Portland Oregon RV Motorhome
Portland Oregon RV Motorhome can offer a wide range of Motorhomes and campervans for hire.Portland, often called “The Greenest City in America”, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with an exciting blend of historic and modern architecture. Views of magnificent mountains like Mt. Hood, the flowing Willamette River, roses and trees everywhere, and a vibrant art and festival calendar make Portland a great holiday destination. Portland is also the microbrewery capital of the world, with more small breweries and specialist bars than any other US city.
Portland was originally a spot on the Willamette River between Oregon City and Fort Vancouver known as “the clearing”. The name Portland was decided on a coin toss, best of three, between two immigrants who wanted to name the place after their own home town. Francis W Pettygrove of Portland, Maine, beat Asa Lovejoy of Boston, Massachussetts – if he had lost, the city would have been named Boston, Oregon!
Summers in Portland are generally warm and dry, and winters can be mild to chilly, and quite damp.
One of the most beautiful attractions in Portland is the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, a city block sized recreation of a classical Suzhouo garden. Featuring a 8,000 square foot lake, Lake Zither, and massing free-standing Tai Hu rocks, it also includes a Tea House where visitors can sample authentic chinese green tea, and enjoy the spectacular views. Or check out the Japanese Garden in Washington Park, acclaimed as one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside Japan. Featuring five traditionally designed gardens, there are also regular events, including Tea Ceremony Demonstrations.
Forest Park is, at 5,000 acres, one of the largest wilderness parks within a cities limits. There are more than 70 miles of recreational trails threaded through the park, the longest of which is the Wildwood Trail, 27 miles long. Also check out the Portland Rose Gardens: Portland actually has three! The International Rose Test Garden, at 4.5 acres, is one of the largest, and oldest, in the country.
A great family destination, and entertainment for the kids, is the Portland Childrens Museum, with several special events throughout the year. Storytime, Smoosh and Squish, Disco Dance Party and Clay Glazing are just some of the activities on offer. You can find more information and guides on the Portland Children’s Museum website.
The largest art collection in Portland is in the Portland Art Museum. The museum presents a variety of touring exhibits through the year, and has recently opened a Modern and Contemporary Art wing. Details of exhibits and talks are available on the Portland Art Museum Website.
Portland has been referred to as the home of the Microbrew revolution in the United States, sometimes being called Beervana or Brewtopia. This stems from a change in the law in the 1980s which allowed for beer to be served in breweries. This led to a rapid explosion in the number of microbreweries and brewpubs throughout the city. Portland actually has more breweries than Cologne, Germany! You can be sure that there are some very good beers to sample, all made with local ingredients. Most of the breweries offer tours, just call ahead to check the times. There are even opportunities to watch movies while drinking great beer – check out The Mission on Northwest, or the Baghdad on Hawthorne.
Check out the Saturday Market, underneath the Burnside Bridge on the west side of downtown Portland. Actually open Saturdays AND Sundays from March to December 24, and all week leading up to Christmas Eve for “The Festival of the Last Minute”. Loads of gifts and handmade goods like pottery, clothing, candles and jewellery. Or the Portland Farmer’s Market, Saturdays in the south park blocks between SW Harrison and Montgomery. Wednesdays in the south park blocks between SW Salmon and Main. This is a venur for local farmers and growers to come and sell their produce direct to the consumer – a great way to load the motorhome up with fresh supplies for the trip ahead!
Little known fact about Portland – Portland is home to the worlds smallest official park – Mill Ends Park is 2 feet across, and was created in 1948 – for leprechauns!
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