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Portland is a mecca for hipsters, artists, musicians, and progressives. It's known for being bike-friendly, environmentally-friendly, vegetarian-friendly ... and just plain friendly. It's also a great jumping off point for visiting the surrounding Northwest outdoor attractions as it's within an hour or two drive to the Oregon coast, Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood (for snow skiing), and the scenic Columbia River Gorge.
There are a few options for hostels in Portland, giving you a choice between staying either downtown or in a nearby neighborhood.
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HI - Portland, Hawthorne Neighborhood Hostel
"A cool little hostel located on Hawthorne, a young progressive area of Portland known for its bead stores, crafts shops, and coffee shops. It's located in Southeast Portland, which is on the other side of the river from downtown. It takes about 20 minutes by bus or 30 minutes by bike to get to downtown from the hostel. The hostel was converted from an old house and it still feels like a house. Out front there is a nice big porch. The...
HI - Portland, Northwest Neighborhood Hostel
"HI - Portland, Northwest Neighborhood Hostel fulfills all the Hostelling International standards of comfort. Expect a very nice and quiet hostel, with plenty of comfort, and friendly staff. The Location The hostel is located in the Northwest neighbourhood of Portland, just one MAX-stop outside the Fairless Square. The hostel has its own little parking space where you can park your car, and there's a park just one block away. Shops,...
"About what I was looking for - I was looking for a cheap place to spend the night at the last minute, and the Portland Pensione was just that. The staff was friendly and the accommodations were sparse but acceptable. My only complaint is that the Portland Pensione seems to charge more than other hostels with the same level of accommodations. Might just be in an expensive part of town, but I wish it had been a little bit less." … "Needs...
AAE Portland Downtowner
"Great central affordable stay for backpackers! - Stayed here with my sister for 3 nights in April 2013 and found it excellent value for money. We booked a private room with a 'double' bed because it was about $10 a night cheaper than the twin room, and it turned out to be a huge king and comfy, so was no problem to share. The room wasnt super flash, but it was clean and comfy with a good shower, towels, fridge telephone and microwave. there...
"McMenamins Edgefield is located in Troutdale, but it's only about 25 minutes from downtown Portland by car. It's a European-style lodge with mostly private rooms, but they also offer a few shared dorm rooms. The lodge is in a historic old building on an estate dating back to 1911 (the locals claim it's haunted). The walls of the lodge are painted with all sorts of whimsical (and somewhat bizarre) illustrations dating back to the...
"This is a large hotel with some shared dorm rooms located in the northwest part of downtown. If you're looking for a fun hostel to hang out with other young backpackers, this may not be the best choice. There are occassionally some young travellers that stay here, but not many. And all of the rooms are smoking, so the whole place is smoky and dusty. The location is good if you want to be downtown, but if you have a car you'll have to...
Portland Hawthorne Guesthouse
"… DVD player and free Wi-Fi (802.11g) --Nice living room, with a 54-inch HDTV, VCR, DVD player and cable with over 200 channels, plus HBO and Starz! --A large fully-equipped kitchen, space for your bike in the foyer, washer and dryer for your use in the basement, iron and ironing board, etc. --2 minutes by bus to downtown, 15 mins to airport, 15 minutes to PSU, 20 mins to OHSU, 5 minutes to Oregon Convention Center --Good...
Courtesy Inn Motel Portland
"NoTell Motel - So bad I refused to stay. Exposed wiring, filthy, scary guests. Motorcycle revving, Poor is too good for this place. I got a refund and went to a motel on 82nd Ave. I could really go on but it is not worth further effort." … "… TV's with full cable. # 24-Hour Front Desk # 24 Clean and Confortable Rooms # Remodeled Rooms # Parking available in front of most rooms # All Major Credit Cards Accepted # All...
AAE Banfield Portland
"Do not stay here! - We clearly reserved a room with two beds and when we arrived they told us that they failed to reserve a room for us and only had a single bed and that we would need to pay extra if we wanted to be placed in a room with two beds. We decided to cancel our reservation but they still charged my card!! The man at the front desk was very rude to us and provided no assistance at all and accused us of messing up the reservations....
Howard Johnson Portland Airport
"… and 4 deluxe suites, which all feature stylish décor, comfortable furnishings and a thoughtful offering of lifestyle enhancing amenities. You will find microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, iron/ironing boards, high-speed wireless internet, and premium cable television with free HBO in every room and suite. Hotel Room Amenities: Microwaves & Refrigerators Coffee Makers & Coffee Irons & Ironing Boards Complimentary...
Portland Travel Tips & Suggestions
I lived in Portland for two years and then came back to Texas. Wow -- what a mistake I made. Portland is absolutely beautiful and I'm going back. It's all about PDX!
Everyone should get a chance to visit Portland! I initially went to visit colleges in the area (Lewis and Clark was amazing, so was Reed), but the culture is really what captured me. Everyone in the area is so involved with the environment and nature, it's extremely refreshing. Don't be surprised to find that many people use bicycles or public transportation as their main way to get around -- that's just the kind of place it is!
We had the best time in Portland. We just love that city and people. We will always hold Portland close to our hearts. Thanks to the many nice people in Portland and Oregon who made our visit a nice one.
— michael & carmen
There are amazing restaurants here -- in particular a vegan and a Greek restaurant right smack in downtown. There are lots of gardens in and outside the city and tons of parks where you can see both Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens.
Portland is a liberal, hippie town that doesn't deserve to have consumers' hard-earned cash. Everywhere I went people were rude and stuck up. It is beautiful but the people make it not worth going back. It's not a recommended stay unless you go out of the city, maybe then you will have a better time than I did!
If you want to know what heaven looks like, just visit Portland, then you'll realise by yourself after seeing it. It is a great place to live peacefully, no crime and a safe place from natural disaster. Wonderful angels are living here, don't miss it.
— David Muniandy
I have never been to a better city. Its full of fun, history, art, music, good food and tone of micro-brewery beer, culture, and parks, and great libaries and shops! I have been to all the big and small cities in the United States AND WILL NEVER COME ACROSS A CITY THIS AMAZING! Bring a rain coat! -Amos
Portland may feel small, which is part of its charm, but it is not a "small American city". The metropolitan area population ranks 22nd in the USA at about 2.2 million people.
One word: Beautiful. Portland is not a big tourist city, but that is because people don't know what a gem it is. Come for a weekend. If you have a car you can drive to Mt. Hood and Multnomah falls, or if not just enjoy downtown. Be sure to visit Powell's, the biggest bookstore in the world, encompassing an entire city block.
Portland... it isn't a big tourist destination really, but there may be no better example of the ideal small American city. It's a young town and the locals are some of the most genuinely friendly people you'll find anywhere. It has a lively downtown and nightlife. And it's surrounded on all sides by great outdoor hiking areas, including the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. Mt. St. Helens is a short drive away, and if you're into skiing, check out nearby Mt. Hood. It's the only mountain in North America with year-round snow skiing.
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