Sticking to a budget, but love to travel? This doesn’t mean you can’t travel. Travel has become a huge business, that means there are more ways to do it for cheaper. Portland, OR is a destination within the U.S. that won’t make you break the bank. Here are some tips to save money on your next Portland vacation.
Don’t stay at a hotel
Finding accommodations will be one of your biggest expenses for a trip. Staying at a hotel can be expensive and all you get out of it is a tiny room. For your Portland vacation, try a vacation rental. Vacation rentals are comfortable, spacious and often have enough room for large families or groups. The full kitchens will allow you to save money by cooking some meals instead of eating in restaurants for every meal.
Try alternate forms of transportation
In Portland, it’s not necessary to rent a car or take costly cabs everywhere. Portland is a sustainability-friendly city that loves bike transportation. The name “Bike City U.S.A” rings true for Portland as it has over 300 miles of paved bike paths. The Max Light Rail is another way to get around. It’s a train that connects the heart of Portland and its metro areas with 97 stations. The Max has stations close to popular Portland tourist destinations and the airport.
There are free and cheap things to do
Portland is full of free and cheap things to do within the city.
Check out one of Portlands free parks. Portland is known for its luscious parks including Forest and Washington Park.
The International Rose Test Garden is a beautiful rose garden, with over 7,000 plants, in Washington Park that is free to see.
Portland has free museums including the Portland Art Museum, Oregon Center for Photographic Arts, and Portland State University Galleries.
Some Portland breweries offer free tours on certain days of the week. This includes Hopworks Urban Brewery, BridgePort Brewing Company, House Spirits Distillery and more.
Portland is a city full of sustainability, arts, culture and good food. It’s a budget friendly place with something to do for everyone. If you’re looking for a place to stay in the Portland area, Starfish Vacation Rentals offers a number of premium Oregon coast Vacation Rentals in Portland.