Things We Love to Do in Portland
We don’t just work here, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favorite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
The Pearl District
Our hotel is located on the cusp of the vibrant Pearl District. Once dominated by factories, the Pearl is now home to some of Portland’s most exciting galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and bars.
Home to the best NBA team in the country (the Blazers, of course), the Rose Garden is also host to the Winter Hawks, concerts, performances, tradeshows, and a whole lot more.
Just a short bike, bus, or drive away you’ll find Washington Park: a gorgeous landscape with 400 acres of trees, gardens, playgrounds, and other attractions. Not only does this park house the renowned Oregon Zoo, Portland Children’s Museum, Hoyt Arboretum, Portland Japanese Garden and more—it has over 15 miles of trails for you to explore!
Powell’s City of Books
This famous bookstore is the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world—and it’s a place every book lover should experience. It occupies a full city block. Avid readers may find themselves engrossed, spending hours perusing the shelves!
This indie doughnut shop is a Portland darling. Opened in 2003, it’s become famous for its amazing, outlandish creations. Like bacon on your doughnut? This is the place for you!
The Benson, a Coast Hotel
Some of Portland’s best dishes come in to-go containers. Peckish for Peruvian? Tantalized by Thai? Just want a good taco? Food carts have you covered. Just blocks from The Benson, you’ll find a staggering selection of lunch items (and sometimes breakfast) that are as appealing to your wallet as they are to your taste buds.
CENTENNIAL BALL – NEW YEAR’S EVE 2013 AT THE BENSONDec 31, 2013
Be a part of history this New Year’s Eve as The Benson celebrates the culmination of its 100-year anniversary year with a gala black-tie Centennial Ball. Experience an evening filled with gourmet cuisine, champagne, music from the decades and dancing. Join the party in the Mayfair Ballroom with a no-host bar, 5-course dinner, dancing to the live tunes of 5 Guys Named Moe, party favors, midnight champagne toast and balloon drop. Dinner packages from $100 per person, VIP preferred seating packages range from $135 to $175 per person. Make your plans today by reserving at tickettomato.com
Great guest room rates are available, should you wish to take the elevator home! Go to our Book Now widget in the upper right corner of this page to check for available room types and rates. For more information, call 503.228.2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will be there to celebrate this once-in-100-year event!