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Quirky, Classy and Cosmopolitan
Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits in the northwest corner of the state with the majestic Mount Hood as its backdrop and the Willamette River flowing through downtown. Best known for being a young, progressive city, Portland is highly regarded for its natural beauty, laid-back atmosphere and quirky vibe. Because of its young population, Portland is a very creative place, with independent musicians, artists and writers being a big part of the city’s culture. It is filled with a large number of events, galleries and shops with a focus on the style and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Foodies will certainly appreciate Portland’s thriving food, beer and wine scene. With so many independent eateries and startups, Portland has been called the “food cart capital of the world”. And with 70-plus breweries in town and hundreds of wineries in the region, Portland certainly holds its own when it comes to libations. Portland is a progressive city that focuses on conservation and preserving its natural environment. This gives the city a unique mix of classic and modern architecture all set among trees, parks and natural beauty.
Although Portland is a relaxed city, it is also one that thrives when it comes to arts, culture and interesting and exciting things to do while you are there. The Portland Art Museum is the oldest on the West Coast and has a rich collection from artists like Vincent van Gogh and Cecco di Pietro. The Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden has a variety of flowers and trees that all bloom and show their brilliance throughout the year. When it comes to music, Portland consistently sees major recording artists perform as well as up-and-coming independent acts. Washington Square, NW 23rd and the Hawthorne District are some of Portland’s top shopping districts, and with major retailers such as Nike and Columbia Sportswear headquartered in the city, your shopping will be top-notch. The accommodations in Portland include top 5-star properties such as The Heathman Hotel and The Nines by The Luxury Collection. When you come to Portland, you will find the combination of a metropolitan vibe and pristine nature makes a perfect city for your vacation.