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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

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Very Good
We went to Portland’s University Farmers Market, a great selection of fresh foods and crafts. We took a city tram to the sky tram, great views of Portland, we went out to Mt Hood to visit a couple of wineries. All up we enjoyed our stay.
Australia
November 26, 2017
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Very Good
Great city with amazing restaurants and stores (like Powell's). It's easy to get around by light rail, bus, taxi and on foot. There are many homeless in the streets of Portland. Some are clearly in need of mental help, and a few seem dangerous.
David
United States of America
November 26, 2017
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Exceptional
We were there for the PK80 basketball tournament, so was focuse in the double venue of the Veterans/ Moda Center which was great. Saturday Farmers Market along the river was unique. Also the tram was well worth the ride excellent view of the city and bridges.
David
United States of America
November 28, 2017
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Very Good
Easy to navigate, nice parks and public areas, good food and attractions, well kept older neighborhoods, interesting new and old architecture. Enjoyed the zoo and Holiday Train ride.
Garth
United States of America
November 24, 2017
10
Exceptional
Wonderful, great , amazing people and place to visit. People of Portland are so nice, respectful and helpful. I just love them.
Mohammed
United States of America
November 25, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Portland

Inn at the Convention Center

7.5 Good

Score from 1,404 reviews

$79

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University Place Hotel and Conference Center

7.1 Good

Score from 1,426 reviews

$89

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Portland Suites Airport East

6.2 Review score

Score from 518 reviews

$54

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Staypineapple at Hotel Rose

8.7 Excellent

Score from 1,069 reviews

$89

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland Airport

8.4 Very Good

Score from 649 reviews

$89

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Silver Cloud Inn - Portland

8.9 Excellent

Score from 455 reviews

$109

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Howard Johnson Portland Airport

6.4 Review score

Score from 1,804 reviews

$48

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Ramada Portland Airport

6.5 Review score

Score from 2,135 reviews

$58

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Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown

8.7 Excellent

Score from 515 reviews

$150

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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!

Variety of shops, tax free

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