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Weekend escape to Portland!

Weekend escape to Portland!

Portland, Oregon, is one of our favorite destinations for a weekend getaway.  It is not a large city, but big enough for our tastes and is beautiful and vibrant.

Portland has a highly functional Metro, and its easy and cheap (just over $2) to get into the heart of the city directly from PDX airport.  The airport is modern and very functional, and highlights Oregon’s fine restaurants and shops; if you have to linger here for a few hours you can easily spend the time windowshopping or enjoying a coffee and pastry.

There are a great assortment of accomodations in the city, including a variety of quaint older hotels.  In Portland we generally stay at the downtown Marriott, which we prefer because of its central location, access to the …

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