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)


General Information

Portland Oregon Weather

City of Portland

State of Oregon

Travel Oregon

Portland Oregon Visitors Association

Washington County, Oregon Visitor's guide

Washington County Visitor's Association

Portland Chamber of Commerce

Regional Arts & Culture Council

Portland Parks & Recreation

Portland Airport


The Oregonian Newspaper

Willamette Week Newspaper

Hillsboro Argus

Portland, Oregon Essentials

Spring & Summer Activities

Portland Rose Festival (amusement)

Portland Japanese Garden (sightseeing)

Portland Classical Chinese Garden

The Oregon Garden (sightseeing)

International Rose Test Garden (sightseeing)

Portland Spirit (amusement)

Multnomah Falls Lodge (sightseeing)

The Grotto (sightseeing)

Bonneville Lock and Dam (sightseeing)

Bullwinkle's Family Fun Center (Park)

Oregon Zoo (wildlife)

Portland 's Municipal Fountains (sightseeing)

Pioneer Courthouse Square (shopping)

Portland Saturday Market (shopping)

Pearl District (sightseeing, art, shopping)

Willamette Jetboat Excursions (amusement)

Oak Amusement Park

PGE Park (baseball)

Fall and Winter Activities

Pittock Mansion (sightseeing)

Sea to Summit Adventures (shuttle service)

Mt. Hood Ski Bowl (winter Sport)

Timberline Lodge (winter Sport)

Mt. Hood Meadow 's (winter sport)

Portland Ski Report (winter Sport)

All Season Activities

Rose Garden Arena (concert & Sport events)

Multnomah Village (shopping)

OMSI (Ore. Museum of Science and Ins.)

World Forestry Center Discovery Mus.

Washington Square Mall (shopping)

Woodburn Company Stores (shopping)

Powell's Books (shopping)

Museum of Contemporary Craft (history)

Portland Art Museum (History)

Clackamas Town Center (shopping)

Lloyd Center (shopping)

Lloyd Center Ice Rink (skating)

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


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).