Northwest Portland Guesthouse

European-style lodging in the heart of Portland, Oregon

What’s So Great About Portland?

Portland has a wealth of vibrant nooks and neighborhoods to experience and explore, all of them unique. In Portland, people hang out in coffee shops, buy organic food, ride bikes, visit the art galleries, enjoy a variety of brewpubs with generous happy hour menus, sell their books at Powell’s, eat at the food carts, hike in Forest Park and attend events like the First or Last Thursday art festivals. Check it out!

 

Attractions and Museums

Many of Portland’s attractions are within walking distance of the hostel or within the free rail zone where no fare is required for all streetcars and MAX trains. Here is a selection of our favorite attractions and museums. Continue reading on the Hostelling International – Northwest Portland Hostel website»

Parks and Fountains

Wherever you go in Portland, you are never far from a park. Portlanders love to weave open, green spaces into the urban landscape, and design their fountains for you to go in and cool off. Continue reading on the Hostelling International – Northwest Portland Hostel website»

Restaurants and Food Carts

Here are a few of our many favorite places to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. Choose between the traditional restaurant or join Portland’s maverick food cart scene and eat streetside! Continue reading on the Hostelling International – Northwest Portland Hostel website»

Beer Culture

Welcome to “Beervana” or the USA’s microbrew capital! Portland has more microbreweries per capita than any other American city. Several fabulous choices are within walking distance of the Northwest Portland Guesthouse. Continue reading on the Hostelling International – Northwest Portland Hostel website»

Coffee Culture

Perhaps it is our winter weather or the mentality of the natives, Portland is well know for its coffee culture. Yes, Starbucks started here in the Pacific Northwest, but since they went corporate, the locals prefer our locally owned coffee shops. Continue reading on the Hostelling International – Northwest Portland Hostel website»

Night Life, Live Music and Movies

Portland is famous for its live music scene and many bands call it their home. Here are a few of our favorite nightlife and live music venues and movie theaters. Continue reading on the Hostelling International – Northwest Portland Hostel website»

 

Bike Culture

Portland is the bicycle capital of the United States. Exploring the city by bike has nearly become a must-do for visitors. Beyond the many bike lanes and plenty of bike events, Portland’s friendly attitude towards biking has become part of its culture. Continue reading on the Hostelling International – Northwest Portland Hostel website»

Neighborhoods

Portland has many neighborhoods, each with its own feel and vibe, like micro-communities inside the larger city. The historic Nob Hill/Northwest, the Pearl, Oldtown/Chinatown, and Downtown are all within walking distance from the hostel. Other areas worthwhile exploring are Alberta and Mississippi, Belmont and Hawthorne, Sellwood, and Multnomah Village. Continue reading on the Hostelling International – Northwest Portland Hostel website»