Museums and Attractions
Official Travel Information
Oregon is filled with amazing and unique museums, galleries and entertainment options. See works of art, relics from pop culture and movies, then end your fun-filled day by seeing a concert or live show.
Whether you want to see art or artifacts with cultural, historical, scientific or artistic importance, you will find a museum to explore in the Oregon that will interest you.
The best time to visit a museum depends on what kind of experience you want. For a quieter museum experience, the best time to visit is generally Monday through Wednesday or any weekday from September through February. The busiest days are Saturdays and anytime from mid-March through late July. Some museums have free admission daily, while others are free only on specific days or during certain hours.
The USA is known for its wide variety of live entertainment. From intimate historic venues to giant arenas, live entertainment is a large part of U.S. culture. Oregon is also known for its variety of eclectic music venues that host local and touring bands and musicians. Based on where you are staying ask your hotel concierge or do some research ahead of time if you’d like to catch a show on your trip.
You may also be able to catch performances of other types of live entertainment — such as ballet, opera, comedy performances and even a rodeo (depending on the time of year) — near your destination.
In addition to music and live performances, Oregon is also home to a handful of professional, semi-professional and collegiate level sports teams. Portland, Oregon is home to the NBA team, the Portland Trail Blazers. Along with a professional basketball team, Portland is home to the MLS team the Timbers, and the NWSL team the Portland Thorns FC. Portland also has an ice hockey team, the Portland Winterhawks, that compete in the Western Hockey League.
You will want to purchase your tickets online in advance for popular events or games, but in some cases venues offer last-minute discount tickets if you arrive early.