In Portland, Oregon it is vitally important to take advantage of the excellent summer weather. Typically the nicer months in Portland are the summer months and that is why we have created a list just to highlight outdoor activities in Portland during the summertime. These are 10 of the best summer outdoor activities Portland has to offer.
For the outdoor enthusiast we recommend heading out the Scenic Columbia Gorge area where you can hike one intense trail after another and of course visit Multnomah Falls. This is a short 40 minute drive from downtown Portland. If you do not want to drive that far out you can hike in downtown Portland through Forest Park or go for a bike ride on the Springwater Corridor.
For those that like to keep things low key we suggest on a hot day head to Wilson pool and cool off in their kid-friendly pool or head out to Blue Lake Park where you can enjoy the beach on the lake, a splash pad, walking trails, and playgrounds. On a nice evening make a picnic, grab and blanket and enjoy a free concert at one of Portland Parks like Sellwood Waterfront park or check out a movie at the Rooftop Movie Series.
There is so much to do in Portland and even more so in the summer and we hope this list helps you find fun things to do.