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PortlandUnited States of America

The City of Roses is also known for beer, books, and its eco-conscious culture.

Microbreweries and bookstores, rose gardens, coffee and music. Portland’s attractions may be diverse, but they’re all done with pride and passion. The city’s collective environmental awareness is lauded around the world. Its scenic beauty ranges from the nearby mountains and coastline to downtown parks and the banks of the Columbia and Willamette River. The Willamette divides Portland into east and west sides, which are connected by a series of bridges.

Portland has an efficient and low-cost public transport system, and one of the finest networks of bikeways in America. Explore the Downtown area on a rented bike, by streetcar or the MAX Light Rail. The MAX service also travels to Washington Park, two miles (3.2 kilometers) from downtown. Here you’ll find major Portland attractions, including the Oregon Zoo, the world-renowned International Rose Test Garden and the Portland Japanese Garden.

Outdoor adventures are plentiful, but Portland also turns on the indoor entertainment for those days when the weather reveals its notoriously rainy side. Home of the U.S.’s last non-nuclear submarine, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry will intrigue, particularly younger visitors with a range of hands-on activities. Find work from old European masters and early American artists at the Portland Art Museum. See a slice of Portland’s history and architecture at Pittock Mansion.

Portland puts a healthy emphasis on all things locally made and sourced, Connoisseurs of coffee, food and beer will appreciate the city’s range of boutique roasters, organic cafes and hip brew-pubs. With at least 50 in the metropolitan area alone, Portland has more breweries than any other city in the world. Among these is one of the oldest breweries in Portland, Widmer Brothers. At Hair of the Dog you’ll find unusual blends, including “Greg”, which is made from several varieties of squash.

Portland is also home to the largest independent new and used bookstore in the U.S. Powell’s City of Books covers an entire block in the downtown area. Live music is a big part of the Portland arts scene as well. Some well-known American acts were formed here, including the Kingsmen of the 1960s and the contemporary indie-rock band The Decemberists.

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Where to stay in Portland

Downtown Portland - South Waterfront which includes boating, a bay or harbour and picnicking

Downtown Portland

4.5/5Wonderful!(545 area reviews)

Known for its stunning river views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Portland. Check out top attractions like Pioneer Courthouse Square and Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and jump on the metro at Mall-SW 4th Avenue Station or Pioneer Place-SW 5th Avenue Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Portland
Pearl District, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Pearl District

4.5/5Wonderful!(43 area reviews)

Pearl District is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Broadway Bridge and Powell's City of Books while in the area.

Pearl District

Top Hotels in Portland

Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
3.5 out of 5
50 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR
The price is CA $121 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16

Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is steps away from Yamhill National Historic District and Mill Ends Park. World Trade Center and Tom McCall Waterfront ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,856 reviews)

"My dog was treated like a person here. Best hotel so far staying with my chihuahua."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2020

Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach
Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach
3 out of 5
909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR
The price is CA $115 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Situated in Portland, this beach hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Portland Expo Center, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Moda Center. University ...

4/5Very Good! (1,373 reviews)

"Very professional and fast. Friendly receptionist."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2020

Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach
Mark Spencer Hotel
Mark Spencer Hotel
3 out of 5
409 Sw 11th Ave, Portland, OR
The price is CA $127 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Powell's City of Books, Roseland Theater and Pioneer Courthouse Square. Portland Art Museum ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,366 reviews)

"Friendly and attentive staff, comfortable room and great location!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2020

Mark Spencer Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Portland

Inn at Northrup Station
Inn at Northrup Station
3 out of 5
2025 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR
The price is CA $177 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Alphabet Historic District, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Powell's City of Books, Lan Su Chinese Garden and Portland Japanese Garden. Portland ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,560 reviews)

"Nice place and conveniently located if youre traveling for pleasure. The people who work there are very pleasant and helpful. Warning to business travelers though - the wireless is TERRIBLE."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2020

Inn at Northrup Station
Larkspur Landing Hillsboro - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Hillsboro - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
3133 Ne Shute Rd, Hillsboro, OR
The price is CA $123 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

Located in the heart of Hillsboro, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Topgolf, Hillsboro Stadium and Ron Tonkin Field. Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,102 reviews)

"Room was clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly. Both times we stayed here, we were short a wash cloth and had to request it, but, overall we were pleased."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Larkspur Landing Hillsboro - An All-Suite Hotel
CrashPad Downtown Portland
CrashPad Downtown Portland
3 out of 5
1550 Northwest 15th Avenue, Portland, OR

Located in Pearl District, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Couch Park, Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Roseland Theater. Moda Center and Oregon Convention ...

3.1/5 (15 reviews)

"No cable TV available. You will have to use your Netflix account or Hulu to enjoy any movies."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2020

CrashPad Downtown Portland
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Portland

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay 9.226594301221168%
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1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Mar 10, 2020

The highways and roads are difficult to navigate.

4/5 - Good

KT

Feb 29, 2020

Chill vibes, good food, incredibly friendly people, though not overbearing. Inspiring and interesting businesses, shops, bars, food and breweries.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 24, 2020

Seems like a nice place to visit and shop! Next time I'd like to do more exploring!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 22, 2020

Was not there for a long time but I apreciated people’s hospitality.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 19, 2020

Nice weather

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Jan 18, 2020

Unfortunately not the best experience with Portland. The car in front of us had their window smashed overnight. So many homeless in tents on almost every sidewalk and doorway

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