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Portland Oregon hotel for a couple of nights in June

Old Mar 24th, 2023, 07:11 AM
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Portland Oregon hotel for a couple of nights in June

Any recommendations of areas of Portland it would be good to be central to--
What are some good sights to see
Restaurant suggestions for people who really enjoy good food
Thanks!!
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Old Mar 24th, 2023, 10:15 AM
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There are several interesting McMenamins hotels around Portland.
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Old Mar 24th, 2023, 04:33 PM
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Hi Gretchen,

Iíve stayed in the Alphabet District (Nob Hill) in Portland. Itís a leafy green area with some charming architecture, and several streets with independent restaurants and cafes. I was able to walk or take the streetcar to both the Pearl District & downtown from there, to Portlandís famous food trucks, the Portland Art Museum and the Willamette riverfront. Also walkable from there in another direction was the International Rose Test Garden and the Japanese Garden, probably my two favourite sites within Portland itself.

I must confess though my favourite thing about Portland is its proximity (within 1/2 hour drive if my memory serves) to the stunning Columbia River Gorge, especially the Portland Womenís Forum Scenic State Lookout and the Multnomah & Latourell Falls. As one in eastern North America, I just love the vastly different Pacific Northwest vegetation. I did a Gray Line tour out there and it stands out to this day as the best bus tour out of a city Iíve done in the USódespite and maybe because of raincoats being required that day. I have read a bit about advanced timed entry into the Gorge area in recent years if you drive out there, so might require a bit of planning (not sure on this?), but definitely worthwhile.

Wishing you a lovely trip,

Daniel
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If you are flying into PDX, the TriMet red line (light rail) is right outside baggage claim. There are several airport area hotels that will pick you up from the airport if you don't want to rent a car. Downtown car rentals are cheaper than at the airport for trips outside Portland. If it rains while you are there, check out Powell's World of Books. Other things to see in the city are the zoo and the International Rose Test Gardens.
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Old Mar 25th, 2023, 03:12 AM
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Thank you so much!!
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Old Mar 25th, 2023, 09:09 AM
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We liked our stay at the Silver Cloud hotel: https://www.silvercloud.com/portland/
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Check out Travel Oregon website. Many lodging options. The Inn at Northrup Station is a good location. Its a boutique hotel- kind of funky. Free parking. Walking distance to restaurants. My DD and SIL ate at a Moroccan restaurant close by recently and really enjoyed.
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Check out Travel Oregon website. Many lodging options. The Inn at Northrup Station is a good location. Its a boutique hotel- kind of funky. Free parking. Walking distance to restaurants. My DD and SIL ate at a Moroccan restaurant close by recently and really enjoyed.
We've stayed there twice in the last couple of years. Love the location. Nice neighborhood, with good restaurants nearby, and we've been able to walk to various sites. There's also a streetcar that runs right by it.
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It looks really cute. Thanks.
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Hi Gretchen,

Of note, the Inn at Northrup ms_go mentioned is in the Alphabet District I suggested, so named as the streets are in alphabetical order. It appears we both liked the area. I stayed 8 (FGHIJKLMN) not-long blocks away on Flanders street and Northrup is more convenient for the streetcar.

Have a great trip whatever you decide!

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