Portland, Oregon, USA The City of Roses
Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon with a population of 1,800,000 in the greater metropolitan area. Portland is the center of art, business, science, and engineering within the state.
The city is situated on the banks of two rivers – the Willamette River, which runs through the middle of Portland, and the mighty Columbia River (the 2nd largest river in the USA).
The central downtown area is a vibrant, beautiful, safe, friendly, and comfortable urban community. People live, work, play, attend school, shop, eat out, enjoy art, culture, and nature all within downtown Portland.
Portland is famous for its parks, bridges, fountains, tree-lined boulevards, public transportation system, shopping districts, restaurants, microbreweries, and the Portland Trailblazer’s NBA basketball team. The city boasts numerous venues for concerts, shows, festivals and sporting events. It is also the home of one of America’s largest bookstores — Powell’s Books.
Ranked as one of American’s most scenic and livable big cities, Portland is a popular Pacific Northwest destination. Portland is consistently mentioned in national magazines as one of the best US cities in which to live.
Day trips to the mountains and to the Oregon coast are a 90-minute drive from Portland. The Portland International Airport is a mere 20-minute drive from downtown.
To learn more about this beautiful city, visit the Portland Oregon Tourist Association website.