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Houston to Portland drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days



Houston to Portland road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to Portland. If you're planning a road trip to Portland, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Houston
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:27 pm  Dallas
eat at Pecan Lodge
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 2:27 pm
drive for about 6 hours

8:26 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 4 hours

2:55 pm  Trinidad (Colorado)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Trinidad (Colorado)
drive for about 3 hours

2:05 pm  Denver
stay overnight at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
drive for about 7.5 hours

4:43 pm  Brigham City
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:43 pm
drive for about 4 hours

9:51 pm  Boise
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 12 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Boise
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:15 pm  Painted Hills
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:15 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:57 pm  arrive in Portland
eat at Voodoo Doughnuts
stay at Ace Hotel Portland

day 5 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Houston, Texas.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.




How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.




Where should I stop along the way?

Dallas  (98 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
        Smoke
        Oddfellows
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?
        Best free things to do in Dallas?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?
Amarillo  (20 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE
Trinidad (Colorado)  (3 answers)
Denver  (148 answers)
    Denver Museum of Nature and Science  (15 mentions)
    Denver Botanic Gardens  (12 mentions)
    Denver Art Museum  (11 mentions)
    LoDo  (11 mentions)
    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Denver:
        Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
        Rioja
        Acorn
        Root Down
        Bistro Vendome
    hotels around Denver:
        The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
        The Crawford Hotel
        Four Seasons Hotel Denver
        Hotel Teatro
        the Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    questions about Denver:
        Short, scenic drives from Denver?
        Best resort for advanced skier?
        Activites to do with children ages 7-11
        Top 5 must see attractions in Denver?
        Restaurant for dinner near Coors Field?
Brigham City
Boise  (23 answers)
    Idaho State Capitol Building  (2 mentions)
    questions about Boise:
        Have a free day in Boise next week, any recommendations on what to do?
        What do you do and where to eat in Boise, ID?
        Best free things to do in Boise?
Painted Hills




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Portland, Oregon.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.




Where's the best place to stay in Portland?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Portland.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Ace Hotel Portland, which was mentioned 8 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Nines, Portland  (7 mentions)
Hotel Monaco Portland  (4 mentions)
The Heathman Hotel  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Portland? Click the blue button below.






Where's the best place to eat in Portland?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Voodoo Doughnuts, which was mentioned 27 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Tasty N Sons  (11 mentions)
Lardo  (10 mentions)
Potato Champion  (9 mentions)
Pok Pok Restaurant  (9 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Portland? Click the blue button below.






What are some things to do in Portland?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Powell's City of Books  (17 mentions)
Japanese Gardens  (15 mentions)
Portland Saturday Market  (13 mentions)
Timberline Lodge  (12 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Portland. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Matt Billings from Atlanta asked:
Mid July: 1 week with wife and kid - what should we prioritize?  (12 answers)

 Beverly Joesten from San Luis Obispo asked:
Best coffee shops in Portland  (10 answers)

 Beth F from Maryland asked:
Visiting in July for 5 days with my boyfriend, where and what must we do?  (9 answers)

 Marilyn Weare from Vancouver asked:
Artsy area with fun little shops  (8 answers)

 DMae Binkley from Fairbanks asked:
Portland in mid-March  (7 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Portland.






Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Portland to Houston drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Houston to Portland. Or get a full Houston to Portland flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Houston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Houston!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,270 miles
driving time of 34 hours, 37 minutes
Portland is 2 hours behind Houston
76 Houston travel answers
98 Dallas travel answers
20 Amarillo travel answers
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
148 Denver travel answers
1 Brigham City travel answer
23 Boise travel answers
216 Portland travel answers





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