Hidden Gems: Portland Activities

The Greater Portland Metro Area possesses a diverse range of activities, including some hidden gems that might not come to the top of your mind when planning what you’ll do on your day off. Here are some lesser known adventures that may just be right up your alley.


Bocce Ball – Leisure Public House – St. Johns, North Portland

Play bocce ball for free on the patio of the Leisure Public House in St. Johns. Originating in Ancient Rome, the rules are simple (similar to playing horseshoes) and it’s a fun, fantastic way to pass the time while you’re enjoying the food and drink of the pub, conversing with friends or mingling with locals.

8002 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203




Blacklight Mini Golf – Glowing Greens – Downtown Portland

Underground black-light pirate-themed miniature golf. If you haven’t been to Glowing Greens yet, chances are you can’t say you’ve done this one before. They have a separate room for kids that’s great for birthday parties, but mini-golfers of all ages put their putting skills to the test, and have a blast doing it. Be sure to purchase a scorpion sucker or some spicy crickets on your way out!

509 SW Taylor St
Portland, OR 97204




Skeet Shooting – Portland Gun Club – Southeast Portland

A fixture in Portland for over a century, the Portland Gun Club prides itself on providing a safe, fun environment for anyone to learn the joys of skeet and trap shooting. Groups of five can shoot easily in one lane, firing at remotely launched discs. Their friendly experts are on hand to guide newbies in the basics, having first-timers hitting targets straightaway!

4711 SE 174th Ave
Portland, OR 97236