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Portland in Oregon is perhaps best known for its beautiful gardens, and roses in particular. The climate, with a blend of sunshine and rain, makes ideal growing weather for roses, which were produced for an exposition around a hundred years ago. Such was the proliferation of the plants that the city’s nickname ‘The City of Roses’ was coined and has stuck from there onwards.

To enjoy the many wonderful plants and flowers created here, the city has a proliferation of parks, open to the public so that everyone can share in the city’s cultural heritage.

Attractions in Portland

Try to make sure that you have time in Portland to explore the many sights there. The Portland attractions include the Pioneer Courthouse Square is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Washington Park are definitely worth exploring! Portland’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Portland city tour before you travel and allow our expert Portland based guides to show you some of Portland’s hidden treasures.

Portland Sporting Guide

As many visitors already know, Portland’s favourite pastime is Basketball, which is played by the Portland Trailblazers who play at Rose Garden. Every year, the biggest event for Portland sporting calendar is undoubtedly Champcar Series Motor racing at the Portland International Raceway.

Attractions in Portland

Try to make sure that you have time in Portland to explore the many sights there. The Portland attractions include the Pioneer Courthouse Square is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Washington Park are definitely worth exploring! Portland’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Portland city tour before you travel and allow our expert Portland based guides to show you some of Portland’s hidden treasures.

Climate Guide to Portland

Find out when is the best time to visit Portland thanks to our simple guide to the climate in Portland. The table below shows the average temperatures in Portland over the course of a year in Portland.

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Driving in Portland

If you plan to drive a car while in Portland, you will need an International Driving Permit, or IDP, for the USA which you can arrange with the AA before you travel to Portland.
On the road in Portland, as with the rest of the USA, it is the law to drive on the right side of the road. Even though you cannot book car hire in Portland for your trip, there are many attractions around Portland's surrounding areas, so make sure you explore.

Your Guide to Portland Airport

Portland International Airport is around 4 miles to the northeast of Portland. The airport's IATA code is PDX - flights take 9 hours flight from London. Regular buses operate into Portland, and taxis are also available. Portland International Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Portland.

Portland Consulate

If you get into trouble in Portland, or just need some advice, the Portland British Consulate is the place to go.

British Honorary Consulate
Pacificorp
825 NE Multnomah
20th Floor
Portland, OR 97232

Telephone: (503) 227 5669

Portland: The Facts

City Name: Portland
Country: USA
Language: English
Currency: US Dollar
Time Difference: GMT - 8
Electricity Supply: 110/120V AC 60Hz

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