There are so many classic Portland tourist spots: the rose garden, Voodoo Donuts, the Japanese garden, the PSU farmers market, the Saturday market, and the waterfront. But once you have explored those, you might think that you’ve seen it all. Well then, check out these 13 off-the-beaten path activities that will ensure you have a perfectly “most unique things to do around Portland” kind of day!

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Have you ever been to any of these exciting and unique places to visit around Portland or participated in any of these activities? If so, which were your favorites? Would you agree that these are among the most unique things to do around Portland? We’d love to read about your experiences in the comments section below!

You could enjoy more of these attractions if you spent a few nights, or longer, in the Portland area. If so, we highly recommend that you check out the AC Hotel Portland Downtown.

For more Portland area accommodation options, be sure to read our previous article: These 8 Unique Places To Stay In Portland Will Give You An Unforgettable Experience.

What are some other things you enjoy doing around Portland? Let us know in the comments below.

If you’re still in the mood for more Beaver State adventures, take a look at this video about beautiful Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock:

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More to Explore

More Adventures throughout Oregon

Where can we find state parks in Oregon?

  • White River Falls State Park in Maupin has a beautiful waterfall, an abandoned hydropower plant, and lots of hiking trails.
  • Harris Beach State Park near Brookings offers camping and is dotted with incredible natural sea stacks.
  • Oswald West State Park in Arch Cape features hiking trails, old growth forests, beaches, and dramatic beauty.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other fantastic state parks in Oregon.

Where can we go hiking in Oregon?

  • The Proxy Falls trail just off the McKenzie Pass Highway features a spectacular 200-foot waterfall.
  • Sweet Creek Falls Trail in Mapleton is a short, family-friendly day hike.
  • The Painted Cove Trail at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument meanders along a boardwalk through deep red hills.

Read on to discover more great places to go hiking in Oregon.

Where can we find lakes in Oregon?

  • Lost Lake the Mount Hood National Forest is popular for camping, hiking, swimming, and kayaking.
  • Clear Lake in Linn County is the place to go for freshwater diving.
  • Lake Billy Chinook in Jefferson County offers boating, water skiing and other water recreation activities.

Learn more about the many other beautiful lakes in Oregon.