Things to Do In and Around Portland, Oregon

international student in downtown Portland

Portland Community College is located in Portland, Oregon. Portland's mild climate, lush greenery, vibrant community life and easy access to winter and summer activities is why Portland has won numerous awards. Visit the following links to learn more about Portland.

Trendy & culture filled Portland neighborhoods for great food, live music, shopping, and fun:
• Old Town/China Town
(South, downtown Portland)
• Nob Hill District
(Northwest, downtown Portland)
• Pearl District
(North, downtown Portland)
• Lloyd, Mississippi & Alberta
(North Portland)
• Hawthorne, Belmont, Stark Streets
(Inner Southeast Portland)
• Multnomah Village
(Southwest Portland)

ATTRACTIONS & FUN IN PORTLAND

General Information

Portland Oregon Weather

www.weather.com

City of Portland

www.portlandonline.com

State of Oregon

www.oregon.gov

Travel Oregon

www.traveloregon.com

Portland Oregon Visitors Association

www.travelportland.com

Washington County, Oregon Visitor's guide

www.countrysideofportland.com

Washington County Visitor's Association

www.ComePlayYourWay.com

Portland Chamber of Commerce

www.portlandalliance.com

Regional Arts & Culture Council

www.racc.org

Portland Parks & Recreation

www.parks.ci.portland.or.us

Portland Airport

www.portofportland.com

TRIMET

www.trimet.org

The Oregonian Newspaper

www.oregonlive.com

Willamette Week Newspaper

www.wweek.com

Hillsboro Argus www.hillsboroargus.com

Portland, Oregon Essentials

www.el.com/to/portland/links

Spring & Summer Activities

Portland Rose Festival (amusement)

www.rosefestival.org

Portland Japanese Garden (sightseeing)

www.japanesegarden.com

Portland Classical Chinese Garden

www.portlandchinesegarden.org

The Oregon Garden (sightseeing)

www.oregongarden.org

International Rose Test Garden (sightseeing)

www.portlandparks.org/garden

Portland Spirit (amusement)

www.portlandspirit.com

Multnomah Falls Lodge (sightseeing)

www.multnomahfallslodge.com

The Grotto (sightseeing)

www.thegrotto.org

Bonneville Lock and Dam (sightseeing)

www.nwp.usace.army.mil/op/b/home.asp

Bullwinkle's Family Fun Center (Park)

www.fun-center.com

Oregon Zoo (wildlife)

www.oregonzoo.com

Portland 's Municipal Fountains (sightseeing)

www.portlandonline.com/water

Pioneer Courthouse Square (shopping)

www.pioneercourthousesquare.org

Portland Saturday Market (shopping)

www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com

Pearl District (sightseeing, art, shopping)

www.shopthepearl.com

Willamette Jetboat Excursions (amusement)

www.willamettejet.com

Oak Amusement Park

www.oakspark.com

PGE Park (baseball)

www.pgepark.com

Fall and Winter Activities

Pittock Mansion (sightseeing)

www.pittockmanson.org

Sea to Summit Adventures (shuttle service)

www.seatosummit.net

Mt. Hood Ski Bowl (winter Sport)

www.skibowl.com

Timberline Lodge (winter Sport)

www.timberlinelodge.com

Mt. Hood Meadow 's (winter sport)

www.skihood.com

Portland Ski Report (winter Sport)

www.onthesnow.com

All Season Activities

Rose Garden Arena (concert & Sport events)

www.rosequarter.com

Multnomah Village (shopping)

www.multnomahvillage.org

OMSI (Ore. Museum of Science and Ins.)

www.omsi.edu

World Forestry Center Discovery Mus.

www.worldforesty.org

Washington Square Mall (shopping)

www.shopwashingtonsquare.com

Woodburn Company Stores (shopping)

www.woodburncompanystore.com

Powell's Books (shopping)

www.powells.com

Museum of Contemporary Craft (history)

www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org

Portland Art Museum (History)

www.portlandartmuseum.org

Clackamas Town Center (shopping)

www.clackamastowncenter.com

Lloyd Center (shopping)

www.lloydcenter.com

Lloyd Center Ice Rink (skating)

www.lloydcenterice.com

Nearby Travel Destinations

The Trek America website can give you lots of information on exciting travel destinations. Below are additional links on two exciting destinations not far from Portland, Seattle, Washington and the country of Canada.

Seattle

Seattle offers a great weekend getaway - home of the Mariners baseball, Microsoft, Pike Place Market, and lots of Starbucks coffee shops. Enjoy!

Canada

Learn more about our friendly neighbors to the north... Canada!

Traveling by car from Portland to Vancouver, B.C. is about 6 hours. Remember you can also take Amtrak train or the Greyhound bus too for inexpensive transportation.

Remember to have your I-20 signed by an International Student Advisor and apply for a visitor's visa if necessary (check the entry requirements to Canada as a visitor).