Portland’s unofficial slogan is “Keep Portland Weird,” and Portland day use hotels create a mini retreat for one of the U.S.’ quirkiest cities.
Fascinating Places To Visit While Staying in a Portland Day Use Room
Book Heaven - Portland wouldn’t quite be the same without Powell’s City of Books, touted as the largest independent bookstore in the world. Go inside and you’ll find yourself immersed in neverending labyrinths of new and used books, nine color-coded rooms and 3,500 sections!
Celebrating the Weird - The “Keep Portland Weird” slogan reminds locals and tourists alike that this city celebrates individuality. Between the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Ground Kontrol retro arcade bar, and countless other strange and independent art exhibits — Portland is a city of proud creatives.
Street Food - Portlanders love their street food. There are “cart pods” stationed around the city where patrons enjoy a variety of cuisine. Visit the largest at Alder Street Food or Cartopia pod, perfect for late-night eats.
Natural Wonders - Finding tranquility within city limits is a wonderous thing. The Portland Japanese Garden brings a well-curated year-round retreat while the International Rose Test Garden (created during WWI) is home to over 650 varieties of roses.
Six Portland Facts We Love:
Coming in at a whopping 2.5 meters, Mill’s End Park is the world's smallest park.
By contrast, one of the largest urban forest reserves in the U.S. is Forest Park, which spans over 5,100 acres.
There are at least six official scooter gangs in the greater Portland area. Rev up your vintage vespa and join the Twist N Play Scooter Group every tuesday night.
Resident goats dubbed the ‘Belmont Goats’ graze on a patch of grass known as “Goat Field.”
Every summer, 10,000+ people participate in the World Naked Bike Ride
Portland has many attractive nicknames. Some commonly used ones are: Rose City, Rip City, PDX, Little Beirut, P-town and Stumptown, which inspired the famous Stumptown Coffee Roasters.