Cities: Portland

Settled in 1829, Portland was named in a coin flip after Portland, Maine, birthplace of one of its founders (the losing option was Boston). An hour from skiing at Mount Hood and 90 minutes from the Oregon Coast, Portland is a recreational paradise.

So much more than you'd expect!  The Portland Aquarium brings you up close to dozens of species including sharks, giant octopus, stingrays, reptiles, birds and more.  They offer special encounters where you can actually interact with, feed and even touch the animals. Great for all ages!

These routes in and around Portland vary in difficulty and offer something for everyone in the family

Recreation: Cycling

A spectacular setting along the the Columbia River waterfront further enhances everything the Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach has to offer.

Whether you seek comfy and convenient accommodations before your early morning departure from Portland Airport or a relaxing adventure in Oregon's Rose City, you will find the Red Lion Portland Airport is a delightful

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Jim and Stephanie Rose stood outside in the rain, with a large pink box waving it around like they had won the lottery.

One of the best things about discovering a new city is finding the hidden funky neighborhoods that shape the fashion and art undercurrents found around town. Alberta Street, in North East Portland, is one of these.

Attraction: Shopping, Sightseeing

It has been known by three names, has been the site of at least one documented gun fight, and to this day attracts the rich and the poor alike.

Attraction: Sightseeing

Exactly on the other side of the world from the fascinating undersea valley called the Crozet Basin, just 75 feet above sea level, there is a more accessible, very different, but just as

Cities like Amsterdam and Leipzig may compete for the title, but Portland, Oregon, claims the prize itself: the City of Books.

Attraction: Shopping, Sightseeing

Portland offers more parks than any other city in the nation and one of the best on a warm sunny day is Jamison Square.

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