Portland Journals

Short but Sweet Portland Break

An August 2006 trip to Portland by travel77

Quote: We flew in to Portland from Vancouver for a weekend break and loved it. The city has a lively yet laid-back vibe, and many of Oregon's excellent wineries are less than an hour's drive from downtown.

Short but Sweet Portland Break

Overview

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- The Saturday Market -- A large, lively market with a neat array of crafts (much more than just the usual pottery and knit hats) and food. - Powell's Books -- With books being so easily accessible through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Chapters, and the like, I wasn't prepared for how amazing this place is. Yes, it's huge and books are a great deal, but it also reminded me of how wonderful it is to spend time browsing among the stacks of a truly good bookstore. - The wineries -- A short, easy drive south of the city gets you to lovely rolling countryside and tastings of fabulous pinot noirs--a very doable side trip.Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: Pretty much al...Read More

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

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Hotel | "Hilton Portland"

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We stayed in the Executive Tower, which is, somewhat confusingly, across the street from the apparently "official" address above. Our room (an "executive king") was pleasant, reasonably spacious, and, apart from the less than assiduous vacuuming job on the carpet (the remnants of the previous occupants' trail mix were promptly taken care of after a call to the front desk), perfectly clean. Other things to like: - Great mattress and pillows, two bottles of water daily free of charge, and nice toiletries from Crabtree and Evelyn. - Good location--you can walk to just about anywhere in Portland's lively downtown and you are two short blocks from the light rail service (if you don't have m...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 7, 2006

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97204
(503) 226-1611