Portland – Things to do with your Team

As the largest city in the state of Oregon, beautiful Portland will enchant you with all there is to see and do there. Portland boasts a thriving art and music scene, but its position near the Pacific Ocean affords it undeniable scenic charm, too.

If you are visiting with your team and are looking for some great group activities, Portland will not disappoint! In fact, no matter what season you visit, you’re sure to find a myriad of fun things to see and do in this unique northwestern city.


Portland Aerial Tram

For a nominal fee, kids in your group can enjoy a round trip on the Portland Aerial Tram that provides jaw-dropping views of the sprawling city. The tram is situated about 500 feet high and will only take about three minutes of your time to cross in one direction.

The kids will love the thrill of coasting in a cool cable car above the city that provides so many incredible views of the surrounding mountainous landscape too. 3303 SW Bond Ave, Portland, OR 97239


Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Portland - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThe Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area  is just a short drive from the city and well worth your time. The kids on your team will likely never forget witnessing the might of the Columbia River and the world-famous gorge that the river traverses through.

The region is known for its scenic splendor and also features year-round recreational activities that include boating, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, windsurfing, cross-country skiing, kayaking, and more. Hood River, OR 97031


Urban Adventure Quest

One of the most boring parts of any trip is traveling to your next destination. Make walking through the city fun by going on an Urban Adventure Quest.

Kick things off in downtown Portland at the Pioneer Courthouse Square and get ready for a stimulating afternoon. The scavenger hunt will take you through some of Portland’s famous landmarks, including Powell’s City of Books. You’ll fall in love with the city while you search around and see all of the sights. 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205


Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

With its three auditoriums, large-screen theatre, and plethora of interactive exhibits, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry makes a first-rate destination for kids.

One of the beloved exhibits of the museum is the USS Blueback, a submarine that actually appeared in the film The Hunt for Red October. Kids can tour the sub and groups can even book sleep-overs to there. Other attractions of the museum include activity-based Science Playground and its planetarium’s laser light show. 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214


Oregon Coast Aquarium

Located on Yaquina Bay, the Oregon Coast Aquarium was home to a bonafide film star, the orca that starred in Free Willy.

Regarded as one of the best aquariums in the country, the Oregon Coast Aquarium features both indoor and outdoor exhibits. One of its most popular is the coastal cave that houses a giant Pacific Octopus. Some of aquarium’s best-loved marine creatures include its sea otters, sharks, rays, and turtles.

If possible, try to take the aquarium’s behind-the-scenes tour to give the kids in your group unforgettable animal encounters. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365


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Mount Tabor

If you think your team might enjoy playing in an extinct volcano, then be sure to set aside some time to visit Mount Tabor. This dormant volcanic vent is the home of a playground, tennis courts, and numerous trails that are fun to explore.

The park features 196 acres and boasts stunning landscapes and two picturesque reservoirs. If you’re looking for a green space in the city, be sure to spend a morning or afternoon checking out this ancient cone volcano. SE 69th and Belmont Street, Portland, OR 97215


Powell’s City of Books

Not only is Powell’s City of Books regarded as the largest independent bookstore in the world, it is home to the largest children’s book departments on the West Coast. Powell’s attracts both tourists and Portland residents alike with its astounding collections of new and used books.

Whether you’ve flown to Portland or driven, you likely know how boring travel can be for some kids. Books are a great cure for boredom and the perfect souvenir to commemorate a Portland travel experience. 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209


World of Speed

20 miles south of Portland in the town of Wilsonville is the World of Speed. If anyone on your team loves racing, a visit to World of Speed is in order.

This venue is a motorsports museum that showcases historic race cars, motorcycles, and even boats. From NASCAR vehicles to hydroplanes, the collection includes a wealth of conveyances that traveled fast. This museum will give your group an up-close glimpse of racing culture in America. 27490 SW 95th Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070


Washington Park

Washington Park is a wonderful place to spend a day as it is home to various attractions that include a zoo, arboretum, celebrated rose garden, famous Japanese garden, playgrounds, and even a children’s museum.

With its steep forested hillsides, the park is incredibly lovely and a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic and game of Frisbee if nothing else. There are also lots of fountains and statues in the park, like its celebrated Sacajawea monument, that make great backdrops for team photos. 4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221


Sauvie Island

Just 10 miles north of Portland is Sauvie Island, the largest island in the Columbia River. Roughly the size of Manhattan, this island brims with gorgeous scenery and a wealth of attractions like Wapato Access Greenway State Park, Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail, public beaches, and Kruger’s farm.

Depending on when you visit, you can even take your group berry picking or to the island’s well-known pumpkin patch. If you’ve got a free day to spend with your group, Sauvie Island is a great choice for its outdoor fun. 18330 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231


Cannon Beach

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If you can spare the time to head to the Pacific Coast, you should definitely set your sights on Cannon Beach.

This majestic stretch of coast is about an hour’s drive from downtown Portland and will provide your kids with the opportunity to witness iconic Haystack Rock in person.

This rocky beach has been featured in films that kids love like The Goonies and Twilight. Noted by National Geographic as one of “the 100 most beautiful places in the world,” this beach is a must-see destination for people of any age. Cannon Beach, OR 97110


Portland has many, many more attractions, but these are among its best-loved family-friendly destinations.

From the coast to the mountains to the city streets, Portland and its surrounding region will easily provide your group with memory-making experiences. Be sure to add as many of these attractions to your team’s travel itinerary as you can. You won’t be disappointed!