<p>A gem among U.S. cities, Portland in summer offers comfortable temperatures (averages range from the low 50s to high 70s), 37,000 acres of parks to explore, and a booming arts and culture scene. New to the city, the <a href=""target="_blank">Portland Aerial Tram</a> gives visitors a cool birds-eye view of the skyline and mountains. For a visit with extra value, consider the <a href=""target="_blank">Portland Big Deal promotion</a>, which includes lodging, parking, daily breakfast, and dining and shopping discounts.</p><p>(Photo: Index Open)</p>

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