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  1. Urban beauty

    South Waterfront Park runs 1,000 feet along the bank of the Willamette River and provides direct public access to the river throughout the year. (Steve Terrill / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Majestic mountain

    Alpenglow on snow-covered Mount Hood, the site of North America's longest ski season, which is an average of 345 days per year. (Steve Terrill / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Natural wonders

    Pink rhododendrons are pictured beside a tranquil water fall. The Oregon's state flower is the Oregon Grape. (Craig Tuttle / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Tucked in

    Streaking fog blankets an old growth forest in the Columbia River Gorge near Portland, Ore. (Gary Braasch / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Scenic lookout

    Visitors view Multnomah Falls from the Benson Bridge in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Multnomah Falls plummets 620 feet from its origin on Larch Mountain, and is the second highest year-round waterfall in the U.S. (Gary Braasch / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Below sea level

    Visitors watch a sea lion swim in an underwater viewing area in Portland's Oregon Zoo. (Philip James Corwin / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Northwest's best

    An aerial view of downtown Portland, aka the Rose City. (Jim Richardson / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 1/23/2008 5:18:58 PM ET 2008-01-23T22:18:58

Jupiter Hotel, from $59 per night
The new and stylish Jupiter Hotel, located in the Hawthorne District on the east side of the Willamette River, is offering a special After Midnight room-rate discount for those that check in, well, after midnight. The rooms are air-conditioned, have wireless Internet, and come equipped with staples such as cable TV, clock radios, and hair dryers. The Jupiter is next door to Doug Fir, a restaurant, lounge, and live-music venue that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner until 4 a.m. Locally owned coffee shops, boutiques, and antique stores line Hawthorne Boulevard. The Lloyd Center—one of the largest malls in Oregon—and Pioneer Courthouse Square are nearby. Rates start from $59 per room per night.

When: Year-round; based on availability.

Details: Taxes are an additional 12.5 percent. Nightly rate is the same for single, double, triple, or quad occupancy. Regular starting room rates are $99 in the winter and $119 in the summer. Breakfast is not included.

Contact: 877/800-8004, jupiterhotel.com.

Hotel Lucia, from $179 per night
The Eat, Sleep, and Be Parked package at Hotel Lucia includes a one-night stay, a $30 food and beverage voucher for the Bo Restobar or Typhoon on-site restaurants, and unlimited in-and-out valet parking. The boutique-style 128-room downtown hotel sits on the corner of Broadway and Stark streets, close to major Portland attractions. The hotel showcases a permanent exhibit of black-and-white photography by local artist David Kennerly. Guest rooms have an iPod docking station, a flat-screen TV, plush bathrobes, daily newspaper delivery, a coffee maker, and other amenities. Rates start from $179 per room per night.

When: Through Dec. 30, 2008.

Details: Taxes are an additional 12.5 percent. Based on double or single occupancy.

Contact: 877/225-1717, hotellucia.com.

The Heathman Hotel, from $229 per night
The Books by Your Bedside package includes a one-night stay, continental breakfast for two, and a curator's guided tour of the hotel's library of 4,000-plus volumes. You'll also receive a complimentary hardcover book by a recent guest author (the likes of Tom Wolfe, Wallace Stenger, John Updike, and Alice Walker), a travel reading light, a bookmark, a city walking map, and a map and guide to Powell's City of Books. Plus, for every package purchased, the Heathman will make a donation in the guest's name to SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy for Oregon children. The 150-room hotel, built in 1927, is situated in the heart of Portland's Cultural District, a few blocks from the Portland Art Museum, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, and a variety of restaurants and city parks. The hotel is also home to the award-winning Heathman Restaurant. Rates start from $229 per room per night.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Taxes are an additional 12.5 percent. Based on double or single occupancy.

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Contact: 800/551-0011, heathmanhotel.com.

HotelVintagePlaza, from $289 per night
The Pinot in Portland package includes a one-night stay for two in a room dedicated to local winery (named after a winery and decorated with the winery's memorabilia), a carafe with an Urban Wineworks blending-class certificate for two, and a bottle of the hotel's private-label wine, the '05 Chateau Bianca pinot noir. You'll also receive two Riedel Oregon pinot noir glasses, a wine journal for tasting notes, a certificate for an Italian/Oregon pinot noir comparison flight redeemable at Pazzo Ristorante, and complimentary valet parking. The hotel is close to Pioneer Courthouse Square and the Portland Art Museum; the bustling waterfront and a variety of restaurants and galleries are only a few blocks away. Rates start from $289 per room per night.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Taxes are an additional 12.5 percent. Based on double or single occupancy. Breakfast is not included.

Contact: 800/263-2305, vintageplaza.com.

Getting there: According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fares to Portland in mid-February are $149 from Seattle (Alaska Airlines), $219 from L.A. (Delta), $239 from Chicago (United), $255 from Houston (Continental), $339 from New York (JetBlue), and $395 from Miami (American).

Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal, and check the local forecast at BudgetTravel.com before hitting the road.

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