Known as “The City of Roses”, the city of Portland in the state of Oregon is a wonder to behold. A Portland holiday will not only offer the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, there also so many wonderful sights to be explored. Filled with history, culture and ambience, a Portland holiday rental condo is a fabulous base from which to explore this impressive city.
There is a vast range of activities to be enjoyed whilst on a Portland holiday. Activities such as cycling, pier fishing, swimming, ice skating, golf and tennis are just some of the sports activities available. There are also many lush, green parks to stroll through or relax in the shade of a tree. On the outskirts of the city is the Audubon Society of Portland Wildlife Sanctuary, where there are many trails and hikes to be enjoyed, as well as the opportunity to see various species of wildlife being rehabilitated.
Another attraction that is a must-do on a Portland holiday is the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, known as OMSI. This modern building is home to many exciting exhibits that both adults and children will love. There is a laser planetarium, six exhibit halls and a chance to explore a submarine like the one used in the film “Hunt For Red October”. Also worth venturing out of your Portland holiday rental apartment for are Oregon Zoo and the Portland Art Museum.
If you can tear yourself away from your luxurious Portland holiday rental house, then it is worth taking the half-hour journey south to the city of Newberg. First on your itinerary should be the Hoover-Minthorn Museum, the childhood home of Herbert Hoover for four years. The house was restored to its original 19th century condition and contains photographs, documents and original furniture.
A ten minute drive from Newberg is the Champoeg State Heritage Area which is great for walks and viewing various wildlife. The area also has a reconstructed 1852 house known as the Robert Newell House Museum, where visitors can see a collection of items from the period.
Visitors to Portland can expect to experience what is known as a Marine west coast climate. This means that there are damp but cool winters and warmish summers. The average daytime temperature during the summer months is a 27°C. Visitors should be aware that there may be heat waves during the months of June, July and August, making the temperature rise to as high as 38°C. The average daytime temperature in the winter months is 6°C. The average rainfall for Portland per year is 37 inches.
Travellers on a Portland holiday will land at Portland International Airport (PDX) which is approximately 7 kilometres north-east of the city. Several airlines have regular, affordable flights such as KLM, US Airways, Continental Airlines and Delta Airlines. Travellers can depart from a variety of UK airports including East Midlands (EMA), Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN) and Edinburgh (EDI).