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The rumours are true: Portland likes to keep it weird. In a good way, of course. Come as you are, as the saying goes—this is the time to let out your zany side.
The city itself is a fun blend of gourmet doughnut shops (yes, you read that right) and serene parks with towering trees. Book one of Wotif’s Portland car hire deals, and it’s easy to get from the food stalls of the Portland Sunday Market to the botanical gardens of The Grotto and beyond.
Turn the ignition on your Portland car rental and head to the Portland Japanese Garden. Spend the morning slowly meandering through the Strolling Pond Garden and the Sand and Stone Garden. Do you feel peaceful yet?
Next, drive 3km northwest—soon you’ll pull up in front of the Pittock Mansion. Once you’ve walked the storied halls of the opulent estate, take advantage of the venue’s position above the city. This is the spot for those fancy pictures you’re going to post to your social media feed. If you’re craving something sweet, the line at legendary Voodoo Doughnuts will prove worth the wait.
Arrange car hire in Portland and give in to wanderlust. Book Seattle accommodation, and the perfect overnight road trip is beginning to take shape already. You’ll know you’re about to arrive in the Emerald City when you spot the Space Needle in the distance.
Head to the top of that puppy and you can plan your itinerary in Seattle from above. Pike Place Market and Woodland Park are good places to start, if we do say so ourselves.
Book Portland holidays on Wotif and the weirdest adventure of your life is off to a good start. When you add a car hire to your plans, you unleash the potential of your getaway to the Pacific Northwest!
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Portland? Check out our Portland travel guide!