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Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Conv Ctr

Explore Portland

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

There are always things to do near Crowne Plaza® Portland-Downtown Convention Center. Visit the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry before walking through the Washington Park Rose and Japanese Garden, or the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. The Oregon Zoo is just a short trip away and provides ample family fun. Plus, don't forget to stop by the world-famous Voodoo Doughnut for a sweet treat.

What's New

There are seemingly new places to shop, eat, drink and explore every week in Portland. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to point you to the newest local favorites. The nearby Lloyd Center shopping mall features nearly 200 stores and services, including a beautiful indoor ice rink. New owners recently pledged to revitalize and breathe new life into the Lloyd Center.

Tips

There are a number of ways to get around downtown Portland. The city has an impressive public transportation system, allowing you to take trains, buses, streetcars, and the MAX Light Rail system to nearly any location in the city. Be sure to keep your eyes on the calendar at the Oregon Convention Center as international, national, and regional events are hosted here throughout the year.

Must Do

There’s no shortage of things to do in downtown Portland. The Pearl District is just minutes away from our hotel. Explore boutique shops, cafés, and breweries in Portland’s most popular nearby neighborhoods: Mississippi, Hawthorne, and NE Alberta. When the city isn’t hosting NBA or WHL games, there are other fun events at Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Moda Center.

Don't Go Home Without

You'll find many fun activities inside the city itself, but the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest also needs to be seen to be believed, and much of it is within reach within 45 minutes. Give yourself an extra day and pack your hiking boots to visit one of the many stunning natural parks outside the city. Or make a day trip to wine country to tour vineyards and sample a variety of vintages.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97232

The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) is the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, making it an ideal venue for conventions, industry tradeshows, meetings, & banquets. Located in beautiful and lively downtown Portland, Oregon. www.oregoncc.org

Moda Center

One North Center Court Street, Portland, Oregon 97227

The Rose Quarter includes the 20,000-seat Moda Center, the 12,000-seat Memorial Coliseum, the 6,500-seat Theater of the Clouds, the 40,000-square foot Exhibit Hall and the Rose Quarter Commons. Home to Portland Trail Blazers. www.rosequarter.com

Veterans Memorial Coliseum

300 North Winning Way, Portland, OR 97208

The 12,000-seat Veterans Memorial Coliseum is host to many concerts and events including the home of the Portland Winterhawks. The International Style glass and concrete building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. www.rosequarter.com

Lloyd Center Mall

2201 Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon 97232

The Lloyd Center offers over 100 stores including Nordstroms, Macy's and many other nationally recognized botique stores and restaurants. It features an Ice Skating arena and Multiplex cinema. www.lloydcentermall.com

Oregon Zoo at Washington Park

4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221

The Oregon Zoo celebrated its 120th birthday in 2007. Celebrating its humble beginnings in the back of a pharmacy to its prominence as the leading paid attraction in the state of Oregon, it's a must-see for families! www.oregonzoo.org

Portland City Center / Pioneer Courthouse Square

701 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

Portland's outdoor "living room" & surrounding shopping mall hosts many community events, lunch-hour concerts, festivals, and locally-inspired food carts. Summer weather brings outdoor movies and "Second Chance Prom." www.pioneercourthousesquare.org

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

OMSI is a scientific, educational, and cultural resource center dedicated to improving the public's understanding of sicence and technology with exhibits for kids and the popular IMAX movie theatre screen that both entertains and informs! www.omsi.edu

Portland Saturday Market

108 West Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209

Centered in historic Old Town, the Portland Saturday Market is the largest continually operating outdoor arts and crafts market in the nation, making it a popular destination for local handcrafted goods! Open Sundays too! www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com

Washington Park Rose and Japanese Gardens

4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221

Washington Park features many popular attractions, including the Portland Children's Museum, Oregon Zoo, Portland Japanese Garden, World Forestry Center Discovery Museum, International Rose Test Garden, and Hoyt Arboretum. www.washingtonparkpdx.org

NikeTown Portland

930 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

See the world's-leading supplier of athletic shoes and apparel near its hometown of Beaverton, Oregon with Downtown Portland's NikeTown store. www.nike.com

Jeld-Wen Field: Home of the Timbers

1844 Southwest Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205

This state-of-the-art facility is home to soccer's Portland Timbers. Also used for local school sports teams and outdoor concert venues, the park is nestled deep in the heart of downtown Portland. www.jeld-wenfield.com

Portland Classical Chinese Garden

239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209

An oasis of tranquil beauty that inspires, engages, and educates the global community, the Garden's authentic Chinese culture is a priceless gem to Portland's landscape. Visit often to experience culturally themed events! www.portlandchinesegarden.org

University of Portland

5000 North Willamette Boulevard, Portland, OR 97203

Ranked among the top 10 schools in the West by US News and World Report, the University of Portland has provided academic excellence and spiritual growth since 1901. www.up.edu

Mount Hood Recreation Area

Timberline Lodge, Timberline Lodge, OR 97207

In addition to being recognized as a wind surfing mecca, the area offers a variety of recreational pursuits - wind surfing, kite boarding, kayaking, mountain biking, downhill skiing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing and the famous Timberline Lodge.

The Pearl District

1022 NW Marshall Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97209

The Pearl District is a shopping mecca and internationally recognized leader in urban renewal. Often considered the "gold standard" of living, working, and playing-mixed space, it's one of Portland's unique neighborhoods. www.explorethepearl.com

Portland Saturday Market

North Waterfront Park & Ankeny Plaza in, Portland, Oregon

Operating since 1974 the Portland Saturday Market is the largest continually operating outdoor arts and crafts market in the nation. Centered in Portland’s historic Old Town the Market is one of the most popular shopping destinations for local handcrafted goods.

Lloyd Center

Portland Art Museum

Portland Japanese Garden

International Rose Test Garden

Washington Park