Destination guide

Take in the riverfront beauty of Portland

Enjoy the area's theatre scene, live music and art galleries with a rental holiday home in Portland. Well known for its parks, riverfront and cycling, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions such as Moda Center and Pioneer Courthouse Square. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Portland

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portland a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Oregon Zoo (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Portland Aerial Tram (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Oaks Amusement Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Eastmoreland Golf Course (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Rose City Golf Course (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Broadmoor Golf Course (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Portland

Portland is famous for its stunning river views and beautiful waterfalls. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Portland is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Portland Japanese Garden (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Simon and Helen Director Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Lownsdale Square (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Chapman Square (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • South Park Blocks (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Portland

Fly into Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Portland Union Station. You can see more of Portland by catching a ride on the metro at SW 6th-Madison Street Station, City Hall-SW 5th and Jefferson Street Station or Pioneer Square South Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Portland?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,173 holiday lettings around Portland. From 440 flats & apartments to 40 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Portland?

Roll straight out of bed and walk to those must-visit tourist sights. Or simply delve into the exciting energy of the big city! Spend your next trip living like a local in the middle of all the action, with city centre accommodation. HomeAway has 147 city centre holiday homes available. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has heaps more options, including:

  • 58 shore-front holiday accommodation options.
  • 55 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 49 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Portland?

Say goodbye to standardized, cookie cutter hotel rooms. Our house holiday rentals offer a personal touch — and all the space you could need! There are 418 houses available on HomeAway. Prices start at £23 a night. If that doesn't match your posse's style, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Apartment: 290 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Hotel: 168 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £27 per night.
  • Condo: 90 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.

Can I stay in Portland in a large group?

Getaways with family can be so much fun, particularly when you're under the same roof in an awesome new place! If you're visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help you out. House holiday rentals are the top option here for large groups of travellers. Our global database presently has 88 available. If you're wanting to stay in a big group, the holiday rentals that can cater to you include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we have 202 rental properties just right for that size. Spend a night from just £58.
  • Require somewhere for 5 guests? We have 137 that will be ideal. You can get one for as little as £59 a night.
  • Looking for properties for rent suitable for 8 guests? You'll be glad to know we have 112 that'll be ideal. You can grab one from just £73 per night.

You and all your mates will be more than satisfied when you organise your Portland escape through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Portland?

Reduce those steep accommodation costs with a little help from HomeAway. You'll find plenty of awesome holiday rentals and save heaps of cash! West Hills is a magnet for bargain hunters. And with 11 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £112 a night, you can see why. Another 7 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Lake Grove. With an average price of £142 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

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