A Trip To Portland With Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club

Recently ranked as one of the top most cost effective destinations in the world for 2013, the city of Portland Oregon is a top destination for travel for anyone — especially those who are member with Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club. Home to hundreds of area attractions, annual events, festivities, and area sights of interest, the diversity of Portland is only overshadowed by the cost friendly options for travelers at this great West Coast hot spot.

Located at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, Portland is in the top 30 for populations in the U.S. with more than 580,000 residents today. First incorporated in 1851, Portland’s location on the water has made it an important city since its inception. Located in the area once referred to as the clearing, the city of Portland grew quickly. A major port in the Pacific Northwest, it remained one of the most important areas in the area until the deepwater harbor in Seattle connected the rest of the mainland by trail. By this time however, Portland was already well established and thriving and today, the city continues to rank as one of the best areas to live and visit in the U.S.

Offering many annual festivals and events around he local foods and wines of the region, fall is a great time of the year for a visit to Portland. Though temperatures are cooler, the number of visitors are down and the number of events are up. From the Holiday Ale Fest to the tax free shopping and the holiday arts, and Willamette Valley wineries and of course the food carts, a trip to Portland in Fall is a trip for all the best reasons.

Throughout the year, the affordable accommodations and many cost effective attractions and even free attractions make it one of the best budget destinations in the nation. Top sights include Powell’s City of Books, Lan Su Chinese Garden, the Saturday Market, Oregon Zoo, Pittock Mansion and the OMSI just to name a few. Other attractions including the Portland Art Museum, the Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park also offer unique and fun attractions throughout the year as well.

No matter when you choose to visit this top destination for travel, choose to visit when you have plenty of time to really explore the area and its top features and attractions. Make the most of your travels with Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club.