During the months of May to August, Portland enjoys warm weather perfect for outdoor activities and strolling around town. In May and June make sure to catch the Portland Rose Festival´s parades, rides, and fireworks.
Portland is located in the northwest corner of the state of Oregon in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest.
The city is lined by the Columbia River and enjoys great access to natural reserves such as Silver Star Scenic Area, and Mt. Hood National Forest where you’ll find great adventures like hiking and camping, as well as resorts like the Lost Lake Resort for even more fun times.
Downtown Portland should be the first place to visit for newbies because it offers a wide variety of lively restaurants, bars and boutiques in a walkable and friendly area. The Pearl District and Old China Town have also turned into areas filled with galleries, eateries, and just all-around great places to enjoy Portland ́s friendliness and culture.
The city is split up into distinct districts, each with something new and exciting to offer. Travelers should take this into consideration when deciding where to book a Portland vacation rental.
The Pearl District is where the main galleries are located, as well as a range of eateries and cultural institutions. The cobblestone streets and loading docks hint towards the area's industrial past. Portland's downtown is compact, which means almost everything is within walking distance. Pioneer Courthouse Square sits in the center, and is a great place to sit and simply watch the world go by. Rentals in Portland here are in the heart of it all, ranging from trendy hotels and private apartments. Old Town Chinatown is where the majority of the entertainment is, as well as home to the famous Portland Saturday Market. Other noteworthy locations for vacation homes are the Lloyd District, Northwest Portland, Central Eastside, and the Alberta Arts District.
The Portland Jazz Festival is the city’s most famous event and draws thousands of jazz fans annually. Other top events include the Portland Mardi Gras, and America’s Largest Antiques and Collectible Show.
Known for its young, fun crowd, you’ll never run out of nightlife options when in Portland. Some of the best spots in the city include Driftwood Room, Multnomah Whiskey Library, and Doug Fir Lounge.
Portland is home to some of the coolest bars and restaurants in the United States. The city is oozing creativity, and you can find everything from Jamaican jerk chicken food trucks through to intimate ramen restaurants.
As the biggest city in the state of Oregon, Portland is a mecca of things to do and see. The city is packed with culture, from music and theater performances to museums and art galleries. The Museum of Contemporary Craft, the Oregon Historical Society, and the Portland Art Museum are all worth visiting -- not to mention the Shanghai Tunnels where visitors can delve into the city's historic underbelly. For book lovers, the City of Books is an impressively big bookshop.
Head to Powell's City of Books where you can find over one million books and enjoy a great cup of coffee at the same time or visit the stunning Lan Su Chinese Garden is built in the style of the Ming Dynasty and is a paradise to discover. While in town,be sure to visit Portland’s Saturday Market for open-air arts, crafts, food, produce, and live music.
Take the kid’s to the area's signature green space, Washington Park. As well has having towering trees and plenty of picnic spots, it is also home to a zoo, two museums and a rose Japanese garden, all easily accessible by the MAX light rail.
The Portland Japanese Garden is a lovely way to spend the afternoon and provides fun for all the family. The space includes an authentic Japanese tea house, intimate walkways and bubbling streams. Nearby is the International Rose Test Garden, set high above the city and providing beautiful views over Portland. The space features more than 10,000 roses, and is a must-see when the flowers are in bloom. The Tom McCall waterfront park is another popular spot which lines the banks of the Willamette River.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Portland. The warmest months in Portland are June and May, when temperatures reach 99 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 20 ˚F. The wettest month in Portland is December with 5.59 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 0.02 inches of rain.
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