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Things to Do in Portland
Pittock Mansion
Once the family home of notable locals Georgiana and Henry Pittock, this 46-room mansion sits amidst a vast estate in the West Hills. Built in 1909, the Renaissance-style house is now open as a museum and tribute to Oregon gone-by. Take along a picnic and snack on your sandwiches in the gardens, with Portland sprawling out beneath you.
Portland Japanese Garden
For greenery and scenery in lively Portland, pay a visit to this 5.5-acre traditional Japanese garden. Made up of five sub-gardens that feature a tea garden and a strolling pond, it also hosts regular events, workshops and cultural celebrations.
Pearl District
You’re never short of perks in The Pearl. Once the ugly duckling of Portland, this area has been revitalised as a crossroads of culture, shopping and fancy real estate. The area is also home to Powell’s City of Books, which holds strong claims to be regarded as the world’s largest independent bookstore.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
People are so friendly it doesn't seem real! (but it is) Good for coffee, beer, food (the donuts and seafood are awesome), walking/cycling/biking around town. Lots of nice little artsy shops, and Powell's City of Books is a must-see.
June_CA
Canada
March 22, 2017
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Exceptional
The Portland walking tour was very informative and a fun way to get acclimated to the downtown area. We enjoyed the many food choices in close proximity to our hotel and the ease of travel from the airport to the hotel via the red line was phenomenal!
Kristy
United States of America
March 20, 2017
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Exceptional
Friendly, clean, vegan-mecca city. Great thrift stores and tremendous walking opportunities. Plus Petunia's Pies and Pastries!!!!! Amazing vegan baked goodies...the best in the city. The Sudra restaurant and Vtopia are amazing dinner options for plant-based folks! Yum!
United States of America
March 25, 2017
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Very Good
We stayed in Jansen Beach & all the restaurants had excellent food. Thanks BJ's, Stanford's,Hooter's, & the Bar & Grill-Lounge at the Red Lion.
Thomas
United States of America
March 20, 2017
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Very Good
Exciting city always something going on! Even on cold rainy days there is lots to do and easy to walk lots of stores, shops, bars and eating places to warm up.
Barry
United States of America
March 22, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Portland

Inn at the Convention Center

7.5 Good

Score from 1,316 reviews

$98

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Silver Cloud Inn - Portland

8.9 Excellent

Score from 348 reviews

$129

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University Place Hotel and Conference Center

7.1 Good

Score from 1,410 reviews

$94

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Quality Inn Downtown Convention Center Portland

7.4 Good

Score from 306 reviews

$95

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland Airport

8.5 Very Good

Score from 503 reviews

$99

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Hotel Eastlund

9 Wonderful

Score from 722 reviews

$149

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  • “beautiful building”
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Staypineapple at Hotel Rose

8.7 Excellent

Score from 610 reviews

$139

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Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center

8.5 Very Good

Score from 398 reviews

$149

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The Paramount Hotel Portland

9 Wonderful

Score from 549 reviews

$139

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Recommended in Portland

$28 gets you a 7-day transit pass ($5 for one day). You can even use your smartphone as a ticket. I never had to wait more than 15 minutes for any bus or MAX tram and the wait was usually 5 minutes or fewer. I never wanted to go anywhere there wasn't a stop within a few blocks and the trams looked modern and neat. The MAX even has an app that tells you how soon various bus/tram lines are coming. I could just walk on without having to insert the ticket into anything - I just had to have it handy if a ticket-checker came aboard and wanted to see it. But that only happened once in 5 days of travel for me.

servers and store employees seem happy and everyone is extremely friendly - love it!!

Having a chef take you out to meals.

All types of food! A must try!

Variety of shops, tax free

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Why do you recommend Portland for food?

Variety and quality

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