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Publisher Comments:

Put the Best of Portlandin Your Pocket
  • Details on when Portland's gardens bloom, where to find the best microbrew, and how to beat the crowds.

  • Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.

  • Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget.

  • Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.

  • The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews.

Frommer's. The best trips start here.

Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.

And avoid tourist traps. At Frommer's, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices.

Find great deals and book your trip at Frommers.com

Synopsis:

Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn't want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, Frommer's Portable Portland gives you candid reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, as well as the author's picks for the best travel experiences, including: strolling the grounds at the Japanese Garden; beer sampling at Brewpubs; kayaking around Ross Island; mountain biking the Leif Ericson Trail; hanging out at Powell's bookstore; people-watching at Pioneer Courthouse Square; spending an afternoon at the Portland Saturday Market; and more.

Frommer's Portable Guides offer all the detailed information and insider advice of a Frommer's Complete Guide—but in a concise, pocket-sized format.

About the Author

Karl Samson lives in Oregon, where he spends his time juggling his obsessions with traveling, gardening, outdoor sports, and wine. Each winter, to dry out his webbed feet, he flees the soggy Northwest to update the Frommer’s Arizona guide. However, he always looks forward to his return to the land of good espresso. Karl is also the author of Frommer’s Oregon, as well as Frommer’s Washington State and Frommer’s Seattle.

Table of Contents

List of Maps.

1 The Best of Portland.

1 The Most Unforgettable Travel Experiences.

2 The Best Splurge Hotels.

3 The Best Moderately Priced Hotels.

4 The Most Unforgettable Dining Experiences.

5 The Best Things to Do for Free (or Almost).

6 The Best Outdoor Activities.

7 The Best Activities for Families.

2 Planning Your Trip to Portland.

1 Visitor Information.

2 Entry Requirements.

3 When to Go.

Portland Calendar of Events.

4 Getting There.

5 Money.

6 Travel Insurance.

7 Health.

8 Safety.

9 Specialized Travel Resources.

10 Eco-Tourism/Sustainable Development.

11 Staying Connected.

3 Getting to Know Portland.

1 Orientation.

Did You Know?.

Portland Neighborhoods in Brief.

2 Getting Around.

Fast Facts: Portland.

4 Where to Stay.

1 Downtown.

2 Nob Hill & Northwest Portland.

3 Northeast & Southeast Portland.

Family-Friendly Hotels.

4 Vancouver,Washington.

5 The Airport Area & Troutdale.

6 Westside Suburbs.

5 Where to Dine.

1 Downtown (Including the Skidmore Historic District & Chinatown).

2 Northwest Portland (Including the Pearl District & Nob Hill).

3 Southwest Portland.

4 North and Northeast Portland.

Family-Friendly Restaurants.

5 Southeast Portland.

Family-Friendly Restaurants.

6 Coffee, Tea, Bakeries & Pastry Shops.

7 Quick Bites & Cheap Eats.

6 Exploring Portland.

Suggested Itineraries.

Keep Portland Weird.

1 Downtown Portland’s Cultural District.

2 Skidmore Historic District, Chinatown & the Willamette River Waterfront.

Pearls in the Pearl District.

3 Washington Park & Portland’s West Hills.

Great Photo Ops.

4 Portland’s Other Public Gardens.

The World’s Smallest Park.

5 Especially for Kids.

6 Organized Tours.

7 Outdoor Pursuits.

8 Spectator Sports.

9 Day Spas.

7 Walking Tour of Portland.

Walking Tour: The Best of Downtown, Chinatown & the Pearl District.

8 Shopping.

1 The Shopping Scene.

2 Shopping A to Z.

The City of Books.

9 Portland After Dark.

1 The Performing Arts.

2 The Club & Music Scene.

3 The Bar & Pub Scene.

4 The Gay & Lesbian Nightlife Scene.

Blend Your Own Wine.

10 Side Trips from Portland.

1 The Columbia Gorge & Mount Hood Loop.

2 The Northern Oregon Coast.

3 Winery Tours.

4 Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Index.

General Index.

Accommodations Index.

Restaurant Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470164136
Publisher:
Frommers
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Oregon
Author:
Samson, Karl
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
Portland (Or.)
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
Travel: United States / Northwest
Copyright:
Series:
Frommer's Portable Portland
Series Volume:
155
Publication Date:
April 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
154
Dimensions:
7.37x4.41x.42 in. .27 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Oregon » Guide Books
Travel » General
Travel » North America » United States » Oregon » General
Travel » North America » United States » Oregon » Portland
Travel » North America » United States » Western States

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"Synopsis" by , Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn't want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, Frommer's Portable Portland gives you candid reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, as well as the author's picks for the best travel experiences, including: strolling the grounds at the Japanese Garden; beer sampling at Brewpubs; kayaking around Ross Island; mountain biking the Leif Ericson Trail; hanging out at Powell's bookstore; people-watching at Pioneer Courthouse Square; spending an afternoon at the Portland Saturday Market; and more.

Frommer's Portable Guides offer all the detailed information and insider advice of a Frommer's Complete Guide—but in a concise, pocket-sized format.

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