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About Portland

Oregon’s largest city has a wonderful town-y charm, from its pretty, varied neighbourhoods to the vibrant city centre. Hipsters and eco-activists abound, and there’s a range of weird and wonderful mash-ups: vegan brewpubs, cycling coffeehouses, brewery bike tours, knitting cafes etc., which make for a lot of friendly fun. Portland is also known for being beautiful and green. The best places to stay in Portland for most visitors will be found in the centre of town, but if you’re looking for something a little different then you might find the best places to stay in Portland in one of the quirkier neighbourhoods.

Portland’s green credentials stretch to an extensive streetcar and light-rail system, so this is a really easy city to get around. There are also numerous beautiful city parks - Forest Park and Washington Park are highlights - and lots of green pockets, and many intersections are designed with pedestrians in mind, so this a great city to see on foot.

Some people know Portland as the Beer and Food Cart Capital of the World - Portland has around 70 microbreweries! And there are around 200 wineries within about an hours drive - so you’ll not go hungry (or thirsty) on your travels around town.

Pioneer Courthouse Square is a good place to start exploring, it’s the centre of town and often referred to as ‘Portland’s living room’, then you might take a walk through the Old Town and China Town, then pass by the Portland Building. You might also like to stroll the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The Pearl District is a great place to finish your day, this is where you’ll find many galleries, plus restaurants and boutiques.

As far as the main sights go there’s the Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Pittock Mansion and the Portlandia statue - the second largest in the US, after the Statue of Liberty. And you might also be interested in getting underground and exploring the tunnels which link up the basements of the bars and hotels in the Old Town and down to the docks.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Portland are ideally located in the centre of town, and all provide a great base whether you're here for business or leisure.

For a city break

  • The Benson is a European, heritage style hotel in the heart of Portland, with almost three hundred rooms and a choice of restaurants. You’re close to many of the main sights, including the Portland Art Museum.
  • The 150 room Heathman Hotel is Art Deco in style, with lots of original early 20th Century features and a bold colour palette. It's also known for serving an elegant afternoon tea.

For couples

  • The Sentinel also dates from the early 20th Century, though this time the decor is more modern. You’re still well located for all the major sights, and there’s a stunning restaurant.
  • The 130 rooms of the unashamedly magnificent Hotel DeLuxe are just a few minutes from Providence Park, making this a central and beautifully extravagant choice - with a fine dining restaurant.

Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Portland, expand your search to include all our Oregon recommendations, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

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Best Hotels in Portland

  • The Hoxton Portland Portland 119 rooms from £101

    City Style  -  With charming guestrooms and plenty of stylish communal areas, this hotel has reams of welcoming Portland style
    Romantic Break  -  With a cosy cocktail bar and rooftop terrace, book this smart hotel for a romantic city break
    Local exploring  -  Set in the Portland's old town Chinatown, this hotel makes an ideal base for city exploring
    Local markets  -  Located a stone's throw from Portland's Saturday Market, a weekend event with craft, gift and food vendors

    This boutique hotel is housed in the heart of Portland's Chinatown. Beautifully appointed guestrooms have rich walnut panelling and mid-century touches, in addition to carefully curated artwork and contemporary ceramics. A stylish rooftop terrace completes this modern city bolt-hole. See More

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  • Dossier Hotel Downtown Portland 205 rooms from £107

    Local exploring  -  Minutes away on foot from Portland's most famous attractions and visitor centres
    City Style  -  Stylish and refined in the heart of downtown Portland
    Local markets  -  In easy reach of Pine Street Market, Portland's gourmet food hall and market
    Sights nearby  -  A few hundred meters from Portland's Pioneer Courthouse, and O'Bryant Square

    The Dossier is housed in a conveniently located and handsome sandstone building. All rooms are en-suite, well-proportioned and well equipped, with suites available offering extra luxury touches. Perfect for visiting families with its great location and pet and child-friendly policies. See More

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  • Hotel Lucia Portland 128 rooms from £112

    Local exploring  -  The hotel is closely located to the beautiful waterfront, fun bars and restaurants and natural beauty spots
    Great walks  -  The famous Tom McCall Waterfront park is within walking distance where guests can discover why it is called the bridge city
    Sights nearby  -  Explore natural sights out of Portland such as Hood River, Dog Mountain and Canon beach
    Boutique

    A boutique hotel situated in the heart of downtown Portland. Rooms are chic and spacious with luxury bathrooms. The hotel boasts one of the North-West's best restaurant serving delicious soulful and elegant dishes. Interiors are decorated with striking artwork and photography. A hip city stay. See More

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  • Jupiter Hotel Portland 81 rooms from £133

    Local exploring  -  Get a feel for this laid back city, with plenty of sights and attactions within walking distance.
    Value chic  -  Young and vibrant accommodation, in a wonderful location without having to break the bank!
    Great walks  -  Wander around the beautiful Lan Su Chinese Garden
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Moda Center or Buckman Field Park
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    The Jupiter Hotel is a quirky spot five minutes from downtown Portland. Think fun and colourful boutique accommodation, with bold artworks adorning the walls. Pop into the centre of town for lunch and return to enjoy an evening show with a drink. A funky pet-friendly option. See More

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  • Woodlark Portland 150 rooms from £172

    Local exploring  -  With a prime location in the heart of Portland, close to the best boutiques and restaurants, book this hotel for city exploring
    Romantic Break  -  The charming, well-appointed rooms, great bar and romantic restaurant make this hotel an ideal choice for a couples' getaway
    City Style  -  With stylish, modern interiors and an unbeatable city location, book this hotel for classic Portland style
    Local markets  -  Head to the Portland Saturday Market and hunt for handcrafted wares among the textile, jewellery and furniture stalls
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    This chic and contemporary hotel is ideally situated in downtown Portland. Beautifully appointed guestrooms feature antique Persian rugs set off against crisp white linens and bottle green upholstered headboards. The retro-style bar Abigail Hall adds an eclectic Portland feel to the hotel. See More

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  • The Benson Portland 287 rooms from £189

    Sights nearby  -  The Portland Art Museum, with its collection of American, Asian, European and Indigenous art, is just a ten-minute journey away.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Imposing heritage hotel in bustling downtown Portland inspired by European grandeur. Interiors are classic and inviting with a neutral palette of chocolate and cream, wood trim and glass accents. Mouth-watering restaurants serve steaks and lighter meals. Fitness centre, business centre. See More

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  • The Heathman Hotel Portland 150 rooms from £199

    Sights nearby  -  Visit Portland Art Museum, a mere five-minute walk from the hotel.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Kids Club  -  Fully staffed.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    An early 20th century architectural gem with Art Deco features and sensitively restored bedrooms which retain the original aesthetic. Rooms have Lotus Luxury bed linen, bold sunburst headboards and a rich colour palette. On-site dining serves locally sourced produce and elegant Afternoon Tea. See More

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  • The Sentinel Portland 100 rooms from £210

    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Beautifully renovated 1909 property with wood panelling, leather furniture and contemporary rooms with all modern amenities. Rooms in sage, lavender and taupe feature pillow-topped mattresses, large windows and deliciously soft fabrics. On-site restaurant with a stunning stained glass dome. See More

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  • Hotel DeLuxe Portland 130 rooms from £210

    Sights nearby  -  Just a few minutes walk from Providence Park sport stadium.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Opulent
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Gilded trim, Czech glass chandeliers, a 1950s-style cocktail lounge, art deco artefacts and casual extravagance make this hotel a unique offering in hipster Portland. Unabashedly magnificent rooms feature pastel colour palettes and chic leather and wood furnishings. Fine-dining restaurant on-site. See More

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  • Kimpton RiverPlace Portland 84 rooms from £216

    Local exploring  -  Perfect for exploring the sights and sounds of Portland.
    City Style  -  Right in the heart of one of America's trendiest cities.
    Great walks  -  Excellent city walks along the river and in the nearby Waterfront City Park.
    Sights nearby  -  Two minutes walk from Portland Police Memorial.

    Charming, eco-friendly hotel in the heart of Portland. The stylish rooms are spacious and comfortable, boasting great views out over the river Willamette. Perfect for exploring the sights and sounds of the aptly named 'City of Roses'. See More

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