Yes, Portland is worth a visit in my mind, no question, especially given that you like walkable neighbourhoods and a casual dining scene. You might even wish you had more time, given that one of your days will be to visit the phenomenal Columbia River Gorge.
Portland is a safe city for the most part, but that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down. Common sense dictates you shouldn’t leave your iThing in view in a locked car and expect it to remain there. Even busy areas of the city have smash-and-grab thefts, so lock your car doors and don’t leave visible temptation.
The best time to visit Portland is from June to August , when consistently warm weather allows the city’s outdoorsy culture to thrive. Plus, summer is when the city’s roses (especially at the International Rose Test Garden) are in full bloom.
You should plan to spend around $136 per day on your vacation in Portland, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $34 on meals for one day and $20 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Portland for a couple is $152 .
Re: Walking downtown at night safe ? I have lived in Portland for over 35 years and I have never felt unsafe walking around at night , even late by myself near the MAX tracks. In fact, most of the time I go downtown at night , I take the MAX late into the night and I haven’t had any problem.
Portland , Oregon’s cost of living is 29% higher than the national average. The cost of living in any area can vary based on factors such as your career, its average salary and the real estate market of that area.
Portland has been affectionately referred to as “ weird ” for decades – perhaps because it has the most strip clubs per capita in the nation or the high prevalence of man buns and mustaches. But this “weirdness” is what makes Portland , Portland .
Kenton. This one is a little contradictory because we recently wrote a post about Kenton being one of the top 3 neighborhoods in Portland. Bridgeton. Parkrose . St. Lloyd District. Sunderland. Mill Park . Old Town/Chinatown .
— Oregon may be one of the safer states in the country, according to data released by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, but Portland is one of its most dangerous cities. Portland’s violent crime rate is 5.2 reported crimes per 1,000 people and its property crime rate is 56.8 per 1,000.
As of late, Portland is best known for its hipster and crunchy (ie. extremely liberal and environmentally-friendly) behavior, but historically, the city is a shipping port with a strong affinity for strip clubs — in fact, it has the highest number of strip clubs per capita in the country.
If you don’t mind the rain, November, December , and January are great times to secure cheap hotel rates and catch seasonal attractions . Following the rainy months, ski season is often at its height between January and March.
When you’re comparing the two cities, it’s clear that Portland is a much more affordable living. Grocery prices are 7.37% lower in Portland . Restaurant prices are 15.93% lower in Portland than Seattle .
You don’t need a car while in Portland because the city is well served by public transportation (light-rail, streetcar, buses). However, if you want to take day trips to the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, the wine country, or Mount Hood, or explore the Oregon coast, a car is necessary. (www.oregon.aaa.com; tel.
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