Portland, OR is widely known as a hub for artists, musicians, and other unique people and events. The lush green surroundings and the laid-back attitude here can leave you entranced, but you’ll need to stay alert if you don’t want to miss anything that this West Coast wonder has to offer.
The “Rose City” has always embraced the quirky, offbeat, and wonderful—as you can see from Mill Ends Park, the world’s smallest park, at 24 inches in diameter. There’s also Tanner Springs, a complete wetland located in the city. On the serious—but beautiful—side, the Lan Su Chinese Garden is serene and authentic, while Forest Park is the nation’s largest urban wilderness, including a 30-mile trail. Hike and bike through it all, or simply lay out a blanket and have yourself an idyllic picnic in the park.
Downtown is an amazing place for food, as ethnic cuisine from around the world is embraced by local residents in a way few cities can boast. The music scene is famous the world over; whether you’re looking for the hot new band no one’s heard of, or a headliner that sells out every show, you’ll find them here in Portland.
At the end of the day, rest up in a fine IHG hotel room or suite, where you’ll be treated to the plentiful amenities you’ve come to love. Portland is calling—book your trip today to get your adventure started.