Portland

Travel Guide
Portland

Explore walkable neighborhoods and picturesque parks in Oregon’s largest city. Be sure to sample its famously delicious coffee and beer.

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

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 $140 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
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 University of Portland. ...
4/5Very Good! (1,168 reviews)
"Beautiful location"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach
Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
4 out of 5
601 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR
The price is CA $229 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of McMenamins Crystal Ballroom and Pioneer Courthouse Square. Oregon Museum of Science and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (439 reviews)
"Good experience"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2021

Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
The Duniway Portland A Hilton Hotel
The Duniway Portland A Hilton Hotel
4.5 out of 5
545 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR
The price is CA $216 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Located in Downtown Portland, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland Art Museum, and Tom McCall Waterfront Park. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"I love the Duniway!"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

The Duniway Portland A Hilton Hotel
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Barsala at KoZ
Barsala at KoZ
3 out of 5
1605 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR
The price is CA $109 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Alphabet Historic District, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Broadway Bridge and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Lloyd Center. McMenamins Crystal Ballroom ...
3/5 (4 reviews)
"Overall my experience staying at Barsala was quite good, and I recommend. But a few tips. First, there is no air conditioning, which was fine for most of my stay until the final day. The other point, if you have a vehicle, you have to find your own parking. There is a 24-hour parking lot under the ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 29, 2021

Barsala at KoZ
Home2 Suites by Hilton Portland Hillsboro
Home2 Suites by Hilton Portland Hillsboro
3 out of 5
9790 NE Tanasbourne Drive, Hillsboro, OR
The price is CA $162 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in Tanasbourne, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Streets of Tanasbourne Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gordon Faber Recreation Complex and Rock ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (25 reviews)
"It was a nice property clean and staff was friendly"

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Portland Hillsboro
Homewood Suites by Hilton Vancouver-Portland
Homewood Suites by Hilton Vancouver-Portland
3 out of 5
701 Southeast Columbia Shores Blvd, Vancouver, WA
The price is CA $213 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 9
Located in Columbia Way, this aparthotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and within 3 mi (5 km) of General Oliver Otis Howard House ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (395 reviews)
"We loved the pool and patio. The rooms were designed well for small family. Wish there was better sound proofing."

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Vancouver-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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