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Today we went on a Lewis & Clark Cruise on the river, following in the footsteps of the famous explorers. The cruise was from 9 to 4 aboard the Portland Spirit which docks at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. We had breakfast and lunch aboard the ship as we meandered our way down the river. As we floated along, a historian told the stories of the …
Went all over looking at open houses. At the time we were thinking about buying a second home in the area (we have since changed our minds--we have our sights on Europe now). Had lunch in Tigard at the Red Lobster. Went shopping and running around the Pearl District. Got Jack-in-the-Box takeout for dinner (it's right next to the hotel).
Today we went to the Saturday Market downtown. Loved looking at all the crafts and stuff for sale. They had henna tattoos, so ALL four of us got one! It was fun. Had lunch at a place called Mother's. It was a great place, loved the decor, great food. We had asked at the henna booth where there was a good place to get piercings, so they hooked us …
Went shopping in the NW 23rd area. Had a yummy gelato break. Leftovers for lunch. Went to the Sellwood park and let the kids play. We had dinner at Clay's Smokehouse. They have the best food ever. Love their garlic French fries. This a tiny little place, very basic with those plastic red and white plaid table cloths, but the food is clearly the star. You can also buy housemade jerky here.
Made a quick stop in Medford to buy some goodies at the Harry and David factory. Love that stuff!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Express Portland Downtown
We booked this once rather quickly, based mostly on the price. On the map it looked like it was pretty far from the downtown core. Turned out to be a 45-60 minute walk, but if we had done our research on it, we would have seen that it's just on the outskirts of the "Alphabet District". A really sweet residential area with a couple long streets of smaller retailers, coffee shops, sushi bars, and as you move West, more and more bigger retailers. for $114USD per night for double occupancy king w/ a/c, hdtv, internet, free parking, it's more than worth it. the room it typical for a holiday in: clean, nice.
Would highly recommend it.
2 mins from Alphabet District.
30 mins from Pearl District.
45-60 mins from Downtown.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Portland Downtown
We were told about this Express hotel by some friends of ours in Portland. When we heard it was a Holiday Inn I was not thrilled to stay there. However, when we arrived my husband and I were completely blown away at the looks of the hotel. When we stepped inside it was like walking into a $500.00 a night 5 star hotel. The staff was professional and friendly and made sure we got everything that we needed. They told us about some great restaurants *I suggest you try Besaw's, it's only a couple blocks away*. The shopping around that hotel was great too! We are from Ohio and have found our new home away from home! If you are reading this we would like to give you our thanks and let you know that we will be back!
We decided to take a weekend trip up to Portland, so I started the arduous task of searching all of the travel websites trying to find us the best deal for the days we wanted. They had vacancy on our desired dates, so I reserved a smoking room with a King Size Bed. We had never been to the NW section of Portland, so we wanted to check it out. All I can say is WOW. This motel far surpassed our expectations. The motel itself was exceptionally clean and tastefully decorated. The front desk clerks were very attentive and nice. Our room had a nice view and was very, very clean. There is a pool and a hot tub, though we did not use them. There is ample, free parking, and the motel is in a quiet part of the city. I am a light sleeper and I got a great nights sleep. The walls between the other rooms seem to be insulated, as we could hardly hear the people next to us. The continental breakfast is more than adequate. There was plenty to go around.
Loved the Holiday Inn Express!
I had not stayed here before and was very pleasantly surprised. I chose this hotel because of the boulangerie one block away (St Honore...love it!). The lobby is nice; clean. The room was very nice. They decided (thank goodness!) to get rid of the ugly bedspreads that are dirty and everyone dumps anyway and had a very tasteful, elegant sheet/duvet on the bed. The room was small but lovely. In the morning, they serve hot cinnamon rolls... delicious and a very elegant touch. The hotel is also very nicely located...a couple of blocks from a bus and 6 or so blocks from the trolley. And NW 23rd is a great boutiquey walking street. This was a place we will definitely stay again!
Clean hotel, good location, shower too small
Stayed at this Holiday Inn first night of our trip. The foyer was beautiful, very clean and sparkling. Nice hallways and good clean rooms, bed good size. Shower much too small though. We had a problem with the water closet the first time my husband used it. He complained and the maintenance person came up with ten minutes and fixed the problem.
Overall good clean hotel.
Make sure you ask for your AAA discount immediately upon check-in or you won't get the discount.
I was pleasantly suprised with this hotel. Initially weary of staying in a Holiday Inn and unsure of the location, I was totally suprised...and happy...by what I found. The rooms were clean and nice, although we had no view (our second floor room faced a wall). The hotel is located at the end of NW 23rd -- the place to be for restaurants, shopping boutiques and coffee shop hopping. And you pay about half the price of many other hotels -- money well spent on other things, like food, wine and merchandise. Oh, and they offer free breakfast each morning, they have a pool, the staff is super helpful and you are close to Portland's free street car service.
Friendly & relaxing
This hotel outperforms others in its class. Great value, comfortable, clean, nice indoor pool/jacuzzi, great showers, friendly & helpful staff, good location, quiet & restful. Reccommended!
Solid Holiday Inn Express Performance
Overall it was a fine stay at the Holiday Inn Express. The rooms were good sized, clean, and had nice touches - dark trim, microwave, refrigerator, etc. The breakfast area was very nice, but the food was just average - lots of sugar/carbs and not much protein. The location of the hotel was OK - inbetween cool 23rd and rougher industrial area. The area seemed safe, but at almost $100 per night this Holiday Inn Express was somewhat overpriced. Stay here if you want easy freeway access, proximity to 23rd, and don't want to pay a few dollars more to stay in a more unique downtown Portland location.
During Thanksgiving weekend 05 we stayed at the Holiday Inn Downtown in the Lloyd Center area of Portland OR. The room was only $50/night (thanks to Hotwire) and we were very nervous about regretting our decision to stay there. What a wonderful surprise to find a sparkling clean and modern establishment that seemed the equivalent to a Marriott Courtyard Hotel. The location was great, 5 minutes from downtown Portland, 1 minute from the major expressways and walking distance to the Lloyd Center and the NW Broadway district of shops and restaurants. The free parking made the deal even better since the Marriott Courtyard down the street, where we stayed last time, charges $8 per night. There is a pool, fitneses center and business center and all were being well used by guests while we were there. We did not try the restaurant because it was under-staffed on Thanksgiving morning.
My wife, my 2 yo daughter and I spent a weekend at the Holiday Inn Express after a friend's recommendation. It's just off the highway so going in and out of town was a breeze, but it could get a bit noisy with the windows open because of the traffic.
Positive Experience - good location
This was my first time to Portland - close to shops and eclectic area on 23rd Street. Felt safe to walk around. My room had a fridge and microwave which was handy. I had a nice view of Mount Hood, which I have included with this review. The staff were helpful.