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Portland, OR: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Portland center is approximately the area of Portland Saturday Market and the area of Oregon Maritime Center and Museum.

Welcome to Portland, Oregon's culture capital. Whether you want to stay in the heart of the city, are looking for something a little further out, or want a luxury hotel with all the amenities, Portland has a variety of hotels to meet your needs.The largest city in Oregon, Portland is located in the Willamette Valley at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. The first settlers arrived in Portland in the 1830s as they came to the end of the Oregon Trail. At the start of the 20th century, Portland, named after the coastal city in Maine, had a reputation as a dangerous port city, in part because of the infamous practice of shanghaiing men to work on ships for no pay.Today, however, Portland is a popular attraction for visitors wanting to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area and explore this vibrant city. Whatever your reason for coming to Portland, it's important that you find the right hotel so you can enjoy everything the city has to offer. More from this guide...

"A Cultural Jewel"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 07-Jul-2015
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

A cultural jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Portland has experience record breaking growth in popularity with leisure and business travelers for the last four consecutive years. It is a city unlike any other, even sporting the unofficial slogan of “Keep Portland Weird”. It is hailed as a mecca for foodies and nature lovers, while fortunately managing to keep tourism prices low despite its rapid growth. One of Portland's most convenient features is that the downtown area and the Portland International Airport are located a quick 15 minute drive away from each other, so choosing from the large variety of affordable airport hotels over the downtown options is an easy way to save money without inconveniencing your group. If driving is not an option, Portland's public transportation is exceptionally well developed and very easy to use.

Portland Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Embassy Suites Portland Downtown in Portland 319 SW Pine St., Portland, OR 97204
  • Amenities befitting a luxury hotel are what the Embassy Suites Hotel Portland - Downtown offers. Guest rooms include a separate living and sleeping area, and each room is equipped with a refrigerator, coffeemakers, robes, microwaves, sleeper sofas, and work areas. Complimentary services include newspapers delivered to the Guest rooms daily, a cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, and a manager's reception each evening. This historic 1912 hotel also has an on-site restaurant, spa, indoor pool, sauna, and whirlpool.
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Tasty breakfast
  • Train station is close
From$151
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Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center 550 SW Oak St., Portland, OR 97204
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 9 conference rooms in property
  • About half of guests complained about the bathroom
  • Great pub in the evening
From$113
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Hotel Monaco : 506 SW Washington St. 506 SW Washington St., Portland, OR 97204
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$225
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Hotel Lucia 400 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 9 floors in hotel
From$219
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Hotel Vintage Portland in Portland 422 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 117 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$220
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The Nines : 525 SW Morrison 525 SW Morrison, Portland, OR 97204
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown hotel
  • 9 floors in hotel
From$179
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The Westin Portland in Portland 750 SW Alder St., Portland, OR 97205
  • Leisure travelers arriving with families to The Westin Portland might enjoy the kid's club and premium in-room cable/satellite television. Business travelers might enjoy the leather desk chairs designed for ergonomic comfort and the option of having high-speed wireless Internet access in their room for a fee. All guests enjoy the luxury of Westin's Heavenly beds, free toiletries, and bathrobes available in all of the rooms. There is also an on-site restaurant and fitness room.
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Gym is available on property
From$179
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The Mark Spencer Hotel 409 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Great shopping
  • Clean
Sentinel Hotel in Portland 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • 100 rooms in hotel
From$289
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The Paramount Hotel - Portland 808 SW Taylor St., Portland, OR 97205
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • Spacious rooms
  • Good accessibility by car
From$119
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Red Lion Hotel Portland Convention Center : 1021 NE Grand Ave.
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1021 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232
  • High end Convention Center property
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Could be quieter
  • Wonderfully appointed rooms
Riverplace Hotel - Portland 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • 4 floors in hotel
From$199
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Hotel Modera 515 SW Clay, Portland, OR 97201
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 174 rooms
  • Rooms could be larger
  • For only 52%, the fitness area was satisfactory
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Hotel Deluxe 729 SW 15th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
  • A historic, 1912 structure houses the Hotel DeLuxe, a boutique hotel that offers the coziness of a small hotel while offering the amenities of the bigger properties. Located in uptown Portland, the hotel is just steps from the light rail system and also provides service to the airport. The Northwest and Pearl Districts are within a short commute, as is the PGE Sports Park, Portland trolley, and the Oregon Convention Center. The downtown business district is also close by.
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00PM
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Hyatt House Portland / Downtown - Portland 2080 SW River Dr., Portland, OR 97201
  • Affordable hotel
Residence Inn Portland Downtown / Riverplace 2115 SW River Pkwy., Portland, OR 97201
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 4 meeting rooms
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Inn at Northrup Station 2025 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97209
  • The Inn at Northrup Station provides guests with a convenient way to experience The City of Roses, as it is located near the Rose Garden Arena and the Oregon Convention Center. Situated in the Nob Hill District, the Inn at Northrup Station offers a variety of amenities, including a rooftop garden with barbeque grills for guest's use, in-room iPod docking stations, flat-panel televisions, and full kitchens in each room. There is also free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the property.
  • Affordable hotel
From$175
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Hotel Rose 50 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 97204
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 5 floors in property
  • Terrible heating system
  • The majority of guests found problems with the furniture
From$140
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The Benson Hotel - Portland 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Wonderful lobby and bar area
  • Internet works
From$135
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Portland Marriott City Center - Portland 520 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • All guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
  • Fantastic staff
From$100
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Ace Hotel Portland in Portland 1022 SW Stark St., Portland, OR 97205
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 22 suites in property
  • Great amenities
  • Impressive bathroom
From$205
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Hilton Portland - Portland 921 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97204
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 1401 SW Natio Pkwy., Portland, OR 97201
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Hotel has 6 suites
  • Bar service was unacceptable, according to 57%
  • Snacks are ok
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Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center - Portland 1441 NE 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97232
  • Affordable Convention Center hotel
  • 2 suites in hotel
From$80
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Doubletree by Hilton Portland Or - Portland 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR 97232
  • Expensive Convention Center hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • Business facilities were excellent, according to 89%
  • Good restaurant service
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When to Visit Portland, OR

The best time to visit Portland is between June and August, when the city enjoys clear weather and warm temperatures. The outdoor markets are in full swing, the gardens are in bloom, and the weather is ideal for exploring the outdoors. However, because summer is the best time to visit, it's also the hardest time to get a good deal on a hotel room. Rates are higher and hotels tend to fill up quickly, so it's a good idea to make your reservations early to ensure you get the best deal possible.If you want to get out and explore the city, but you also want a good deal on a room, try to plan your visit to Portland between March and May or September and November. While spring in Portland brings warmer temperatures, it also brings scattered rain showers. You'll find some good deals since you won't have to battle summer crowds, but it's a good idea to pack layers since you never know what the weather will bring.In the fall, summer tourist business tends to drop, and so do the hotel rates. Yet, with September temperatures in the mid-70s, it's still an enjoyable time to see the city.If you're a winter sports enthusiast, take some time between December and February to travel to Portland. Nearby Mount Hood gets plenty of snow during these months, and it's a popular spot for skiers and snowboarders. Since the weather is typically cold and rainy in the city, the tourists tend to stay away, so you can score a good deal on a hotel room.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Portland, OR:

seasonality of hotel rates in Portland

Portland by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Portland, OR. You can use these illustrations to evaluate the best time period to stay in Portland for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Portland, OR

4 Star Average Prices: $195.48

If you're looking for luxury hotels in Portland, there are several unique choices. For a hip downtown hotel with personality, book a stay at Hotel Monaco Portland. The building dates back to the 1910s, and the decor fuses modern eco-friendly touches with vintage style. You'll enjoy complimentary amenities including free coffee or tea in the lobby, an on-site fitness center open 24 hours a day, and free bicycles to explore the city.For a beautiful stay on the river, head to RiverPlace Hotel. Situated right on the banks of the lovely Willamette River, it offers your choice of rooms with views of downtown Portland or of the river. Every suite and room features a mini bar, a flat-panel television with a DVD player, and a Boston Acoustics or Bose sound station.A stay in one of the city's landmarks, The Benson Hotel, offers you the chance to enjoy the hotel's elegant European design with modern convenience. The Benson puts you within walking distance of downtown, Pioneer Square, Pearl District, Old Town, Chinatown, and an abundance of entertainment, dining, and shopping.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Portland

Affordable Hotel Options in Portland, OR

3 Star Average Prices: $140.14

Finding an affordable hotel in Portland is easier than you might think. Hospitality Inn is conveniently located close to many attractions in the area, including the Portland Zoo, downtown Portland, a variety of restaurants, and unique gardens. You'll also enjoy in-room conveniences like Wi-Fi, satellite television with 24 channels, and free local phone calls. You can also help your budget stretch even further with a free continental breakfast and free warm cookies in the evening.If you're looking for an affordable hotel that's close to all the action in downtown Portland, Monticello Motel is the ideal choice. The hotel is located just a few blocks away from the Willamette River. You can choose from rooms that have one queen bed, two queen beds, or one king bed. You'll also enjoy such benefits as a 50-inch flat-screen television with premium cable and a kitchen with microwave and refrigerator.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Portland

2 Star Average Prices: $93.59

2 Star Hotel Prices in Portland

Where are the real discounts in Portland

If you know where to stay, you can save even more money during your Portland trip by taking advantage of discounts. The downtown Westin Portland offers a AAA discount where members can save up to 15 percent. This luxury hotel offers benefits such as wireless and wired high-speed Internet access, a 42-inch LCD HDTV, and custom furnishings in each room. This pet-friendly hotel also welcomes each furry friend with a doggie treat, a food bowl and mat, and a Heavenly Dog Bed.Another hotel where AAA members can save five percent or more is Embassy Suites Portland Airport. This hotel is conveniently located less than two miles from the Portland International Airport, and it offers a free airport shuttle. You can stay in shape at the fitness center and indoor pool, or take a break and relax in the hot tub. Enjoy in-room amenities such as two 37-inch HDTVs and an MP3 alarm clock.If you're in the military, be sure to take advantage of the military discount offered at the Red Lion Hotel on the River – Jantzen Beach. This waterfront accommodation is just seven miles from downtown Portland. Enjoy views of the mountains and Columbia River right from your room. The on-site restaurant, Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill, offers fresh Pacific Northwest cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Best Value Options in Portland, OR

Portland has many mid-range hotels that offer plenty of value for your money. Park Lane Suites & Inn offers a modern design and conveniences such as free wireless Internet and flat-screen televisions. The suites also come with a welcome breakfast package and a kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, stovetop, toaster, cookware, and dishware. The hotel is just a short walk away from Washington Park, which includes a rose garden, Japanese garden, zoo, children's museum, amphitheatre, soccer field, tennis courts, playgrounds, and miles of hiking trails.For a value hotel near the airport, consider the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portland Airport. Since the hotel is just two miles from the airport, you can take advantage of the free airport shuttle. Once you're there, use the mall shuttle to travel to the restaurants and shops of the Cascade Station shopping center, which is just one mile away from the hotel. Wake up in the mornings and enjoy the breakfast buffet. Then take advantage of other on-site resources, like their indoor pool and a fitness center.

Top Portland, OR Destinations

Wherever you're considering staying in Portland, you'll be near many of the city's top destinations. For trips when you're staying just outside the city, make sure you take some time to explore Forest Park. With 5,157 acres, this is the largest wooded urban park in the country. There are over 70 miles of hiking and walking trails, the longest of which is 27-mile-long Wildwood Trail.No matter where you stay in Portland, you'll see why the city is famous for its top-quality microbreweries. There are over 30 breweries operating here, which is more than any other city in the world. Take a pub tour that includes popular spots such as MacTarnahan's Tap Room, BridgePort Brew Pub, or McMenamins. Or, if you're looking to try something unique and different, head to Distillery Row in Southeast Portland, where many entrepreneurs try their hands at microdistilling.Exploring everything Portland has to offer is a tall order, but no matter what your itinerary includes, you'll find a diverse city full of good food and drink, fun entertainment, and beautiful scenery. Whether you're looking for a luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Portland, or want a budget-friendly hotel close to the airport, you can find the perfect hotel that meets your needs and your budget.

Portland, OR in a nutshell

Portland has been a city filled with art and science for years, and it is not going to stop anytime soon. Besides, art and science does not necessarily mean only art galleries and boring museums. No, in Portland, everything also has style. One of the things Portland is proud of is its extensive art collection held at the Portland Art Museum, known to be one of the largest in Oregon. Though the said museum is quite impressive, it is not the only gallery in the city as guests can also visit the Alberta Arts District and Pearl District for displays. Visitors can also enjoy a scenic walk around the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, which is this authentic depiction of China's Suzhou walled gardens. If guests visit Portland in June, they have a chance to be a part of the Portland Rose Festival, which boasts of having parades, carnival rides, and dragon races to boot. Enjoying Portland isn't really rocket science since all you have to do is let the city do what it does best. If that does not do the trick, then perhaps the Oregon Brewers Festival held every July will!

'What you can and cannot achieve is none of anybody else's business. You need to tell that to yourself first. Get over the social dependence for your dreams and until you don't, stop even dreaming. Dreams are meant for those who can actually achieve them. Otherwise call them simple reveries!'

Steve Jobs, the man and the personality behind Apple, was a tough motivator and perhaps the best entrepreneur the world has ever seen. Throughout the world, his words of wisdom still float, years after his demise, and that, perhaps, is his biggest contribution to the global society, even bigger than his iPhones, iPods and iPads. The words quoted above were said by Steve while addressing a group of graduating students in a university in New York. 

Steve Jobs was born, however, in Portland, Oregon, and that fact defined much of life. Despite having all the wealth in the world, his simple ways of leading an ordinary life, from his famed turtleneck to his ordinary cars, are much talked about. But a lot of its credit should go to Portland, the home city that taught him lessons in simplicity the hard way. 

The biggest 'beef' that locals have with their home city is a rather adorable one, the name itself. Because of the very fact that 'Portland' has become such a generic name in the United States that pretty much every other state has a town or a city named the same, further diminishing the unique-stock of Portland, Oregon. 

But apart from that, this is a city that really enrich you with its beauty and serenity as any other city in the world. Located off the Pacific North West Coast of the country, it is the second largest American city in the region, next only to Seattle. From exquisitely snow-capped mountains to national parks and woods that can still be quite difficult to penetrate, Portland has got it all. 

Budget Hotels and Affordable Inns in Portland

Despite being the capital of Oregon, tourists might have to struggle a little bit in order to find a perfect blend of cheap hotels and decent enough lodges in Portland.   

Whatever is available in the name of cheap hotels is either too good to be true (which often is the case) or just simply avoidable. But getting rid of those shady options from our discussion, allow us to focus on the job at hand, finding the best affordable Portland hotels. 

Our research that included intense scrutiny of the hospitality scene in the city as well as the word of mouth generated by tourists who have actually been to Portland has yielded some fantastic results. The Mark Spencer is our favorite pick among all of these, as it gives you the best you can have in Portland on two important counts, convenience and affordability. 

Up next, we have a slightly different candidate. Oxford Suites Inn is a curious mix between luxury suites of a good resort and low prices of a highway inn. Its location is good enough to allow you to access all that Portland has to offer quite easily. 

Seeking Luxury in Portland: Not a Bad Idea 

Staying in a magical and majestic city like Portland is good as it is. You can, however, top that experience off by staying at a truly luxury hotel that will transform your stay in Portland from a mere 'good' to more emphasized and more pronounced 'excellent'.

We would be the first ones to agree with the fact that staying at luxury hotels in Portland has all the potential to imbalance one's budget easily. If that's the case with you, you can always consider chopping and changing your hotel plans in order to optimize the whole deal. The point to be made here is that, while you are visiting Portland, make sure that you spend at least one weekend at any luxury resort! 

The Nines (A Luxury Collection Hotel) is by and large the best there is, not only in Portland, but in the whole state of Oregon. It is a truly lavish property that you can stay at for a nightly price of $299 or higher! 

Hilton operates its flagship range of Embassy Suites in the business district of the city. That makes this pick a popular one among business travelers and students. 

Must Do Activities and Must See Sights in Portland

Portland is quite big on natural beauty. So, the top-most thing you should be undertaking while in Portland is to explore all this beauty. There are various mountain ranges just beyond city limits and a number of adventure activities can be accessed there in summer. 

The Frontier days of Portland can be lived through and experienced in the Old Town of Portland, where the dusty boardwalks and corner salons still exists. A number of national parks, zoos and other similar attractions are present in Portland. While it will be impossible to see and experience all of them in one go, it's a good idea to maintain a healthy mix of natural sightseeing and historical sightseeing. 

Hollywood Theater and many similar media and art establishments make for a great sightseeing tour, as well. 

Hotels Near the Airport in Portland

There is only one airport that Portland is serviced by, Portland International Airport

It is situated just outside the city limits, at about a 10 minutes ride away from the city center. While there are not too many hotels in Portland that can be deemed to be in the vicinity of the airport, a few notable exceptions like the Clarion Hotel and Hyatt Palace Airport can be made. 

Weather in Portland: What You Need to Know 

Weather in Portland is typically North Western. A good deal of rainfall can be observed throughout the year. June, July and August are three months that are marked with long hours of sunshine and balmy temperatures (that, of course, lead to Portland hotels going higher on the price-ladder). 

Winter months can bring severe snow in Portland, thereby attracting tourists who are interested in various snow-sports. 

Verified reviews of the city of Portland

Below are reviews of the city of Portland, OR from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Poverty is Everywhere"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lots of homeless people on each corner

Valerie D., from 24-Oct-2016
"Portland is Great!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Beautiful city!

Hung Yu W., from 03-Oct-2016
"Soccer Tournament"
Score 5.0 / 5

We were in town for a soccer tournament so didn't explore Portland to much. We did go to Pizza Schmizza and Glowing Greens for putt putt in the dark. The Pizza was delicious and the staff very helpful and accommodating. We were there right before they closed! The boys and adults loved the putt putt golf in the dark. The facility was clean and had a great putt putt course.

Maria J., from 29-Aug-2016
"Wish I Could've Stayed Longer"
Score 4.0 / 5

I did not have time to discover the city of Portland but by passing through I noticed how beautiful the city was, it's definitely a charming city and looks like there are plenty of things to do!

Christina L., from 24-Dec-2015
"Great Nightly Activities"
Score 4.0 / 5

One night we had a pub crawl hitting four of Portland's many brew pubs. It was a nice experience and a highly recommended the outing while in Portland.

John S., from 16-Nov-2015
"Pleasant"
Score 5.0 / 5

Riverfront walks and nice restaurant withing walking distance to hotel.

Unknown U., from 04-Nov-2015
"Cool City"
Score 4.0 / 5

Portland is still getting to built up for the better.

Unknown U., from 30-Oct-2015
"A Beautiful City"
Score 4.0 / 5

Portland is a beautiful city with many hillside neighborhoods with lovely trees and plants. Lots to do in the arts. Plenty of good food too.

Unknown U., from 23-Sep-2015
"Portland is the Best!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great food, bars, public spaces, shopping, transportation, and scenery!

Lori P., from 04-Aug-2015
"The Epitome of Nice"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great public transportation and Portland locals are so very friendly.

Janet O., from 29-Jul-2015
"Hip, Trendy City"
Score 5.0 / 5

The city now has Uber and Lyft. This makes it much easier to move around the city than my last visit. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of homeless people sitting on the sidewalks in the area around the hotel.

Patrick P., from 30-Jun-2015
"The Happening Place to Be"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Saturday Market is fun. The Oregon Symphony was wonderful! OMSI was great.

Lauren T., from 27-Apr-2015
"Good times"
Score 5.0 / 5

We love Portland very much.

Cristina W., from 27-Jul-2014
"Portland is great North Western city."
Score 4.0 / 5

Portland is beautiful from downtown to the Japanese Gardens! Public transportation was easy and convienent.

Joey B., from 18-Jul-2014
"Recreational River Activities"
Score 5.0 / 5

The seafood restaurants and the recreational activities along the rivers.

Patricia E., from 14-Jul-2014
"Fun and Normal"
Score 5.0 / 5

Portland is a fun city with a lot to see and do. And as hard as they try to be weird, there's still a whole lotta normal there too.

Jeffrey S., from 13-Jul-2014
"Laid Back and Kind"
Score 4.0 / 5

We loved the weather. For two weeks we had sunny with a chance of showers. Portland people are so environmentally friendly and down to earth. No speeding, they all go the speed limit. No honking like in LA. No sales tax and lots of shopping available.

Curtis N., from 29-Jun-2014
"Just over the state line, nearby Vancouver, WA."
Score 5.0 / 5

We actually stayed in Vancouver, WA. The town is quaint and beautiful and the river walk is simply awesome.

Leanna L., from 24-Jun-2014
"Amazing Earthy Atmosphere"
Score 4.0 / 5

Open airy greenery. Urbanites were relaxed, environmentally friendly foodies and organically healthy minded. The city is gorgeous. No tax. No rush. No problem. Loved the food carts. No speeding. No horn honking. Lots of wine and beer tasting. Voodoo Donut: Maple bacon & Old dirty bastard (choc/pb/oreo) was da bomb!

Shelly C., from 12-Jun-2014
"Great for the botanist, the foodie and the nature lover alike!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Portland is located near Mt. Hood which is an awesome visual experience. Portland is known for the beauty of its roses as well as many other plants. Portland has numerous entertainment and dining options. As a focal point in the Northwest, there are many nearby outdoor activities for the more active traveler.

James B., from 05-May-2014
"TriMet Transport System"
Score 5.0 / 5

Love, love the low cost and ease of using Portland's TriMet.

Rosemary B., from 29-Apr-2014
"Weekend Market a Highlight"
Score 5.0 / 5

Saturday Market.

Chieh-Yu C., from 26-Mar-2014
"Fantastic Place"
Score 4.0 / 5

I like the transit system, the openness of the city itself with high and low buildings, fountains and trees that break up the concrete and steel feeling of most metropolitan areas. Being an artist myself, I love the quirky creative touches in almost every nook and cranny whether it's a public sculpture, architectural embellishment or groovy boutique or restaurant. Even the citizens are creative. People are very friendly and helpful. Lots to see and do from the parks to the bridges to music offerings to the museum, galleries. And man, talk about food and drink! Heavens! I feel so huge after a weekend here trying to sample everything I possibly could! One of the best things that I've enjoyed ever since first visiting the city over 40 years ago (which I'm glad to see still exists!) is the ease with which one can be out of the city into farmland or forest! Love Portland. Couldn't ever consider living in a city again but if I had to, this would be the one!

Dianne B., from 22-Jan-2014
"The restaurants were great"
Score 4.0 / 5

The restaurants were great. We went to Tasty and Adlers and it was the most fun and the best food!! The shopping was amazing too. Only a couple of us got to go shopping but they were happy when they got back to the hotel!

Dee B., from 07-Nov-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Portland, OR shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews
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