentric city of Portland lights up in the cooler temperatures with fun activities to try, tasty treats to enjoy, and adventures to be had during the fall. Famed corn mazes to get lost in, coffee shops to sip hot chocolate at, and hiking trails to witness the gorgeous autumn scenery, decorated in fiery reds, oranges, and yellows. An off-beat destination year-round, Portland knows how to celebrate and the change of seasons.

Known for its unparalleled natural beauty, it’s truly no wonder why Portland is held in such high regard to nature lovers around the world. Portland is Oregon’s largest and hippest metropolis, home to activists, artists, and outdoorsy folk that fill their communities with warmth and a culture of authenticity. With so many natural tourist attractions and nature-y things to do, Portland is a budgeter’s paradise. And for an added bonus, the 0% sales tax makes souvenir shopping a delight.

This is such an underrated city! Not only is it clean and beautiful, it is fun! There's so many great places to walk around, it has a deliciously healthy food scene, fun nightlife, and trendier shops than you might imagine. It has very chill vibe without pretense and is not just for hippies!

The greenest, most culturally significant city in the Pacific Northwest. Yes, that means over Seattle

Portland is definitely a funky city. Once again, I'm not a big city person but I've enjoyed some great food and live music here.

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Portland Lists

  • Most Famous Restaurants in Portland

    Quick math. Three meals a day is the norm - four if it's about 11:00 and you had a small dinner and you're still a little hungry and you're good at not feeling guilty about it. That means it would take you three days to get to these 10 restaurants in Portland with a few breaks for naps. This city bounces around on the list of top foodie cities in the US, and there is good reason why. Whether it's #2, #1, or anywhere else in the top 5, these restaurants keep it there.
  • Plant Based Paradise in Portland, OR

    Hello my fellow plant eaters! If you don't eat meat and/or dairy and/or simply love what a vegetable can do...this list is for you!
  • The Coolest Neighborhoods In Portland

    Portland is a melting pot of culture, cuisine, art, and fashion- a dream spot for creatively-minded travelers looking to uncover ideas, taste artisanal coffee, and take incredible photographs. From the bustling Oldtown Chinatown to the hip Pearl District, Portland is made up of trendy eateries, fashionable boutiques, and fascinating art galleries. Drink with the local art scene at the Alberta Arts District, snap an Insta pic of the opulent Victorian-style houses of Nob Hill, or visit quirky gift shops in Hawthorne- we are going to take you through Portland's coolest neighborhoods.
  • Best Breweries in Portland

    It is no secret that Portland has a large selection of breweries for beer lovers everywhere. The city has no shortage of and all sorts of beer styles. It could be a little daunting, deciding what brewpub to try first. After trying out quite a few, here are my top picks for breweries in Portland.
  • Portland Cafes, It's a Lifestyle

    Let's get buzzed on bean juice in the PNW! While the coffee quality is absolutely considered, this list is really about ambiance. Coffee experts don't come at me, feel free to make a list of your own. Who doesn't love a good cafe to work in, get cozy, and / or have an awkward first date at. Hopefully these places will make all those experiences a little more enjoyable. Hey, even if the date doesn't work out, at least you'll have your new go to chill spot.
  • Best parks in Portland

    If there's one thing that natives of Portland, Oregon can boast about, it is the city's abundance of natural spots, greenery, and parks. Portland has several parks with various attractions to cater to the outdoor desires of anyone who cares to visit. In this list, we will be exploring the top five of these parks.
  • Summer Spots in Portland

    With almost 8 months of gray, Summer is a much awaited respite from the gloom. Portlanders certainly will let you know, the Winter's may be hard, but the Summers make it all worth it.
  • Restaurants from the show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    If it's good enough for Guy Fieri, it's good enough for me! Here is the complete list of every diner, drive-in and dive featured on the show. Road trip anyone?

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Portland Articles

    Crater Lake National Park: The Complete Guide for 2022

    Pristine blue water surrounded by sheer cliffs and the deepest lake in the entire US, Crater Lake National Park is a breathtaking sight for visitors near and wide. But wait, there’s more! Adventure your way through this famous US national park‘s incredible old-growth forest ecosystems: lodgepole pines, ponderosa pines, whitebark pines, and mountain hemlocks make […]

  • 8 Places to Travel Boujee on a Budget

    There’s simply no denying the fact that 2020 threw us all for a loop. The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on life as we know it, putting all of our plans on pause for the foreseeable future. Although the boredom and loneliness of quarantine may have gotten to you, your wallet is likely thanking you for […]

  • Acadia National Park: The Complete Guide for 2022

    Just south of Bar Harbor, Maine, lies Acadia: 47,000-acres of wild woodland, rocky beaches, private islands, and dusty pink mountain peaks. Moose, bear, whales and seabirds hang close to this US national park‘s nearly-untouched Atlantic coast, while campers and hikers adventure deep within its emerald trees. This patch of jagged coastal Maine is where New Englanders […]

  • Best Winter Festivals Around the World 2022

    Can’t afford a steamy tropical vacation this winter? No worries. Bundle up embrace the cold with these super cozy (and family-friendly) winter festivals found around the world. Some of the best winter vacation spots are hiding right in plain sight: explore majestic ice sculptures in China, watch twinkling lights in the Netherlands, compete in winter […]