One of the best places to live partnered with one of the best places to start a business and add in the best airport in the United States and you can see why we have chosen Portland, Oregon to be in the Focus Spotlight. Portland, Oregon or PDX as it is commonly referred to is not just a pretty city to visit but also a fantastic city to own your own business in. In July 2019, Business Insider named Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro as the #7 best US city to launch a startup. Forbes ranked Portland as the #5 Best Place for Business and Careers in 2019. The US News and World Report rankings for the top 125 Best Places to Live in the USA, has Portland ranked #8.

These are reasons to start the business, but what types of attractions and restaurants are potential clients that the next TravelHost Owner can help travelers visit? Glad you asked because we have compiled a short list of unique places to eat, shop, play and stay.



DarSalam, which means ‘house of peace’ in Arabic offers its guests bright flavors and fresh offerings that will make your mouth water. With two locations in Portland, plus being open 6 days a week, there are plenty of opportunities to visit DarSalam not to mention the menu. The lunch menu has chicken with hummus, lamb with tahziki, and a variety of sandwiches. Entrée options include grilled sheesh kabob, lamb khema nad various mezza platters. The Rose City has plenty of choices for every taste bud and we suggest you start with DarSalam.


Next Adventure

Next Adventure is about as a local store as you’ll find in Portland, Oregon. Why? It’s because it was started by “two local guys” who happen to love adventures and put everything they had into this business. Over 20 years ago, Derek and Bryan started Next Adventure as a way to share their love of the outdoors while supporting their own adventures. Today, you can visit one of four stores and find just about anything you need and/or want for that next outdoor adventure. Whether you are in Portland for skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or kayaking then a visit to Next Adventure is a must.


Portland Japanese Garden

Visiting a city can be stressful as you try to find your way around and having a tranquil place to go to and reset can be of value. That is exactly what the Portland Japanese Garden is, and not just for visitors. The Garden is in the hills of Portland’s Washington Park and overlooks the city while sitting on 12 acres with 8 separate garden styles. There is an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. Get away from the everyday and enjoy the peace of the Portland Japanese Garden during your next visit to the Rose City.


Hotel Rose

Having a place to stay that is centrally located is essential to establishing memories of a visit. A stay at the Hotel Rose can do just that. Located across from the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, guests have access to Portland’s shopping, dining and outdoor recreation. This hotel is smoke-free, dog-friendly and offers beach cruisers for you to get around. Don’t want to leave their plush bedding and comfy robes, then dine in at the Bottle + Kitchen, their restaurant with an original menu and local specials. Start and end your next Portland adventure at Hotel Rose.

This is just a small sample of the opportunity that a TravelHost Owner in Portland, Oregon has at their fingertips. TravelHost Owners can help tourist and business travelers find and plan their vacations while helping to bring more business to the many local places of interest.

Wanted: Portland, Oregon TravelHost Owner

Are you ready to showcase Portland, Oregon to tourists and travelers? Is owning your own business and supporting your community for you? If you answered yes to those questions, then give us call today at (972) 556-0541 or click here to get started. A 10 minute conversation may change your future as you decide if you’re the local owner that knows and love this amazing city and can expose travelers to the hidden treasures while helping drive new traffic to local businesses.


TravelHost Owner Focus Spotlight: Portland, Oregon

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Jason Bahamundi

VP Sales and Marketing at TravelHost
I have spent my entire career in the multi-media industry with experience in broadcast/cable TV, Radio, Print and Digital. Developing and executing a marketing strategy is my passion, but not my only passion as evidenced by my Instagram page. I love cooking and fueling my body for endurance sports through a plant-based diet. When I am not working on multi-media marketing, swimming, biking, running and cooking I can be found sharing laughs with my wife and step-son.

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