Spring is in the air out here in Portland and the city is bustling with things to do!
Obviously, the most important part of any vacation is finding the right accommodation. Nordic Inn & Suites Portland offers affordable rates and a superior location so that you can enjoy more of what Portland has to offer. When looking to book a hotel in Portland, look no further than Nordic Inn & Suites!
If it rains, don’t snore! Portland is known for sometimes drowsy weather, but it should also be known as a hub for family friendly museums. The Oregon Museum of Science & industry (OMSI) and the children’s museum are both a quick trip from Nordic Inn & Suites. Ample children’s theaters, indoor play areas and indoor activities ensure that you’ll never run out of warm, dry fun.
STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS
From the end of March through April, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn (just south of Portland) has a variety of beautiful flowers that take advantage of Portland’s plant-friendly environment. The farm’s annual tulip fest features 40 acres (16 hectares) of gorgeous blooms, plus plenty of children’s activities.
Speaking of flowers, spring is a beautiful time to visit Portland Japanese Garden, one of the most authentic such gardens outside of Japan. The popular attraction recently expanded, adding classrooms, a library, a tea café and several additional gardens. The new spaces will be available to visitors starting April 1, 2017. Spring is also a beautiful time to visit Lan Su Chinese Garden, a tranquil, walled Suzhou-style garden in the heart of Old Town. And don’t miss the lush Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, where the flowers reach peak bloom in late April.
The Pacific Northwest is home to a large number of some of the best breweries in the world. Our unique water properties allow Portland Brewers the freedom to craft exciting and exotic beers found nowhere else! Check out Beervana for a low-hassle beer tour that will show off all that Portland has to offer.
CATCH SOCCER FEVER
Take some time to experience the best soccer fans in the country. Portland is a small city with a big appetite for soccer. You’re sure to make fast friends while cheering on the celebrated Portland Thorns and Timbers, the city’s championship-winning major league soccer clubs. At Providence Park, join the famous (and friendly) Timbers Army section to learn all the chants from the dedicated fans.