Portland February 09, 2017
10 Epic Things You Never Thought Of Doing In Portland, But Should
If you are looking for something off the beaten path, consider one of these 10 things to do this weekend. Whether you want a little exercise or to treat yourself, there is something for everyone on this list of activities that will liven up your weekend in Portland.
1. Warrior Rock Lighthouse
If you haven't taken this amazing beachfront hike to Sauvie Island's
Warrior Rock Lighthouse
, you are going to want to amend that soon. This 6-mile hike is stunningly gorgeous on a clear day and takes you to the smallest lighthouse in Oregon.
2. Salt Cave
Taking care of your body can never be too overstated. Visit
Zama Massage's salt cave
and take advantage of the negatively charged ion environment, thought to reduce inflammation. This may be just what you need for a mid-winter reset.
3. Audubon Society
Getting out into nature is a must, and the
is the perfect place to do it. With short and sweet trails filled with flora and fauna, along with the ability to view several rescued birds, the experience can't be beat.
4. Oaks Park Roller Skating
Portland is home to the oldest roller skating rink in the country.
not only has wonderfully smooth floors for all your skating pleasure, but also features an epic organist whose playing makes your skate session all the more memorable.
5. Lovejoy Fountain
Right in the middle of downtown lies this hidden-from-street-view fountain,
Take the pedestrian bridge to reach this little oasis hiding in plain site.
6. Freakybuttrue Peculiarium
If you are looking for something to do indoors on a rainy afternoon, head over to the
for a strangely good time. This small museum, exploring all things odd, is always fun for a visit.
7. Leach Botanical Garden
In East Portland, the
Leach Botanical Garden
is waiting to be explored. A Children's Garden, numerous short, but impeccably labeled winding trails, and some very quick-growing bamboo make this an attraction to visit in every season.
8. Portland Aerial Tram
For the best views of the city, skip the long hike and take a ride on the
Portland Aerial Tram.
Connecting the South Waterfront and OHSU, this quick ride is breathtaking and you can stop at the hospital for coffee before taking the ride back down.
9. McMenamins Soaking Tub
McMenamins offers a lot at its many locations, but nothing is quite as relaxing as its
Kennedy School Soaking Tub.
Visit this pool to take some time off your feet and stay for a beer when you are done.
10. The Grotto
is a little garden oasis tucked in right off of 82nd Avenue and Sandy. If you haven't explored the grounds, take the trip to this sanctuary for a bit of meditation and relaxation.
Have you done any of these underrated things in Portland?