- Hayden Island
- Johns Landing
- Lair Hill
- Mount Tabor
- Multnomah Village
- Nob Hill
- Pearl District
- Private Homes
- South Tabor
- South Waterfront
- St. Johns
- West Hills
- Willamette Heights
- Alberta Arts District
Recent Portland reviews
"My husband and I were able to get away for two nights and couldn't have picked a better place to stay. It was so serene and peaceful. Upon arrival we noticed all the personal touches from Karen. It was close to the village where there was a wonderful assortment of shops and restaurants. Such a nice getaway from our daily lives. We definitely will return!"Guest: Lili Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 20, 2014View listing
"Our family spent a wonderful week in the main house when we came to Portland to visit a daughter and her husband for the first time since they moved there. It was great to have space for our kids/spouses and grand-children. We made a lot of great memories and had a relaxing time - especially out on the deck or in the hot-tub, enjoying an evening fire and making S'mores, canoeing, swimming, fishing, listening to the sounds of nature (and the trains going by on nearby tracks which we easily got used to), etc. etc. The house was well furnished and we were able to do most of our cooking there. We enjoyed touring the nearby waterfalls, rode Segways to tour Portland, took the kids to the Oregon Zoo, and did some other site-seeing while there. Joyce was very helpful in answering our questions and Peter, the caretaker, was great as well. We would highly recommend staying in this unique home on the water!"Guest: Jules Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014View listing
"We booked a birthday weekend in Portland and read about the Pearl District and decided to stay there. This place is perfectly located in the center. Historic building has been converted to condos and they are very cool. The location was close to many other things besides the Pearl District including the Crystal Ballroom Theatre and the Performing Arts Theatre. Walks to Nob Hill area were great. This place is across the street from Andina's Restaurant and The City Grill around the corner serves a great breakfast. We drove into the area on a Friday with heavy traffic and that great Portland rain and were met by the kind owner who guided us in and gave us the key. The place is cool. A car is unnecessary but one big perk here is a free parking spot! The bed was the best. There were a few hiccups with the dryer and dishwasher but no big deal as we figured them out. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and have recommended it to all my friends. We'll be back. Thanks!"Guest: dave Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 23, 2014View listing
"First of all, the owner, James, responded quickly to the booking request. Much appreciated. The condo is in probably the best part of Portland, with lots to see and do. Many grocery stores, restaurants, and museums within walking distance. The condo is clean, well kept, quiet, and comfortable. This is my go-to stop for visits to Portland. As to the trains nearby, we were out most of the day, but noise was not an issue. Train noise was no problem in the evening, never heard it. Thank you James."Guest: Nancee G. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 22, 2014View listing
Portland Travel Tips
When you head to the Pacific Northwest for a vacation, Portland should be at the top of your list of places to see. From children's activities to parks, there are several things to do in Portland that are entertaining for the whole family, no matter how different your interests are. Portland has a lot to offer visitors including museums, art galleries, shopping, nightlife and outdoor recreation.
The Oregon Zoo is one of the state's most popular attractions. More than 1.5 million people visit the zoo each year and it features 1,955 animals from 232 different species. There are birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish living in the zoo, including 22 endangered and 37 threatened species. Also in the zoo are native Pacific Northwest plants. There are more than 1,000 species of exotic plants in the zoo's botanical gardens which means you'll get to see firebird heliconia, pelican flower and ground orchid. Kids will love getting to see the American black bear, Amur leopard and tiger, Asian elephant and the bald eagle while browsing the zoo's many exhibits. Humboldt penguins, cheetahs and lions also live at the zoo in exhibits including Africa Rainforest, Asian Elephants, Black Bear Ride, Cascade Stream and Pond and Penguinarium.
Go on a thrilling adventure at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Here you'll get to participate in exhibits and engage in hands-on learning.The center's five unique exhibit halls, eight interactive science labs, the USS Blueback submarine, Kendall Planetarium and the Empirical Theater will let you spend the whole day being a kid again. Kendall Planetarium is the largest and most advanced in the Pacific Northwest and offers educational and entertaining presentations on astronomy and space science, including "Starry Nights LIVE!," "Perfect Little Planet," and "To Space and Back."
Let the kids take the lead when you visit the Portland Children's Museum. With so many exhibits you'll want to give them time to explore each at their own pace to get the best of the learning experience. The museum's feature exhibits are there for several months at a time so you have plenty of time to get in there and check them out. Some of the museum's past exhibits include "Cycle City: A Spin on Bikes" and "Outdoor Adventure," which is slated to become a permanent exhibit and transform 1.3 acres of inaccessible land into an education-based outdoor play space. Additional exhibits and studios in the museum include Baby's Garden, Building Bridgetown, Grasshopper Grocery, Butterfly Bistro, Zany Maze and Pet Hospital.
Things to Do in Portland
Washington Park: Washington Park is one of the oldest in Portland and was purchased by the city in 1871. Cougar used to roam what is now the park, and thick brush and timber covered the land. Since then its been transformed into an outdoor play land for people of all ages. You'll find a number of attractions in the park, including a bronze statue of Sacajawea as well as the Lewis and Clark Memorial. At the center of Washington Way and Wright Avenue, you'll see the Oregon Holocaust Memorial featuring a stone bench near a cobblestone area that simulates a town square. Be sure to stop and see the wall of history panels that offer a brief look at the Holocaust and quotes from survivors. This historical site is also home to paved paths that are great for walking and jogging as well as a giant playground for children that includes a disabled access area.
Pittock Mansion: There's a story behind every house and the Pittock Mansion is no different. The structure was built in 1914 for the state's first and most influential families. It overlooks the city skyline and is a great place to learn about the history of Portland. Henry and Georgiana Pittock lived in the home during the 1900s and their work contributed to the growth of the city they called home. When you visit the mansion today it's full of family artifacts and a memorial to the Pittock family. Generations of the Pittock family lived in the home until 1958, and the home was opened to the public in 1965. Not only do you get a peek into the past of the Pittocks, but a look at how Portland became what it is today.
Portland Japanese Garden: The Japanese Garden is comprised of 5.5 acres and five distinct garden styles. There's a sense of peace, harmony and tranquility in the garden - perfect if you're looking for a place to relax during your stay in Portland. The Flat Garden, Strolling Pond Garden, The Tea Garden and Sand and Stone Garden are influenced by Shinto, Buddhist and Taoist philosophies and composed of stone, water and plants.