Portland, Oregon

  • Situated in the lush Willamette Valley with the Willamette River meandering through, Oregon’s largest metropolis is bursting with greenery.
  • A mecca for foodies, coffee enthusiasts, and craft beer connoisseurs, Portland is a fantastic culinary destination.
  • Portland is one of the most eco-friendly cities with some of the greenest urban policies, and boasts over 200 parks, gardens, and wild spaces.
  • Known for its quirky and cerebral culture, “Keep Portland Weird” is a saying you’ll see and hear around this bustling metropolis with a small town feel.
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Located in the Willamette Valley just 70 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Portland is an overstated medley of small town charm and big city living. With its easy access to outdoor activities and thriving food scene, Portland is an attractive place to visit for all kinds of travelers.

Portland’s compact downtown area features verdant gardens and greenery not often seen in an urban setting. Take a stroll among 10,000 rose bushes in the International Rose Test Garden, or meander through the tranquil urban oasis of the Portland Japanese Garden.

In recent years, Portland has cemented itself as a culinary destination and become a mecca for foodies, coffee enthusiasts, and craft beer connoisseurs. Whether you're visiting for climate, food, culture, or a sample of the Pacific Northwest, Portland delivers.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • Peak Season
    Summer
  • Car Recommended
    No
  • Elevation
    50 feet
  • Average High Temperatures
    80℉ in summer; 47℉ in winter

Destination Highlights


  • Rose Test Garden

    On Kingston Avenue, Portland's love of roses comes to life at the International Rose Test Garden. Complimentary tours are offered daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

  • Forest Park

    West of the city in the densely wooded Tualatin Mountains, Forest Park spans more than seven miles. For a day in the wilderness, consult the trailhead map for an ideal afternoon hike through the trees.

  • Forktown Food Tours

    Designed with food enthusiasts in mind, the fine folks at Forktown Food Tours will guide you on a tour of the city's best culinary treats. Tours are broken down by neighborhood.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Portland Vacation

    Portland is one of the greenest cities in the U.S. thanks to the 43 inches of rainfall it receives annually, which is surprisingly only slightly higher than the U.S. rainfall average. May through September are warm and mild, making it a perfect time to visit and take advantage of all the festivals and outdoor recreation opportunities. If you visit from October through March, you’re likely to encounter some rain, but it’s a great time to visit museums, galleries, coffee shops, and brewpubs.

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Map of Portland, Oregon

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