Urban Winter Walks in Portland, Oregon

My favorite thing to do in Portland is explore the city on foot. Adorned in boots and scarf, I tuck a mini-umbrella in my bag and enjoy walking along the lovely wet, leaf strewn sidewalks. Often the rain is not a downpour, but more of an intermittent harmless drizzle. The colorful leaves are drifting around, the city looks shiny, fresh, and clean, and many trees along the street are decorated with white Christmas Lights. Some of my favorite winter walk areas are the Hawthorn District,  Nob Hill / Northwest, Pearl District, Downtown/Waterfront, and Farmers market at PSU. These areas are great for exploring the local shops, and having a coffee or bite to eat at cozy window table.

My 5 top Portland Urban Winter Walk areas:

Based on convenience, value, and quality, some of my go-to accommodations in the Portland area are:

  • The Park Lane Inn and Suites– Nestled right into the Goose Hollow neighborhood, very convenient for walking to NW 23rd Ave. and NW 21st Ave. shops and restaurants, Washington Park,  and using public transportation.  Free parking. On expedia.com
  • Aloft– Aloft Portland Airport Hotel at Cascade Station is a 20 minute drive outside of the city but is perfect for shopping at Cascade Station and is right on the MAX Light Rail. Great rooms and free parking.

Some sites I find useful are:

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