Portland Area

Feel at home in green Portland

From cosmopolitan shopping to rugged wilderness adventures, Portland is a vibrant city with something for all. Nestled among pristine waterways and scenic mountains, it’s no surprise that many who come to visit Portland never leave. Whether you’re interested in theaters or sporting events, splendid nightlife or a lively food scene, there’s a lot to love about Portland. It’s also one of the most bike-friendly cities in the USA with plenty of green initiatives to brag about.

Portland schools

The Portland Public School District is the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest with over 47,000 students in 81 schools. The district works closely with families, community members, area businesses, nonprofits, and higher education institutions to prepare students for future success. Learn more at http://www.pps.k12.or.us.

Things to see and do

Don’t miss Portland’s Saturday Market, the largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market in the country. Stop and smell the flowers at the International Rose Test Garden, Japanese Garden, or Lan Su Chinese Garden. If you’re interested in history, visit the century-old Pitcock Mansion. Portland also has exceptional museums for art, science, nature, culture, architecture, and more.

 Gate in Front of Home - Portland OR - Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group

Parks and recreation

Portland is an outdoor playground all year round—whether you’re watching birds at one of six area wildlife preserves, summiting Mt. Hood, skiing, snowboarding, or exploring miles of wilderness trails. The Columbia River offers boating, kayaking, fishing, whitewater rafting, windsurfing, kiteboarding, wildlife spotting, and more.

Food and drink

Many Portland establishments feature sustainable, locally sourced food and drink in all price ranges. Farmers markets offer a plethora of locally grown produce and fresh seafood. Visit an area winery to sample the best of the region’s Pinot noirs. The city is also home to one of the most vibrant microbrewery scenes in the country.

Arts and entertainment

From a classical performance at the Oregon Ballet Theater to an interactive show at the Do Jump! Extremely Physical Theater, the Portland arts scene provides for all tastes and ages. Take in a concert of the Portland Symphony or feel the beat of the Asian-American drummers during a Portland Taiko performance. Many area restaurants and bars regularly feature live local music as well.

Discover more about Portland at www.travelportland.com.


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