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“Stay weird!” Portland exclaims, encouraging its residents and visitors to indulge in its evident individuality. Indeed, Portland continues to stand out as one of the environmentally friendly, progressive and quirky cities in America. The Pacific Northwest provides a lush backdrop for a burgeoning city full of artists and musicians, foodies and an innovative tech scene. Atop its geographical blessings, the town is also known for its odd-ball sensibility and over-the-top political correctness. And while IFC comedy series “Portlandia” pokes fun at its conventions, such policies have built an edgy, open-minded city with a solid LGBT community.

There are a million distractions in Portland, so it’s best to have a rough plan in mind for where you’d like to spend your time. Downtown is where business happens on weekdays, but on days off you’re more likely to find unique events happening across the city’s many bridges. On the east side, cocktail bars tuck into old Victorian houses, bike lanes dominate avenues, and you can get lost in the maze of food carts, upcycled art stores and beautiful murals.

TO STAY

Traveller’s House Hostel

If you’re on a budget and looking to meet like-minded travelers from all around the world, bunk up in a room inside this beautiful house-turned hostel. A stone’s throw from the entertainments of Mississippi area of North Portland. Inside, a communal kitchen, cozy living room, and friendly, bikes for rent, and friendly staff awaits.
Prices start at $65 for a private with shared bath, and $33 for a bunk in a shared room.

  • +1 503 954 2304
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  • 710 North Alberta Street
    Portland
    97217

Caravan Tiny House Hotel

Caravan is the world’s first tiny house hotel, and is in good company with the city’s many tiny house communities. The ornately-themed caravans are, indeed, small- sized between 120-170 square feet!- and feature quirky interior design plus all the amenities, including flush toilets, hot showers, electric heat, a sitting area, and even a kitchen. The park is located just off the main drag in the heart of the popular and vibrant Alberta Arts District, there are lots of bars and restaurants nearby.
Prices start at $145/night for your own tiny house with wheels!

  • +1 503 288 5225
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  • 5009 NorthEast 11th Avenue
    Portland
    97211

The Kennedy School

In true Portland style, an old 57-classroom schoolhouse in the North East wa reborn as unique hotel and place to visit! Inside the 1800’s-era building, there are 6 bars, including one dedicated to whiskey and cigars, a movie theater, and best of all, a large communal hot pool open to the public for just $5 for an hour’s soak.
Rooms start at $135/night with upgrades such a “Beer101 package” for $185.

  • +1 503 249 3983
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  • 5736 NorthEast 33rd Avenue
    Portland
    97211

Traveller’s House Hostel

Caravan Tiny House Hotel

The Kennedy School

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