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.

From the nearby mountains and coastline to downtown parks and the banks of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, there are plenty of places to hike, bike, and stroll. Pack a picnic and spend the day at Tom McCall Waterfront Park or discover the dangerous beauty of Mount St. Helens, just an hour’s drive away.

Explore the history of The City of Roses with a visit to the Pittock Mansion. Or enjoy a unique cultural experience at the Portland Japanese Garden, widely considered to be one of the most authentic gardens outside Japan.

Visitors will be enchanted by eco-conscious Portland, which puts an emphasis on the use of locally made and sourced products. It also has more breweries that any other city in the world. The Downtown area is a mix of hip pubs, organic cafes, clothing shops, and book shops. Portland is home to Powell’s, the largest independent new and used book shop in the United States, which is spread over an entire block of space.

Live music is a huge part of Portland’s identity. Some well-known American acts were formed in Portland, including the Kingsmen back in the 1960s and the contemporary indie-rock band The Decemberists. Music events and festivals are held just about everywhere, from Waterfront Park to Cooper Mountain Vineyards.

Get around on one of the finest bikeways in America or hop on Portland’s efficient and inexpensive public transport system when exploring the downtown area. The MAX light rail service also goes to Washington Park, just 3.2 kilometres from downtown. Here you can enjoy a fun family day at the Oregon Zoo or smell the roses at the International Rose Test Garden—the first of its kind in the United States.

Outdoors, there is plenty of adventure to be found at Cannon Beach or at the Grotto, but Portland is notorious for rainy days, and there is also plenty to do when the weather takes a turn. Admire the exhibits at the Portland Art Museum, which displays pieces from old European masters, early American artists, and Japanese print-makers. Young and curious minds will appreciate the interactive exhibits at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), where visitors are encouraged to delve into the fascinating world of science and make their own discoveries with hands-on activities.

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 Rs8,636 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Situated in Portland, this beach hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Portland Expo Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Portland and Veterans Memorial ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,184 reviews)
"Loved this property. The room was very clean and beautiful. Will return soon."

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2021

Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach
Hotel Eastlund
Hotel Eastlund
4 out of 5
1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR
The price is Rs8,748 per night from 14 Nov to 14 Nov
Located in Lloyd District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oregon Convention Center and Moda Center. Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Pioneer Courthouse ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,106 reviews)
"My kids liked the view from the room we stayed in really enjoyed it"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

Hotel Eastlund
The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
808 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR
The price is Rs10,473 per night from 1 Nov to 1 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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,091 reviews)
"Great location downtown with a fantastic bar and restaurant on property. Close to concert halls, shopping and fine dining in walking distance, with easy off street parking. Quiet location in the heart of downtown Portland!"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

The Paramount Hotel
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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 Rs8,738 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (36 reviews)
"Very friendly people. Inviting atmosphere."

Reviewed on 17 Oct 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 Rs10,344 per night from 5 Nov to 5 Nov
Located in Columbia Way, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Columbia River and Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Esther Short Park and Vancouver ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (399 reviews)
"Love to come here for a quiet getaway, always feel safe even by myself"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Vancouver-Portland
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hillsboro/Beaverton
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hillsboro/Beaverton
3 out of 5
15525 Nw Gateway Ct, Beaverton, OR
The price is Rs9,268 per night from 12 Nov to 12 Nov
Located in Five Oaks, this aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Tualatin Hills Nature Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Cedar Hills Crossing and Beaverton Civic ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (727 reviews)
"Everything was good but not excellent. Cleaning was not done properly. I could see fake eyelashes sitting at the bathroom sink and one of the potty would not flush properly. We had rented a 2 bed 2 bath suite. Dishwasher was filled with clean plates and glasses 10 on 10 but bedding and carpet was ..."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hillsboro/Beaverton
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