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Portland Travel Guide

Portland Sports & Activities

If there's something recreational to be done outdoors, Portlanders will find a way to do it. Because of the many parks, rivers, streams, mountains, and beaches within reach of the city, this region is a playground. Since Portland isn't home to a large national football or baseball team, fans tend to show a lot of support for the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and MLS's Portland Timbers. Fans

Soccer

Portland Timbers. Portland's major-league soccer team plays their 34-game season at the downtown Jeld-Wen Field from March through October...

Bicycling

Bicycling is a cultural phenomenon in Portland—possibly the most beloved mode of transportation in the city. Besides the sheer numbers of cyclists...

Fishing

The Columbia and Willamette rivers are major sportfishing streams with opportunities for angling virtually year-round. Though salmon can still...

Golf

There are several public and top-class golf courses within Portland and just outside the city where you can practice your putt or test your...

Parks

The variety of Portland's parks ensures that there's something for just about everyone, from the world's smallest park (Mill Ends) to one of...

Ice-Skating

Ice-skating is the recreational activity of choice for Portlanders of all ages. Lloyd Center has a large rink right in the middle of the mall...

Skiing

With fairly easy access to decent skiing and one of the longest running ski seasons in the U.S., it's no wonder that skiers love Portland. There...

Swimming and Sunbathing

Swimming and sunbathing season in Portland is brief: in summer temperatures are never too hot for too long, while most of the waters—including...

Tennis

If tennis is your racquet, then you'll have the opportunity to try your hand at it on both indoor and outdoor courts. The Portland Parks and...

Basketball

Portland Trail Blazers. The NBA's Portland Trail Blazers play their 82-game season in the Moda Center (aka Rose Garden Arena), which can hold...

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