Portland, OR, Travel Deals Perk Up Spring -- $75 Gift Cards for Early Birds

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Spring and summer travel deals to Portland, OR, are now available through the new Portland Perks program. Those who book early will receive a $75 American Express Gift Card.

From a price-value perspective, Portland has always been a great destination. It's just that now it's better than ever.

Travel to Portland, OR, this spring is all about savings. Travel deals can be found through the new Portland Perks program (formerly the "Big Deal"). The Perks program packs a lot of added value into Portland hotel stays booked through the Travel Portland website at http://www.travelportland.com. The Perks deal includes complimentary continental breakfast for two each morning, free parking (an average savings of $25 per night at Portland's downtown hotels), and dozens of discounts at dining, shopping, arts and entertainment establishments.

The Portland Perks coupon book, which guests receive at check-in, encompasses a wide range of discounts, including:

  • two-for-one entrees at Saucebox restaurant and Thirst Wine Bar & Bistro
  • 20 percent off purchases at Columbia Sportswear
  • a free chocolate-tasting kit from Cacao
  • two-for-one admission at the Oregon Historical Society, Pittock Mansion, Portland Classical Chinese Garden and Portland Art Museum
  • two-for-one tickets to Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Symphony and NW Film Center
  • and more than 30 other offers

"Travelers are looking for affordable destinations that offer good value," said Jeff Miller, Travel Portland president and CEO. "From a price-value perspective, Portland has always been a great destination. It's just that now it's better than ever."

For a limited time at select Perks' hotels, visitors who book a hotel room (minimum two-night stay required) through the Travel Portland website will receive a $75 American Express Gift Card upon check-in. The gift card can be used for dining, shopping or other purchases at any business that accepts American Express. To receive a gift card, visitors must book their stays at participating Perks' hotels before May 28 for travel that concludes on or before May 31, 2009 (cards are valid for use after May 31).

In addition to Portland Perks, the deals section of Travel Portland's website has been redesigned to cluster hotel packages and offers into special-interest groups. Among the types of travel featured are green/sustainable, culinary, girlfriend getaways, LGBT and many more.

For more information on Portland Perks and other Portland travel deals, visit http://www.travelportland.com/special_offers.

Travel Portland is the official destination marketing organization for the city of Portland, Oregon. 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 http://www.travelportland.com.

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