Start your trip on a high note at the fabulously located The Hotel Zags in Portland. Hire bikes, film cameras, outdoor gear, fishing kits, skateboards and more from the Gear Shed on-site to make the most of your time in this action-packed city. Dine at the hotel’s restaurant with cuisine from famous chef David Machado before sipping a cocktail by the courtyard’s fire pit whilst planning the next day’s adventures. Guestrooms at The Hotel Zags feature city or luscious garden views, air conditioning, a mini bar, flat screen TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing facilities and Wi-Fi access. Offering the perfect base for exploring Portland, The Hotel Zags is the perfect choice for families and couples alike with plenty of amenities to keep everyone relaxed and entertained.
Head out to see the city on your included Portland City Tour, taking in its finest sights and sounds as you go. Enjoy a moment of calm at the serene Portland Japanese Garden or Washington Park, which is home to Oregon Zoo and a quiet rose garden. Immerse yourself in Portland’s history at the Pittock Mansion, a fine example of French Renaissance-inspired architecture. For more culture, head to the Portland Art Museum, with a permanent collection featuring over 42,000 artworks including Asian and Native American art, a sculpture garden and modern art. The National Sanctuary of our Sorrowful Mother features an impressive Catholic shrine set in 62 acres of trails at the base and on top of a breath-taking 110 foot cliff, with trails, botanical gardens and a gift shop. Bookworms will love exploring Powell’s City of Books, boasting a whole block’s worth of books; visitors who love panoramic views and aren’t afraid of heights will enjoy a ride on the Portland Aerial Tram.
Next stop is Newport, where you’ll be staying at the Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites. Set in a prime location with breath-taking Pacific Ocean views, this hotel offers a peaceful retreat whilst still being connected to popular attractions. Just steps away from Nye Beach, this central Newport hotel offers a contemporary boutique-style experience and features an indoor saltwater pool and hot tub and fitness centre with panoramic ocean views. Friendly service, a complimentary breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi and free parking are offered to make your stay as relaxing as possible. Guestrooms feature spacious floorplans, modern furnishings, a Keurig coffee maker, refrigerator and balcony with Pacific Ocean views. Newport offers a peaceful Oregon beach experience near calming state parks, Newport Aquarium and Nye Beach, which features ocean views, shopping, dining and local art galleries. Natural attractions nearby include Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site with a restored lighthouse, hiking trails, pristine beach and picnic spaces. Mariner Square is home to the Oregon Undersea Gardens with the largest collection of Oregon’s own marine life; Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum offers a unique tourist experience; Newport’s Wax Works museum allows you to meet fictional characters and famous actors from your favourite movies. Other spectacular natural sites nearby include Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area, Agate Beach, Cobble Beach and ORPD Whale Watching Centre.
The final stop on your adventure is the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. The only award-winning hotel on the picturesque Columbia River shoreline, this superb hotel offers a range of amenities for a comfortable stay including free parking, a heated outdoor hot tub, sauna, modern fitness centre and on-site riverside dining. There’s also a cocktail lounge and complimentary full breakfasts with a selection of different options to tempt everyone’s taste buds. In-room amenities include a hairdryer, coffee and tea maker, refrigerator, in-room movies with HBO, TV, Wi-Fi access, microwave and air conditioning.
Visit the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum to step back in time or enjoy some outdoor adventures at a range of idyllic locations along the river with plenty of trails to follow to take you to postcard-perfect sites including the Mirror Lake Trail, Tamanawas Falls Trail and Panorama Point Country Park. If you fancy trying some more local wines, ciders and beers head to the vast array of breweries and wineries including The Gorge White House which specialises in ciders, regional wines and craft beers with unparalleled mountain views with historic surroundings on a working farm. Take in the spectacular Mount Hood from the train, offering unobstructed mountain views. Alternatively, visit Mount Hood on your travels and drive via the Columbia River Gorge for stunning views.
This multicentre offer showcases Oregon’s finest features, from the rich culture of Portland to the natural wonders of the Pacific Ocean and beyond. Offering something for everyone to enjoy exploring, this multicentre offer boasts everything needed for a relaxing, adventurous holiday packed with opportunities to make lifelong memories together. Call one of our travelplanners 020 3542 8888 to book this Oregon’s Northern Highlights offer today!