The weather in Oregon can be unpredictable, but there are some things you can count on: rain, rain, and more rain. So when you're stuck inside and bored out of your mind, it's time to get creative. From the last Blockbuster store to wild upside-down antics at Seaside Inverted Experience, here are the 10 best rainy day activities in Oregon.
Rainy days are perfect for curling up with a good book. So why not spend your day at Powell's City of Books? Portland's legendary independent bookstore has new, used, and hard-to-find books in a spacious storefront.
The Last Blockbuster is exactly what it sounds like — the last of a nostalgic movie rental store. The Bend, Oregon, staple still allows you to rent movies and even has an Airbnb you can lease.
If you want to get away from the dreariness of the rain, head over to the Oregon Air and Space Museum. Their exhibits and displays of experimental aircraft will have your brain racing like a jet engine.
When people say, "they don't make it like this anymore," they're referring to the vintage tools at Astoria Vintage Hardware. Skip the sloppy weather and spend the day wandering its aisles, where you'll find historic goodies.
Going to the coast during a storm might sound counterintuitive, but it's worth it — especially if you go to the Seaside Inverted Experience. There, props are upside down and hung from the ceiling, allowing you to take inverted, fun photos of yourself.
If you want a uniquely Oregon experience on a rainy day, visit Lincoln City Glass Center. You and a group can take glass-blowing lessons if you book ahead or stop by their store and pick up a ready-made piece of glass art.
Try Elements by the Sea if you're looking for a bit of rest and relaxation to brighten up your gloomy day. They offer massages and wellness treatments to help you find health and balance through nature and therapeutic touch.
Sisters Movie House is a small-town theater with a ton of attitude. It shows matinees and serves snacks and beer so that you can beat the bad weather with a big hit.
Want to get outdoors and avoid bad weather? A tour of the Oregon Caves is just what you need. You'll pass through narrow, twisting passages with ceilings as low as 45 inches and see beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
Splash! at Lively Water Park is the perfect place to forget about the weather. Its wave pool, kiddie pool, water slide, six-lane lap pool, and adult spa will make you feel like you're at the beach — but without the sand.