The Camas Hotel
Portland is a Hop, Skip and Jump away from the Hotel!
by The Camas Hotel Staff on January 2nd, 2018

Portland is so close to the Hotel, we always recommend guests to go enjoy the fun restaurants, shopping and other hidden gems that Portland has to offer! From food trucks, coffee shops, doughnut shops and Fine Dining Restaurants. Portland is know for it's Gorge-ous scenery! 

Here are a few facts and Staff Portland Picks for your next trip to the Pacific Northwest! 

Portland was named by a toss of a coin! ​In 1843 two of the biggest landowners in the territory, Francis Pettygrove, a man from Portland, Maine, and Asa Lovejoy, who hailed from Boston, Massachusetts tossed a coin to see what the city would be called and Francis won. The same coin that was flipped resides in the Portland Historical Society Museum. 

Portland Nicknames
The first and oldest nickname is Stumptown, originated back in 1840! Locals called Portland this nickname not because of Stumptown Coffee Roaster's but because many stumps were left after trees were cut down to make way for the fast urban growth that was taking place! While checking out Stumptown Coffee don't forget to check out Voodoo Donuts while you're at it, it's a Portland must! 
​Big and Small Parks 
Portland is also known for having both big and small parks! Portland has one of the largest urban parks in the nation while also having the smallest parks in the world! Mill End's Park is the smallest park in the whole world according to the Guinness Book of records and has held that spot since 1971! This small park is a mere two-feet in diameter!
The largest urban park is called Forest Park, with over 5,000 acres of urban forest. This park offers over 80 miles of trails to explore. This includes Wildwood Trail that is 30 miles long and connects to Portland's Washington Park that is located in the west hills above the cityscape. 

Portland Spirits
Portland has it's very own Distillery Row that includes six individual distilleries craft everything from vodka, rum, bourbon and Whiskey to other specialized spirits such as flavored liquors. 
Things To Do
Portland Saturday Market
Powell's City of Books
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
Pioneer Courthouse Square 
Pittock Mansion 
Lan Su Chinese Garden 
Portland Art Museum 

Favorite Restaurant's and Food Picks 
​Portland City Grill 
Rock Bottom 
Melting Pot
Departure Portland Restaurant & Lounge 
Mother's Bistro & Bar 
Voodoo Donuts
Salt & Straw 
Screen Door
Bollywood Theater
Urban Fondue 
Morton's The Steakhouse 
Food Carts

Favorite Bar's & Nightlife
Teardrop Lounge 
Departure Lounge 
Multnomah Whiskey Library/ The Green Room 
Bar Casa Vale 
SE Wine Collective 
Grand Amy Tavern 
Shift Drinks 
The Barrel Room 
Kelly's Olympian 

​​​​​There's is so much to do when you come stay at the Camas Hotel! Portland is just a hop, skip and a jump away to explore! Call today to make your reservation and ask about more Staff favorites and recommendations! We're happy to help plan your Portland experience. 

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