Portland Visitor Info

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Welcome to Portland, Oregon!

Portland, Oregon is a great place to visit, with fun activities for all times of the year. Summer is a great time to enjoy our beautiful and sunny weather, and it’s just a short distance to the coast or the world-renowned Columbia River Gorge for some fun in the sun. Fall is gorgeous with all the leaves turning and plenty of wonderful places to hike, bike, kayak, and more. Winter is loads of fun with a quick trip to Mt. Hood, where you can ski some of the Northwest’s best terrain. Our coast has whale-watching and some amazing storms, fun to watch from a beach house rental as you cozy up to next to the fire.

Portland has an amazing variety of great restaurants in the world. We’re not just saying that because we live here. Some of Portland’s restaurants feature international award-winning and in-demand chefs.

Some must-try restaurants:

Veritable Quandary
Le Pigeon
DOC
Ataula
Bamboo Sushi NW
Beast
Laurelhurst Market
Maurice
Nostrana
Paley’s Place
Portland City Grill
Bangkok Palace
Grilled Cheese Grill (Food Cart)

Dessert places you MUST try in Portland:

Voodoo Doughnut
Salt & Straw
Ruby Jewel
Cupcake Jones
The Pie Spot
Moonstruck Chocolate
Papa Haydn
Pix Pattisserie
Saint Honore Boulangerie

Cocktails might be more your thing:

Teardrop Lounge
Bluehour
Saucebox
Driftwood Room

Places to Stay in Portland, Oregon

There are many gorgeous hotels in Portland.  Some are modern while others are historic, and there’s everything in between. Maybe you don’t want to stay in a hotel and want something a little more quaint. Portland has some wonderful places to stay…

Hotels to stay at in Portland, Oregon:

The Nines
Hotel Deluxe
The Benson Hotel
Hilton & Executive Tower
Hotel Lucia
The Heathman Hotel
Hotel Monaco
The Sentinel Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
The Westin Hotel

Here are some lovely B&B’s or similar in Portland:

Lion and the Rose B&B
A Painted Lady Inn B&B
Bellaterra B&B
Bluebird Guesthouse
Clinton Street Guesthouse
The Kuza Garden Cabin

What to do when in Portland, Oregon?

Portland and the surrounding areas have endless things for you to do. The list below includes activities for all different types of people and interests. Catch a cab or Uber, rent a car or a bike, take the Max or the Trimet bus.

Family friendly things to do in Portland, Oregon:

OMSI
The Children’s Museum
The Oregon Zoo
Oaks Amusement Park
Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals
Portland Saturday Market

Outside Activities in Portland, Oregon

Laurelhurst Park
Portland Aerial Tram
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Washington Park
Forest Park (largest park in the nation)
Japanese Garden
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Hoyt Arboretum
The Grotto
Mt. Tabor Park

Shopping districts in Portland, Oregon

The Pearl District
Old Town
NW District
SE Portland
NE Portland
Division Street
Sellwood
NoPo
SoPo

Make sure to visit these fine establishments in Portland:

The Fossil Cartel (of course)!
Powells Book Store
Made in Oregon
The Official Oregon Duck Store
The Official Oregon State Beaver Store
Portland Art Museum
Oregon Historical Society
Music Millennium
Everyday Music
Stumptown Coffee
Barista on NW 23rd
Spella Caffe