There are so many free activities in Portland, Oregon that you could spend a 5 days in Portland doing something different every single day and still not run out of free things to do. You could probably visit way longer than that and still not run out of free Portland activities. Part of the reason there are so many free activities is Portland's desire to preserve green spaces. This shows throughout with the many parks and gardens. All of these green spaces are free and many of unique features whether that be a play fountain for children, 500 varieties of roses, or hiking trails. Tom McCall Waterfront park is an award winning green space and home to the Portland Saturday Market which happens to also be free! Not only are there many green spaces to enjoy but there are many museums here.
The Historic Belmont Firehouse is always free, but many of the other museums offer times during the month that they open their doors to the public at no charge. Even the art galleries have joined together to offer a set free day each month like the First Thursdays of Portland when you can spend your entire evening strolling through downtown art galleries at no charge.
We hope our list of the top 10 free activities in Portland helps you plan a wonderful visit to Portland.