- Willamette Heights
- Alberta Arts District
- Arbor Lodge
- Boise, Mississippi District
- Far Southwest
- Forest Heights
- Garden Home
- Goose Hollow
- Hayden Island
- Johns Landing
- Lair Hill
- Mount Tabor
Recent Portland property reviews
"We recently stayed at this home when in Portland to attend our daughter's graduation from PSU. I can't emphasize enough how perfect it was for our family of 8. We made many wonderful memories there, especially the night we had a crab boil on the main patio and we thoroughly enjoyed the fire pit. The residence is quiet, clean, lovely, and amazingly well stocked in all regards. We loved Stubbie and he cottoned right on to us as well -- a feline compliment. Thank you, Brian, for sharing this special and beautiful space with us. I unreservedly recommend this gracious home to other families visiting Portland."Guest: Jill Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 19, 2014View listing
"I loved staying in this "groovy pad"! The location is quiet and the view fabulous. If you like to walk, there are a ton of great restaurants and shops within a 15 minute radius, and, the driving is very easy. Getting around town from here is no problem. It is in a lovely neighborhood setting, with a park about a block away. Clean and well equipped, comfortable beds and nice bathrooms. We stay at VRBO properties often, and this one has a very unique vibe!"Guest: Jeff Date of Stay: May 2013 Review Submitted: May 15, 2013View listing
"The cottage is so comfortable that after three days our three-year-old grandson referred to it as "our house." The location was perfect. Close to a playground, a great grocery store, coffee shops and restaurants. Access to downtown was fast and easy. Wonderfully appointed modern kitchen. The owners had thought of everything needed for a very, very comfortable, pleasant stay. We would certainly recommend the cottage without reservation."Guest: Joanne13 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 13, 2014View listing
"This apartment more than comfortably fit my family of four as we toured our way through Portland. It had everything we needed and then some. The owner was a delight to interact with and was very helpful. The location is just minutes from the city, and I would recommend this over a hotel any day."Guest: Miami traveler Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 28, 2014View listing
Portland Travel Tips
Smell the Roses and Enjoy the Parks by Portland Vacation Rentals
Even though Portland is Oregon's most populous city, it has as its claim to fame being America's most environmentally friendly city. Green space planning was implemented as far back as 1903 and since 1995, the city has been actively acquiring key natural areas to be used for the preservation of fish and wildlife and for recreational use by its residents. Portland has both the largest and smallest park in the U.S. Forest park is the largest wilderness area, covering more than 5,000 acres within city limits. The smallest is Mills End Park; it is a mere two feet in diameter.
The climate is perfectly suited to growing roses and Portland is also often referred to as the "City of Roses." There are several beautifully sculpted gardens in the city and one of the most famous is the International Rose Test Garden. Rows upon rows of magnificent blooms can be seen here and a stroll through the garden is very worthwhile. The Portland Japanese Garden is another great place to visit if you appreciate horticulture. The bridges, waterfalls and carefully cultured and sculpted gardens create a wonderfully serene environment.
Some Must-See Places Near Portland Vacation Rentals
The Oregon Zoo is located in Washington Park and a great place to take the family. Aside from the beautiful gardens, the city of Portland has a vibrant art scene and many interesting museums worth visiting. The Portlandia is the second largest hammered-copper statue in the U.S., after the Statue of Liberty; it can be seen on the western side of the entrance of the Portland Building on SW 5th Avenue.
The Portland Art Museum is one of the 25 largest museums in the United States. The exhibits vary in style and there are regular touring exhibitions. Recently, a modern and contemporary wing were added to the museum, expanding its artistic repetoire. To purchase artworks, you can browse the many excellent art galleries located in downtown Portland.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry explores the many fields of science, including life sciences, earth sciences, astronomy, physical sciences, technology and even early childhood learning. It's a great museum to visit with the family as the exhibits are hands-on and interactive, making the learning experience fun and interesting. One of the museum's most famous exhibits is the USS Blueback submarine which was used in the film "The Hunt for Red October."
The shopping in Portland is legendary and a famous landmark is the neon Made in Oregon sign. Powell's City of Books is reputed to be the biggest independent bookstore in the United States and you can spend hours here browsing for your favorite titles. The most well known shopping areas are North West 23rd Avenue, Pearl District, Lloyd District and Downtown Portland. There are several great malls worth browsing. For crafts and unusual items, you can visit the Saturday Market; it is open on weekends from March to Christmastime.
To get a true taste of Portland, you must stop in at one of the city's 28 breweries. The breweries are known for producing excellent quality beer, owing to the high grade of ingredients available locally.
Visitors to Portland Vacation Houses
Portland is a vibrant city with a wealth of attractions and for this reason, it attracts many different types of visitors. There are interests for families, young travelers, and people who specifically want to see Portland's beautiful gardens and parks. Summertime is the better season to visit as the weather is characteristically warm and dry. Winters are cold and wet, yet it is when some of the parks are at their most beautiful.
Travelling to Portland Lodging
Portland has an extensive and efficient public transport system. The MAX light rail system connects the city and its suburbs and is a convenient way to get around. There is also a downtown streetcar. There is an extensive network of bicycle paths and Portland ranks as one of the top bicycle-friendly cities worldwide. The airport is located within a 20-minute drive from the city center and rated as an international airport.