Portland is a great road trip destination, whether you’re coming from the west along the ocean, from the north on Interstate 5 from the Seattle area, from the south and the Willamette Valley, or from the east through the incredible Columbia River Gorge. Once you get there, continuing on can be a huge mistake. This city has a lot to offer in terms of attractions, things to do, and of course food and drink.
Portland is known for a lively food scene, as well as great coffee and craft beers. Portland also offers an incredible selection of parks, museums, historical sites, and shopping opportunities. You can even go to Portland and have one of the highlights of your trip be getting out on the water of the Willamette or Columbia rivers.
You’ll need a place to stay though when you’re there. The Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center in Downtown Portland is near the top of the list of options for a lot of reasons. This modern hotel of course offers clean rooms with all the amenities you’ve come to expect. It also has a restaurant right next door, the Original Dinerant, which features well-loved breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. You’ll appreciate the in-room safes and love the free wireless internets and big screen HD televisions available in every room. The 24-hour fitness center is huge and has plenty of equipment. The staff is very helpful too, with great suggestions and tips for your time in the hotel or exploring the immediate vicinity.
The location of the Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center though is one of the main reasons to choose it. You’re going to Portland for a reason, to experience it, and this is a great base of operations for that.
Looking for something to do in Portland? You’ll be within walking distance of the West End and Old Town neighborhoods, the Pearl District, as well as both the tallest and second tallest buildings in Oregon. All of these attractions feature not only interesting things to view but also some incredible shopping options.
Right across the street from the hotel is a MAX Light Rail Station which means you can get to almost every top attraction the city has to offer.
One of the best parts of a visit to Portland though is the food that is there. Some of the top restaurants worth visiting in the area around the Courtyard Portland City Center include Sushi Sakura, Portland City Grill, Sawasdee Thai, Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe, and the previously mentioned Original Dinerant. A food experience you may have never had though awaits you there too as the hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of three different Portland food cart pods.
A food cart pod is a parking lot filled with tons of choice of food available from food trucks and food carts that are parked around the edge. This is perfect for the adventurous eater as there are all kinds of cuisines and specialties available. it’s also great for the lover of comfort food as reliable favorites are easily located too. The Alder Street Food Cart Pod and the Third Avenue Food Cart Pod both feature a great list of options, truly something for everyone. The smaller but very enjoyable Fifth Avenue Food Cart Pod is located just across the street from the Courtyard by Marriott and also has some great things to eat.
No matter if you’ve been to Portland before or this is your first time, a stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center is a great way to make your visit to this awesome city even better.
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Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center