Downtown Portland

Portland
Downtown Portland featuring boating, picnicking and a bay or harbour

Find it all—food, shopping, events, and nature—right in the heart of the city.

Downtown Portland, Oregon, is a food-lover’s dream. Everywhere you look—on sidewalks, throughout parks, in parking lots, and on street corners—you will see both restaurants and food carts. The mobile dining phenomenon has taken hold in this city, which is home to more than 470 carts offering fare from Greek gyros to Czech goulash, from tacos to waffles. Some carts even have covered seating areas so that you can enjoy a low-cost meal even in wet weather.

There are also many affordable restaurants if you what you dig is a sit-down meal. Cafes and restaurants which use organic, locally sourced ingredients can be spotted just about everywhere.

After consuming a wonderful meal, you will be ready to hit the streets. The Tom McCall Waterfront Park is a popular area of downtown Portland; it attracts bikers, rollerbladers, and those who simply appreciate a stroll beneath the trees. Many large festivals are held here during the summer months, including some of the events on the Portland Rose Festival calendar.

Portland is a magnet for festivals, and more than 300 events a year take place in Pioneer Courthouse Square, the cultural hub of the city. Regardless of when you decide to visit, you are bound to be downtown for a festival, concert, or, in the summer, a free movie in the amphitheatre.

Downtown Portland is a shopper’s delight. From clothing staples like Ann Taylor to more eclectic shops like 360 Vinyl, there is a store for every taste. Visitors will find clothing, books, music, jewellery, health and beauty, home goods, and even a candy shop in the downtown area.

Major downtown attractions include the Portland Museum of Art and Powell’s City of Books. Powell’s covers an entire block and contains over one million titles at any one time. The events and attractions are always changing; visit Downtown Portland’s website for recommendations on where to eat, stay, and enjoy your time while in the area, as well as in-the-know information about up-and-coming locales.


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Top hotels in Downtown Portland

Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
3.5 out of 5
50 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs6,642 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,338 reviews)
"Very accommodating and friendly staff. My only complaint was that the room was warm. They offered a fan and that definitely did the trick."

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2021

Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
808 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR
The price is Rs9,662 per night from 21 Nov to 21 Nov
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is steps away from Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and Portland Center for the Performing Arts. Portland Art Museum and ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,092 reviews)
"I loved that this property was downtown and near everything! I could walk anywhere I wanted and the hotel itself was such a gem! Great experience!"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2021

The Paramount Hotel
The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
1355 SW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs8,849 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in Downtown Portland, this luxury hotel is steps away from Keller Auditorium and Portland City Hall. World Trade Center and Portland Building are also ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (665 reviews)
"Very convenient location in downtown Portland. Enjoyed being in Portland."

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2021

The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
3.5 out of 5
550 SW Oak Street, Portland, OR
The price is Rs9,058 per night from 16 Nov to 16 Nov
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland State University and Oregon Convention Center. Portland ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (978 reviews)
"Loved the location. Lots of restaurants within walking distance."

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
4 out of 5
601 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR
The price is Rs11,160 per night from 21 Nov to 21 Nov
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Powell's City of Books and McMenamins Crystal Ballroom. Pioneer Courthouse Square and Portland ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (491 reviews)
"I understand that COVID effects the cleaning of the room during a stay, however some adjustment or accommodation should be made."

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2021

Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
University Place Hotel & Conference Center
University Place Hotel & Conference Center
2.5 out of 5
310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland, OR
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs7,595 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Keller Auditorium, Portland State University and South Waterfront City Park. Portland ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,104 reviews)
"Good location, great 24/7 service. A couple things were broken like the venting in the bathroom which resulted in really muggy showers and the vending machine didn't take cash. Bit besides that things were good. The people at the front desk were responsive in responding to the issues."

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2021

University Place Hotel & Conference Center
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