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Portland is a beautiful city of approximately half a million set amid skyscrapers, trees and green space. Named as America's "Best Big City," by Money Magazine, Portland has natural beauty with unlimited outdoor recreation, a bustling arts and culture scene, exciting nightlife and fine restaurants. Outside Magazine named Portland as one of the "Ten Best Places to Live," and no doubt, its 37,000 acres of green space and parks had a lot to do with that choice. One of the largest parks in the city, 5,000-acre Forest Park, has 50 miles of hiking trails that crisscross rolling hills and open space. The city of Portland is also home to the country's smallest urban park - tiny 24-inch Mills End Park! If golf is your game, you'll find several outstanding golf courses in Portland, two of which have been rated among the top courses in the nation. You'll also find cycling and fishing, boating and other water sports on the Willamette River. And nearby Mt. Hood offers mountain climbing, hiking, snow skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding. Just a few of the other points of interest in Portland includes visiting the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Japanese Gardens, Oregon History Center or Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Surrounding areas: Powell Butte, Oregon (7.1 mi), Sandy, Oregon (13.8 mi), Yamhill, Oregon (29.3 mi), Zigzag, Oregon (36.0 mi), Cascade Locks, Oregon (37.7 mi)

Portland Vacation Rentals

Portland Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Oxford Suites Hotel12226 N Jantzen AvePortland, OR (800) 548-7848
5th Avenue Suites Hotel506 SW Washington StPortland, OR (503) 222-0001
5th Avenue Suites Hotel506 SW WashingtonPortland, OR (503) 222-0001
Aladdin Motor Inn8905 SW 30THPortland, OR (503) 246-8241
Benson Hotel309 SW BroadwayPortland, OR (888) 523-6766
Best Western Inn At The Meadows1215 N Hayden MDWS DrPortland, OR (503) 286-9600
Best Western Inn9901 Ne Sandy BlvdPortland, OR (503) 256-1504
Chestnut Tree Inn9699 Se Stark StPortland, OR (503) 255-4444
Clarion Hotel11518 NE Glenn Widing RdPortland, OR (503) 252-2222
Comfort Inn & Suites Portland Airport5019 NE 102nd AvePortland, OR (503) 252-6397
Comfort Inn8225 NE Wasco StPortland, OR (503) 408-8000
Comfort Suites Portland Airport12010 NE Airport WayPortland, OR (503) 261-9000
Comfort Suites11340 SW 60th AvePortland, OR (503) 768-4400
Country Inns And Suites7025 NE Alderwood RdPortland, OR (503) 255-2700
Courtyard By Marriot N Harbor1231 N Anchor WayPortland, OR (503) 735-1818
Courtyard By Marriott At Lloyd Center435 Ne WascoPortland, OR (503) 234-3200
Courtyard By Marriott Portland Airport11550 Ne Airport WyPortland, OR (503) 252-3200
Days Hotel11550 Ne Airport WayPortland, OR (503) 252-3200
Days Inn Portland Airport1530 NE 82nd AvePortland, OR (503) 253-1151
Days Inn Portland East/Gresham2261 NE 181st AvePortland, OR (503) 618-8400
Doubletree Hotel Columbia River1401 N Hayden Island DrPortland, OR (503) 283-2111
Doubletree Hotel Jantzen Beach909 N Hayden Island DrPortland, OR (503) 283-4466
Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center1000 Ne MultnomahPortland, OR (503) 281-6111
Econo Lodge Airport Inn9520 NE Sandy BlvdPortland, OR (503) 252-6666
Econo Lodge Portland4512 Se 82ND AvePortland, OR (503) 774-8876
Econo Lodge Southeast17330 SE McloughlinPortland, OR (503) 654-2222
Econo Lodge18323 Se Stark StPortland, OR (800) 426-3666
Econolodge405 Ne Columbia BlvdPortland, OR (503) 289-9999
Economy Inn3971 N Interstate AvePortland, OR (503) 287-1149
Embassy Suites Portland Airport7900 Ne 82ND AvePortland, OR (503) 460-3000
Embassy Suites Portland Downtown319 SW Pine StPortland, OR (503) 279-9000
Evergreen Inn & Suites3828 NE 82ND AvePortland, OR (503) 256-2550
Extended Stay America17777 NE Sacramento StPortland, OR (503) 661-0226
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland Airport11929 Ne Airport WayPortland, OR (800) 228-2800
Four Points Hotel By Sheraton Portland East1919 Ne 181ST AvePortland, OR (503) 491-1818
Governor Hotel611 SW 10TH AvePortland, OR (503) 224-3400
Hampton Inn Portland Airport8633 Ne Airport WayPortland, OR (503) 288-2423
Hampton Inn3039 Ne 181ST AvePortland, OR (503) 669-7000
Hawthorn Inn & Suites2323 Ne 181ST AvePortland, OR (503) 492-4000
Hilton Garden Inn - Portland Airport12048 Ne Airport WayPortland, OR (503) 255-8600
Bed & Breakfast
Vintage Inn B&B310 W 11th StVancouver, WA7.5 mi.(360) 693-6635

Portland Weather & Climate

The Northwest Region of Oregon, near the city of Portland, enjoys a year round mild climate, with much less rain than the stereotype cities of the rainy Pacific Northwest. On average, this region of the state receives less rainfall than that of Atlanta, Houston, Indianapolis or Seattle. That's not to say it never rains here - it receives an average of 36.3 inches per year, mostly in the winter and early spring. The Pacific Ocean is an influencing factor on the climate, which helps moderate temperatures year round. Rarely is there severe weather such as tornadoes or flooding. Hailstorms usually occur each year, but are generally light and cover small areas. The north coastal area receives the least amount of sunshine in the state.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 45°F 36°F 6.24 in. -
February 50°F 38°F 5.07 in. -
March 55°F 40°F 4.51 in. -
April 60°F 43°F 3.10 in. -
May 67°F 48°F 2.49 in. -
June 72°F 53°F 1.60 in. -
July 78°F 57°F 0.76 in. -
August 79°F 57°F 0.99 in. -
September 74°F 54°F 1.87 in. -
October 63°F 48°F 3.39 in. -
November 51°F 41°F 6.39 in. -
December 45°F 37°F 6.75 in. -

Portland Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International airport (PDX) located about 4 miles northeast of Portland, the Portland Hillsboro airport (HIO) located approximately 15 miles west of Portland, Mcnary Field (SLE) located roughly 45 miles southwest of Portland in Salem, Oregon, and finally the Astoria Regional airport (AST) located around 74 miles northwest of Portland in Astoria, Oregon.

Portland Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Oaks Amusement ParkPortlandOR 
Enchanted ForestTurnerOR49.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Broadmoor Golf CoursePortlandOR 
Claremont Golf CoursePortlandOR 
Colwood National Golf ClubPortlandOR 
Eastmoreland Golf CoursePortlandOR 
Glendoveer Golf CoursePortlandOR 
Heron Lakes Golf CoursePortlandOR 
Portland Meadows Golf CoursePortlandOR 
Rose City Golf CoursePortlandOR 
Top O Scott Public Golf CoursePortlandOR 
Wildwood Golf CoursePortlandOR 
Lake Oswego Golf CourseLake OswegoOR7.2 mi.
Bowyers Par 3 Golf CourseVancouverWA7.5 mi.
Fairway Village Golf CourseVancouverWA7.5 mi.
Lakeview Par 3 Golf ChallengeVancouverWA7.5 mi.
Pine Crest Golf CourseVancouverWA7.5 mi.
RedTail Golf CourseBeavertonOR8.3 mi.
Summerfield Golf & Country ClubTigardOR9.0 mi.
SahHahLee Golf CourseClackamasOR9.3 mi.
Childrens CourseGladstoneOR10.2 mi.
Gresham Golf CourseGreshamOR10.4 mi.
Persimmon Country ClubGreshamOR10.4 mi.
Reserve Vineyards & Golf ClubAlohaOR10.9 mi.
King City Golf CourseKing CityOR11.4 mi.
Sandelie GolfWest LinnOR11.4 mi.
St John Golf & Country ClubSaint JohnWA11.6 mi.
Stone Creek Golf ClubOregon CityOR12.1 mi.
Greanlee Golf CourseBoringOR14.6 mi.
Mountain View Golf ClubBoringOR14.6 mi.
Cedars Golf ClubBrush PrairieWA15.1 mi.
Hartwood Golf CourseBrush PrairieWA15.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Cooper SpurPortlandOR 
Mount Hood MeadowsPortlandOR 
Mount Hood SkibowlGovernment CampOR45.6 mi.
Willamette PassEugeneOR104.0 mi.
State Parks
Rocky Butte State ParkOR4.0 mi. 
Willamette Stone State ParkOR4.8 mi. 
Tryon Creek State ParkOR6.6 mi. 
Government Island State ParkOR7.5 mi. 
Lewis and Clark State ParkOR13.1 mi. 
Dabney State ParkOR14.1 mi. 
Molalla River State ParkOR16.4 mi. 
Bonnie Lure State ParkOR17.7 mi. 
Crown Point State ParkOR18.9 mi. 
Portland Womens Forum State ParkOR18.9 mi. 
Rooster Rock State ParkOR19.9 mi. 
Milo McIver State ParkOR20.2 mi. 
George W Joseph State ParkOR20.4 mi. 
Guy W Talbot State ParkOR20.4 mi. 
Battle Ground State ParkWA20.5 mi. 
Shepperds Dell State ParkOR21.8 mi. 
Bald Peak State ParkOR21.9 mi. 
Bridal Veil Falls State ParkOR22.4 mi. 
Champoeg State ParkOR22.7 mi. 
Paradise Point State ParkWA23.5 mi. 
Oregon Historical SocietyPortlandOR(History)
Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryPortlandOR(Science)
Bathtub Art MuseumPortlandOR(Art)
Portland Art MuseumPortlandOR(Art)
End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive CenterOregon CityOR11.6 mi.(History)
Oregon State Archives Online ExhibitSalemOR44.4 mi.(History)
Hallie Ford Museum of ArtSalemOR44.4 mi.(Art)
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery VillageSalemOR44.4 mi.(Children's)
International Museum of Carousel ArtHood RiverOR55.6 mi.(Art)
Latimer Quilt & Textile MuseumTillamookOR58.4 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oregon ZooPortlandOR 
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA94.6 mi.
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA119.9 mi.

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