Renting a car is the best way to explore the beauty of Portland which has some of the world's best breweries and museums. It's more personal, comfortable and gives you more control of the proceedings. Whether you want to visit museums like Oregon Museum of Science, architectural marvels like the Pittock Mansion or shop in hotspots like the Broadway, the choice is yours.
Free/Cheap activities in Portland
- Adventure lovers should head to the Forest Park and enjoy exciting hiking and biking trails. Camp in the area and prepare a barbeque with your friends, it doesn't get better than this.
- Visit the Oregon Zoo which is spread across an area of more than 60 acres and is home to more than 1800 animals including rare and endangered wildlife.
Top Daytrips around Portland
- Drive to the Oregon Wine Country which is about 25 miles from Portland. The destination has more than 100 wineries and is the perfect place to taste Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.
- Plan a day trip with your family to the scenic Multnomah Falls which is considered the ideal picnic spot. Camp near the falls and read your favorite book against the backdrop of pristine natural beauty.