Portland is the cultural center of Oregon, and home to many of the nation's top restaurants, making it a gastronomic delight. With attractions that will interest everyone from the nature-lovers to history buffs, a rental house is an excellent base for exploring the city's offerings.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Portland
Filters are available to help you in your search to find a great property in Portland. Most of the vacation rentals in Portland provide "Internet" or "TV," which makes it a fantastic destination if you can't imagine a vacation without internet or you want to tune out with some TV time. Not as many properties in Portland are available if you want to go fishing or if you want a rental with a jacuzzi as "Hot tub" and "Fishing" are not very popular features in Portland.
The Weather in Portland
You can see our climate diagram above. August is the warmest month in Portland with average maximum temperatures of 80°. Conversely, January is the coolest month in Portland, with temperatures going under 34° The rainiest month is November while the driest month is July.
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The 9 Best Restaurants in Portland
1. Ox Restaurant:This popular haunt showcases local fare with an Argentinian twist, made on a wood-fired grill. Quality meats, seafood, and vegetarian dishes feature on the menu.
2. Tasty n Alder: This place serves family-style international dishes with a New American touch. Try the Biscuit Sandwich, with a fried egg, cheddar cheese, and fried chicken.
3. Jake’s Famous Crawfish: This local favorite is well-known for its fresh crawfish, oysters, and crab cakes.
4. Hat Yai: Serving up home-style Thai and Malaysian food, Hat Yai offers delectable dishes such as Malay-style curry and pan-fried roti bread. Go for their Southern Thai fried chicken.
5. Nostrana: Delectable, hearty Italian fare is what you can expect at Nostrana. Favorites here include wood-fired pizzas, pasta with tomato butter, and tantalizing desserts.
6. Canard: A café-cum-wine restaurant, Canard serves French-inspired food. Visit for brunch or dinner and try the Shrimp Toast Benedict or Steam Burger with cocktails.
7. Tusk: Head here for innovative Middle Eastern fare, made with fresh seasonal produce from the greater Portland area. Complement your meal with their craft cocktails.
8. Marukin Ramen: For Japanese food in Portland, Marukin Ramen is an excellent choice. The casual joint serves various classic noodle bowls, as well as vegan ramen on communal tables.
9. Xico: Known for its gourmet Mexican cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients, you can enjoy handmade tortillas, enchiladas, and Mexican wines in a stylish setting at Xico.
Portland's Art Scene: Blending Local Craft and Fine Art
Renting a Portland vacation home makes it easy to stroll through one of the many art districts and discover the city's arts scene. The bohemian Pearl District is brimming with art galleries featuring both local artists and nationally recognized artists.
The Museum of Contemporary Craft features 4500 square feet of craft and design pieces, encouraging visitors to consider the role craft plays in contemporary art. The Blue Sky/Oregon Center for the Photogenic Arts is noted for its exhibitions featuring up-and-coming photographers while continuing to exhibit works by more notable photographers.
The 5 Best Bars in Portland
The Deadshot bar serves innovative cocktails with experimental flavors alongside traditional offerings. Try the ‘Who Is Jack Nance?’ drink, where whiskey and sherry are infused with mustard and sesame.
2. Multnomah Whiskey Library
If whiskey in an upscale setting is more your style, head to the Multnomah Whiskey Library. From Japanese whiskeys and vintage scotches to whiskey-based cocktails, this bar has an extensive collection of options to satisfy.
Kachinka combines vodka and Russian-style bar food with Soviet-era throwback décor in keeping with the theme. Try the house-made vodka infusions with the famous dumplings at this popular spot.
4. Angel Face
The European-themed Angel Face creates drinks based on their patrons’ tastes. Mention the ingredients you would like in your beverage, or go for one of the classic cocktails.
5. Bar Avignon
For something classy yet homey, pay a visit to Bar Avignon to enjoy both local wines and cocktails in a French bistro setting.
The 5 Best Breweries and Brewery Tours in Portland
1. Ecliptic Brewing
Portland is known for having the most breweries of any city worldwide. At Ecliptic Brewing, sample some of the best classic Northwest beers and fruit ales from a menu that changes every 6 weeks. Walk-in tours are available here twice a week.
2. Upright Brewing
Upright Brewing was one of the first breweries in Portland to specialize in farmhouse-style ales. The French and Belgian beers here come with a regional touch. Head to the intimate tasting room in the basement to enjoy these acclaimed craft brews.
3. Widmer Brothers Brewery
In operation since 1984, Widmer Brothers Brewery produces 450,000 barrels every year. Mingle with locals as you try the brewery’s flagship Hefe and Drop Top Amber varieties. Tours are held daily and often include an exclusive can of a small-batch brew.
4. Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
Tour the Hair of the Dog Brewing Company for ales with a creative twist. Known for their barrel-aged and bottle-conditioned beers, this brewery has an appealing pub menu to go with their curated draft list. Tours are frequently available.
Joining a tour is a fun way to enjoy Portland’s breweries, and the BrewCycle excursion is an excellent choice. Choose one of the multiple-seater bike wagons and pedal away on a two-hour brewpub crawl. The tour is available with various routes running through the city.
5 Family-Friendly Attractions in Portland
1. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is home to over 200 interactive displays as well as eight science labs, each dedicated to different areas of the sciences. Kids and adults alike can get their hands dirty in the paleontology lab or test a 3-D printer before catching an educational movie in the museum's theater.
2. Washington Park
With over 15 miles of walking trails, Washington Park is a massive public park in urban Portland. The sprawling recreation area has something for the whole family, including several museums, memorials, and an amphitheater.
3. Oregon Zoo
The Oregon Zoo is located in Washington park and is home to over 250 species of animals. In the wintertime, there is a spectacular light show. And alongside other conservation efforts, it also hosts an Asian elephant breeding program.
4. Portland Japanese Garden
Also within Washington Park is the Portland Japanese Garden. It is considered one of the best in the nation, featuring 5 separate traditional Japanese gardens housed on 5.5 acres of land.
5. Pittock Mansion
Henry Pittock, the wealthy owner of The Weekly Oregonian newspaper, and his wife Georgiana built the Pittock Mansion in 1914. Owned by the city, the Pittock Mansion offers visitors a glimpse into Portland's past.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Portland?
On average, a House rental or Apartment rental in Portland costs $73 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Portland?
There are currently 3,722 vacation homes in Portland to browse and book for your next trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Portland?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental in Portland, the most common amenities others search for are houses with Internet, TV, and Crib.
How many vacation rentals are in Portland?
Portland has 3,722 House rental and Apartment rental on offer to rent.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Portland?
Yes, there are 626 vacation homes in Portland that allow pets, with an average price of $240 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Portland?
Portland has its warmest time of year around August and July, with average nightly prices being around $73.
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