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If you are looking for a vibrant city within easy reach of picturesque countryside, Portland could be your ideal holiday destination. Whether you want to practise water sports, explore the Columbia River Gorge or go skiing on Mount Hood, Portland is the place to go. Surrounded by rivers, mountains and vineyards, Portland can be an expensive place to stay. Renting your accommodation is a money-saving alternative to a hotel and will offer you more independence. You could opt for a spacious apartment in the city centre, or a house on the outskirts if you are thinking of going hiking, fishing or cycling.
There is no shortage of attractions in the city of Portland and the surrounding region. Take a boat trip, play golf, explore the wildlife or stroll around the markets. Portland is known as “The City of Roses”, and a visit to the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park should definitely be on your list of priorities. As well as the sight and delightful smell of more than eight thousand roses, the gardens offer stunning views of the Cascade Mountains and Mount Hood. Japanese and Chinese gardens also enhance a stay in Portland, and there are more scenic views from the museum-like Pittock Mansion. If the weather calls for indoor activities, head to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry with its interactive displays. Here you can experience an earthquake, visit the planetarium, and go onboard a submarine. Art lovers will appreciate the collections of both modern and Native American Indian art at Portland Art Museum; the sculpture is displayed outdoors, so plan your visit for fine weather.
Portland is definitely a family-friendly city where children will not get bored. At Oaks Amusement Park you can go roller skating or karting as well as enjoying the rides. Animal lovers mustn't miss Oregon Zoo in Washington Park with its simulated rainforest and savanna. There is plenty of fun to be had at Portland Children's Museum, where the interactive exhibits include a theatre that is always lit up and a pit filled with rubber gravel. If all this is not enough, try the World Forestry Discovery Center Museum's hands-on exhibits which include smoke jumping and seeing a bird's eye view of a forest.
It's hard to imagine that anyone could fail to love Portland, but your stay there doesn't have to break the bank. Consider renting a property as a low-cost option; we have a great range of houses and apartments, and one of them is sure to suit you down to the ground. Take a look at what we have to offer and read through a few of our customer reviews. Excellent value is something we can assure you of, and you can put the money you save towards the cost of visiting attractions during your stay. Choosing Portland as your holiday destination is a decision we're sure you won't regret.