Top 5 reasons Portlanders
will love Helena, Montana

Helena will make you feel at home.

Nestled halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks is the charming community of Helena, Montana. Helena is the perfect mix of a hip social vibe and modern businesses mingled with meticulously preserved history and cultural attractions. Helena is also surrounded by unparalleled recreation and outdoor experiences – a perfect match for our friends to the west from Portland!

Eat, shop, and explore alongside preserved history.

Born from the gold rush of 1864, the original gulches have since transformed into Helena’s picturesque downtown. As you eat and shop you can also explore our past. Stroll through Reeder’s Alley – the oldest intact piece of early Helena – hop aboard the Last Chance Tour Train, or learn about our hidden gems as you stroll through the gulch’s walking mall. Brimming with unique dining experiences and quaint boutiques and shops, Helena’s modern establishments live alongside a rich history, creating a unique experience for visitors.

Outdoor recreation, right here.

When we say right here, we mean it. Helena is a city that lives and breathes outdoor recreation. You don’t have to leave the area to find fresh air, trails, and outdoor activities that will fulfill the needs of adventure enthusiasts and families alike. With three nearby lakes, you can boat, fish, swim, kayak, or standup paddleboard under the sunny Montana skies. Or if land is more your style, you can hike, bike, or rock climb through the 400 miles of trails that start right in the middle of downtown. As locals like to say, the end of every street is a trailhead and a brewery sits at the end of every trail.

Thirsty? We’ve got you taken care of.

If there is one thing Montanans and Portlanders have in common, it’s the appreciation of a good beverage. Enjoy a cup of joe at a coffee shop, a Helena brew at one of our five breweries, a handcrafted cocktail from the distillery, or glass of wine at a tasting room. Whether you just need a refresher after a day on the trails or want to start your day with a cup of coffee that rivals the roasters in Portland, Helena will not disappoint.

Easy flights from Portland.

With a regional airport in Helena, it’s easy for Portlanders to come explore our unique experiences. Serviced by Alaska, Delta, and United airlines, it’s easy to get here.