Located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon and its metropolitan region is home to 2.3 million creative, vibrant, talented and open-minded residents. Portlanders also love sharing their city with those who want to explore its 145 square miles of exciting things to do, see, eat, drink, hike and explore.
Whether your thing is tiny hotels, big flavoured craft beers and even bigger bookstores (the famous Powell’s houses almost 1M books and takes up an entire city block), tax-free shopping in stores like Wildfang selling apparel for “badass women”, wandering Zen-like through the Portland Japanese Gardens or the International Rose Test Garden or getting your outdoor fix skiing the year-round slopes at Mt Hood – You Can in Portland!
Thirsty? Try one of the city’s numerous coffee roasters or urban wineries or warm up with a locally made whiskey. Take a food tour and chat with local honey, salt and chocolate producers, or check out the vegan mini mall where you can pick up groceries or a cruelty-free tattoo, and then finish with one of the city’s famous food carts.
At the end of the day the city comes alive with music – head out to one of the nearly 300 spots in the Portland metro area regularly hosting live music from symphony to indie rock.
It’s also easy to get around the city either on foot, bicycle, bus, streetcar or on the Max light rail which will put you in good company with thousands of locals who use it every day.
Portland – a little weird, a little wonderful - a year-round destination with enormous appeal.