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Where to stay in Portland

If you're a first time visitor to Portland, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Portland.


What's the best area of Portland to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Portland are: Downtown, Pearl District, Alberta, Nob Hill, Belmont, Gresham, and St Johns.

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"I would recommend hotwire to find any boutique hotel Downtown in the core."  See More

"The Pearl District is in walking distance."  See More

"I've lived in 5 different neighborhoods in Portland, If I were you I'd stay downtown, the Downtown area and Pearl District are great walking."  See More

"You can easily walk the downtown blocks even up north to Powell's City of Books and the Pearl District (which has great restaurants) and back along the Gov Tom McCall Waterfront Park which has some restaurants and a great little coffee shop on the southern end."  See More

"If you are here on the First Thursday of the month, the Pearl District has a lot going on with the aptly named First Thursday."  See More

"I would stay anywhere in NW Portland, or the Pearl District."  See More

"There are a couple breweries at the end of the block StormBreaker Brewing and Ecliptic Brewing - Nob Hill - More of a college/ <30 crowd."  See More

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  1. Downtown
  2. Pearl District
  3. Alberta
  4. Nob Hill
  5. Belmont
  6. Gresham
  7. St Johns
What are some good hotels in Portland?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Portland, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"My fist choice would be the Ace Hotel Portland with Clyde Commons restaurant in the lobby."  See More

"2) Urban Farmer Portland / The Nines, Portland - Steak and Cocktails"  See More

"I don't know if you need a hotel, but the Hotel Monaco Portland is definitely super dog-friendly and a really cute place."  See More

"The Heathman Hotel is pretty cool, you can get some good deals for around $175-200 per night from time to time."  See More

"I also like places like Inn At Northrup Station in Portland - in other words, locally owned, with full kitchens, with easy access to sites and public transit."  See More

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  1. Ace Hotel Portland
  2. The Nines, Portland
  3. Hotel Monaco Portland
  4. The Heathman Hotel
  5. Inn At Northrup Station
What if I want to explore Portland further?

If you're open to researching even more areas, some suggestions that might be less common but interesting to explore are: Beaverton, South Waterfront, Hollywood, and Vancouver.

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  1. Beaverton
  2. South Waterfront
  3. Hollywood
  4. Vancouver
Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

 Valerie Sacksworth from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Portland for a first time visitor?  (6 answers)

 Alex Bargmann from New York City asked:
Good location to stay in w/ 6 friends for a long weekend  (3 answers)

 Kathryn P from New York City asked:
Memorial Day Weekend in Portland. What to do/where to stay?  (3 answers)

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

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Portland.

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

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  1. Voodoo Doughnuts
  2. Tasty N Sons
  3. Lardo
  4. Potato Champion
  5. Pok Pok Restaurant
What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

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

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  1. International Rose Test Garden
  2. Powell's City of Books
  3. Japanese Gardens
  4. Portland Saturday Market
  5. Timberline Lodge
Where can I find out more about Portland?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Portland locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Portland.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Portland? There is one major airport for commercial flights. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Portland.

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