The Best Places to Play Pickleball in Portland

Overview: Top indoor and outdoor courts in Portland

Portland is no stranger to sports, including the fast growing sport of pickleball. With so many choices, where’s the best spots for pickleball? We reviewed all the indoor and outdoor courts available in Portland. Here’s our list of the best places to play pickleball in Portland below:

  1. Best outdoor courts: Summerlake Park
  2. Best indoor courts: RECS
  3. Honorary mention: Padlehorn
  4. Hottest new spot: The People’s Court

Pickleball in Portland: Best outdoor courts

Sometimes there’s nothing better than picking up your paddle and getting some sun. Our list of best places to play pickleball in Portland includes some great outdoor courts. Here are our picks:

1. Summerlake Park

  • Address: 11450 SW Winter Lake Dr, Tigard
  • 6 outdoor courts

The details

Free courts available in a lakeside park. Courts a typically first-come, first-serve with separate blocks of time set aside for pickleball. Check out the park’s hardcourt schedule here.

Summerlake Park also features playgrounds, picnic areas, and an off-dog leash area.


  • “REALLY well thought out pickleball courts (4 dedicated, 2 mobile courts) with squegees for the rain months, a wind socket, print outs of play times and court rules. Honestly i’ve been to nearly every pickleball venue in the Portland metro area and this is my favorite. They NEED outdoor lighting for night play, and that is the ONLY reason i don’t give it 5 stars.” — Joseph M (Google reviews)
  • “Great pickle ball courts and even better community! Super friendly bunch for those just learning how to play pickle ball and also some excellent players for those more advanced.” — Michael K. (Google reviews)

2. George Rogers Park

  • Address: 107 Ladd St, Lake Oswego
  • 6 dedicated outdoor courts

The details

Free outdoor courts available (although some reviewers have said they were told it was not public and cost $25/month). The Lake Oswego Pickleball club plays in this park. You can check out the club’s website and calendar here.


  • “First time on a pi[c]kleball court so much fun courts are great” — Anne-Clair W. (Google reviews)
  • “Great looking courts. Told it was NOT public but play to pay. So there you go. Don’t go unless you are ready to pay $25 a month to play.” — Robert R (Google reviews)

3. Sellwood Park

  • Location: 7951 SE 7th Ave, Portland
  • 1 outdoor court

The details

Free pickleball outdoor courts available. This 16 acre park includes the Sellwood Outdoor Pool and connects with Sellwood Riverfront Park, which has a large dog area and a pier right on the water.

News and Controversy: After the Portland Pickleball Club spent $20,000 renovating the underused upper tennis courts into brand new pickleball courts the Portland Parks and Rec said they're changing them back to tennis courts after neighbors complained about noise. Instead, the city will convert the lower Sellwoood Park courts for pickleball use. Learn more about this development covered by KBW8. 
Tournament: The inaugural Portland Pickleball Open was hosted at Sellwood Park in July 2023. Learn more about this and other tournaments in Portland in our All Things Pickleball in Portland.

Pickleball in Portland: Best indoor courts

Sometimes there’s nothing better than picking up your paddle and getting some sun. The Portland pickleball scene has no shortage of indoor courts for you (or your playing partner) to choose from. Here are our picks for Portland pickleball’s best indoor courts:


The details

RECS grand opening was just earlier this year in March. Already, this former indoor soccer facility has transformed into a Portland pickleball mecca. The 9 indoor cushioned, rubber courts are drawing players from more than an hour drive away to go play in the new facilities.

The prices

There are a variety of options available.

What others are sayinG

“I love having options in where to play.  Rain last night so the courts were wet, and it was easy to switch to an indoor court thanks to RECS.”

— Mary T (Yelp)

“Have been going for months and have formed a regular group where we come play every week. Super nice, clean facility. Highly recommend the intro class as that’s how I got hooked. Great instructors and staff . The classes are fun as well to help mix it up or work on different skills. It does fill up quick so have to book at least a week ahead.”

— lucy li (Google Review, Jan 2023)

2. The People’s Court (Brand new!)

The details

The People’s Court (TPC) just opened this summer in East Portland! This 48,000 multi-court facility features 5 indoor courts and 6 outdoor courts.

There’s fun for everyone! In addition to the brand new indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, TPC also has:

  • 6 cornhole courts
  • 5 bocce courts
  • 6 ping pong tables
  • 9-hole disc-golf
  • Video game arcade
  • Pro shop that sells paddles, discs, and other merchandise

Check out their website to learn more:

The prices

All pickleball at TPC is pay-by-the-hour.

What others are sayinG

“We had a great time at the grand opening. The service and food were great! Easy in and out with lots of parking across the street from the main parking lot. Played some ping pong to start, had pizza and beers and then played pickleball. We’ll be back with friends.”

— Billy Frerichs (Google Review, August 2023)

2. Padlehorn – Honorary mention pickleball spot

The details

Call out: Our honorary mention is located across the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA. Padlehorn is open 24 hours Monday through Saturday! The facility includes an unmanned store with equipment and ice cold drinks.

Along with dedicated indoor pickleball courts, Padlehorn also has the PNW’s first public padel courts! Padel is a “social, versatile and super fun racket game played in doubles”. Learn more about padle in this YouTube video.

The prices

  • Open play available everyday from 5am – 1pm: $10
  • Regular hour courts: $30/hour (before 4pm, after midnight)
  • Peak hour courts: $35/hour (4pm – midnight)
  • Book courts through on Padlehorn’s site (using Playtomic) here

Bonus: Padlehorn place in or near Portland with pickleball courts (indoors) and padle courts.

3. Beaverton Hoop YMCA

The details

The YMCA is remarkably well-priced with reasonable hours for families too. The Y features a giant indoor facility that has 6 full sized basketball courts available that also become pickleball courts. While it’s not pickleball-focused, the gym also is an excellent option for a standalone gym as well, with showers, and most equipment typically wanted by casual visitors and athletes alike.

The prices

Affordable options for everyone:

  • More details available using the YMCA Membership calculator
  • Young adult (ages 12-20): $29/month
  • Adult (ages 21-64): $45/month
  • Senior (ages 65+): $41/month
  • Insurance-based membership available: $0/month

What others are saying

  • “Giant indoor basketball/volleyball/pickleball facility featuring 6 full courts and numerous extra hoops for children. Weights and aerobic training is conveniently located above the courts, providing and excellent view for parents hoping to workout while watching their children’s practices/ games.” — Michael G. (Yelp)

4. Evergreen Tennis

  • Website:
  • Location: Camas
  • Address: 5225 NW 38th Ave, Camas, WA 98607
  • 4 indoor courts

The details

Beautiful and airy indoor facilities with four indoor pickleball courts on tennis court surfaces. LED lights provide excellent lighting for nighttime play. Don’t let the name fool you, these are great indoor courts and one of the best places to play pickleball in Portland (along with tennis).

The prices

  • Memberships available starting at $89/year (Membership information here)
  • Reserve courts as a member: $40/hour
  • Visitors welcome: $10/visit

We’ve really enjoyed putting together this list of the best places to play pickleball in Portland. Let us know in the comments if there any pickleball spot or court you really enjoy and want us to include or any details you want us to add!

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