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- Entire guest suite
- Central Northeast Portland
Cozy apartment in a vintage Craftsman bungalow. Rose City Park, great neighborhood with restaurants and coffee shops in walking distance. Travel to airport and freeways easily. This a great spot to stay while exploring Portland.
- Private room
- North Portland
Enjoy our little piece of Portland. Our private room in the growing & bustling neighborhood of Kenton is the perfect spot for your Portland getaway. Within walking distance of multiple restaurants on Denver Ave & the Yellow Max Line for those looking to explore all downtown Portland has to offer. Included: Free coffee & wifi Queen size bed Portable AC unit in room Board games Full bathroom next to bedroom for privacy Please note: owners do live in the house with a small dog & cat.
- Entire condo
- Downtown Portland
4th floor studio apartment with river, mountain and city views. Conveniently located along the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Easy access to OHSU, PSU, Downtown, Saturday Market and the South Waterfront. Amenities include private balcony, shared roof-top deck, free secure underground parking as well as bicycle and walking paths along the Willamette River. 30 Day Minimum Rental
Your guide to Portland
All About Portland
Nestled on the Columbia and Willamette rivers in the shadow of Mount Hood, Portland is an outdoorsy city with plenty of indoor attractions to keep you busy year-round. While the city has a tendency to see more rain than the national average, Oregon’s cultural capital makes up for the grey skies with thriving theater, art, and music scenes, and its impressive dining scene has been the subject of multiple national television shows.
Portland has an eclectic mix of neighborhoods: Downtown and the Pearl District offer higher-end shopping and dining options alongside the city’s iconic independent bookstore; art galleries and indie cinemas are dotted along the Northwest, Hollywood, and Alberta areas; historic architecture abounds in Old Town and Chinatown; and the hip Southeast caters to those looking for vintage finds, record shops, casual eateries, and microbreweries.
On clear days — or if you packed the prerequisite waterproof gear — there are 275 public parks for outdoor exploring, plus the nearby mountains, beaches, and gorges for day trips. Whatever you do, be sure to pop into one of Portland’s famous food cart pods, where you can sample the international cuisine, sip microbrews, and dine alfresco throughout the city.
How do I get around Portland?
Portland International Airport (PDX) is conveniently located only 20 minutes from the center of the city. A light rail system operates five lines and connects the airport with the city and surrounding suburbs. Within Portland, 24-hour public transit options include bus and streetcar service that will take you to most vacation rentals in Portland and into the surrounding metro area. Known as a highly bikeable city, you can take advantage of the ubiquitous bike lanes by using the bike-share program with 180 stations. There are also plenty of ride-hailing services and taxis available throughout the city if you prefer to travel by car. You don’t need a car within city limits, but having your own vehicle is great for exploring the many day-trip destinations close by.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Portland?
With its warm weather and lighter than average rainfall from June to August, the city's vibrant outdoor scene really kicks into high gear in summer. These months offer the opportunity to dine and socialize outdoors and a number of exciting festivals also take place during this time. This lovely weather stretches into the early fall months, making September and October great times to visit Portland and spot the changing leaves. The colder rainy season starts in mid-October and stretches through winter into spring, but take a cue from the locals and pack a pair of rain boots and waterproof layers.
What are the top things to do in Portland?
This stunning French Renaissance-style mansion was built in 1914 by a wealthy couple from England who owned Portland’s largest newspaper. Take a guided tour or wander on your own through the 46 period rooms which contain the beautiful antique artwork and furniture collected by the original owners. Outside the main home, there are 40 acres of grounds and other buildings to explore. If you visit around the winter holidays, you’ll find lovely decorations and special events for the whole family.
Portland International Rose Test Garden
Home to over 610 varieties of roses, this garden is the oldest rose test garden in the country. During World War I, roses from around the world were sent here for safekeeping and testing. Today, you’ll find more than 10,000 rose bushes in bloom at peak season between April and October. Check the calendar for all kinds of events throughout the year like classical music performances and plays.
Portland Japanese Garden
The Portland Japanese Garden was created with the purpose of being a symbol of peace between the United States and Japan in the post-World War II realm, and its calming aroma does just that. Spanning 12 acres, you’ll find a cultural village modeled after traditional Japanese architecture that features a waterfall, ponds filled with koi fish, bonsai plants, sand gardens, and a plethora of walking paths. While lovely to visit all year, it’s particularly beautiful in the fall when the leaves change. Stop by the tea house, cafe, and gift shop before you leave.