Avoiding the rain is nearly impossible in Portland, here’s a list of activities that will keep you out of the downpours.
1. – Go to OMSI! Located in the inner SE neighborhood of Buckman, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is one of Portland’s great escapes on a rainy day. It’s a fun place for families and couples of all ages to enjoy an afternoon and forget about the soggy weather outside.
2. – Go to PAM. The Portland Art Museum is a great place to see a wide variety of artworks and styles. From Native American art of the Pacific Northwest to Old Masters Classics PAM has a great collection. Be sure not to miss the Contemporary section.
3. -Hit the slopes. When it is raining in Portland just remember that the temperature drops roughly 3 degrees every 1000 feet. Head up to Timberline ski resort. The base elevation of the resort is at 4,850 so if it is 45 degrees or colder in Portland it is always snowing at the mountain. Timberline is not just an awesome ski resort, the lodge is a national treasure built during the New Deal.
If you want to embrace the rain I would recommend heading up to the Japanese Gardens amongst the luxury homes in Arlington Heights. The gardens are beautiful in any weather and there will be no crowds.