Extraordinary natural surroundings, world-class dining and a thriving cultural center are all part of life in Multnomah County.
Multnomah County is Oregon’s most densely populated county and home to Portland, Oregon’s largest city. Boasting lush forests, dramatic waterfalls and the stunning Columbia River Gorge, the county offers endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits while the Portland area's enviable livability, superior public transit, focus on sustainability, and world-class food scene draw accolades from around the country.
Though Portland is the most well-known city in the area, Multnomah County also encompasses the cities of Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale, Wood Village and Maywood Park.
Outdoor Adventures: From hiking, rafting, kayaking and mountain biking to skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing to bird watching and beyond, the area in and around Multnomah County offers year-round outdoor recreation opportunities for every age, ability and interest.
Cultural Experiences: Portland and its neighboring cities present a variety of performances and exhibits spanning every genre and price point. Enjoy live music, theater and visual art exhibits in venues large and small. Nurture your inner artist with workshops, classes and events designed to provide hands-on art experiences for all ages.
Family Activities: Major local attractions for families include the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), the Oregon Zoo, the Portland Children’s Museum, Oaks Amusement Park and others, but you’ll find plenty of lesser known, equally entertaining and educational destinations throughout the county. Events and activities hosted by the Multnomah County Library and local parks and recreation departments offer an assortment of free and low-cost activities for children and families year-round.
Dining: In recent years, the Portland area has gained national recognition as a center of culinary excellence and innovation. With a focus on sustainable, farm-to-table practices, renowned chefs and a wide variety of global cuisines, dining out is a highlight for Multnomah County residents and visitors alike.