- The list below includes 320 free or cheap things to do in or near Portland, Oregon, including 85 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Gardens, Hiking Trails and Historic Districts.
- From Columbia River Gorge to Oneonta Gorge, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Portland and in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Linn, Vancouver, Oregon City and Hillsboro.
Young At Art provides a wide variety of activities for children. They offer painting on canvas and a race car, a play dough station, drawing area, pre-planned crafts, beads, fabrics, sensory tubs, regular craft supplies and a sand table,
92% 12 votes
1865 Bill Frey Dr NE, Salem, OR 97301 MoreLess Info
At Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, visitors can take advantage of amenities like a rock climbing wall, indoor pool, and fitness center. The aquatics facility features a three story, lighthouse themed water slide with a zero entry water playground.
36% 25 votes
3500 River Road North, Keizer, OR 97303 MoreLess Info
Activities like pool and bowling (glow in the dark on select days) are what to enjoy at Town and Country Bowling Lanes. Food and drink with a full service restaurant can accommodate as well as space for groups and large parties.
96% 106 votes
45500 Wilson River Highway (Oregon 6), Tillamook, OR MoreLess Info
The Tillamook Forest Center has a 40-foot replica of a forest fire lookout tower, a 250-foot long suspension bridge, numerous hiking trails and a documentary film. The film tells the story behind the four wildfires that destroyed 355,000 acres of the Tillamook Forest.
91% 133 votes
116 Marion St Northeast, Salem, OR 97301 MoreLess Info
Three historic homes have been turned into a children's museum at the A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village. At Rockenfield House, children pretend to go to the grocery store, travel to China, and read storybooks, at the Gilbert House children interact with science, and at the Parrish House children learn about Gilb…
The Gilbert House Children's Museum is composed of three historic Victorian buildings that host hands-on, interactive exhibits for children, most notably, a 52 feet high erector set tower. The museum also offers summer camps, party packages, and outreach programs.