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Portland is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, indie music and arts scene, and hip eclectic neighborhoods. Guests of our Holiday Inn® Portland hotels will enjoy the laid-back attitude and endless outdoor activities of this Pacific Northwest city.
Portland’s simple layout and abundance of green space make the downtown district a pleasure to explore by foot. Gaze upon Portlandia, the second largest copper statue in the U.S. or enjoy a leisurely stroll through any one of the city’s urban parks and gardens. Hop on a vintage streetcar and head to the trendy Pearl District, where you’ll find top-notch restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and Powell’s City of Books. This Portland landmark is the largest independent bookstore in the United States, stocking over a million books and taking up an entire city block.
Don’t let the drizzle dissuade you from enjoying the great outdoors during your Portland hotel stay. Take a day trip to nearby Mount Hood and hit the ski slopes. Or, stay in the city and enjoy a long hike or a bike ride through either Forest Park or Washington Park, two sprawling urban parks located in the downtown area. Oregon’s wine country is a short, 30-minute drive away, and if you’re staying in one of our Portland hotels over the weekend, stop by the Saturday market where unique arts and crafts, fresh seafood and produce, and local wines and microbrew ales are plentiful.
Looking for family friendly activities while you’re staying at our Portland hotels? The Oregon Zoo features a large Asian elephant exhibit and a variety of native Pacific Northwest animals. From there, you can take a small train through scenic Washington Park to the International Rose Test Garden. Prefer a different kind of flora? Check out the cherry blossoms and irises of the famed Portland Japanese Garden instead. Round out your Portland hotel stay with a visit to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, where a planetarium, IMAX theatre and submarine tours will entertain and educate the whole family.
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