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Recent Portland reviews

  • Another great annual trip & stay at cora

    "First let me say that my family and I have been visiting Portland for over 5 years. We've stayed at Coraflats 3 times now and David requested that I write a review of our recent experience. Here are the best things: Outdoor patio, deck & grill. Fun design: My wife and kids love the colorful wall and artwork. Upgraded kitchen: I noticed Davdi upgraded the kitchen countertops, range hood, microwave and fridge since our last stay. Updated Bathroom: I also noticed the upstairs bath had been completely retiled, even though it was really nice before. Location: It's a few minutes to downtown, parks, public transportation, restaurants and coffee shops. We always bring our bikes because it's kind of on an informal bike path and Portland is super fun to get around by bike. All in all, this trip was better than the last and we hope to keep coming back. The property is great for families but I could see it being nice for almost anyone given the location, amenities and nice design. Thanks again David for hosting us!"
    Guest: Jake S Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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  • A comfortable and homey cottage

    "First, thank you Tim for providing a wonderful place to get away from the traditional motel/hotel experience. To begin with, Tim presented as hospitable, flexible, and expedient in arranging my 3 night stay. I contacted him with only one day notice, and he sent an email within an hour after contacting him. He was very good at providing information and staying in contact through email, and when I called he picked up to answer my questions. Tim is a great host, and I enjoyed his affable personality. PROs of the cottage: After a long day of driving, it was such a pleasure to enter the cottage that felt comfortable and homey compared to standard hotel rooms. This is a versatile place, which could fulfill the needs of a romantic get-away, or a small family needing a break from the city. The bed was very comfortable and the air conditioner was sufficient to keep the bedroom cool. The sunken jet Jacuzzi was roomy and comfortable for two! The kitchen had sufficient dishware and pots to cook a meal. There is a large area around the place that is well kept, which is ideal for kids to play and provides a country feel. CONs of the cottage: If a person is looking for a polished and perfect cottage, then this place might not be a fit. There is some wear with over use, such as the fridge door making a popping sound when opened, but it closes fine. At night there is some road noise from passing cars, albeit the obnoxious sounding types, which can be heard and could affect light sleepers. I ranked this place five stars because the overall package is a great experience. When I inquired about the barbecue, he made sure I had everything I needed to use it. When I asked Tim if he had bikes to borrow, which he said he did not have, he indicated that he might purchase some in the future. I appreciated his attentiveness. Although I did not meet his wife, I imagine that they are great team in making every effort to make a stay at their cottage a memorable one."
    Guest: kwebb Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 27, 2014
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  • Perfect Location

    "We stayed at the cottage in Ladd's Addition over Thanksgiving week. My husband and I walked everywhere -- the grocery store, downtown, out to eat, tastings at wineries, and visits to breweries. The house was comfortable and well equipped. I appreciated the owner's offer to bring over additional kitchen supplies if I needed more for cooking Thanksgiving dinner. There was plenty of room for four adults once our daughters joined us for the last part of the week. Do be aware that the third bedroom is in the basement and may not be suitable for children or people with mobility issues. I would recommend this house to others looking for an urban location and we may try to stay again."
    Guest: ColoradoVacationer Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 5, 2014
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  • Perfect.

    "It was all that I would have hoped for, as represented, and seeking for our vacation. Perfect location in the Pearl, very walkable to groceries, dining, drinking, brewpubs, mass transit, the river, everything. You don't need a car unless you don't want to walk. The property lacked nothing, kitchen had two coffee making options, all utensils, steamer, grater, toaster, barbeque grill, martini glasses, shaker, name it and they had it. Abundant and luxurious towels, wonderful bed linens, plentiful pillows... Quiet location. Very comfortable. Can't say enough, but think I have. Mair was a delight as well. A definite if you are seeking ideal accomodations in the Pearl."
    Guest: Teri and Steve Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014
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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.

Portland Attractions

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.

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