Luxury Holidays in Portland
Coffee-lovers, book worms, craft beer fans and cyclists - you’re going to love it here. Although anyone would be hard pushed not to feel at home in this innovative, quirky, accessible city. An eclectic melting pot of arts, food, drink and culture with easy access to the nature of its beautiful surroundings.
Things to do in Portland
Visit Mount Hood - Oregon’s highest peak and a dormant volcano now home to dense forests and wilderness less than two hours from Portland.
Get lost in Washington Park - not literally, but you’ll feel a world away from the city in this 410 acre woodland park with its own arboretum. It’s also home to Oregon Zoo and the famous International Rose Test Garden.
See the Pacific coast - take a day trip to the windswept sand dunes of the Pacific coastline. Where arty seaside towns, big surf and whale watching are amongst the highlights along the miles of beaches backed by deep green forests.
Find something to read - in Powell’s City of Books the world’s largest bookstore that takes up a whole block in Downtown Portland.
5 reasons to visit Portland
- Food carts - These static street food style carts are dotted all over the city. Arranged in pods of at least five but up to 30 - food carts are a unique part of the food scene in Portland. Offering the opportunity to try cuisine from all over the world in one place, they reflect the multitude of cultures in the city
- Multicultural communities - this vibrant city is home to a diverse mix of cultures. From Japanese American to Native American and Hispanic, the rich history of the Pacific Northwest is showcased through its unique arts, culture and experiences.
- Enviable public transport - this is a progressive city that prioritises accessibility. Not only can you easily cycle or walk everywhere, but with a light rail system, the Portland street cars, a comprehensive bus network and an aerial tram it’s simple to make your way around.
- Craft ‘Beervana’ - home to over 75 micro breweries, Portland is the capital city of craft beer. With multiple festivals throughout the year, along with brewery tours, tap rooms, bottle shops and bike friendly beer bars - you can try IPA’s, ales, stouts, and lagers of every style.
- Family fun - from indoor skate parks and climbing centres to huge outdoor playgrounds and bike parks, museums, the Oregon Zoo and kid-friendly breweries, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained.
- There’s no sales tax in the state of Oregon so you can save 5-10% on everything you buy here.
- Nicknamed the City of Roses, Portland’s public parks and paths are lined with colourful rose bushes
- The city is divided into quadrants, with the east and west separated by the Willamette River
- Fans still flock to visit the house on the outskirts of the city used as a filming location for the Twilight Saga films
A city of four distinct seasons. Portland is a year-round destination with a mild climate. Summer days are warm, dry and sunny with highs of 28C and lighter evenings that last through until September. As the Autumn arrives temperatures start to cool off and the city experiences more rainy days, although showers are often short lived. Layers are essential whatever time of year you’re visiting.