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With its listed historic district, storied botanical garden, and pioneering organic farms, East Portland offers visitors an alternative view of urban America. From hipsters to horticulturalists and mountaineers to microbrewers, this diverse, laid-back community has a unique character and independent spirit. Around one-quarter of Portland’s population lives in East Portland, which comprises 13 distinct neighborhoods bordered by the mighty Willamette, one of America’s legendary Heritage Rivers. From the natural beauty of Wilkes to community-focused, cosmopolitan Lents, East Portland’s heart beats to an unexpected rhythm.

Hotels in East Portland

Hotels in East Portland mirror the diversity of the neighborhood itself, while its proximity to Portland Airport ensures plenty of choice as well as great deals from the major names in the global hospitality industry. The Hampton Inn Portland/Gresham is a highly rated 3-star hotel in East Portland with its own indoor saltwater pool and refreshing whirlpool, inspired by the Multnomah Waterfalls in the fabled Columbia Gorge Valley scenic area. Budget hotels in East Portland include the Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway, where you can work out in the on-site fitness center before tackling the challenging hiking and cycling trails nearby.

Things to see in East Portland

One of the highlights of East Portland is Leach Botanical Garden, established by pioneering explorers and artists John and Lilla Leach. This beautiful estate features over 2,000 different plant species, including flowers native to Oregon and a huge collection of ferns. Take a family-friendly hike to see honeybees or find a secluded spot to relax in the lush greenery of East Portland’s “secret garden.” The East Portland Grand Avenue Historic District is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places for its architectural merit. Here you can admire fine examples of Colonial Revival, Art Deco, and Italianate styles dating from the mid-19th century, when the arrival of the American Railroad brought commercial prosperity to this former farming community. If all that walking leaves you in need of a caffeine boost, you’ve come to the right place—East Portland is famous for its friendly coffee shops, many of which go the extra mile by roasting their own beans.

Good for nature lovers

East Portland prides itself on its wide open spaces and verdant parkland. Choose a hotel in East Portland to be close to popular recreation spots such as Wilkes Park, an area of natural beauty at the head of Wilkes Creek. The Springwater Corridor is a peaceful pedestrian and cycle trail that follows the route of Johnson Creek through wetlands, agricultural pastures, and residential quarters, with picnic areas and restrooms en route. As you go, look out for indigenous wildlife such as kingfishers, coyotes, and mountain lions. The spectacular walking trails and waterfalls of Columbia Gorge Valley, one of Oregon’s natural wonders, are also within easy access of East Portland hotels.

How to get to East Portland

Portland International Airport handles international and domestic flights from US hubs and other global destinations. This user-friendly airport has excellent connections with downtown Portland via the MAX Light Rail network. Alternatively, you can reach your accommodation in East Portland in record time with a cab direct to your hotel. Getting around East Portland is easy by public transportation—the neighborhood of Lents is a major hub for the MAX Green Line and TriMet bus network. Walking and cycling are also popular, pleasant, and healthy ways to explore the natural attractions of East Portland.

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