About This Blog

Welcome to Portland Travel Tips.

For many this has become the pop culture image of Portland:

Like all good stereotypes there is a certain element of truth to the caricatures in the Portlandia skit.  One only needs to spend a little time in SE Portland to see that. However, for a lot of us locals we also see Portland like this:

Finding Portland from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

Portland is a vibrant progressive city that has a healthy obsession with green living, good food and good beer (wine too).  By creating this blog I wish to share with you all the amazing things Portland has to offer – from the great outdoors to all the great food, beer, wine, and spirits (there is a growing craft distillery movement in Portland but I’ll save that for a later post).

Finally, because travel is not cheap these days I will share tips to stretch your dollar here in town and share strategies I have learned over the years to save money on airfare, hotels, and car rentals.

Hopefully, by the end of your stay you will see Portland as a combination of both these videos and save some money too.

Scott.

 

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3 thoughts on “About This Blog

  1. Hi
    Saw your blog on tripadvisor and had a question about where to stay when visiting Portland. We are making our first trip to Potland in late July and are using free nights to stay at a Marriott. Not sure which area of town is best for first time visitors. We will be there 3 nights and then driving on to River Gorge for 3 nights of camping. We will have a car. Is any one area better than another? thanks

    • Marriott has a number of properties around Portland but I would stick to the 4 main ones which are located around downtown. Those are Marriott Waterfront (25k points/night), Marriott City Center (25k points/night), Courtyard City Center (20k points/night), and Residence Inn Waterfront (20k points/night). All are nice centrally located hotels.

      One thing you may want to consider is that Marriott Rewards gives you a fifth night free when you book 4 nights. So if you were looking at booking one of the 25k properties, for 75k total. For an extra 5k points you could book 4 nights at the Courtyard or Residence Inn and get a fifth night free. Effectively getting two extra nights in Portland for only 5k extra points.

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