rainy day activities

Rain, Rain go away…or stay another day! With this list of rainy day excursions, you might be wishing for the sun to stay away. When the clouds are grey, don’t be down, we’ve got you covered.

powell’s city of books 1005 W Burnside St – distance from hotel: 1.2 miles powells.com

I like big books and I cannot deny! Powell’s City of Books is a MUST for when the weather gets you down. Powell’s takes up an entire block of the downtown scene , making it the world’s largest independent book store. Grab a coffee and enter the world of literary dreams at this Portland treasure, only a quick streetcar ride away!

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) 1945 SE Water Ave – distance from hotel: 2.6 miles omsi.edu

Let your inner child out and experience the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI for the locals). With a range of interactive exhibits like the booming OmniMax theater, star-lite Planetarium or an aquatic submarine tour, no wonder why this is a top pick for family fun! Just make sure to check your calendars, the OMSI is closed on Mondays (nobody likes Mondays anyways).

portland art museum 1219 SW Park Ave – distance from hotel: 1.5 miles portlandartmuseum.org

Glide down the halls of the Portland Art Museum and take in the beauty that is the art world. Along the Portland street car line and open from Wednesdays - Sundays, a gander at the arts is always welcome at the Portland Art Museum.

OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 1200 SW Park Ave – distance from hotel: 1.7 miles ohs.org

Prefer the facts to art? No worries, just across the street from the art museum is the long-standing Oregon Historical Society Museum. For over a century, the OHS has been serving the Portland area, keeping Oregon’s history accessible and open for all. Join the scholars in the library or even search your own family tree! This museum has a place for everybody.

WORLD FORESTRY CENTER DISCOVERY MUSEUM 4033 SW Canyon Road – distance from hotel: 3.5 miles worldforestry.org

Plopped next to the Oregon Zoo is the whimsical and engaging World Forestry Center Discovery Museum. A firm believer in sustainable forestry, this discovery center is a great opportunity for kids and adults alike to learn more about Portland's local ecosystem and forest.

FREAKYBUTTRUE PECULIARIUM AND MUSEUM 2234 NW Thurman St – distance from hotel: 0.4 mile peculiarium.com

In the spirit of keeping Portland weird, a visit to the Freakybuttrue Pecularium and Museum is an essential stop on the rainy day tour. A Northrup Neighborhood favorite, this odd museum is dedicated to all things peculiar, including big foot, aliens and more!

ESCAPE GAMES PDX 2636 NW 26th Ave – distance from hotel: 1.2 miles www.escapegamespdx.com

A battle against the buzzer, try your luck at Escape Games PDX. Featuring four brain boggling escape rooms, enjoy all different themes including Film Noir, Prison Heist, Portlandia and Amnesia. Rainy days can’t ruin your sense of adventure, try out this adrenaline rush with family or friends!

cinema 21 616 NW 21st Ave – distance from hotel: 0.3 mile cinema21.com

Pop your corn and grab the Twizzlers, Cinema 21 is the neighborhood’s go to independent art house theatre. Just a few blocks from our hotel, the movies are a classic choice when skies are grey.

Living Room Theaters 341 SW 10th Ave – distance from hotel: 1.3 miles pdx.livingroomtheaters.com

Indie films, reclining seats and of course wine on delivery! Created by filmmakers to reinvent the way movies are experienced, The Living Room Theater has all of the charm of a European cafe and the comfort of one’s living room. Just a street car ride away, check out what makes this theater a one of a kind view.

Studio One Theater 3945 SE Powell Blvd – distance from hotel: 5.7 miles studioonetheaters.com

An all out experience, Studio One Theater is a treasure trove of bottomless brunch, cushy couches and of course, top selection of movies. Interactive and unique, this theatre is a top ranking rainy day activity. Only a short Uber ride away, the best things in life are worth the wait!

PIONEER PLACE SHOPPING MALL 700 SW 5th Ave – distance from hotel: 1.4 miles pioneerplace.com

Shop till ya drop! Hop on the streetcar and seek shelter in the Pioneer Place shopping mall, filled with art exhibits, clothing stores, and delicious restaurants. After you shop, spend some time at Punchbowl Social on their 3rd floor for some family friendly fun and games.

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