A First Timer's Guide to Portland

A First Timer's Guide to Portland, Portland, Oregon (B)

Seattle is incredibly lucky to be sandwiched between so much. Whoever looked at our spot on the map way back when and decided, "Ya, this looks like a nice spot", had no idea what they had tapped into. We have water to the west, mountains to the east. Vancouver to the north and Portland to the south. 

Today we focus on our city to the south. The City of Roses. Hipster Paradise. Portlandia. Portland. PDX. Here are all the things you should hit up on your first trip to Portland, Oregon. 

When you visit Portland this is really the only place you should stay. The Ace Hotel embodies Portland perfectly. It's trendy, but low-key. It's chill and artistic. It's comfortable and approachable. The Ace is located in the wonderful Pearl District, only one block away from Powell's Books and a few more from Blue Star Donuts. Yes and yes. Book as far out as you can to ensure a spot in this amazing hotel!

If they are booked up a great second option is McMenamins Crystal Hotel. McMenamins is also located in the Pearl District, well situated for sightseeing. Bonus adds: It has a subterranean saltwater soaking pool and a cool underground bar where you can grab a drink and see live music or comedians.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A First Timer's Guide to Portland
Guide Location: USA » Portland
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sarah Miller
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.rainorshineguides.com/blog/2017/2/7/guidetoportlandoregon
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ace Hotel
  • Powell's Books
  • McMenamins Crystal Hotel
  • Blue Star Donuts
  • Stumptown
  • Tasty n Sons
  • Screen Door
  • Piazza Italia
  • ¿Por Que No?
  • Salt And Straw
  • 10 Barrel Brewing
  • Hopworks
  • Commons
  • Bridgeport
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park
  • St. John's Bridge
  • Ground Kontrol
  • Mill Ends Park 
  • Pittock Mansion