Extended Stay America - Portland, OR
The City of Portland, Oregon, often referred to as America's most environmentally friendly
city, was named North America's "Best Big City" by Money magazine. From the unmatched
natural beauty and winter ski slopes of nearby Mount Hood to the stunning state parks to the cool
bustling downtown scene with renowned arts and entertainment, the "City of Roses" has it all. And
to top it all off, it's one of the greenest cities you can visit, with trees throughout the
metropolitan area and backdrops of forested mountains filling the scenery. If you are looking for Portland hotels,
Extended Stay America offers comfortable accommodations and low rates.
Steeped in arts and
culture, Portland was named the 10th best Big City Arts Destination in the United
States by American Style magazine in 2006. While you're here you can visit the many art
galleries in the Alberta Arts District, Pearl District and other neighborhoods. And you can't
miss the Portland Art Museum. It is now one of the 25th largest museums in the United States since
adding its Modern and Contemporary Art wing. If science is more your thing, head across the
Willamette River from downtown and check out the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Here
you'll find exhibits on astronomy, early childhood education, earth science, life science and
physical science, as well as some high-tech installations.
Portland is renowned for a craft
of a different flavor as well: craft beer. There are numerous beer and brewing festivals held here
throughout the year, the biggest of which is the Oregon Brewers Festival every July. With more
than 70,000 attendees annually, it is the largest North American outdoor craft beer festival and
is a celebration of grand proportions. Whatever season you visit, there's sure to be a beer
festival going on-in April there's the Spring Beer and Wine Festival; in June there's the North
American Organic Brewers Festival, and if you're around in December, there's the Holiday Ale
If you want to see some of the city's most popular destinations for visitors and
locals alike, then visit Washington Park in the West Hills. The numerous recreational sites in
this park include the Hoyt Arboretum, Oregon Zoo, Portland Japanese Garden and World Forestry
Center. The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is also a can't-miss attraction for foliage
fanatics. It is a truly unique garden representing old and new Chinese culture with ever-changing
installations. And if you're here in June, you'll want to check out the Portland Rose Festival
that takes over downtown every summer. Portland is the City of Roses, after all.
centers abound, and tourists can take in a variety of performances at the Portland Center for the
Performing Arts and the Keller Auditorium, home to the Portland Opera, the Oregon Ballet Theatre,
and the Oregon Children's Theatre.
If you're looking to make some unique purchases, there
are many shopping areas in Portland that offer a variety of gifts and treasures, including famous
Pendletonr wool blankets and garments. Seasoned shoppers will want to check out Lloyd center,
Oregon's largest mall and home to numerous shops, eateries, and even an indoor ice skating
Portland has plenty to offer every kind of visitor. No matter what brings you to the
City of Roses, you are sure to find a comfortable, convenient, and affordable Portland, Oregon hotels when you
stay with Extended Stay America.