Top things to do

Mediterranean in Pori

Bucco

Once an old brewery workers’ canteen and now Pori’s top restaurant, this stylish spot gives Mediterranean dishes a Finnish twist, such as grilled whitefish served on risotto with sautéed tomatoes and spinach, reinde…
Mediterranean in Pori

Elba Cafè

Fronted by a terrace that gets jam-packed in summer, this classy yet cosy cafe-wine bar has light tapas dishes, substantial mains and luscious desserts like tiramisu, but the showstopper is the fantastic selection o…
Museum in Pori

Satakunta Museum

Fascinating exhibits at this well laid-out museum range from intact Viking skis to a display showing how a handbag’s contents have changed over the centuries, as well as regional customs and traditions traced throug…
Finnish in Pori

Raatihuoneen Kellari

Atmospherically set in the vaulted cellar of the Old Town Hall, Raatihuoneen Kellari has mighty weekday lunch buffets and inventive evening dishes like confit de canard with blackberry sauce, accompanied by a discer…
Market in Pori

Kauppahalli

At Pori's kaupahalli (covered market), look out for the local speciality smoked river lamprey, an eel-like fish that killed England’s Henry I when he gorged too many.
Microbrewery in Pori

Beer Hunter’s

An ale-lovers’ paradise, this distillery and microbrewery sells its own beers, cider and whisky along with a vast array of international brews.
Music in Pori

Pori Jazz Festival

Held over nine days in mid-July, the 1966-established Pori Jazz Festival is one of Finland’s biggest summer events. Over 100 concerts take place in diverse indoor and outdoor venues, along with free jam sessions. Mu…
Church in Pori

Keski-Pori Church

Keski-Pori Church is a uniquely Finnish example of neo-Gothic with a cast-iron steeple and stained-glass windows. Over 400 Finns who died during WWII are buried in the grounds.
Historic Building in Pori

Old Town Hall

Pori's neo-Renaissance Old Town Hall was designed by CL Engel in 1831.