A gem of the Pacific Northwest, Portland nestles between the magnificent sparkling waters of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Welcome to Portland
70 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Portland stands as a key figure on the West Coast. Portland takes seat to Multnomah County with a historic tenure as one of the great port towns of the west. Affectionately named “The City of Roses” Portland is the second most populated city in the Northwest ( 639,863 residents). Historic old town, art galleries, Saturday Markets, and a thriving nightlife keeps the people of Portland actively entertained. With the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Zoo and Portland Trail Blazers, Portland truly has something for everyone. Home of iconic businesses such as Powell’s City of Books, Voodoo Donuts and Columbia Sportswear, shopping in downtown Portland is always an adventure. If the outdoors are more your style, Portland is home to waterfront parks such as Fields Park, the world’s smallest park Mills End and Forest Park with over 70 miles of trails where your adventurous spirit will continuously be entertained. Just a short distance from Mt. Hood’s ski parks (Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Meadows), Cannon Beach, and Willamette’s flourishing wineries, a weekend getaway is just a short drive away.
Portland’s award winning transit system is one of the most extensive and industrially advanced in the U.S.. With buses, streetcars, historic trolleys and the MAX, an urban light rail line. The transit extends from Portland’s neighboring communities to the downtown area, where residents can take advantage of short blocks to walk or bike anywhere in the city. Portland prides itself on its farm-to-table lifestyle where restaurants and local markets serve the highest quality of natural ingredients and meals. Renowned for its impeccable restaurant community, Portland is continuously rated as one of the best places to dine-out with culturally diverse restaurants and food carts such as Andy Ricker’s “Pok Pok” and “Coquine”. The Portland School District (PSD) offers a mix of quality public, private, and montessori schools for any desired education. Home of the University of Portland, and Portland State University, you can be sure to get the best of living in a city and a college education. Portland’s big city excitement, small town charm and comfortable livability confirms its stake as one of the best cities on the West Coast.