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Having been named a “Delicious Destination of the Year” by the Food Network Awards, Portland is home to great restaurants. Between the wide variety of restaurants and food carts, paired with being a center for coffee, the city truly embraces the food culture.
Visit one of Portland’s most popular attractions, The Grotto, where visitors can take a ride to the bluff for a beautiful view. The Berry Botanic Garden and Oregon Zoo are also popular things to do.
Home to numerous National Parks, Portland is best experienced on two feet. Forest Park is the largest wilderness park in the United States. Mill Ends Park, on the other hand, is the smallest park. Also, a trip to Mount Tabor Park will leave you speechless with the scenic views.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland Art Museum, Oregon History Museum and Portland Children’s Museum offer exhibits and activities that cater to all ages. If a museum is not what you are looking for, take a stroll through some of the many art galleries in the area.
Living up to one of its many nicknames, Beertown, Portland has more breweries than any other city in the world. Home to 40 breweries, Portland is known for its microbrewery beer. There are many tours offered for the breweries as well as distilleries.
Get out and embrace everything the whole city has to offer! Portland is one of the best walking cities. There are many different trails for hiking, biking and running. It also has numerous golf courses, some being ranked in the top 75 public golf courses. But it does not stop at the shore, hop on a boat and experience water sports, fishing and more.
Portland has been declared the second greenest city in the world. With help from the residents in the area, Portland has been able to sustain a green way of life. The local workforce takes bikes, carpools or uses the public transportation to get to work. Also, many buildings are certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Portland’s official nickname is “The City of Roses.” This nickname grew from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition and the suggestion of having a festival of roses. In 1907, the first Rose Festival was held. Also, Leo Samuel grew roses in his garden for people to take and plant their own gardens. This only adds to the growth of the nickname.
Portland has a mix of open scenic spaces and parks combined with a bustling city life and
diverse neighborhoods offers a little something for everyone. Want to catch a show?
The city offers a collection of off Broadway theaters as well as a number of classical
performing arts studios. Voted one of the “greenest cities” in the country, Portland has
made maintaining its natural surroundings a priority, giving plenty of options to the
active outdoor person. Visit the downtown area for a day of shopping or to try one of
the cities well known micro breweries. The options are limitless in this beautiful and
exciting city of the great northwest.
Published by City Guru on Jan 31, 2013
Published by Bethany Huntley on Jan 08, 2013
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