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Portland Japanese Garden sits nestled in the hills of Portland, overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis for locals and tra
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Powell's City of Books fills an entire city block, where it sells new and used books. The company claims to be the largest independent bookst
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Boasting about 7,000 rose plants in 550 different varieties, International Rose Test Garden helps Portland live up to its nickname "the city
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Water Body
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A popular destination for hiking, snowboarding, skiing, biking, and fishing, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area transitions from tempe
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Pittock Mansion , Portland
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Nestled in the hills and commanding a wonderful view of the city, Pittock Mansion is a window into Portland’s affluent past. The 22-room chat
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Portland

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Things to do in Portland include many activities sure to appeal to travelers eager to escape the mundane tourist attractions of other major urban centers. The big city with a small-town feel is famous for its coffeehouses, microbreweries, and verdant parks like International Rose Test Garden, which helps Portland live up to its nickname the "City of Roses." Bookworms shouldn't miss Powell's City of Books, the largest independent bookstore in the U.S. To explore a sprawling world of pristine forests, lakes, and wetlands outside the city borders, take a side trip to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Where to stay in Portland

For easy foot access to Portland's best shopping, dining, and entertainment, stay in or around the downtown area, connected to the rest of the city by light rail. This compact and busy part of Portland contains the highest concentration of hotel rooms in the city, allowing you to explore options ranging from boutique properties to big chains. Thanks to Portland's convenient transportation system, you can also choose a less expensive motel or bed and breakfast in one of the outlying neighborhoods, and still be within minutes of most major tourist attractions.
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