Though visitors flock to its Rose Festival every June to see the vivid blooms on display, Portland is much more than just the City of Roses. This charming, eco-friendly gem of the Pacific Northwest offers travelers dramatic coastlines and majestic mountain ranges, not to mention some of the best dining, shopping, and nightlife on the West Coast.
Take a drive through the astonishing Columbia Gorge, or hit the slopes of Mount Hood, located an hour east of the city. Outdoor adventurers will also find plenty of awe-inspiring scenery on the Oregon Coast, an hour and a half outside the city.
Of course, the immediate area offers its own distinct allures. Downtown Portland is a hub of activity, and The Westin Portland sits in the center of it all. Guests can enjoy tax-free, upscale shopping at Nordstrom, Macy’s, and the upscale shops of Pioneer Place Mall—all within four blocks of the hotel. Art enthusiasts will delight in the Portland Art Museum and the Center for the Performing Arts. Nob Hill and Portland’s fashionable Pearl District and its eclectic array of shops are only a stroll or streetcar ride away.
Take a stroll down the banks of the Willamette River, or walk over to the Portland Classical Chinese Garden for fresh air and colorful vegetation. The Rose Gardens, Japanese Gardens, and Oregon Zoo are all a short drive from downtown.
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