Destination guide

The artsy area of Downtown Portland awaits your stay

Come and experience Downtown Portland and its art galleries, museums and live music. Travelers like the shopping, restaurants and riverfront in this walkable and cosmopolitan city. Pioneer Courthouse Square and Tom McCall Waterfront Park are just a couple of the must-sees. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Downtown Portland

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Downtown Portland has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Oregon Zoo (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Portland Aerial Tram (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Oaks Amusement Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Eastmoreland Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Rose City Golf Course (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Broadmoor Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Downtown Portland

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Downtown Portland is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Portland Japanese Garden (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Lownsdale Square (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Chapman Square (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Simon and Helen Director Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Mill Ends Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Downtown Portland

The nearest airport is in Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.), located 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Portland Union Station. You can see more of Downtown Portland by jumping on the metro at Mall-SW 4th Avenue Station, Pioneer Place-SW 5th Avenue Station or Pioneer Square South Station.

Where to stay around Downtown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 620 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 404 Condos/Apartments to 135 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Pearl District: 511 vacation rentals
  • Nob Hill: 378 vacation rentals
  • Sellwood-Moreland: 40 vacation rentals
  • Hawthorne: 571 vacation rentals
  • Alberta Arts District: 228 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Portlandia: 1,377 vacation rentals
  • Portland State University: 1,376 vacation rentals
  • South Waterfront City Park: 1,376 vacation rentals
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 1,374 vacation rentals
  • Salmon Street Springs: 1,374 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 404 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 135 rentals available
  • Studios: 332 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 10 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 20 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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