Destination guide

Take in the riverside beauty of Portland

Enjoy the area's theater scene, live music and art galleries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Portland. Well known for its parks, riverfront and biking, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portland a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Portland

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

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.

Where to stay near Portland?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,312 house rentals near Portland. From 538 Houses to 525 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Portland for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Portland:

  • Nob Hill: 353 vacation rentals
  • Hawthorne: 545 vacation rentals
  • Sellwood-Moreland: 44 vacation rentals
  • South Portland: 134 vacation rentals
  • Alberta Arts District: 235 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Portland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Portland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Grotto: 1,318 home rentals
  • Reed College: 1,332 home rentals
  • Portlandia: 1,333 home rentals
  • Moda Center: 1,327 home rentals
  • Oregon Convention Center: 1,323 home rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Portland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 538 Houses in Portland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portland include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 525 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 55 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 55 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Portland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 73 vacation homes with pool available in Portland.

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