Portland may be infamous for its grey and rain, but when it’s nice out, it’s gorgeous. Get out in the clear air, whether it’s visiting one of the many parks, or by enjoying the constant bustle of activity the city affords.
Explore urban wilderness with handy guides such as Wild in the City, by visiting one of the many gardens and parks the city has to offer, exploring a neighborhood event like the Mt Tabor Art Walk or by going a little further and having an island adventure in the city.
Go on foot
Metro offers a guide to 50 local treks in and around town. Explore a historic neighborhood in Portland or get away from the city at one of the many natural areas, all at a walking pace. Even seasoned residents will learn something new on a walking tour of Portland.
Go by bike
Portland bike maps not only offer the best routes, but also list data points such as heritage trees, historic landmarks, and viewpoints. Metro offers bike safety information, videos and resources in English and en español.
Want to combine transit with your walk or bike trip? Climate Action Now explains how to use TriMet’s multi-modal trip planner to do just that.
Go by river
Connect to and learn about the benefits of the Columbia and Willamette rivers. Take to the water and experience the city from a different vantage point. Kayaks, canoes and paddling gear, as well as trips, classes and kayak and canoe rentals are available. Consider renting equipment for that occasional outing or outdoor adventure like camping or mountaineering. Search online for a list of local outdoor stores that rent the gear you need for your adventure.
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