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

10
Exceptional
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.
Hyon
United States of America
April 21, 2017
10
Exceptional
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.
PaulBrad#1
United Kingdom
April 21, 2017
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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 :)
Tara
United States of America
April 21, 2017
10
Exceptional
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
10
Exceptional
Portland is a beautiful city with so much to do & see... and plenty of great places to eat!! Friendly people.
Rose
United States of America
April 21, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Portland

Inn at the Convention Center

7.5 Good

Score from 1,321 reviews

$98

Average price per night
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  • “very clean”
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Silver Cloud Inn - Portland

8.9 Excellent

Score from 353 reviews

$129

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  • “location was great”
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  • “very clean”
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University Place Hotel and Conference Center

7.1 Good

Score from 1,412 reviews

$94

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  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland Airport

8.4 Very Good

Score from 519 reviews

$119

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  • “wonderful staff”
    68 related reviews
  • “good connection to airport”
    48 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    35 related reviews
Quality Inn Downtown Convention Center Portland

7.3 Good

Score from 313 reviews

$89

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  • “location was great”
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  • “comfortable beds”
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Hotel Eastlund

9 Wonderful

Score from 731 reviews

$159

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  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “beautiful building”
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Staypineapple at Hotel Rose

8.8 Excellent

Score from 621 reviews

$109

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  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
    66 related reviews
  • “comfortable beds”
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The Paramount Hotel Portland

9 Wonderful

Score from 565 reviews

$154

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  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “comfortable beds”
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Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center

8.5 Very Good

Score from 400 reviews

$169

Average price per night
  • “very clean”
    47 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    45 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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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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Variety and quality

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