Friday, February 1, 2013

Looking for a fun getaway idea? Check out Portland!

We travel to Portland, OR often, but usually to the suburbs of the city to see family. Occasionally though, we make it into the city, and we always have a blast. Portland is an easy city to walk around, and it's stuffed with great boutiques, amazing food, wonderful beer, and plenty of museums and family-friendly attractions. Right now Travel Portland has a fun package to offer traveling families- full of free stuff to sample! Read on for the details!

Travel Portland Launches Passport Program
From a brewery tour to Portland’s official doughnut, program offers complimentary experiences totaling $45 at eight Portland businesses

PORTLAND, Ore. (Jan. 20, 2013) – Through the end of March, travelers will have eight new – and free – reasons to fall in love with the Rose City thanks to the new Portland Passport.  In addition to budget-friendly winter hotel rates and Portland’s famous tax-free shopping, guests who book hotel accommodations through the Travel Portland website to stay between Jan. 21 and April 1, will receive a Portland Passport good for complimentary goods at some of the city’s most beloved businesses, including:

·         Voodoo Doughnut: Free Portland cream doughnut
·         Widmer Brothers Brewing: Free one-hour tour, tasting and a souvenir tulip glass
·         Olympic Provisions: Free meat or chocolate salami
·         Salt & Straw: Free single scoop waffle cone
·         Brunch Box Food Cart: Free youcanhascheeseburger (meat or vegetarian)
·         Country Cat: Free basket of buttermilk biscuits
·         IKEA: Free 10-piece meatball plate
·         Salty’s on the Columbia: Free cup of seafood chowder

“There’s something very approachable about Portland and visitors want an authentic local’s experience while they’re here,” said Jeff Miller, president and CEO of Travel Portland. “We asked Portlanders about their favorite winter and spring activities and used their responses to create the Portland Passport, which allows visitors to share in these activities – all at no additional cost.”

After booking their hotel stay through the Travel Portland website, guests will receive a confirmation email with their official Portland Passport, which they can print off and redeem for truly Portland experiences.  With eight activities throughout the city and a combined value of more than $45, there’s something for every traveler.  All Portland Passport activities are free with no additional purchase required.  In addition, if visitors select a Portland Perks hotel (noted in the search results), they will also get free parking, continental breakfast and dining, shopping and attractions coupons.

To qualify for the Portland Passport offer, visitors must book and travel before April 1, 2013.  For more information on the Portland Passport program and other Portland travel deals, visit

About Travel Portland
Travel Portland is the official destination marketing organization for the city of Portland, Ore. Its mission is to strengthen the local economy by marketing the Greater Portland region as a preferred destination for meetings, conventions and leisure travel. For more information on Travel Portland, visit