Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Metro Portland >
Apr 27, 2010 11:41 AM

Nashville hound in need of your help

Fellow chowhounds, I’m in the early stages of planning a trip to your city, I need any and all information. Right now, I’m curious as what to part of town to stay in, and what areas to avoid. What time of the year is best to visit?

Thank you in advance..

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Portland has to be almost the best place in the country to be in summer. Humidity in the 30's, temps in the 70's-low 80's, with only occasional leaps into the 90's or higher. There's no reason not to stay downtown -- this is not an expensive city, and if you don't plan on renting a car, the light rail system will get you to many places for free.

    The best food in town is generally on the east side (which means east of the Willamette River) but the lodging options are more limited. But that doesn't mean you should feel limited if you stick to the downtown core (including the Pearl District).

    2 Replies
    1. re: jeff_pdx

      That helps a lot, thanks. No rental, hopefully mass transit, and maybe bikes? The airport is on the east side?

      1. re: pete k

        The airport is on the east side--you can take light rail from the airport to downtown, and you can get around easily by bike. In fact I think at the Ace Hotel you can check out bikes (and you also get access to Clyde Commons, Kenny and Zukes, and Stumptown for coffee).

    2. You'd fit right in at the Ace. That's your hotel, no question.