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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 Society Hotel Portland 62 rooms from €89

    Back to Nature  -  Portland offers the coast to the west, the mountain to the east, beaches to the north, and forest everywhere in between
    Value chic  -  Affordable prices situated in the heart of Downtown Portland, close to all the attractions
    Foodies  -  Explore the incredible food trucks around Portland such as at Alder St. Food Cart Pod
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Portland’s iconic landmarks such as the zoo, Japanese Gardens, Hoyt Arboretum, and Pittock Mansion
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    A boutique hotel in the historic neighbourhood of Old Town Chinatown. Chic minimalist rooms with white linens, white tiled walls, plush robes and stunning city views. Enjoy fresh coffee and homemade pastries at the cafe. Perfectly located for exploring Portland's trendiest bars and restaurants. See More

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  • The Mark Spencer Hotel Portland 102 rooms from €98

    Local exploring  -  Located steps from the city's Pearl District, walking distance to trendy art galleries, boutiques, sites, bars and restaurants
    Business meetings  -  Central location, numerous meeting roooms, business centre and proximity to city's major corporations make this a great choice
    Short fly break  -  Well-equipped and located base for a short city stay; near to restaurants, with laundry, room service and kitchenettes
    Value chic  -  Wide range of rooms offers city-centre stay for all budgets
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    Historic hotel with fab city centre location. Newly-refurbished spacious rooms and suites blend contemporary interiors with 19th-century architecture to winning effect, all feature Carrera marble bathrooms. Guests can take advantage of a great gym, offers from local restaurants, and a library. See More

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  • The Hoxton Portland Portland 119 rooms from €116

    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
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    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 €123

    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
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    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 €130

    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
    Restaurant  -  Two restaurants- The Imperial one of the city's top restaurants and The Crown which serves pizzas and cocktails
    Sights nearby  -  Explore natural sights out of Portland such as Hood River, Dog Mountain and Canon beach
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    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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  • Hotel Grand Stark Portland 57 rooms from €130

    Local exploring  -  Central Eastside location offers visitors feel for one of coolest areas of the city; walk to cafes, restaurants and boutiques
    Bar  -  Elegant Bar Chamberlain recreates classic hotel bars of old. Enjoy natural wines, curated cocktails and comfort food dinners
    City Style  -  For those who appreciate carefully curated understated luxury; enjoy Bellino linens, Diptyque bath products & SMEG fridges
    Restaurant  -  All-day Grand Stark Deli serves delightful breakfast muffins, made-to-order deli sandwiches, savoury snacks & sweet treats
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    Chic understated boutique hotel in Southeastern Portland where of-the-moment design blends seamlessly with its elegant historic exterior. Pared-back rooms with mid-century decor are decked out with fab creature comforts. Grab a snack at the deli or dine in style at the swanky bar. On-trend hot spot. See More

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  • The Duniway Hotel Portland 327 rooms from €130

    City Style  -  Situated in the heart of downtown Portland, the hotel is the perfect stay for those who want to be amongst all the action
    Foodies  -  A celebrity chef heads Jackrabbit and it is the hotel's crown jewel
    Restaurant  -  Chef Chris Consentino serves up modern American cuisine in Jackrabbit Restaurant
    Local markets  -  Discover local produce at the Portland Saturday market
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    A luxury, lively hotel, in the heart of downtown Portland. Contemporary and chic rooms with soft-grey palettes, floor-to-ceiling windows and large bathrooms with rain showers. Cosentino's Jackrabbit offers incredible gin-centric cocktails, an extensive raw bar and a family-style dining experience. See More

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  • Portland's White House Portland 9 rooms from €148

    Local exploring  -  The B&B is only minutes from the city’s thriving downtown, including Moda Center, the Pearl District and NW 23rd Avenue
    Sights nearby  -  Explore Washington Park, International Rose Garden and the Japanese Gardens
    Full of character
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
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    An imposing building set in mature and manicured gardens where Old World elegance meets contemporary comfort at this luxury B&B in the historic Irvington District. Spacious and comfortable rooms feature with antique four-poster beds, large rain showers and Molton Brown products. A grand stay. See More

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  • Vintage Hotel Portland 117 rooms from €152

    Local exploring  -  Discover the Pearl District, a cosmopolitan area with boutique shoppers, latte sippers, art aficionados and beer enthusiasts
    City Style  -  Situated in the heart of Dowtown Portland, Vintage is the perfect base for the ultimate city break
    Great walks  -  Explore downtown by foot and end up at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park
    Restaurant  -  Pazzo offers authentic Italian-American food at reasonable prices
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    A contemporary hotel in the commercial district of downtown Portland. Chic and spacious wine-themed rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and large bathtubs. Enjoy delicious authentic Northwest Italian cuisine, a fully stocked games room, an urban tasting room and free bike rentals. A hip stay. See More

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  • Jupiter Hotel Portland 81 rooms from €153

    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
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    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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  • Ace Hotel Portland Portland 79 rooms from €157

    Local exploring  -  Guests can walk to restaurants, shops, food carts and the artsy Pearl District in minutes
    Value chic  -  Affordable prices for a fashionable downtown hotel in Portland
    Restaurant  -  Clyde Common features communal tables and an open kitchen serving inspired and seasonal fare
    Sights nearby  -  A bibliophiles’ dream, Powell's City of Books, is just across the street
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    A trendy affordable downtown hotel in the Pearl District. Expect hipster lobby coffee hangouts, a restaurant serving seasonal fare, eclectic wall art, incredible cocktail slinging and an extensive wine & spirit lists. Modern rooms feature large murals, record players, clawfoot tubs and city views. See More

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  • Hi-Lo Hotel Portland 110 rooms from €161

    Back to Nature  -  To the south, historic Sellwood-Moreland offers vintage wares and a pristine wildlife refuge
    Families  -  A children's menu is available and younger guests are offered milk and cookies
    Local exploring  -  Attend local art exhibits or explore the local foodie scene
    Great walks  -  Hike the abundance of natural trails or stroll through the rose gardens around town
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    A luxury modern hotel in Downtown, just a couple of streets south of the cool Pearl District. Minimalist and chic rooms feature grey tones, gold accents on lighting and spacious bathrooms with walk-in rain showers and tubs. Enjoy delicious seasonal fare, handcrafted cocktails and swinging sofas. See More

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  • Woodlark Portland 150 rooms from €199

    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
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    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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  • Royal Sonesta Portland Portland 221 rooms from €218

    Business meetings  -  Central Business District location makes this perfect for all things work-related, plus there's a wide range of meeting rooms
    Pet friendly  -  Pets welcome at no additional charge. Nearby parks & local restaurants with pet-friendly patios make this an ideal spot
    City Style  -  Upscale boutique option with all the trimmings that provides excellent service but doesn't take itself too seriously
    Local exploring  -  Well-located to explore Pearl District with its hip brands, indie boutiques, craft breweries & artisan coffee shops
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    Whimsical boutique-style hotel in the city centre. Bold & colourful design across the unique bedrooms & Asian-inspired public areas combine decorative wallpaper, eclectic furnishings & vintage touches. Enjoy a happening restaurant & upscale spa. A fun deluxe choice suitable for business or leisure. See More

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  • The Benson Portland 287 rooms from €218

    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
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    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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  • Kennedy School Portland 57 rooms from €220

    Groups  -  Perfect for groups of friends celebrating or travelling together; the boisterous high-energy feel works for those after a party
    Bar  -  A popular drinking spot for locals, expect a good time across six atmospheric pubs, bars and tavern-style restaurants
    Local exploring  -  Nearby Alberta Arts District offers independent boutiques, galleries and coffee shops
    Restaurant  -  Three buzzing eateries - indoors & outdoors - serve American cuisine & comfort food, expect great pizza
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    Alternative lodgings set within a historic school in a relaxed Northeast Portland neighbourhood. Rustic rooms feature eclectic artwork & antique furnishings. Guests can enjoy six lively dining & drinking options, the on-site cinema or a dip in the pool. Laid-back fun with a local feel. See More

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  • The Heathman Hotel Portland 150 rooms from €229

    Restaurant  -  Only the best of the Pacific Northwest's freshest regional ingredients such as salmon, berries and hazelnuts.
    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.
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    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 €242

    Restaurant  -  Jakes's Grill specialises in juicy steaks.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
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    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 €242

    Restaurant  -  The on-site restaurant Gracies offers fine international dining.
    Sights nearby  -  Just a few minutes walk from Providence Park sport stadium.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Opulent
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    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 €249

    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.
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    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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  • The Nines Hotel Portland 331 rooms from €255

    Local exploring  -  Dine in the trendy Pearl District, see a Broadway show, visit museums, enjoy the Waterfront Park, and more
    Foodies  -  Discover the booming food scene of Portland, from food trucks to high-end restaurants
    Restaurant  -  Departure, the Nines’ Asian fusion restaurant sits on the 15th floor and the Urban Farmer restaurant sits in the lobby
    Sights nearby  -  Take the MAX Light Rail to enjoy day trip to Washington Park and visit the Oregon Zoo and the Portland Japanese Garden
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    A trendy contemporary eco hotel set in the heart of Downtown Portland. Luxurious and spacious rooms with tiffany blue colour schemes, local college student artworks and marble bathrooms. Enjoy Asian fusion cuisine on the 15th floor with breathtaking city views or sip on cocktails in the funky lobby. See More

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