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Visit Portland: Your Travel Guide

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

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Exceptional
The fires up the gorge caused some road closures but we still managed to see lots. The Japanese gardens in Washington Park were amazing as was the rose garden. We spent some time at Skamania Lodge only an hours drive east.
Elizabeth
United States of America
September 14, 2017
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Seemed messy and dirty We were at NE. People need to clean up their properties. Loved the little shops, the Roses, and First Thursday Art. Food was out of this world delicious!
Wonderful staff. Dry comfortable bed!
United States of America
September 14, 2017
10
Exceptional
Nice part of our country. I saw the near by Columbia Gorge which beautiful. I am glad I saw when I did Since my visi a fire has destroyed a big part of the gorge!!!
Paula
United States of America
September 14, 2017
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Too many homeless that lined the streets. City was dirty. It really does need to be cleaned up a lot!!! Seattle is much cleaner.
Judy
United States of America
September 13, 2017
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Exceptional
Do not miss Cannon beach . Japanese garden amazing and rose garden We did not go to multimouth falls due to forest fire nearby the falls
Nedaa
Saudi Arabia
September 14, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Portland

Inn at the Convention Center

7.5 Good

Score from 1,346 reviews

$98

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  • “very clean”
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Silver Cloud Inn - Portland

8.9 Excellent

Score from 437 reviews

$149

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  • “very clean”
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Staypineapple at Hotel Rose

8.7 Excellent

Score from 914 reviews

$149

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland Airport

8.4 Very Good

Score from 620 reviews

$124

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  • “good connection to airport”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Ramada Portland Airport

6.4 Review score

Score from 2,060 reviews

$64

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  • “very clean”
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Hotel Eastlund

9 Wonderful

Score from 747 reviews

$152

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  • “beautiful building”
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The Paramount Hotel Portland

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 592 reviews

$154

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University Place Hotel and Conference Center

7.1 Good

Score from 1,400 reviews

$106

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Best Western Inn at the Meadows

8.3 Very Good

Score from 635 reviews

$98

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  • “very clean”
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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.

The light rail system is very useful for moving around. Parking is best done at parking buildings as street parking is limited in the inner city

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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