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Gotta walk down Congress when in town. There are so many shops and the people are very nice and... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Aurora, Colorado
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Fun part of the city that is full of fantastic restaurants, shops, spas and museums. Don't miss... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Susan J
Hingham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Gotta walk down Congress when in town. There are so many shops and the people are very nice and polite.Find yourself a place to park and go for a stroll.

Thank rnp577
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We would suggest that you not visit while the cruise ships are in! The streets, shops, restaurants, etc get so busy. You have to really shop to purchase quality items in amongst the touristy trinkets.

1  Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Fun part of the city that is full of fantastic restaurants, shops, spas and museums. Don't miss spending some time on Congress Street.

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 25 September 2018

An easy street to walk that takes you by everything - the Portland Art Museum, Longfellow House, Eastern Cemetery, First Parish Church, lots of restaurants and if you're lucky the farmers market!

1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Our hotel (the Westin) was right off Congress, so we strolled around at night to find a place for dinner. There are a number of restaurants on Congress, and many loud clubs nearby, so something for everyone.

Thank seashell17
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This is one of the busiest streets in Portland. Everything from shops, restaurants, tattoo parlor etc. Everything you need will be on this street. One of the best restaurants in the city is Emilista in congress at. Few blocks away is empire which is also...More

2  Thank Indijones47
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We stayed at the Westin Hotel on high street near Congress st...because of the parking situation, we walked everywhere,Portland is a really cool city and Congress street was really interesting with all the old buildings and shopping,and with some of the more interesting locals we...More

Thank surfisher53
Reviewed 28 August 2018

People watching, window shopping, coffee sipping. There were great places to sit and sip coffee or wine while watching the people "exhibits" stroll by. Many boutique shops to enjoy as well.

Thank spome03
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We spent a couple of evenings just walking the length and breadth of Congress Street with an eclectic mix of locals and visitors from every walk of life. Lots of shops and eateries along both sides.

Thank Dyanne D
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

There are shops and places to eat all along Congress street. I really enjoyed walking it on the way to the old Port.

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25 October 2016|
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Response from Joel W | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to the part of Congress street where the stores and restaurants are located, the walk is about 1/2 mile. Congress St starts just up the street from your hotel so walk up (away from the water) and turn... More
31 May 2016|
Response from Jack M | Reviewed this property |
Hope you found it by now: it's on outer Congress St.Take a left after passing Hutchins Drive (on R).