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

Beautiful city with many attraction. Beautiful flowers are blooming nearly all season. Great restaurants and museum, entertainment Arts. But traffic is awful. Staying away from rush hours is my suggestion.
United States of America
April 21, 2017
Lovely place. Lovely food. Lovely people. I think the gentrification fetish Portland is getting a little out control. Building/construction work all over the place. Massive homeless problem.
United Kingdom
April 21, 2017
Very Good
Portland is a great city. It is easy to get around walking, taxi, The Max. The zoo is great !!! The Japanese Garden is wonderful. A lot of great parks to enjoy a fun day. Plenty of places for coffee or beer :)
United States of America
April 21, 2017
Downtown is overrated- once you venture elsewhere throughout Portland, you'll find it to be inviting, adventurous, cheap, and always somewhere to find what you're looking for. People are consistently friendly and everyone appears to be beautiful.
United States of America
April 23, 2017
Portland is a beautiful city with so much to do & see... and plenty of great places to eat!! Friendly people.
United States of America
April 21, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Portland

Inn at the Convention Center

7.5 Good

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Silver Cloud Inn - Portland

8.9 Excellent

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University Place Hotel and Conference Center

7.1 Good

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland Airport

8.4 Very Good

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Quality Inn Downtown Convention Center Portland

7.3 Good

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Hotel Eastlund

9 Wonderful

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Staypineapple at Hotel Rose

8.8 Excellent

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The Paramount Hotel Portland

9 Wonderful

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Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center

8.5 Very Good

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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.

Grab a map and walk around from the Convention center to the steel bridge which is amazing, then around the Chinese gardens and down the Burnside, very nice walk around that part of the city in a sunny day.

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!

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