Choose your own Pacific Northwest adventure beginning in Portland, the largest city and ideological epicenter of laid-back Oregon. Portland beckons travelers to experience its diversity, personality and culinary scene. The city is not only a convenient hub from which to explore Oregon’s urban attractions, but also an easy jumping-off point to see much of the natural beauty just beyond the city’s border.
Getting Settled in Portlandia
Choose Your Adventure: Dark Brews or Clever Bites
Drive just 11 miles southeast of Portland International Airport and into the heart of the city, where you’ll find the trendy, urban Pearl District. Here, seemingly disparate notions of the city collide — from its independence to its rustic appeal, artistic nature and amiable locals — making it an ideal home base for your Oregon adventure. Stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites, where you can catch the sun setting over the city from the hotel’s rooftop patio. Or consider making your home away from home a trendy condo or renovated historic apartment available through home-sharing services such as Airbnb and Home Away.