Portland lies along the Columbia River, just south of the Washington border. In a quiet neighborhood on the eastern outskirts of the city, you’ll find the Four Points by Sheraton Portland East. This AAA Three Diamond resort offers an array of free perks, including bottled water, fresh coffee and tea, WiFi, and access to the 24-hour fitness facility, indoor pool, and whirlpool.
Portland, Oregon: High-Rise Buildings and City Parks on the Riverfront
Portland’s downtown area is a refreshing mix of the traditional, the urban, and the offbeat—high-rise buildings are interspersed with craft breweries and restaurants serving sustainable cuisine. A popular place to hang out is Pioneer Courthouse Square, a 40,000-square-foot public space often referred to as “Portland’s living room.” In warmer months, the square hosts free shows and festivals, as does Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Located on the west bank of the Willamette River, the waterfront park was named one of the Top 10 Public Spaces in America in 2012 by the American Planning Association.