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Portland Travel Guide

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Plan Your Portland Vacation

What distinguishes Portland, Oregon, from the rest of America's cityscapes? Or from the rest of the world's urban destinations for that matter? In a Northwest nutshell: everything. For some, it's the wealth of cultural offerings and never-ending culinary choices; for others, it's Portland's proximity to the ocean and mountains, or simply the beauty of having all these attributes in

one place.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Unleash your inner foodie Don't miss an amazingly textured range of global delights, created with fresh, locally harvested ingredients.
  2. Beer "hop" Over fifty local microbrews, producing offbeat varieties of beer with such names as Hallucinator, Doggie Claws, and Sock Knocker await.
  3. Experience McMenamins Visit one of the local chain's beautifully restored properties, such as a renovated elementary school turned hotel.
  4. Take a stroll through Washington Park The International Rose Test Garden, Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, and Children's Museum are all here.
  5. Peruse pages at Powell's City of Books The aisles of this city blockÔÇôsized shop are filled with more than a million new and used books. Top off hours of literary wanderlust with a mocha or ginseng tea downstairs at World Cup Coffee and Tea House.

When To Go

When to Go to Portland

Portland's mild climate is best from June through September. Hotels are often filled in July and August, so it's important to book reservations in advan...

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