Portland, Oregon is one of my favorite West Coast cities. It’s still small town in feel, but big cityesque when it comes to hotels, dining, arts, culture and nightlife. Plus there’s all that healthy outdoor recreation.
There are plenty of spring activities popping up in PDX. The Portland Saturday Market runs every Saturday through Christmas. It’s a fun place to pick up picnic fixins or just watch the parade of people as they start their weekend.
Other events include the 2008 Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest, March 20-April 20; Spring Beer & Wine Fest, March 21-22; and the 2008 Faux Film Festival, March 27-30.
Downtown’s historic and elegant Benson Hotel has three overnight packages for travelers to the Rose City this spring:
Spring Break Escape Package
*Guestroom accommodations with full amenities including complimentary morning coffee or tea, choice of newspapers in the lobby, afternoon tea and cookies, plus evening wine tasting in London Grill’s hidden wine cellar
*Twenty-five dollar food & beverage credit good at any of the Benson’s restaurants
*Wireless in-room high speed Internet access
Rates begin at $179 for a deluxe double queen room. To book online, the code is SPRIN. Available through March 31, 2008.
*Guestroom accommodations will full amenities as above
*Two premier tickets to the Portland Art Museums exhibition The Dancer: Degas, Forain, and Toulouse-Lautrec. Running through May 11, it showcase the works of three renowned artists of 19th Century France: Edgar Degas, Jean-Louis Forain and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The tickets include an audio guide with preferred admission any time.
Rates begin at $239 for a deluxe king room. To book online, the code is PAMDA. Available through May 11, 2008.
Fuel Good Package
*Guestroom accommodations with full amenities as above
*Twenty-five dollar fuel card
Rates begin at $239 for a deluxe king room. Available through March 31, 2008.