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Visiting Metro Portland

Portland, at the north end of the Willamette Valley, is Oregon’s largest city. The Willamette River divides Portland into East and West regions and just north of the city joins the Columbia River which flows along the Oregon - Washington state line. Well-known as a green city Portland is proud to maintain and preserve an extensive park system. Portland’s Forest Park is the largest US wilderness park within a city limits. The Oregon Zoo is located in Washington Park, just west of downtown. Council Crest Park is Portland’s highest point. Perhaps the greenest city in America, Portland is a delightful city to visit and enjoy.

Portland is home to the oldest vertical lift bridges in the US. Crossing the Willamette River on the ends of the central city, The Hawthorne to the south and the Steel Bridge are the two truss bridges that bookend downtown Portland with their tall towers. The Portland metro area has 12 bridges that cross the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, with four of them downtown. 2010 marks the centennial of the Hawthorne Bridge.

Don’t miss the Lost Bird Project sponsored by the Audubon Society of Portland. On display at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, this in an exhibition of sculptures depicting five extinct birds. Oversized bronze renderings created by Todd McGrain feature the Health Hen, Labrador Duck, Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet and Passenger Pigeon. The event runs through mid-December – make sure to visit the statues when you are in downtown Portland.

October 23rd and 24th brings the 2010 6th Annual Great American Distillers Festival to Portland. Held at the historic Tiffany Center, the events also include the Portland Cocktail Invitational, featuring a competition between bartenders from across the US. The Distillers Festival honors and celebrates small craft distilleries from across the US, who gather to learn, network and showcase their products.

The Best Western Inn at the Meadows offers convenient accommodations for visitors to the Tiffany Center. Just north off of Interstate 5, the location offers easy access to all of Portland’s attractions. With affordable rates and quality amenities, choose Best Western Hotels for your Portland lodging needs.

The 2010 Northwest Food and Wine Festival will be hosted at Portland’s Pure Space in the Pearl downtown west of the Willamette River. Dress in festive cocktail attire and sample from over 600 wines and 50 restaurants. A wonderful event for foodies, chefs and sommeliers will be on the floor to answer questions, while live music sets a relaxing mood. Browse the booths to see the latest in gourmet foods and products for kitchens and bars. The Northwest Food and Wine Festival is November 13th – mark your calendars.

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    Forest Grove

  • Best Western Newberg Inn

    Newberg

  • Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel

    Oregon City

  • Best Western Inn at the Meadows

    Portland

  • Best Western Pony Soldier Inn - Airport

    Portland

  • Best Western Oak Meadows Inn

    Saint Helens

  • Best Western Pacific Highway Inn

    Salem

  • Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn

    Salem

  • Best Western Sandy Inn

    Sandy

  • Best Western Plus Northwind Inn & Suites

    Tigard

  • Best Western Wilsonville Inn & Suites

    Wilsonville

  • Best Western Woodburn

    Woodburn

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