Portland Fitness

Interested in Portland fitness to shape up and become more healthy? We’ve got all the information you need for both indoor and outdoor healthful Portland fitness activities. Read our Fitness Guide, below! There are many different indoor and outdoor fitness activities in Portland. Overall, we’re a pretty health conscious city. There must be something about living in a beautiful environment and a great city that is inspiring. Here are some interesting Portland fitness facts:

  • According to Men’s Fitness Magazine, Portland ranks #6 overall in cities for best physical fitness (2005).
  • Portland ranks Gold for cities that are Bicycle Friendly, according to the League of American Bicyclists
  • According to this article on CNN, 10% of Portlanders Bike to Work.
  • The Portland Marathon is “the best organized marathon in America” (from Ultimate Guide to Marathons)

If you would like to know how you stack up, here are some Fitness Calculators. If you are looking for fresh ideas on how you can get and stay fit in Portland, we have organized a list of Portland indoor and outdoor activities. Check out a Portland gym, or learn how to unwind and relax with a Portland yoga or Pilates class. If you are more adventurous, we have an entire array of sports activities in our city, from rock climbing to kayaking!

Portland Fitness Activities – Outdoors

If you’re an outdoorsy type, there is no shortage of scenic natural beauty in Portland. The summers are gorgeous with perfect weather for your work-outs. In winter, most natives are immune to the rainy conditions, and working out in the mud reminds you to stay childlike in spirit and only adds to the fun of it! For outdoor Portland activities, there is biking (on or off-road), jogging, walking or hiking on one of Portland’s excellent park trail systems, skiing or snowboarding nearby on Mt. Hood, fishing, kayaking or other water sports on any one of the rivers or streams, (or even nearby on the Pacific ocean), rock climbing, disc golf, golfing, swimming, soccer…well as you can see, the list is long and is limited pretty much only by your imagination and desire to get out there, and get moving!


Portland Baseball Fields (Portland Parks)

Portland Baseball Fields, Little League, and Baseball Training Schools


Portland Basketball Outdoors (Portland Parks)

Portland Basketball Leagues


http://www.trails.com/activity.aspx?area=10169″>Portland Area Mountain Biking Trails

Biking Trails – Portland Parks


Road Bike Rides in the Portland Area

BikeThere! Map

Oregon Bicycle Racing Association

Portland Wheelmen Touring Club

Portland Bicycle Shops


Portland Bocce Court (Portland Parks)


Portland River Company

Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe

Oregon Kayak & Canoe Club

Columbia Gorge Kayak School

Northwest Rafting Company

Willamette Kayak & Canoe Club


Outdoor Rock Climbing

Timberline Mountain Guides

Northwest School of Survival

Disc Golf

Disc Golf at Pier Park

Hiking & Walking

Portland Walking Maps

Hiking Trails – Portland Parks

Southwest Trails Group

Willamette Pedestrian Coalition

Portland Hiking Trails on About.com

PortlandMetro Trails and Greenways

List of Portland Area Hikes on LocalTrails.com

Horseback Riding

Portland Equestrian Trails – Portland Parks


Portland Fishing and Willamette Valley


Portland Football Fields- Portland Parks


Portland Golf Courses – Public Parks

Portland Running

Oregon Road Runners Club

Portland Marathon

Portland Runs

Downtown and West Hills Routes

Portland Running Trails on Trails.com

Portland Mountain Biking

Portland Mountain Biking Trails

Oregon Mountain Bike Trails

Portland Cyclocross

Cross Crusade

Oregon Bicycle Racing Association


USGP Cyclocross Portland Oregon

Portland Skate Parks

Burnside Skatepark

St Johns, Pier Park

EPIC Indoor Skatepark

Portland Skateboard Shops


Soccer Fields – Portland Parks

Portland Indoor Soccer


Softball Fields – Portland Parks

Portland Softball Leagues

Swimming Pools – Outdoors

Portland Parks Outdoor Swimming Pools

Portland Parks Indoor Swimming Pools


Tennis Courts – Outdoors, Portland Parks

Portland Tennis Clubs – Racquet Clubs

Winter Sports on Mt. Hood – Portland Skiing and Snowboarding

Timberline Lodge

Mount Hood Meadows

Mt. Hood SkiBowl

Summit Ski Area

Portland Fitness Activities – Indoors

If the weather isn’t cooperating, there’s still no excuse not to exercise, because there are many choices for Portland fitness activities, even in the winter. For Portland fitness ideas indoors, we offer traditional weight gyms, health clubs, community centers with indoor pools, dance, yoga, Pilates, martial arts and self defense training, indoor rock climbing gyms, and more. Here is a list of some indoor workout ideas to get you through the long wet winters:

Basketball – Indoors

Basketball Indoors – Portland Parks

Fitness Gyms or Clubs

24 Hour Fitness, several locations in Portland area, “24 Hour Fitness clubs are designed for the comfort and enjoyment of people of all ages, fitness levels, and abilities. Our trained staff works with you to help you meet your own personal fitness goals.”

Bally’s Total Fitness (multiple locations), “Providing quality service and outstanding facilities to help you achieve results YOUR way. Only Bally Total Fitness combines: Dynamic Personal Training, Basic Nutrition Education , new personalized online Weight Loss program.”

East Portland Community Center and Pool – 740 SE 106th Ave – Includes basketball court – indoor, community center, fitness room, gymnasium, kitchen – reservable, meeting room – reservable, party room – reservable, rock climbing wall, swimming pool – indoor, and weight room.

Lloyd Athletic Club, 815 NE Halsey St., Weights, cardio machines, squash, racquetball and more. “Established in 1978, Lloyd Athletic Club is Portland’s marquee health and wellness facility. Located near the Lloyd Center, in one of this city’s finest historical neighborhoods, this 30,000 square foot facility offers its members the most comprehensive selection of fitness, health and wellness services in the area.”

Matt Dishman Community Center  – Includes basketball court – indoor, community center, fitness room, gymnasium, meeting room – reservable party room – reservable, stage – indoor, statue or public art, swimming pool – indoor, and weight room.

Mavericks Fitness, 2025 NW Overton, Physical fitness club with a wide range of body and lifestyle classes, including yoga, boxing, kickboxing, spinning, weights, personal training, and more.

ME Fitness Center – 4943 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. – Providing a safe, secure, healthy gym environment along with Professional Training and Nutrition Counseling Staff that ranks among the finest in the Health Club Industry. Our 24-hour card access facilities will enable you to work on YOU at a time that suits your needs. Personal Training, Group Fitness, Circuit Training, Cardiovascular, Weight Machines, Free Weights, Spin Classes, Yoga and Pilates.

Metro Family YMCA, 2831 SW Barbur Blvd. – “The YMCA of Columbia-Willamette has served the five-county Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area since 1868.”

Multnomah Arts Center – 7688 SW Capitol Hwy – Includes basketball court, community center, gymnasium, kitchen – reservable, meeting room – reservable, party room – reservable, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, and wedding site – reservable.

Multnomah Athletic Club -1849 SW Salmon St. – “The Multnomah Athletic Club’s mission is to enrich lives, foster friendships and build upon our traditions of excellence in athletic, social and educational programs.”

Mt Scott Community Center and Pool – 5530 SE 72nd Ave – Includes basketball court – indoor, community center, fitness room, gymnasium, kitchen – reservable, meeting room – reservable, party room – reservable, roller skating, stage – indoor, swimming pool – indoor, and weight room.

Northwest Personal Training and Fitness, 2714 NE Broadway St., With an all-womens training area, a fitness gym, classes, personal trainers, and more.

One with Heart – Tulen Center for Martial Arts and Wellness, 4231 SE Hawthorne St. “We offer the best instruction in martial arts, self-defense, fitness, and wellness for kids and adults. We educate, inspire, and strengthen our students in an atmosphere of mutual respect.”

Riverplace Athletic Club, 0150 SW Montgomery St., “With the most comprehensive health and fitness orientation of any club in the city, RiverPlace Athletic Club has attracted accomplished professionals to lead fitness and athletic programs. In well equipped spaces flooded with natural light, families, friends, singles and couples participate in workouts, classes, sports and programs of diverse interest.”

Southwest Community Center and Pool – 6820 SW 45th Ave – Includes basketball court – indoor, community center, fitness room, gymnasium, kitchen – reservable, meeting room – reservable, party room – reservable, rock climbing wall, swimming pool – indoor, and weight room.

StudioX Fitness Portland – 2839 SE Stark St. “StudioX turns the typical gym experience on its head. Built on the idea that you can be the master of your body, your health, our trainers and instructors are focused on helping you realize your health and fitness goals.”

Miss Fit Gem Studio – 1110 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97232, (503) 481-6381 – Get fit with a variety of fitness classes, personal training, and yoga.

Vega Dance+Lab, 1322 SE Water Ave., Dance and fitness classes-in hip hop, jazz, lyrical, fitness, yoga, and more.

Willamette Athletic Club (4949 S.W. Landing Drive) (503) 225-1068

Portland Boot Camps – Cross Training Fitness Classes

Fulcrum Fitness Boot Camp – 3934 NE MLK Blvd Suite #106, Portland, OR, (503) 922-2258

Portland Adventure Boot Camp for Women – 1606 NE 37th Ave, Portland, OR 97232, (503) 946-8709

Portland Fit Body Boot Camp – 3228 SE 21st St., Portland, OR – (503) 741-9707

CrossFit Portland – 418 NE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232 – (503) 939-4839  

Portland Martial Arts

Ecole de Budo, (7506 N. Chicago Avenue) Ecole de Budo in the Portland neighborhood of St. Johns offers beginner and advanced classes to all ages in Aikido, Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo, Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido and Ashtanga Yoga. Michael Selin and his crew at Ecole de Budo have invested a year converting the previous Wesleyan Methodist Church buildings in St. Johns into a new neighborhood landmark. The original church buildings had been constructed beginning in 1926. The spectacularly remodeled facility features a martial arts studio (for Aikido, Jodo, Iaido) in the main building and a separate Yoga studio. The grounds are being converted to a Japanese-style garden, providing a peaceful interlude for visitors and a pleasant addition to the neighborhood. Renovations were completed in August of 2006 and the school is open for all students.

Portland Martial Arts  – Locations for Portland martial arts training around town.

Northwest Fighting Arts – 1200 Southeast Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97214, (503) 740-2666, www.nwfighting.com

Alive Mixed Martial Arts – 5607 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, OR 97206-6830, (503) 460-7015 – www.alivemma.com

Portland Shaolin Center – 3818 Southeast Powell Boulevard, Portland, OR 97202, (503) 737-5025, www.portlandshaolin.com

Portland Rock Climbing

Portland Rock Gym, 21 NE 12th Ave., The Portland Rock Gym can be considered the first modular indoor rock gym in the world, and is the only climbing gym in the city of Portland.”

Portland Rock Climbing

Portland Rollerskating

Skating Rink – Portland Parks

Oaks Park

Portland Skateboarding

Department of Skateboarding

EPIC Indoor Skatepark

Portland Skateboard Shops

Portland Swimming Pools – Indoors

Portland Parks Indoor Swimming Pools

Portland Pools – Indoors:

Buckman Pool – 320 SE 16th Ave

Columbia Pool – 7701 N Chautauqua Blvd

Matt Dishman Community Center & Pool 77 NE Knott St.

East Portland Community Center and Pool – 740 SE 106th Ave

Mt Scott Community Center and Pool – 5530 SE 72nd Ave 

Southwest Community Center and Pool – 6820 SW 45th Ave 

Portland Pools – Outdoors:

Portland Parks Outdoor Swimming Pools

Creston Pool – SE 44th Ave & Powell Blvd 

Grant Pool – NE 33rd Ave & US Grant Pl 

Montavilla Community Center and Pool – 8219 NE Glisan St 

Peninsula Park Community Center and Pool – 700 N Rosa Parks Way 

Pier Pool – N Seneca St & St Johns Ave 

Sellwood Pool – 7951 SE 7th Ave

Wilson Pool  – 1151 SW Vermont St


Portland Fitness Centers and Gyms

There are some fitness centers and gyms both Downtown and in Washington that offer indoor pools with membership or fee:

24 Hour Fitness

Riverplace Athletic Club

Willamette Athletic Club (4949 S.W. Landing Drive) (503) 225-1068


Irvington Tennis Club, “To share among members a love of tennis distinguished by friendliness, inclusiveness and tradition.”

Portland Tennis Clubs – Racquet Clubs

Weight Rooms

Weight Room – Portland Parks

Portland Yoga and Pilates

Visit our Yoga Portland OR page for a full listing of yoga studios and classes around town.

Yoga Union Portland – Yoga Union Community Wellness Center – 2043 SE 50th Ave, Portland OR – 503-235-9642 – From their website: “Yoga Union is a center for yogis in all stages of development to practice and play in the art of Yoga without judgment or expectation. Although people migrate here from all over Portland, its surrounding areas, and even across the river, our roots are deeply embedded in the haven of Southeast Portland called the Mt. Tabor neighborhood. Many of our students are regulars who, after considering yoga for some time, one day arrived here, and like a favorite park or café, they’ve returned time and again to fill up on the offerings. With classes held three to five times per day and seven days per week, the door is wide open and the welcome is always warm. “

Root Whole Body – 2526 Northeast 15th Avenue, Portland, OR – (503) 288-7668 – “Root is a resource for enlightened and curious people who embrace holistic health care. Our members are able to maintain their mental, physical and spiritual health in a relaxing and grounding environment.”

Common Ground Wellness Center – 5010 NE 33 Ave., Portland, OR 97211, (503) 238-1065 – “Our mission is to provide an urban community wellness center committed to integrative healing and ecological responsibility. For 30 years, we have been helping people cope with the stresses of urban life by providing hydrotherapy, bodywork, and other alternative healing practices.”

Julie Lawrence Yoga Center 1020 SW Taylor St. Portland OR  “Join us for quality Iyengar yoga instruction in our downtown Portland, Oregon, yoga center. Beginning yoga classes through advanced levels are taught everyday by certified instructors. We also teach gentle, prenatal and pranayama classes.”

The Yoga Space – 2853 Southeast Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214 (503) 281-6282, “Yoga is about the essential ongoing relationship with life force as it is expressed through nature and through our bodies. Through our practice, we begin to cultivate the awareness of how we are linked, how our health and well-being as individuals is integral to the health and well-being of our communities and natural world around us. Please join us in our beautiful Southeast Portland community studio where teachers and students gather from different traditions and diverse backgrounds to pursue the true essence of yoga.”

Blue Sky Wellness Studio Portland – “Who are we? We are a ‘family’ of movement teachers and natural medicine providers who strive to make you feel great! What do we offer? We offer drop-in classes in yoga, tai chi, qi gong and pilates. We offer acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, massage, holistic facials, and waxing. Our perfect client? Someone who is feeling stressed out, out of shape, or worn out and ready for change! We welcome new to advanced students, mommas with back pain, daddies with neck pain, bosses with anxiety, artists with a block, students with ulcers, couples seeking to be pregnant, preggos seeking labor induction, and kiddos with allergies.”

StudioX Fitness Portland – 2839 SE Stark St. “StudioX turns the typical gym experience on its head. Built on the idea that you can be the master of your body, your health, our trainers and instructors are focused on helping you realize your health and fitness goals.”

The Bhaktishop – 2500 Southeast 26th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202, (503) 244-0108 – “The Bhaktishop is a labor of love, hatched over years of wanting to bring a celebration of the gifts of this deep and divine tradition that is yoga to as wide a community as we can reach. This practice comes in so many colors, shapes, and paths that it can be challenging at times to navigate the waters of “Which practice is right for me?”

Gudmestad Yoga Studio – 3903 Southwest Kelly Avenue, Portland, OR 97239-4385, (503) 223-8157 – “Gudmestad Yoga Studio stresses a balance between strength and flexibility, building endurance, and developing self-awareness through precise movement, posture and breath. By emphasizing proper form and alignment, students can reverse the effects of gravity while relieving the tensions of everyday life.”

Woodstock Wellness Center – 4512 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, OR 97206, (503) 777-2776 – Yoga, acupuncture and massage. “”Designed to balance your health and wellness.”

Yoga Bhoga, 600 SW 10th Ave, Portland OR –  “In Sanskrit Bhoga means fun or enjoyment — which our teachers feel is an essential part of any yoga practice.“

Yoga in the Pearl 925 NW Davis, Portland OR –  “We offer many different types of yoga, ranging from contemporary to classical yoga approaches, and from beginning to advanced level instruction. For help in finding a class that is best suited to your interests and needs, please call us! We’d love to help you find the perfect yoga practice for your body, mind, and spirit.

Miss Fit Gem Studio – 1110 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97232, (503) 481-6381 – Get fit with a variety of fitness classes, personal training, and yoga.

Portland Pilates Collective, (134 SE Taylor) “A premier Pilates studio located in Southeast Portland at the corner of 2nd and Taylor. We feature fully certified Peak Pilates trainers and Peak equipment. Individual instruction and group classes are provided in a warm and private studio environment.

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Portland Pilates

Studio Blue Pilates – 512 NW 17th Avenue, Portland, OR – (503) 224-5073

Bodies in Balance Pilates – 208 SW First Ave #340, Portland, OR – (503) 248-4483

Circle Studio Portland Pilates – 1231 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR – (503) 235-3556

Pacific Northwest Pilates – 5201 SW Westgate Dr # 114, Portland, OR – (503) 292-4409

Portland Pilates Collective – 134 Southeast Taylor Street, Portland, OR – (503) 236-3113

Moving Moxie Pilates – 1515 Southwest Sunset Boulevard, Portland, OR – (503) 244-1240

Urban Pilates – 1737 NE Alberta Street Suite 102, Portland, OR – (503) 505-9203

Pil-oga-robic – 2440 NE MLK Blvd., Portland, OR, (503) 515-5071

NW Pilates – 1901 Northwest 26th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210 – (503) 222-9292

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