Destination guide

Take in the riverside beauty of Portland

Enjoy the area's theater scene, live music and art galleries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Portland. Well known for its parks, riverfront and biking, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like Moda Center and Pioneer Courthouse Square. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Portland

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portland a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Oregon Zoo (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Portland Aerial Tram (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Oaks Amusement Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Eastmoreland Golf Course (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Rose City Golf Course (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Broadmoor Golf Course (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Portland

Portland is famous for its stunning river views and beautiful waterfalls. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Portland is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Portland Japanese Garden (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Simon and Helen Director Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Lownsdale Square (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Chapman Square (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • South Park Blocks (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Portland

Fly into Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Portland Union Station. You can see more of Portland by catching a ride on the metro at SW 6th-Madison Street Station, City Hall-SW 5th and Jefferson Street Station or Pioneer Square South Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Portland?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,048 house rentals around Portland. From 416 Houses to 385 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Portland is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Portland?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Portland:

  • Downtown: 429 vacation rentals
  • Pearl District: 364 vacation rentals
  • Nob Hill: 262 vacation rentals
  • Hawthorne: 393 vacation rentals
  • Irvington: 315 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Portland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Portland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Grotto: 1,052 home rentals
  • Reed College: 1,063 home rentals
  • Portlandia: 1,064 home rentals
  • Moda Center: 1,067 home rentals
  • Oregon Convention Center: 1,058 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 416 Houses in Portland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portland include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 385 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 47 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 47 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Portland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 67 vacation homes with pool available in Portland.

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