What makes Portland so special? Some will tell you it’s all about the trees, fresh air and proximity to the mountains, rivers and ocean. Others think the indie music and arts scenes define our particular brand of cool. We’re also partial to the amazing food and drink you’ll find here.
How can one place have so much going on? Come find out for yourself. Download Travel Portland’s Visitors Guide.
Coming in from out of town? Why not stay the weekend? Travel Portland has curated a list of things to do in May for your own Portlandia experience. Or consider one of the following customized itineraries.
The Portland area is home to an unrivaled number of open spaces (37,000 acres, to be exact). This itinerary offers visitors a breath of fresh air, and plenty of chances to stretch their legs and spot native wildlife.
Portland is the beer capital of the world, with 32 breweries in the city limits — 38 if you consider the entire metro area. That’s more than any other city on Earth. From large to mid-size breweries to smaller, unique producers, Portland is sure to have a brew that will make your mouth hoppy.
Portland is compact, but it packs a punch, with lots of great attractions, shops and restaurants clustered in and around the central city. Stroll from the world’s largest independent bookstore to a classical Chinese garden, and stop to smell the roses — and do a little tax-free shopping — along the way.