Weird Things To Do in Portland

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Looking for some weird things to do in Portland? Let Dick's Mackenzie Ford guide you off the beaten path to some of our favorite weird things to do here in Portland. Our staff is full of friendly folks who are proud to call the Beaverton area home. Whether you are coming into town from out of state or just down the road in Aloha, we can help you find some out-of-the-box fun. Learn more about the city we call home with our Hillsboro guide to make the most of your stay in our neck of the woods!


The Witch’s Castle

The Witch’s Castle is a property filled with legends, none of them relating to witches or castles, despite the name. These 19th-century ruins serve as a haunting natural exhibit of the Portland of old. Built as the city was in its infancy, this property has lived a unique life on the outskirts of town. Myths surround the Castle and gatherings are routinely held on Friday nights. Enjoy a moderate hike to enjoy this striking attraction. If you feel the outdoors calling your name, explore the best camping around Portland with Dick's Mackenzie Ford today!

Portland’s Shanghai Tunnels

For almost 100 years, from 1850 to 1941, Portland was considered to be one of the most dangerous port cities in the world. The Portland Underground, more commonly referred to as the Shanghai Tunnels, allows visitors to peek into the once seedy underbelly of Portland society. The tunnels intricately connect a series of bars and hotels with the Willamette River docks and served in both legitimate and underhanded business transactions for decades. Walk on the wild side in the Shanghai Tunnels.

The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium

Visiting the Freakybuttrue Peculiarium can officially be deemed one of the weirder things to do in Portland. Around every corner, you will discover an homage to the bizarre. This art shop and museum was founded in the 1960s and has helped to “keep Portland weird” ever since. From a life-sized Bigfoot to gag toys, you can find almost anything under the sun inside the Freakybuttrue Peculiarium.

The Grotto

The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother is the official name, but locals call this stunning property ‘The Grotto.’ The sprawling 62 acres are filled with ornate shrines and picturesque botanical gardens that anyone will enjoy. You can support this non-profit through donation or by picking up a keepsake in the gift shop. You can enjoy an outdoor mass on Sundays or the Christmas Festival of Lights during the winter. If you are an adventure seeker, be sure to consult our guide on the best local rock climbing before you leave town!

Discover Portland With Dick's Mackenzie Ford

If you are ready to take on all the weird things to do in Portland, contact us today! Our team can guide you to the best bookstores in Portland if you are interested in seeing a side of town many tourists miss. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about the Tigard area or about the services we provide. If you are in need of a tune-up before you roll out of town, visit our service center for a quick fix!

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