Four helpful ideas on how to make the most of your time in Portland.


As the "Best Beer City in the World" Portland has a reputation to uphold. Combine the two at the Craft Beer Festival in July next year, 31 days of pure beer celebration. You'll be 'hopping' around the city in no time.


Home to some of the best hiking trails in the country it would be a crime to visit Portland and not get out into the wilderness. Stroll alongside the Columbia River and picnic at Rooster Rock or for a short-easy-to-get-to walk head to Ecola State Park which leads you to Indian Beach, Portland's closest beach walk.


The Rose Test Garden is in full bloom from April to October, with more than 7000 luscious rose bushes. More than a century ago a forward-thinking gardener convinced the local government to plant European roses to safeguard against losing any species during the bombings of World War I. The result? Portland: The City of Roses.



Pre-visit you must watch comedy fave Portlandia to get to grips with the general hipster vibe of the city. The Ace Hotel resides in the old Clyde Building in downtown Portland and is the inspiration for episode the "Deuce Hotel". Rooms may not feature free typewriters or magically appearing sink faucets, but the real life hotel is almost a parody of its own hipness.