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Planning a Holiday to Portland

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Make 'Bridgetown', the City of Portland your next holiday destination. The city's outdoorsy activities and culture can be best explore during the months from June to August. The warm weather, with lots of festivals and events, make this the best time to plan a visit to PDX. That said, all seasons in Portland, has its own share of specialty and peculiarity and there is no dearth of seasonal events, galas and entertainment. If you're looking to cut down on your expenses on hotel room rates, plan a winter trip.You can enjoy scores of winter sports if you can brave the cold weather.

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Spring Holiday in Portland

During spring time in Portland, expect some rainfall with the rising temperature. Rain showers may hamper sightseeing but you during the dry spells, you can explore all attractions without having to suffer the push and long ques of crowds. You can also enjoy lower hotel rates.

Portland Spring Temperature

-Hovers between low 40s and the high 60s
-Scattered rainfall

Spring Festival/Events in Portland

April
KidFest Northwest
Spring Beer & Wine Fest

May
Portland Indie Wine Festival
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Clothes to Pack

-Few thicker layers
-Long and short sleeves shirts
-Long pants, jeans
-Closed shoes, comfortable sandals
-Umbrella, raincoat

Summer Holiday in Portland

This is the peak season in Portland and thus you can expect many crowds in all notable tourist destinations. As the schools close for summer break, families with children are out to explore the city and also enjoy the warm weather with bright skies. There are numerous festivals and events you can participate and it seems, during this time of the year, the entire city comes alive - full bloom gardens, greenery loaded parks, outdoor markets spring up and lots of sidewalk cafes will greet you fondly. Make sure to make all booking way ahead.

Portland Summer Temperature

-Average temperature ranges from 50oF to 81oF
-Sunny, dry and warm to hot
-Minimum rainfall

Summer Festivals/Events in Portland

May-June
Portland Rose Festival

July
Oregon Brewer's Fest
Waterfront Blues Festival
PDX Bridge Festival

August
Hawthorne Street Festival

Clothes to Pack

-Short sleeves or light shirts
-Shorts, skirts, jeans
-Hat, scarfs
-Flip flops or any comfortable shoes


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Fall Holiday in Portland

With the decrease in crowd rush, you can also expect a drop in hotel rates during the fall season. The temperature reduce, with a slight chill in the wind. A good time to explore the city peacefully without having to bear huge room bills and no long wait for a meal in restaurants.

Portland Fall Temperature

-Hovers between mid 70s in September to the low 50s in November
-Light drizzle
-Scattered thunderstorms

Fall Festivals/Events in Portland

September
Portland Pirate Festival
Time-Based Art Festival

November
The Northwest Food & Wine Festival

Clothes to Pack

-Warm Layers
-Long sleeves clothes
-Long pants, jeans
-Umbrella, raincoat
-Closed shoes

Winter Holiday in Portland

Winter season in Portland brings in rainfall and a drop in temperature. Even the damp and cold weather cannot stop winter sports nuts from visiting the city. Parks, gardens and outdoor activities have limited opening hours, but museums and indoor venues remain open. To participate in fun winter sports, like skiing, snowboarding, head to Mount Hood. Bargain hunters will jump with joy as room rates are a steal.

Portland Winter Temperature

-Average temperature hover between mid 40s to low 50s
-Snowfall
-Rainfall

Winter Festivals/Events in Portland

November-December

Holiday Ale Festival
Festival of Lights
Christmas Ship Parade

February

Portland Jazz Festival
Portland Seafood & Wine Festival

Clothes to Pack

-Thick warm layers, thermals
-Closed shoes
-Caps, scarfs, hand gloves
-Umbrella, Raincoat
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