3 Free Things to Do Outdoors in Portland

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect opportunity to make the most of the gorgeous city of Portland. When you don’t feel like spending a ton, but you still want to have some outdoor fun, check out this list of three free things you can do in Portland.
Forest Park

For all of the hikers and bikers, Forest Park is the nation’s largest urban wilderness and it’s waiting for you to explore its 5,000-acre nature wonderland. If you’re in the mood for some relaxation in a quiet woodland area, Forest Park is going to impress you.

The Grotto
This 62-acre Catholic sanctuary is worth checking out, simply because it’s one of Portland’s oldest and most iconic tourist attractions. Visitors can stroll through the woods all while experiencing an outdoor art gallery.

Hoyt Arboretum
If nature is your thing, you’ll love the more than 1,000 species of trees as well as the variety of plants from all seven continents. There are even over 12 miles of trails for your nature-loving heart to explore!

Local Outdoor Attractions Near Your Portland Apartment

You don’t need us to tell you that you live in one of the most beautiful places in the entire country. That’s why we’ve put together a few of some of the top outdoor attractions near your apartment. Now that the weather is warming up, be sure to check out these amazing outdoor locations that are sure to impress. If you didn’t have any plans this weekend, you sure do now!

South Park Blocks

SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Extending down from city park into beautiful downtown Portland, you’ll find South Park Blocks. Known as Portland’s “living room,” this outdoor park features historic sculptures and incredible plant life.

Leach Botanical Garden

6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236

If you love the beauty of the natural world, especially one-of-a-kind gardens, then head to Leach Botanical Garden where you’ll find a 16-acre sprawling outdoor nature park that features over 2,000 different plant species.

Stunning Hikes Near Your Portland Apartment

There’s a lot of things to love about Portland and the hiking trails are certainly one of them. We’ve put together some of the best hiking trails near your apartment that are sure to make the perfect outdoor excursion the next time you want to try something new.

Opal Pool-Cedar Flats Hike

This water-level hike is open year-round and is only a 120 minute drive from your apartment. You’ll be able to explore some of the trails near an old mining town located in an ancient grove of cedars.

Cooper Spur Hike

A 120 minute drive will allow you to spend the day hiking to Mount Hood’s highest trail hike. You’ll discover beautiful views of the Eliot Glacier and over 6.4 miles of gorgeous views.

Dog Mountain Hike

This trail will soon be open in March, so be sure to mark your calendars. A 75 minute drive will take you to a popular trail that features incredible wildflower displays!

Pumpkin Patches Near Your Portland Apartment

If you’re looking to carve pumpkins this year for your autumn decorations, remember one thing: the pumpkin chooses you. Looking for a unique place to find that perfect pumpkin? We have the perfect spots near your Portland apartment. Here are a few places in Portland to check out this month.


The Pumpkin Patch

16511 NW Gillihan Road

Find produce, take a hay ride, wander around the corn “maize” and so much more!


Bella Organic Farm

16205 NW Gillihan Road

Not too far away, you’ll find a beautiful organic farm complete with a winery and a gift shop.

Check Out Laurelhurst Park This Weekend

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When you live in Portland, you don’t have to travel very far to experience the beauty of the Northwest. Since it’s finally autumn, we want to help you make the most of the fall season and what better way to celebrate than by enjoying the beauty of the outdoors?

If you have yet to make it out to Laurelhurst Park, then be sure to make plans to see it in its full autumn glory. Located at SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark Street, there are over 25 acres of grassy areas, ponds, trees, benches, and so much more. We think it might be a good idea to bring that camera.