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Recent Portland reviews

  • Perfect for the Pearl

    "This was our first trip to Portland, and the condo location worked perfectly for us. We enjoyed using public transportation and had ready access for all the sights we had planned...and a few we hadn't. The water with tugs, barges and pleasure boats made for great viewing. Lisa and Bill were very helpful when we had a few questions. Between perfect weather, location and lots to do it was a memorable trip!"
    Guest: Stuart G. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 2, 2014
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  • D Street

    "We were in Portland to visit out daughter and Loved it ! My husband and I could not have been happier with the D Street Studio Apartment. It is a great area with plenty of things to do and see within walking distance of the Studio, all you have to do is go outside the front door. Kim was a very gracious hostess and we appreciated all the extra little touches she has that make you feel right at home. Portland is a beautiful city with so many things to do and see. We will be back again and can't wait to rent again from Kim !"
    Guest: Tina Bina Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 13, 2014
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  • Peaceful, well-located property - lots of pluses!

    "Very nice little apartment, perfect as a home base while you check out the big city. Diane and Charley are very sweet - they're friendly but they mostly keep to their house. Diane was kind enough to make sightseeing and restaurant recommendations. The apartment is behind (and attached to) their home but it feels a world away. If you're out late don't worry - the entire path to the apartment is well-lit by motion-sensor lights. No fumbling in the dark here! The apartment itself is airy and light, thanks to the many windows. The kitchen is stocked with spices and plenty of bowls, plates, etc. When we arrived there was peanut butter and other condiments in the fridge, I think left by previous renters. It's the same in the bathroom - there is a cabinet with "donations" from other renters (things like bug spray, sunscreen, hair gel, etc) and shampoo/conditioner in the shower. There's also a washing machine and dryer - but they've also supplied detergent! It's just a 15 minute walk to the MAX station and is served by 3 of the 4 lines, so it goes almost anywhere! It's also on the corner of 2 major bus lines (19 and 20) so there's really no reason for a car. We did quite well for a week using just public transit and our feet. Diane and Charley have also left a nice, fat stack of maps and guidebooks in the apartment - be sure to check out the restaurant guide before hitting the city! (And don't miss Saint Cupcake! You won't regret a visit!) In short, it's a quiet, well-equipped, peaceful home base. Don't hesitate - just book your stay!"
    Guest: Melissa S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 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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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.

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