Recreation in Portland



 Sunday Parkways   Portland Sunday Parkways is about connecting neighborhoods and people: walkers, runners, bicyclists, seniors, adults, and children all enjoying streets filled with surprises, performers, physical activities and food – and traffic-free.

 Portland Rose Festival   Annual Rose Festival takes place in June, includes Grand Floral Parade, Dragon Boat racing, Starlight Run, and Hillsboro Air show and much more.

 Mt Hood Jazz Festival  Celebrating all jazz styles – don’t miss this wonderful annual event.

 Oregon Brewers Festival   Celebrating Beer since 1998!

 Waterfront Blues Festival  Held right on the waterfront, the five-day Waterfront Blues Festival brings people from all over the state (as well as boaters) the hear some of the best blues bands from all over the world and watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July.

 The Bite   Every August for over twenty years, Portland has been celebrating The Bite of Oregon. Great music, food from some of Portland’s best restaurants and wine from over 20 wineries across the state are the offerings along the waterfront at The Bite Festival with proceeds going to the Oregon Special Olympics.

 Portland Saturday Market   A unique open air market held on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from March until December  offers local arts and crafts, an international food court, street musicians, special events for kids.   

 Portland Farmers Market   Enjoy local produce, crafts and flowers, these local markets start in April and can be found throughout the city.

 Art in the Pearl   Over 120 artists offer their works at the Art in the Pearl community arts event. Other festivities include artist demonstrations, music, and food. This festival is held in early September at the NW Park Blocks at W Burnside and NW Glisan.   or 503.722.9017    

 First Thursday   On the first Thursday of each month, the Pearl District celebrates the arts with gallery showings as well as sidewalk offerings from independent artists and musicians.

 LPGA Safeway Classic   The top world-class women golfers play on tour at the annual Safeway Classic that is held in August at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club.  or 503.626.2711

 Musicfest NW   In September, over 250 bands featuring all music genres perform at various places around Portland.

  Portland Parks & Recreation   Information on parks, news, trail maps, descriptions of their recreational programs, volunteer opportunities & frequently asked questions.   or 503.823.3671

 Waterfront Bicycle Rentals   Enjoy an afternoon or weekend riding around town on a bike.  A great way to see the city!   or 503.227.1719

 The Columbia River Gorge   Enjoy some of the world’s best kite surfing and windsurfing, as well as phenomenal hiking and biking trails.  Just 45 minutes away from Portland the Columbia River Gorge is the ideal spot to vacation or spend long weekends.

 Mt Hood   Just an hour east of Portland, Oregon’s tallest mountain, Mt Hood offers fabulous skiing in the winter and hiking/biking in the summer.   Whether you are learning to ski or a pro, this mountain is sure to delight.

 Bend/Mt Bachelor   Central Oregon has become one of the fastest growing communities in the state.  Offering countless activities from skiing, golf, tennis, horseback


Health & Fitness Clubs

Multnomah Athletic Club                      503.223.6251

Riverplace Athletic Club                        503.221.1212

Sunset Athletic Club                             503.645.3535

West Hills Racquet Club                       503.646.4106

Eastmoreland Racquet & Swim Club      503.653.0820

The Racquet Club                                503.223.5460

Metro Family YMCA                                       503.294.3366

24 Hour Fitness                                  503.222.1210

LA Fitness                                           503-928-8892

Private Golf Clubs

Waverly Country Club                           503.654.6521

Portland Golf Club                                503.292.2651

Columbia Edgewater                            503.285.3676

Oregon Golf Club                                 503.650.6900

Pumpkin Ridge                                    503.647.2500


Public Golf Courses

Broadmoor Golf Course                        503.281.1337

Heron Lakes Golf Course                      503.289.1818

Glendoveer Golf Course                       503.253.7507

Eastmoreland Golf Course                    503.775.2900

Social Clubs

Junior League of Portland                     503.297.6364

Arlington Club                                     503.223.4141

Portland Garden Club                           503.222.2845

The Town Club                                    503.226.4084

University Club                                    503.223.6237