As Oregon’s largest city, hip and trendy Portland offers the appeal of the great outdoors, with many natural attractions within an hour’s drive of the city. With countless opportunities to explore the region’s natural delights, outdoor adventures are key for locals and visitors to this vibrant area. The free-spirited city offers up coffee shops on nearly every corner, plus an abundant selection of food carts and innovative selections. Uniquely its own, Portland is a great place for short-term rental investors.
If you’re interested in choosing Portland for your next Airbnb investment, here are some of the things your future guests will enjoy:
From live music to light shows, Portland offers a number of annual events and festivities. The Portland Winter Light Festival runs for more than a week, with thousands of lights and illuminated sculptures. The Portland Rose Festival has a more than century-long history in the city, with dragon boats, a parade and fireworks. The city also boasts a large number of beer festivals.
There are plenty of options for outdoor fun and recreation in and around Portland. From hiking and rock climbing to windsurfing or skiing and snowboarding at Mount Hood, you’ll find no shortage of options to get out and enjoy the region’s natural beauty.
Forest Park: As one of the largest urban forest reserves in the country, Forest Park provides thousands of acres of protected space for native plants and wildlife. It’s also a good place for hiking, with more than 80 miles of trails and dozens of access points.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a popular spot for families. There’s a science playground, a planetarium, a submarine and a paleontology lab at OMSI.
Lan Su Chinese Garden: Perhaps one of the most serene places in Portland is the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Located in the city’s Chinatown District, the garden spans an entire city block, filled with koi ponds, bridges and walkways. There’s even an authentic teahouse.
International Rose Test Garden: Another magical place is Portland’s International Rose Test Garden It’s the oldest public rose test garden of its kind in the nation and includes more than 10,000 roses. It’s also a good place to take in views of Mount Hood and the downtown area.
Home to dozens of neighborhoods and six main quadrants, the dining scene in Portland means fresh farmers’ markets, breweries, food carts and more. You’ll find just about every kind of food imaginable on the menu, as the city is a true “foodie’s” delight. You definitely don’t want to miss the SE Division corridor for everything from Indian food to pizza, comfort food to Mexican cuisine and Thai street noodles.
While Portland offers plenty of space for outdoor sports, it’s only home to a few professional sports teams. The Portland Trail Blazers are the city’s NBA team. The Portland Timbers are part of the MLS and the women’s soccer team is Portland Thorns FC. The two teams share Providence Park Stadium. The Portland Winterhawks hockey team is part of the Western Hockey League.
- Moda Center – 1 Center Court, Portland, OR 97227
- Veterans Memorial Coliseum – 300 N Winning Way, Portland, OR 97227
- Providence Park – 1844 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205