Depart the UK on your indirect flight to Portland, Oregon's largest city. Collect your hire car on arrival or alternatively transfer to your hotel by taxi(approx 25 mins.
Begin your stay in the delightful 'City of the Roses' by discovering what makes Portland North America's "Best Big City." Visit Portland's most popular attractions for kids and adults. Purchase a Portland Attractions Pass for the family at the Visitors Center in Pioneer Square. With this pass you can visit the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Oregon Zoo, Pittock Mansion, Portland Art Museum, Portland Children's Museum, Portland Classical Chinese Garden, Portland Japanese Garden and the World Forestry Center and Discovery Museum.
Today, take a ride on the Aerial and see Portland from 500 feet in the air. Visit the largest bookstore in the USA, Powell's Books. Walk to a local grocery store or visit one of the many outdoor farmers markets and prepare a picnic lunch to enjoy at Portland's International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. If you are in the mood for a little more adventure spend the afternoon in on the Columbia River at Scappoose Bay Kayaking. Here they have day trips, lessons, pontoon boat rides and something for all ages. Take a scenic day tour on the Columbia River Gorge! Visit Multnomah Falls, Vista House, Bonneville Dam and Hood River. Finish the loop with a late lunch at Timberline Lodge and head back to Portland.