Portland is the largest city in Oregon and is split in two by the Willamette River; the Columbia River, forming the border with Washington, runs close by. Known as the City of Roses because of its numerous rose gardens the city is also proud of its other green credentials and has long been an attractive laid-back draw for visitors who travel to Portland.
When to go to PortlandPortland is a mild city with few extremes and average summer temperatures reaching around 80°F. Winters are mild and rainy. Visitors are drawn to the city in June for the Portland Rose Festival.
How to get to PortlandPortland International Airport (PDX) is situated around 6 miles north of the downtown Portland hotels. The city's light rail system is known as MAX and there are also streetcar services. More unusual is the aerial tramway. Rail services to Portland terminate at Union Railway Station.
Portland attractionsPortland is a walking and cycling city and the Waterfront Park is a popular destination. Portland Convention Center is on the right bank of the Willamette and the area is well provided with business friendly hotels. Slightly further afield are the International Rose Test Gardens and the Japanese Gardens. Also in Washington Park are Oregon Zoo and the Children's Museum with plenty of family friendly hotels nearby.
Where to stay in PortlandPortland accommodation comes in a number of styles designed for all tastes. There are several 4 star hotels in Portland, which are generally clustered a few blocks away from the waterfront. Visitors can find their favorite chains, with Marriott Hotels and Hilton Hotels scattered around the city. With Hotels.com you can book a variety of accommodations in Portland to suit your budget including inns, motels, and suites.