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Portland, Oregon

Portland holidays are a ticket to explore a laid-back and infectiously fun city that’s just as connected to nature and outdoor living as the rest of its home state of Oregon. People don’t take themselves too seriously here; it’s a playground of self-expression, with no shortage of quirky cafes, coffee shops, bars and restaurants.

Roam the city as the locals do: by bicycle. Tour the city’s vibrant neighborhoods on two wheels, stopping at the Pioneer Courthouse Square for a spot of lunch from one of the many quintessential Portland food trucks. Mosey along the streets of Nob Hill, browse the vintage boutiques and cafes in Hawthorne, and take a break in one of the eccentric coffee shops and bars in Belmont. Escape the rain showers in some of Portland’s cultural gems, including the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Portland Art Museum, or head beneath the city’s streets to discover its shady past in the Shanghai tunnels.

Portland: A City of Natural Beauty

With Mount Hood as its backdrop and the Willamette River flowing through it, Portland’s a city with an abundance of nature to offer. Wile away hours meandering through the wooded oasis and soak up the serenity of Forest Park, or head to Washington Park; take to the trails and explore the International Rose Test Garden, Rose Garden and the Portland Japanese Garden. To see the city from a different vantage point, scale Mount Tabor, a volcanic cinder cone set in an urban park, with a forest of tall fir trees and sweet open meadows.

To explore more of urban Pacific Northwest, travel through Oregon and discover it’s seven wonders. Or why not head south to neighbouring California and discover its breathtaking coast, stopping off at small coastal towns and bustling cities like San Francisco, LA and San Diego?

Destination Highlights
  • Relax in Pioneer Courthouse Square, a huge public square known as Portland’s Living Room
  • Discover the mystery of the city’s dark past in the Shanghai Tunnels, a series of underground tunnels that link Portland’s Old Town to its downtown area
  • Explore Forest Park, the United State’s biggest city forest
  • Wander Portland’s serene Japanese Garden in Washington Park

Time Zone

GMT -8 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 11 hours; direct flights are available from the UK

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

English

Health Information

No special vaccinations are required for travel to Portland