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Amid green trees and thriving gardens, the City of Roses has evolved from a timber-shipping port into a popular destination for both vacation and business travelers who wish to enjoy cosmopolitan comforts just minutes from the pristine grandeur of the great outdoors.
Once filled with trappers,
explorers and pioneers of the Oregon Trail, the independent spirit of this former pioneer timber town is alive and well today. From the world's largest new and used bookstore, Powell's, to the brewpubs and microbreweries that have made it the unofficial beer capital of the U.S., Portland's personality
continues to draw visitors looking for a truly one-of-a-kind metropolitan
experience. In the heart of downtown Portland is a cultural district filled with museums, galleries, family activities and boutique shopping. Evenings can be enjoyed at world-class musical, dance and theater performances or at one of Portland's professional and semi-professional sporting events. Most major venues and attractions are easily accessed using Portland's light rail transit system.
Portland's unique location makes it an ideal base for travels to a wide variety of outdoor sights and activities. Within a three-hour drive are the untamed beaches of the Oregon Coast, the high desert of Central Oregon, the volcanoes and ski resorts of the North Cascades and the ruggedly scenic Columbia River Gorge.
Whether your plans include family fun, outdoor adventures or urban exploration, Portland is one
of the Pacific Northwest's premier destinations, and its sights are just a click away.