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The city lights of Portland Oregon during winter with snow on the ground.

Nordic Inn & Suites: Things to do in Portland During Winter

Portland, Oregon’s winters may be cold, wet, and dark, but that shouldn’t stop you from visiting the city if it’s the only time you can make it. At Nordic Inn & Suites, we know that traveling during the low season has its benefits. Lower costs for seasonal activities, fewer crowds, and you’ll experience the city in a new way that most tourists don’t. 

Events and Activities Near Nordic Inn & Suites

Here are just a few ideas that’ll keep you warm and dry during the rainy season.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is open year-round, with plenty of activities to do and exhibits to see. OMSI is one of the nations’ leading science museums. Founded in 1944, OMSI has been inspiring curiosity for all ages by creating engaging science learning experiences. Check out OMSI’S calendar to see which events and featured exhibits will be going on during your visit.

Moda Center (RoseQuarter)

The Moda Center always has festivals. concerts, conferences, and sports events lined up for each season. RoseQuarter’s event page will have something for everyone. For the sports fan, check out a Blazers game or a Portland Winterhawks game. See if you can catch a concert or a comedy show. If you are traveling with children, the RoseQuarter has plenty of family-friendly events and shows too.

Portland Art Museum

If you are interested in art, the Portland Art Museum will give you a chance to get out of the rain and see some fantastic pieces of artwork. You can plan your visit by checking which collections of artwork will be showing and which exhibitions are up while you are visiting Portland.

Columbia Gorge Outlets

In Oregon, we have no sales taxes, so some travelers enjoy going to the outlet malls to shop before heading home. The Columbia Gorge Outlet, located 15 minutes east of Portland, offers over 32 shops all tax-free. Be sure to check out the events page to see if your favorite shops will be participating in a sale or giveaway.

Nordic Inn & Suites: Central Location and Amazing Rooms

Any time of year is a great time to visit Portland and to stay at Nordic Inn & Suites, one of Portland’s best motels. Family-owned and close to the airport, we pride ourselves on offering the very best rooms and service. Each room is spotless and equipped with our world-class linens and bedding. We are close to Portland’s International Airport and a quick drive or train ride to the heart of Portland’s downtown. If you are looking for more ideas for your trip, we have a page on our site that lists out upcoming events and more popular things to do


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