While visiting Portland, Oregon, you can ride bikes on miles of trails along the Columbia and Wilamette Rivers, stroll through the world-class city zoo or take a walking tour of the lovely fountains in the city’s many public parks. Catch a live musical performance, watch a play or attend an independent film festival. Snack on a Fruit Loop-covered doughnut or a bacon maple bar at VooDoo Doughnut (voodoodoughnut.com). Choose a hotel or motel with Internet access and stay connected during your Portland visit.
Stay connected while in Portland.
Downtown Portland is home to attractions such as the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Symphony and myriad shopping and dining establishments. The Hotel Lucia (hotellucia.com) sits in the middle of the action, within walking distance of fine dining, cafes, coffee shops, bars and nightclubs. Included in “Travel + Leisure’s” 500 best hotels in the world for 2010, this boutique hotel offers original artwork, valet parking and fee wireless Internet. Dine at the on-site Typhoon Thai restaurant or the more casual Bo Bistro. Hotel Modera (hotelmodera.com) offers free wireless Internet, a wine and hazelnut greeting and 24-hour concierge service. Unwind in the hotel’s inner courtyard, complete with glass-filled fire pits and cocktails and snacks from the on-site Nel Centro restaurant. The hotel houses more than 500 pieces of local artwork.
The Avalon Hotel and Spa (avalonhotelandspa.com) offers views of the Wilamette River. Set in the South Waterfront District, hotel guests can walk to a restaurant and a cafe, or dine on-site at the AquaRiva Italian restaurant. The Portland streetcar stop is a five-minute walk from the hotel. Unwind at the hotel’s full-service spa or use your room’s free wireless Internet connection. Hotel Fifty (hotelfifty.com) is adjacent to Tom McCall Waterfront Park, a stretch of biking and walking trails that run along the Columbia. Guests can walk to the many downtown shops and restaurants or hop on the MAX light rail. Rooms offer free wireless Internet access, oversized rain showers and river views. Dine at the H2O Bistro and Bar or order room service.
Portland’s East Burnside neighborhood, located on the east side of the Columbia River, just across from Old Town/Chinatown, is home to an eclectic collection of restaurants and shops. Guests at the Jupiter Hotel (jupiterhotel.com) can walk or catch public transit to attractions such as Powell’s Books, the Oregon Convention Center, the Pearl District and Distillery Row. The Jupiter provides discounted Zipcar rates and rents Electra bikes. Dine on “post-modern comfort food” at the Douglas Fir Restaurant and Lounge or get a massage at the on-site salon. Rooms include free wireless Internet access. The Eastside Lodge (eastsidelodge.com) is within walking or biking distance to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Rose Garden Arena, the Oregon Convention Center and six restaurants. The motel offers free wireless connections, a 24-hour front desk and free parking.
Located in southwest Portland, the Aladdin Inn (aladdininnmotel.com) offers a free shuttle service to the nearby VA and Shriner’s Hospitals. The motel is within a five-minute drive of downtown Portland, Lewis and Clark College, Portland State University and the Rose Garden Arena. Guests receive free wireless Internet and complimentary breakfast. Walk to more than 10 restaurants within one mile of the motel. The Capitol Hill Motel (capitolhillmotel.com) is adjacent to a public transit stop and within a five-minute drive of downtown, the Portland Expo Center, Portland Community College and more than 10 restaurants. The motel’s 16 rooms include free wireless Internet access, refrigerators and microwaves. The motel is within walking distance of Spring Garden City Park and the VA Hospital.
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