Outdoors

Enjoy seasonal crafts, guided hikes, and nature education, plus take home a commemorative ornament.
It causes quite the double take when you’re driving in the fall and winter
Discover the fabulous world of fungi in your neighborhood forest
The annual display has been occurring since early November, but will peak the night of Thursday, Nov. 17 through the morning of Saturday, Nov. 19
The tree fell onto power lines during a recent windstorm.
When mild winter weather and weekends (or weekdays) align, this meandering Sauvie Island trail offers the chance to fill your lungs with brisk air and see Mount St. Helens
Explore the magic of the animal kingdom while the zoo’s real residents rest.
See the fall colors while taking a peaceful stroll.
Explore the city by three different forms of public transportation — plus your feet.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation in planting and caring for urban trees on Oct. 29, 2022.
Say buongiorno to beautiful architecture, rich cuisine, and fascinating history in the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region
Become a citizen scientist by uploading your encounters with fungi — or just download the free app to better understand the world around you.
All November long, visitors can savor a myriad of experiences, like wine tasting or touring Oregon’s only commercial olive mill
Get your fill of autumnal forests and dramatic waterfalls
From public parks to delicate gardens, the City of Roses transforms into the City of Fall Colors every autumn
Pull back the curtain on the history behind the headstones this Halloween weekend
The zip line course takes you on a high-flying adventure through the forest canopy
The tableau depicting various modes of transit, native flowers, pollinators + subtle nods to local icons greets pedestrians and cyclists crossing the Blumenauer Bridge
Join a citywide volunteer effort to remove the invasive plant from parks and natural areas
See the German influence on the city, from green parks to group workouts
Officials hope events like these will help re-activate public interest in Portland’s public spaces
The Portland-based professional disc golfer shares how to get into the sport and her favorite local courses
The zoo in Portland is raising awareness about the marine mammal’s critical role in the North Pacific ecosystem
The Sauvie Island outfit shared a message of hope with its annual agricultural artwork
Climb a mile-long switchback trail cut into the stone cliff sides
The Grand Ronde Tribe chose a new name for its 23-acre site near Willamette Falls in Oregon City
Every September, thousands of migrating birds roost in Chapman Elementary School’s chimney before flying to Central America and Venezuela
Learn from our Sea-Doos and Sea-Don’ts for a wet adventure in Portland, Oregon
Take your furry friend to one of these outdoor spaces for playtime + socializing
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