Destination guide

Experience Portland in holiday homes to rent

Located in the vibrant Pacific Northwest region of the United States, Portland is a major port city and cultural hub in the state of Oregon. Its highly walkable areas and cycling community make Portland a great choice for outdoor enthusiasts, while arts and culture lovers will appreciate the many attractions within the city. Whether you’re travelling with friends, family or on your own, holiday homes to rent in Portland give you access to all this diverse city has to offer.

Things to do

Things to do near Portland holiday homes

Portland has numerous attractions for travellers of all ages. Holiday rentals can be found near exciting places like the Portland Japanese Garden, a serene oasis with waterfalls, mountain views and a teahouse, and the Oregon Zoo, a large animal park with elephants, polar bears and other interesting wildlife. The Pittock Mansion, a historic home museum, and OMSI, a science museum with a planetarium, submarine tours and labs, are also must-visit locations. You could also learn about Portland history with a tour of the Shanghai Tunnels, a group of underground passages beneath the city.


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 highlights

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.

Food & drink 

Sample local cuisine in Portland

Farm-to-table dining is a huge trend in Portland, which is regarded as one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the country. Food carts are popular dining options, with many street vendors offering ethnic cuisine and gourmet options. Specialty coffee roasteries, cafes, microbreweries, craft breweries, brewpubs, wineries and distilleries are also abundant in Portland, making it one of the top destinations for beverage connoisseurs. If you want to take in the rich food culture of Portland, visit an eatery near your holiday accommodation.


Shopping areas near Portland holiday rentals

Portland is known for its unique shops and markets featuring eclectic goods and handmade gifts. Holiday homes are available near top market destinations such as the Portland Saturday Market, an open-air weekend arts and crafts market with food carts and entertainment, and Pearl District, a fashionable district with high-end and indie boutiques. Powell’s City of Books, a great source for used books with a cafe and gifts, is also popular.

Family friendly

Family fun near Portland pet-friendly accommodation

Portland has an array of attractions for kids of all ages. Family-friendly holiday rentals can be found near places like the Portland Children’s Museum, a hands-on museum with creative and educational activities, and Oaks Amusement Park, a nostalgia theme park with a wooden skating rink, mini golf and picnic areas. Kids will also enjoy the World Forest Institute and Discovery Museum, an interactive museum with exhibits on forests and trees, and Fort Vancouver, a historic fort with lantern tours and blacksmith demonstrations.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday accommodation in Portland

If you’re looking for a couple’s retreat, Portland offers tranquil gardens, beautiful art galleries and cultural attractions. Romantic holiday homes can be found near places like the Lan Su Chinese Garden, a serene botanical oasis with a tearoom and rare Chinese plants, and the International Rose Test Garden, a landscaped park with thousands of plants in manicured displays. The Portland Art Museum, with a vast collection of Asian, American and Native American art, and Washington Park, a huge park with a zoo, rose garden, traditional Japanese garden and miles of trails, are also great for couples.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Portland?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 943 holiday rentals around Portland. From 391 Houses to 319 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Portland is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Portland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Portland:

  • Eliot: 108 holiday homes
  • Hawthorne: 332 holiday homes
  • Nob Hill: 203 holiday homes
  • Montavilla: 22 holiday homes
  • Hillsdale: 305 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portland?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Portland. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Stephens Creek Natural Park: 999 holiday rentals
  • Smith and Bybee Lakes Wildlife Area: 928 holiday rentals
  • St. James Lutheran Church: 969 holiday rentals
  • Fernhill Park: 957 holiday rentals
  • Mark O. Hatfield US Courthouse: 966 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portland listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portland?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 391 Houses in Portland. Our other popular types of Portland holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 319 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 44 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 44 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Portland?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 58 holiday homes with pool available in Portland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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