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PortlandUnited States of America

Explore walkable neighborhoods and picturesque parks in Oregon’s largest city. Be sure to sample its famously delicious coffee and beer.

Portland, in the shadow of Mount Hood, and its surroundings offer the rare opportunity to browse quirky neighborhoods, visit museums and parks, sunbathe on the beach and hike to a volcano, all within a day. Discover why this city along the Columbia and Willamette rivers enchants all visitors.

Explore the very walkable Downtown Portland. Begin in Pioneer Courthouse Square, which hosts hundreds of cultural events throughout the year. Admire the impressive 19th-century façade of Portland City Hall and its art exhibits within. Stop at a brewery or café and taste why Portland is a favorite destination for beer and coffee lovers.

Browse through thousands of works, particularly esteemed Native American exhibits, in the Portland Art Museum. Examine a genuine navy submarine in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, or OMSI. Take kids to the Portland Children’s Museum, where they can drive an ambulance, conduct experiments and experience hands-on learning. Visit the big cats of Africa, the monkeys of the Amazon and the elephants of Asia in the Oregon Zoo.

Discover why Portland is called the “City of Roses” in the International Rose Test Garden located in Washington Park. The garden is home to more than 500 rose varieties. Meditate in the serene Grotto, a Catholic shrine and botanical gardens. Explore the eight distinct zones of the impeccably landscaped Portland Japanese Garden.

Bike, walk or simply relax in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The scenic green space in the heart of the city is a favorite refuge for visitors and locals. Delve into life in a bygone era at Pittock Mansion, the sprawling manor house of Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock.

Although Portland has plenty to keep you entertained, you’ll find many destinations a short drive outside the city that are also worth a visit. In the city of Beaverton, indulge in a tasting at Cooper Mountain Vineyard, a certified organic winery. North of Portland, see the still-active volcano, Mount St. Helens.

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Where to stay in Portland

Downtown Portland - South Waterfront showing picnicing, boating and a bay or harbor

Downtown Portland

4.5/5Wonderful!(4,483 area reviews)

Known for its stunning river views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Portland. Check out top attractions like Pioneer Courthouse Square and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, and jump on the metro at Mall-SW 4th Avenue Station or Pioneer Place-SW 5th Avenue Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Portland
Pearl District showing a city

Pearl District

4.5/5Wonderful!(526 area reviews)

Pearl District is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Broadway Bridge and Art Institute of Portland while in the area.

Pearl District
Moda Center which includes signage

Lloyd District

3.5/5Good!(964 area reviews)

Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum are top sights in Lloyd District, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Convention Center Station or Rose Quarter Transit Center to see more sights in the area.

Lloyd District
Nob Hill showing signage and outdoor eating as well as a small group of people

Alphabet Historic District

4.5/5Wonderful!(136 area reviews)

Alphabet Historic District is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Mission Theater and Couch Park while in the area.

Alphabet Historic District
Annual car show and swap meet dedicated to Volvo automobiles at the headquarters for IPD, a company specializing in Volvo parts.  I was inspired to fix up my 1984 245 DL wagon.

Parkrose

4/5Very Good!(1,620 area reviews)

If you're looking for abundant dining options, a trip to Parkrose might be just the ticket. Explore top sights in the area like Leatherman Factory and get around town on the metro at Parkrose-Sumner Transit Center.

Parkrose
Pearl District which includes a park

Northwest Portland

If you're spending time in Northwest Portland, check out sights like Forest Park or Audubon Society of Portland and hop on the metro to see more the city at Union Station-NW 6th and Hoyt Street Station or Union Station-NW 5th and Glisan Station.

Northwest Portland

Top Hotels in Portland

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
River's Edge Hotel
River's Edge Hotel
4 out of 5
0455 Southwest Hamilton Court, Portland, OR
The price is $101 per night

Located in Johns Landing, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Portland Aerial Tram, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), and Oregon Health and Science ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,272 reviews)

"Room was clean and comfortable. I will definitely be going back once the spa opens."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

River's Edge Hotel
Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
3.5 out of 5
50 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR
The price is $114 per night

Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is steps from Yamhill National Historic District and Mill Ends Park. World Trade Center and Tom McCall Waterfront Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,856 reviews)

"The beds are so cozy! And staff was very nice and all the pineapples"…"

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District
Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District
4 out of 5
425 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR
The price is $169 per night

Located in Pearl District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Art Institute of Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (659 reviews)

"The hotel was clean and modern. During this Covid crisis we didn’t have access to food or amenities."…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2020

Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District

Popular places to visit in Portland

Moda Center
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Moda Center

4.5/5(1,164 reviews)

See sporting teams do battle and rock out to musical legends at one of Portland’s major venues for sports and big-ticket entertainment events.

Oregon Convention Center
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Oregon Convention Center

4.5/5(569 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Oregon Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in Portland. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Oregon Zoo
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Oregon Zoo

4.5/5(610 reviews)

Awesome beasts native to America have a home alongside exotic and endangered species from around the world at this picturesque Portland attraction.

Multnomah Falls
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Multnomah Falls

4.5/5(1,783 reviews)

Cross the bridge perched above the lower part of this two-tiered behemoth and visit the historic lodge for its stunning views.

Oregon Health and Science University
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Oregon Health and Science University

4.5/5(367 reviews)

Walk around the campus of Oregon Health and Science University, a well-known college in Portland. Discover the area's shops, or seek out its biking trails.

Portland Japanese Garden
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Portland Japanese Garden

4.5/5(1,187 reviews)

Tranquility abounds in these idyllic Japanese gardens, said by many to be the most authentic outside of Japan.

Top things to do in Portland

Half-Day Multnomah Falls & Gorge Waterfalls Tour
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Half-Day Multnomah Falls & Gorge Waterfalls Tour

96% of travellers recommend
$65
Per adult
Full-Day Mount Hood & Multnomah Falls Tour
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Full-Day Mount Hood & Multnomah Falls Tour

94% of travellers recommend
$105
Per adult
Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)
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Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)

$40
Per adult

Reviews of Portland

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 27, 2020

I was born & raised in Portland. I had a business trip there, & used it as an opportunity to visit my parents, while there.

3/5 - Okay

BN

May 25, 2020

Not many food places were open nearby.

2/5 - Disappointing

RR

May 14, 2020

Very dirt. Three times more homeless tents on sidewalks, and off the interstate. I can't beilieve the city allows that.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 12, 2020

Around the hotel it was dirty and seemed ghetto, but leaving the hotel was ok.

5/5 - Excellent

Tootsz

May 7, 2020

Check out The Vancouver Waterfront right on the other side of the bridge. Lot’s of helpful signage to get there.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 4, 2020

Portland typically has great food options. Obviously during a pandemic, there were less options.

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