All About the Extras
Start with the happy hour every afternoon from 5 to 6 p.m. Servers offer Oregon wine for parents, while kids can opt for the sodas or hot chocolate.
Upon request, you can ask for a goldfish in a bowl to accompany you in your room. Wi-Fi is per gratis throughout the property. Complimentary bicycles are available to ride along the Riverwalk. Free passes to the nearby Oregon Athletic Club are easily attained.
The Art of Smart Timing
The winter months might be more affordable, but you'll pay for it in often-dreary weather. Come to the city from June though September, when you can taste the harvest of the state at restaurants and smell the roses in bloom at Washington Park. Days are long and sunny in summer, so you can take advantage of every moment.
For Mom and Dad
Blessed with an abundance of seafood from the nearby Pacific coast and a healthy harvest from the Oregon interior, it's no surprise that Portland is known for its restaurants. Try one of the newer dining establishments in town, like Imperial at Hotel Lucia. Under the keen eye of James Beard Award-winning chef, Vitaly Paley, everything is delicious, from the grilled black cod to the lamb that comes from Oregon's Imperial Ranch.