Portland is a big city with a laid-back, outdoorsy vibe. The city celebrates its love of food, art, culture, community, and it’s famous slogan to “Keep Portland Weird.” Although Portland is Oregon’s largest city by population, the welcoming atmosphere and small-town feeling brings locals and visitors together as if they were long-lost friends. Whether you pack up the campervan and head for the coast or spend time chilling near the city, there’s no better way to explore Portland than in a camper rental.
Portland is located at the convergence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in a region known as the Willamette Valley. The city, framed by the active volcano, Mount Hood, is a gateway to scenic outdoor spaces like the Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls.
The best time to visit Portland is from June through September, when there are fewer chances of rain and temperatures rarely top 80 degrees. The city is enjoyable during the summer months because of events that lure people outdoors, like the Portland Rose Festival or the Portland Saturday Market.