Greater Portland Trip Planner
Welcome to Greater Portland!
Encompassing the northern portion of the Willamette Valley near the Columbia River, the Greater Portland area is the largest metropolitan area in Oregon, holding almost two-thirds of the state's population. Unlike other major West Coast cities, Portland's appeal doesn't come from big visitor attractions and activities. Rather, this city thrives from a relaxed, vibrant and charming atmosphere. Smaller cities around Portland offer attractions such as farmers' markets, golf courses and wineries, with the markets in Lake Oswego, Gresham and Beaverton proving especially popular. Numerous forested areas remain around Portland, which provide hiking and backcountry biking opportunities. The Columbia River and its tributaries are also popular with outdoor enthusiasts, offering fishing and whitewater rafting. The skyline is dominated by Mt. Hood, a mountain in the nearby Cascade Range, and is considered the second most climbed mountain in the world after Mount Fuji in Japan.
Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Greater Portland? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Portland Open Studios: Watch Artists at Work
Oct 08 to Oct 09, Oct 15 to Oct 16 » Portland, OR
- Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference
Oct 17 to Oct 19 » Oregon Convention Center
- Wilsonville Public Library
Oct 22 » Rex Hill Vineyards & Winery
- America's Largest Antique & Collectible Show/ Portland Custom Knife Show
Oct 29 to Oct 30, Nov 05 to Nov 06 » Portland Expo Center
- Portland Skifever and Snowboard Show
Nov 04 to Nov 06 » Portland Expo Center
- Wordstock Book Festival
Nov 05 » Oregon Convention Center
- Race for the Cure
TBA » Waterfront Park
- Time-Based Art Festival (TBA Festival)
TBA » Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)